Kansas guard Kirk Hinrich (10) gets past Kansas State guard Jarrett
Hart (30) for a basket and a foul during the 1st half Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003,
in Lawrence, Kan. This was the 252nd meeting of the two schools. Kansas entered
the game ranked 12th in the nation. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
A Win is a Win
Though foul trouble plagued the starters and not many shots would fall from
behind the arc, Kirk Hinrich's 26 points led Kansas tonight as KU extended its
winning streak to an amazing twenty five games over an improving Kansas State
program. KU opened the game with a blistering 15-0 run, but Kansas State would
Foul trouble early on for the KU big men helped force Kansas Coach Roy Williams
into more zone defense than KU had probably played during any one game this
season, and Kansas State was able to keep the score respectable in the first
half, largely thanks to the hot 3-point shooting of Gilson DeJesus who led the
'Cats with 15 points (4-8 from behind the arc). KU led at halftime 40-30.
Though he, too, was saddled with a couple of fouls early in the first half,
junior Jeff Graves avoided picking up his third foul until late in the game
and provided productive minutes in the paint. Graves finished with 8 points
and 13 boards - and one hustle play.
Here's some more quick hits from the boxscore:
- Langford - After a slow first half, finished with 14 points.
- Miles - Picking up two fouls in rapid succession midway through the second
half, Miles minutes were limited and so was the sophomore's scoring. Miles
finished with 4 points and 6 assists.
- Bench - The KU bench contributed 13 points tonight, including 5 from sophomore
- C-L-A-N-K - Kansas was a combined 2 for 12 from behind the 3-point
Final Score: Kansas 81 Kansas State 64
Former Jayhawk Drew Gooden was in attendance tonight, as his jersey was retired
in a halftime ceremony.
Boxscore and Other Info