Lawrence, KS—December 29---Tyshawn Taylor and Conner Teahan each scored 13 points to lead Kansas to an easy 89-34 win over Howard in a non-conference men's game at the Allen Fieldhouse.
The 17th/18th ranked Jayhawks (9-3) bolted out to the early big lead by shooting 56 percent (15 of 27) from the field in the first 20 minutes. Nine different players scored for Kansas with Conner coming off the bench to score eight points and Thomas Robinson adding seven.
The Jayhawk defense was especially effective, forcing several Howard shots with the shot clock winding down. The 13 points off five made field goals was the lowest halftime point production of the season for Howard while the 42 points was the second most allowed by the Howard this season.
Howard made some defensive adjustments at the half, but they did little to cool off hot shooting Kansas, which began to find the range from the perimeter, connecting on five of six from beyond the arc for a sizzling 84 percent. Conner and Taylor did most of the damage, combining for four three pointer between them.
Howard (4-10) continued to have problems against the Jayhawks' defense in the second half by scoring only three goals in the first eight minutes. The Bison's shooting woes were compounded by their propensity for turnovers. For the game, Kansas scored 25 points off 24 Howard miscues.
The Jayhawks got 10 points from Jeff Withey and nine from Merv Lindsay, Elijah Johnson and Robinson.
GAME NOTES: Red-shirt freshman Theodore Boyomo scored three points and pulled down a team- and career-high nine rebounds in a losing effort…Okoroh added six rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot to his resume in 28 minutes of play…
NEXT UP: Howard travels to Manhattan, KS to take on the Wildcats of Kansas State on Saturday at 2 pm.