Saturday, December 11, 2004

KU blows out UL-Lafayette, 96-51

Jayhawks' hot shooting dooms Ragin' Cajuns


Kansas University's men's basketball team Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette looked like it was suffering no ill effects from playing just two days ago.

The Jayhawks opened the game with a three-pointer by J.R. Giddens and didn't slow down, running away with a 96-51 victory over the Ragin' Cajuns at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Ragin' Cajuns went scoreless for more than five minutes midway through the first half, as the Jayhawks extended their lead to 31-12 during that stretch. UL-Lafayette hit just two field goals over the final eight minutes, as Kansas finished the half on a 23-8 spurt and led, 54-22, at intermission.

The Jayhawks kept up the pace and pressure in the second half, leading by as many as 44 points, 89-45, late in the period.

Keith Langford had 24 points, four assists and three rebounds for KU, Wayne Simien had 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Giddens had 16 points, four rebounds and two steals.

Aaron Miles had five points, seven assists, three rebounds and two steals, and Christian Moody had three points and six boards. Russell Robinson had five points, Darnell Jackson had six points, and Nick Bahe had three points.

Alex Galindo had nine points for KU, Michael Lee had three points, and C.J. Giles had four points. Jeff Hawkins had six points, and Sasha Kaun had three rebounds.

Brian Hamilton had 12 points and 12 boards for UL-Lafayette, Orien Greene had four points, Tiras Wade had 12 points. Dwayne Mitchell had six points, and Chris Cameron had two points.

Ross Mouton had three points, Derek Gray had five points, and Anthony Rhodman had two points. Alphonso Williams had two points, and Adam James had two points.

Kansas was 34-of-59 shooting from the field, including 12-of-23 from three-point range, and 16-of-28 shooting from the foul line.

The Ragin' Cajuns were 19-of-59 shooting, including 4-of-19 from long distance, and 9-of-19 shooting from the charity stripe.

All stats are unofficial.

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