McLemore and Kansas rout Colorado
Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) - Ben McLemore poured in a game-high 24 points on Saturday, as No. 9 Kansas routed Colorado, 90-54, at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kevin Young tallied 16 points and eight rebounds, while Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford scored 11 and 10, respectively, for the Jayhawks (7-1), who have won six straight since suffering their lone loss of the season against Michigan State on Nov. 13.
Josh Scott led the way for Colorado (7-2) with 19 points and Askia Booker added 15 for the Buffaloes, who have lost 21 straight meetings with Kansas.
Kansas opened the contest on a 10-1 run behind 3-pointers from McLemore and Johnson and led 18-3 just over five minutes in after a McLemore layup.
The Jayhawks used a 9-0 surge later in the first to build a 20-point edge with just over four minutes left in the half before a pair of McLemore free throws pressed the margin to 43-22 heading into the locker room.
A 9-0 start to the second half pushed the Jayhawks' lead to 30 less than three minutes in and the home team cruised the rest of the way en route to the wire- to-wire victory.
Kansas leads the all-time series, 123-39 ... Kansas has won 48 of the last 49 games between the two dating back to 1991 ... The Jayhawks shot 54.8 percent (34-of-62) from the field and held the Buffaloes to just 37 percent (20-of-54) shooting.
12/08 16:39:16 ET