Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) - Jeff Withey posted 17 points and 13 rebounds
as No. 9 Kansas took an 87-59 win over Richmond.
Ben McLemore scored 14 points to go with seven boards while Travis Releford
and Naadir Tharpe each gave 11 points for the Jayhawks (9-1), who have won
eight straight after an early loss to Michigan State.
Derrick Williams scored 14 points with five rebounds for the Spiders (9-3),
who had a five-game winning streak stopped. Cedrick Lindsay had 12 points in
Kansas took a lead it never lost with six straight points early on capped by a
Releford layup for a 9-3 advantage about three minutes in.
The Jayhawks essentially put the game away with 18 straight points as Richmond
was unable to put any points up for over eight minutes.
Elijah Johnson's two free throws with 4 1/2 minutes to play gave Kansas a
33-11 lead before the Spiders scored the next seven points.
The Jayhawks took a 39-18 lead into the second half and started that frame
with a 6-2 run. Richmond was able to get its deficit under 20 just once, and
Kansas put the game away with an 11-0 run just after the midway mark of the
Kansas plays at Ohio State on Saturday ... Kansas has won two of the three
meetings with Richmond, including a win in the Sweet 16 of the 2011 NCAA
Tournament ... Richmond hosts George Mason on Saturday.
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