Washington State guard Royce Woolridge, who transferred after playing one year at Kansas University, said he didn’t have to work hard to convince his Cougars teammates they were facing a good team. By Jesse Newell
Kansas seniors Travis Releford and Kevin Young talk to reporters following the Jayhawks' 78-41 victory over Washington State on Nov. 19, 2012.
KU coach Bill Self talks to reporters after his team's 78-41 win over Washington State on Nov. 19, 2012.
Though Kansas coach Bill Self has started three power forwards in his team's first four games, he received an encouraging sign when all of them played well in Monday's blowout victory over Washington State, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • Travis Releford and Kevin Young audio
Kansas University freshman forward Zach Peters did not sit on the bench or behind the bench during the Jayhawks’ 78-41 rout of Washington State on Monday night in Sprint Center.
Travis Releford broke a slump with 17 points on 6-for-7 shooting, leading the Kansas men's basketball team to a 78-41 rout over Washington State on Monday night at the CBE Classic at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Releford made two of three three-pointers and also a few two-point jumpers. Coming into the game, he hadn't made a shot outside of a layup, missing three two-point jump shots and all 11 of his three-point attempts.
Perry Ellis added 12 points off the bench with perfect 8-for-8 free-throw shooting, while Ben McLemore hit 11 points on 3-for-6 shooting (2-for-4 from three).
With the victory, the Jayhawks (3-1) advance to face St. Louis the CBE Classic finals at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in K.C.