Thursday, December 9, 2004

KU trounces TCU, 93-74

Jayhawks unkind to former assistant's team


Kansas University's men's basketball team didn't roll out the welcome wagon for former assistant coach Neil Dougherty on Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Dougherty's Texas Christian Horned Frogs led early in the first half, but KU took the lead midway through the period before running away with a 93-74 victory.

TCU kept the game close through much of the first half, but KU took a 34-27 lead midway through with an 11-0 run. The Jayhawks closed the half with a 9-2 spurt, and led, 47-37, at intermission.

The Horned Frogs (5-3) got no closer than five points after halftime, and the Jayhawks pulled away in the final minutes of the period behind strong play from Christian Moody, Wayne Simien and Keith Langford.

Moody scored a career-high 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. He also added two assists, including a no-look pass to J.R. Giddens for a three-pointer.

Simien scored 20 points and added nine boards, and Keith Langford had 17 points and three assists.

Aaron Miles added 10 points, seven assists and five steals, and Giddens scored 13 points. Russell Robinson scored nine points, C.J. Giles had four points and four rebounds, and Nick Bahe added six points late.

Alex Galindo and Michael Lee each scored two points for KU.

Nile Murray had 20 points for TCU, Corey Santee scored 14 points and Chudi Chinweze had 10 points before leaving with an injury late.

Marcus Shropshire, Femi Ibikunle, Judson Stubbs and Brent Reese-Hackett added five points each. Neiman Owens and Art Pierce each scored three points, and Marcus Sloan had seven rebounds.

Kansas was 37-of-66 shooting from the field, including 5-of-15 from long distance, and 14-of-20 shooting from the foul line.

TCU was 24-of-56 shooting from the field, including 9-of-23 shooting from three-point range, and 17-of-25 from the charity stripe.

KU head coach Bill Self was whistled for a technical foul with 4:42 left in the first half.

All stats are unofficial.

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