It had been awhile since Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger coached a game in Allen Fieldhouse, and his return to Kansas University’s home arena undoubtedly brought back a flood of memories before tipoff.
Former Missouri State and Saint Louis coach Charlie Spoonhour died Wednesday at the age of 72.
In a second half of non-stop, good old-fashioned Kansas University basketball dominance Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse, the Jayhawks did a nice job of scratching another victory against Oklahoma off the schedule and not looking past the Sooners.
Kansas players Thomas Robinson, Travis Releford and Tyshawn Taylor talk to reporters following the Jayhawks' 84-62 victory over Oklahoma on Feb. 1, 2012.
Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 84-62 victory over Oklahoma on Feb. 1, 2012.
The Kansas men's basketball team made 20 of 28 shots in the second half (71 percent), pulling away for an 84-62 victory over Oklahoma on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
After leading just 34-31 at halftime, the Jayhawks outscored the Sooners, 50-31, in the second half. KU also made its first 10 shots of the second half.
Thomas Robinson contributed 20 points (9-for-11 shooting) and 17 rebounds, while Tyshawn Taylor had a team-high 21 points. The senior guard made all five of his field-goal attempts in the second half.
After picking up two early fouls, Jeff Withey posted 15 points, including 13 in the second half.
KU (18-4, 8-1 Big 12) will play at No. 4 Missouri at 8 p.m. Saturday.