No. 2 Kansas stomps Texas Tech 88-66
By Kip Reiserer
Bill Self can sleep easy tonight as he has finally won at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock as Kansas beat Texas Tech, 88-66.
Five players scored in double figures as the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks improved to 21-1 on the season with the win. Texas Tech ends its three game winning streak and drops to 11-12.
Kansas jumped out to an early 30-12 lead in the first half and never let up.
Marcus Morris led Kansas in scoring with 18 points followed by Thomas Robinson who scored 17 points off the bench. Robinson was one rebound shy of his third double-double of the season as he pulled down nine boards.
Markieff Morris added another double-double to his resume with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Josh Selby added 14 points and Brady Morningstar had 12 points.
Kansas shot 57.9 percent in the first half including 4-of-8 from downtown. The 'Hawks scored 28 of their first half points in the paint and went into halftime with a comfortable 50-29 lead.
"We made so many shots early, it helped our confidence," KU coach Bill Self said. "Making shots is contagious, too. That's basketball. Sometimes you make them, sometimes you don't."
The Jayhawks would end up shooting 51.4 percent from the floor for the game while Texas Tech struggled shooting 37.1 percent.
The Red Raiders were led in scoring by senior guard John Roberson who had a game-high 24 points on 7-of-14 shooting including four 3-pointers. Despite monstrous games last week and winning the Big 12 Player of the Week award, Mike Singletary had a rough night shooting 3-for-12 from the field and ending up with 12 points.
Texas Tech found themselves down early which forced the Red Raiders to take multiple rushed 3-point attempts but they just couldn