Jayhawks bolt past Wolf Pack

Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2004

 

  Kansas forward Wayne Simien (23) looks for the basket after getting past Nevada forward Kevinn Pinkney (21) during the first half at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Nov. 29, 2004. AP Photo/Orlin Wagner

Kansas forward Wayne Simien (23) looks for the basket after getting past Nevada forward Kevinn Pinkney (21) during the first half at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Nov. 29, 2004.

AP Photo/Orlin Wagner

LAWRENCE, Kan. Wayne Simien had 14 points and 10 rebounds his third double-double in as many games and No. 2 Kansas routed Nevada 85-52 on Monday night.

The Jayhawks (3-0) led from the start in dealing the Wolf Pack (3-1) their most lopsided loss since a 119-81 defeat by North Texas in February 1999.

Kansas, with Christian Moody shutting down Nevada forward Nick Fazekas, bolted to a 19-4 lead over the first 7 minutes and never trailed the defending WAC champions, closing out the half on a 9-0 run for a 43-16 lead.

J.R. Giddens and freshman Russell Robinson each had 13 points for Kansas.

Fazekas, the Wolf Pack's leading scorer averaging 23.3 points a game, was 1-for-9 from the field in the first half and finished with 17 points on 5-of-18 shooting.

No. 6 Oklahoma State 76, SMU 57

DALLAS John Lucas scored 24 points to lead No. 6 Oklahoma State as coach Eddie Sutton won for the 759th time, tying Ed Diddle for eighth place on the Division I career list.

Joey Graham scored 14 points, Stephen Graham had nine points and 10 rebounds and Ivan McFarlin scored 13 points for the Cowboys (4-0).

Patrick Simpson had 20 points for SMU (2-1), which lost for the first time under coach Jimmy Tubbs.

No. 16 N.C. State 60, Purdue 53

RALEIGH, N.C. Julius Hodge had 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Wolfpack.

Ilian Evtimov had 12 points for the Wolfpack (5-0), who won their first four games by an average of 37 points.

Carl Landry had 18 points for the Boilermakers (1-3), who are off to their worst start since 1962-63 in coach Gene Keady's farewell season.

No. 18 Texas 86, Coppin St. 50

AUSTIN, Texas Freshman Daniel Gibson scored 17 points and the Longhorns hit 16 3-pointers, two shy of the school record, in the rout.

Texas (4-1) has hit at least 10 3-pointers in all its games this season and nearly reached that mark in the first half, getting nine.

Darryl Proctor led Coppin State (0-3) with 11 points.

At least four Longhorns have reached double figures in all five games. Against the Eagles, it was Gibson, Kenny Taylor (14), Kenton Paulino (13) and Jason Klotz (11).



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