NCAA Game Summary - Howard at Kansas
(Thursday, December 29th)
Final Score: (17) Kansas 89, Howard 34
Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) - Tyshawn Taylor and Conner Teahan scored 13 points apiece to lead No. 17 Kansas to an 89-34 victory over Howard at Allen Fieldhouse.
Jeff Withey added 10 points, while Elijah Johnson, Merv Lindsay and Thomas Robinson each scored nine for the Jayhawks (9-3), winners in six of their last seven.
"We got after them pretty good early," said Kansas head coach Bill Self. "I thought we played with more energy and did some good things. Then we just kind of puttered around in the second half. I did think we did some good things. We shared the ball."
Prince Okoroh scored seven and Dadrian Collins and Anton Dickerson each scored five for the Bison (4-10), who shot just 22.2 percent from the field.
"We got our butts kicked, it's as simple as that," said Howard head coach Kevin Nickelberry. "We've got a lot of young guys not dealing with the atmospheres both at Indiana and here."
Kansas quickly went ahead 23-6 over the first ten minutes of the first half as the Bison went just 3-for-16 from the field. The Jayhawks added 19 more by the end of the half to enter the break up, 42-13.
A 29-8 run to open the second half put Kansas up 71-22 with 8:37 left to play. The highlight of the half came when Taylor found a cutting Johnson, who slammed the ball home as the home crowd erupted.
Howard finished the game just 3-for-18 from behind the arc and turned the ball over 24 times.
The Jayhawks will play host to North Dakota on Saturday before opening up Big 12 action January 4, when it faces Kansas State at home.
Kansas won the only other meeting between the two school 100-67 in the first round of the 1992 NCAA Tournament...The Jayhawks led by as many as 55 in the first half, and never trailed...Howard is 0-9 on the road this season, including a 71-53 loss to Hampton at Madison Square Garden.
12/30 01:40:10 ET