In the final game of Allen Fieldhouse's 50th season and the last home game for four seniors, Kansas University's men's basketball team defeated in-state rival Kansas State, 72-65, Wednesday in the fieldhouse.
The quartet of Jayhawk seniors - Wayne Simien, Keith Langford, Aaron Miles and Michael Lee - appropriately led the way in the team's 30th straight win over the Wildcats.
Simien had 25 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Langford scored 12 points, Miles had 12 points and seven assists, and Lee added nine points, all from behind the three-point arc.
Kansas State's Jeremiah Massey scored the first basket of the game, but Simien answered with a three-pointer.
The Jayhawks lead for the rest of the first half, though the Wildcats did cut the lead to as few as two points a handful of times. Kansas finally broke out of a small shooting slump with an 8-2 run late in the half.
Kansas held a 32-26 halftime lead and was never truly challenged in the second half.
Christian Moody had two points before fouling out, J.R. Giddens had eight points, and Sasha Kaun had two points. Darnell Jackson had two points.
Massey had 17 points for KSU, Curtis Allen had four points, and Fred Peete had 17 points.
Clent Stewart had five points for the Wildcats, Lance Harris had seven points, and Justin Williams had 10 points. Cartier Martin had six points and three fouls.
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Kansas was 23-of-53 shooting from the field, including 9-of-22 shooting from three-point range, and 17-of-20 shooting from the charity stripe. The Jayhawks had 14 turnovers.
Kansas State is 22-of-56 shooting from the field, including 3-of-16 shooting from three-point range, and 19-of-23 shooting from the foul line. The Wildcats had nine turnovers.
All stats are unofficial.