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Kansas 82, Southern Utah 76

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

By DAVID SMALE
Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Jalen Wilson scored a career-high 33 points and No. 6 Kansas survived a letdown against Southern Utah, hanging on for an 82-76 victory.

Wilson set a career best for a second straight game after scoring 25 points in the Jayhawks' 69-64 win over No. 7 Duke in Indianapolis on Tuesday night. The Thunderbirds (3-2) didn't figure to provide as tough a challenge, but they hung with Kansas (4-0) until the final minute at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Jayhawks had their biggest lead of the game, 77-69, with 2:11 remaining. Southern Utah responded with a 7-0 run, including five straight points by Tevian Jones, to get within one point with 1:03 left.

Gradey Dick's 3-pointer with 40.6 seconds remaining made it 80-76 and Southern Utah didn't make another basket.

Norm Roberts coached his final game for Kansas in place of Bill Self, who served the last of his school-imposed four-game suspension stemming from recruiting violations first uncovered in a federal investigation.

Jones scored 25 points for Southern Utah, Maizen Fausett added 14 and Harrison Butler had 12.

The Jayhawks got 18 points from Dick and 14 from Dajuan Harris.

Southern Utah outrebounded Kansas 45-41, including 14-6 on the offensive glass. The Thunderbirds hit four of their first seven 3-point attempts to build a 22-16 lead in the first half. Wilson had the final two baskets before halftime to give the Jayhawks a 41-39 edge.

THE TAKEAWAY

Southern Utah: The Thunderbirds were not intimidated. They answered every early Kansas run and led in the final minute of the first half.

Kansas: The Jayhawks need another scorer besides Wilson and Dick. The duo scored 27 of the team's 41 points in the first half and finished with 51 of the Jayhawks' 82.

November 18, 2022


Southern Utah
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
H. Butler F 35 5-13 0-0 2-4 1-8 5 0 1 0 4 12
M. Fausett F 34 4-6 2-4 4-5 1-9 0 0 4 1 1 14
J. Spurgin C 17 2-3 2-2 0-0 1-3 2 3 1 2 4 6
T. Jones G 35 9-27 4-4 3-13 2-6 1 0 1 2 0 25
D. Allen G 33 3-10 1-4 0-0 2-4 3 2 1 5 5 7
P. Fallah   13 3-6 2-2 0-1 4-8 0 0 1 1 0 8
C. Healy   13 1-5 0-0 0-2 1-3 1 0 0 0 1 2
D. Barnes   12 1-4 0-0 0-3 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 2
A. Anderson   4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 0
F. Lemetti   3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   199 28-74
(.378)
11-16
(.688)
9-28
(.321)
14-45 13 5 9 13 17 76


Kansas
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Wilson F 34 12-22 7-8 2-4 0-6 4 0 1 1 3 33
K. Adams Jr. F 33 4-4 0-1 0-0 2-6 3 3 0 0 3 8
D. Harris Jr. G 35 6-11 2-4 0-1 1-5 2 1 4 2 0 14
K. McCullar Jr. G 31 2-6 1-2 0-2 1-8 4 0 3 5 1 5
G. Dick G 29 7-14 0-1 4-6 0-6 3 1 1 2 3 18
B. Pettiford Jr.   16 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0
M. Rice   7 0-3 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Z. Ejiofor   5 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 2 2 2
E. Udeh Jr.   5 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Yesufu   4 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-2 0 0 0 1 0 2
Totals   199 33-65
(.508)
10-16
(.625)
6-15
(.400)
6-41 16 6 9 14 14 82
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