Kansas Clobbers Richmond
Associated Press - Tue 10:18 PM 12/18/2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Jeff Withey had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Ben McLemore added 14 points and No. 9 Kansas used another big first half run to help put away Richmond, 87-59 Tuesday night.
Travis Releford and Naadir Tharpe each added 11 points, and Elijah Johnson had seven assists for the Jayhawks (9-1), who will ride an eight game winning streak into Saturday's showdown at No. 7 Ohio State - a rematch of last year's national semifinal won by Kansas.
The Jayhawks used an 18-0 first half run to bury the Spiders, allowing them to push their home winning streak to 28 games, tied for the sixth longest in school history.
Derrick Williams had 14 points and Cedrick Lindsay finished with 12 for the Spiders (9-3), who had been 7-3 in their last 10 games against ranked opponents.