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Monday, November 29, 2004

KU gets revenge on Nevada

Jayhawks trounce Wolf Pack, 85-52

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Kansas University's men's basketball team Monday had no problems avenging last season's 14-point loss to Nevada, trouncing the Wolf Pack, 85-52, at Allen Fieldhouse.

The then-No. 6-ranked Jayhawks trailed the unranked Wolf Pack, 40-20, at halftime of last season's game in Reno, Nevada, and couldn't recover, falling 75-61.

Monday, the No. 2-ranked KU team led by 22 points at halftime, 43-21, and extended their lead after intermission en route to the blowout win.

The Jayhawks led by as many as 19 points, 30-11, midway through the first half, but the Wolf Pack fought back to within 13 points, 34-21. KU scored the final nine points of the period, though, taking a 43-21 lead into the locker room at intermission.

Nevada closed the gap to as few as 21 points twice, but Kansas wouldn't let the Wolf Pack any closer and coasted to the 33-point victory.

Wayne Simien had 14 points and 10 rebounds for KU, Keith Langford scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Aaron Miles added eight points and 10 assists. Christian Moody scored four points, and J.R. Giddens had 13 points and four rebounds.

Michael Lee scored five points, and Russell Robinson added 13 points and three steals. Sasha Kaun had three points and five rebounds, Darnell Jackson has two points, and C.J. Giles has five points and eight boards. Alex Galindo added six points and two boards in the final minutes.

Nick Fazekas had 17 points, nine rebounds and four blocks for Nevada, and Ramon Sessions added 12 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Jermaine Washington has six points for Nevada, and Chad Bell had two points and five boards. Kevinn Pinkney scored four points and grabbed 10 boards, and Kyle Shiloh added three points. Mo Charlo had four points, and David Ellis has four points.

The Jayhawks were 33-of-70 shooting from the field, including 6-of-21 from three-point range, and 13-of-20 shooting from the free throw line.

The Wolf Pack were 19-of-67 shooting, including 2-of-9 from long distance, and 12-of-18 shooting from the charity stripe.

All stats are unofficial.

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