An old looking No 3-positioned Kansas b-ball group, that had not played in 11 days, endured a disproportionate, notable 84-59 annihilation to No 8 Texas on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
The Jayhawks (8-2, 2-1), who hit 16 threes out of a 79-65 win over West Virginia on Dec. 22, figured out how to go 3 of 23 from past the curve Saturday in enduring the most exceedingly awful home misfortune in a Big 12 game in the 18-year Bill Self time.
KU tumbled to Baylor by 12 a year ago and 12 to Texas Tech in 2018.
Considerably more essentially, it tied for KU’s most exceedingly terrible misfortune in Allen Fieldhouse history. Missouri beat the Jayhawks by 25, 91-66, on Feb. 1, 1989.
Courtney Ramey had 18 focuses, Andrew Jones 14, Matt Coleman 13 and Kai Jones 12 for the Longhorns (8-1, 2-0) who drove 10-2 ahead of schedule, by eight at halftime and 21 focuses with 7 1/2 minutes left. Jalen Wilson scored 20 focuses for KU. Coleman additionally had six bounce back and six helps and Jericho Sims 12 bounce back.
Ochai Agbaji had 11 focuses for KU, which entered having won 17 straight normal season Big 12 games.
Kansas should make due with two dominates in three matches, all against positioned groups, to open the 2020-21 Big 12 Conference season.
The Jayhawks, who had opened the association crusade with prevails upon No. 14 Texas Tech and No. 7 West Virginia. It’s the first run through in school history the Jayhawks have confronted three positioned groups to open association play. That remembers KU’s days for the Big Eight.
KU mentor Self went with Mitch Lightfoot at the 5-spot to begin the second half once again an inadequate David McCormack, who scored xx focuses on xx in xx minutes.
UT snapped KU’s 17-game series of wins in normal season meeting games and ended KU’s 13-match homecourt dominate streak. KU entered having prevailed upon nine straight UT in KU’s convention rich structure. Texas is presently 2-16 untouched in Allen.
KU’s next adversary, TCU, didn’t get any votes in a week ago’s AP survey and likely won’t be positioned before Tuesday’s down (9 p.m., Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth).
Kai Jones scored 12 focuses and Ramey 10 as the Longhorns, who dashed to a mid 10-2 lead, driven 37-29, at halftime.
KU gave unmistakable indications of rust caused during a 11-dawn between games. The Jayhawks missed their initial eight shots and at half were 11 of 34 in general and 1 of 7 from three at halftime.
Agbaji had 11 focuses on 5-of-9 shooting, his colleagues 18 focuses on 6-of-15 marksmanship the main half. McCormack had two focuses on 0-of-4 shooting in the half with three bounce back shortly. UT outrebounded KU 24-20 in the half; Jericho Sims snatching eight sheets.
KU’s Bryce Thompson missed the game in light of a back injury.
“He had a really hard fall in a terrible spot,” Self said. In the interim, two UT holds, Royce Hamm and Kamaka Hepa didn’t make the outing. Mentor Shaka Smart had said before the game that a couple of players would not make the outing in view of COVID-19 concerns.