December 21, 2017
Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) delivers a dunk before the Stanford defense during the first half, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
The first half of 14th-ranked Kansas' 75-54 victory over Stanford at Golden 1 Center, home of the NBA's Sacramento Kings, provided KU coach Bill Self one of those rare moments where he actually could be pleased with both his team's offense and defense. By Matt Tait
The Kansas basketball team jumped — and slammed and shot — out of its December Pac-12 funk Thursday night in Sacramento, Calif., where the Jayhawks rolled past Stanford, 75-54, a little less than two weeks removed from back-to-back losses to Washington and Arizona State. No. 14 KU established its dominance from the get-go, force-feeding big man Udoka Azubuike inside and letting him go to work in the paint. The sophomore center scored the first 10 points for Kansas (10-2) en route to a 24-point, seven-rebound night. By Benton Smith