Billed as one of the best sixth men in the country, Texas Tech’s Jaye Crockett had a game to forget against Kansas University on Saturday at United Spirit Arena. By Gary Bedore
Kansas coach Bill Self talks after his team's 60-46 win over Texas Tech on Jan. 12, 2012.
Kansas seniors Travis Releford and Kevin Young talk to reporters following the Jayhawks' 60-46 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday.
There are a lot of reasons to like the Kansas basketball team's chances against Baylor on Monday, even after a sluggish performance in a 60-46 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. • Box score • Photo gallery
Texas Tech junior Jamal Williams led his team with 11 points Saturday in a 60-46 loss to Kansas in United Spirit Arena. But it was talk of his defense that put a smile on his face. By Tom Keegan
Kevin Young posted a team-high 14 points on 7-for-9 shooting, leading the Kansas men's basketball team to a 60-46 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas.
With Tech slowing down the tempo, KU led just 27-25 at halftime before pulling away.
The Jayhawks were just 5-for-18 from the floor in the first half (28 percent), which was the fewest made baskets in a half for KU since it made six shots in the first half against Oklahoma State on Feb. 13, 2006.
KU followed that with a 60.9-percent shooting mark in the second half (14-for-23).
Jeff Withey and Travis Releford added 12 points apiece, while Ben McLemore chipped in 10.
The Jayhawks scored a season-low 60 points, marking their lowest output since scoring 59 in the NCAA championship game against Kentucky last season.
KU (14-1) will play host to Baylor at 8 p.m. Monday.