Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self before Tuesday’s game announced the signing of Zach Peters and Landen Lucas to national letters of intent.
Kentucky guard Doron Lamb believed his team made a statement following the Wildcats’ 75-65 victory over Kansas on Tuesday night.
Five minutes into the second half of Tuesday night’s game against Kentucky in renovated Madison Square Garden, Elijah Johnson, Kansas University’s springy junior guard who revels in punishing rims, took the pass in the left corner and took off toward the hoop.
The winningest college basketball program of all time looked quite a bit better than No. 2 ... at least on Tuesday night.
Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 75-65 loss to Kentucky on Nov. 15, 2011.
Kentucky made 64 percent of its shots in the second half (16 of 25), taking control in a 75-65 victory over Kansas on Tuesday night at the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The score was tied at 28 at halftime before the Wildcats made their second-half run.
Kentucky notched 13 blocks against KU — the most against KU since at least the 2000-01 season.
Doron Lamb led UK offensively, posting 17 points on 4-for-8 shooting. He went 3-for-4 from three-point range in the second half.
Anthony Davis, meanwhile, gave KU problems defensively. He finished with six blocks to go with his 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting.
Tyshawn Taylor led KU, scoring 22 points while making 15 of 17 free throws. He made just 3 of 13 field goals.
Thomas Robinson was the only other Jayhawk in double figures, posting 11 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out.
KU (1-1) will play Georgetown at 11 p.m. central time on Monday in the Maui Invitational.