Jayhawks Survive Scare, Beat Aggies 66-58

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It wasn’t pretty, but the Kansas Jayhawks (23-5, 13-2 Big 12) outlasted a late run by the Texas A&M Aggies (13-14, 4-11 Big 12) and escaped College Station with a win on Wednesday night.

The Jayhawks’ 66-58 win over Texas A&M gave Kansas sole possession of 1st place in the Big 12. Junior guard Elijah Johnson had a breakout game for KU. Johnson had 18 points in the 1st half and KU led 31-21 at halftime. He finished the game with 21 points.

After taking a commanding 21 point lead in the 2nd half, Kansas suffered a huge scoring drought. The Aggies went on a 16-2 run and cut the Jayhawk lead to 4 with two minutes remaining. Junior forward Khris Middleton led the Aggie charge with 23 points.

With :40 seconds left, junior forward and national player of the year candidate Thomas Robinson fouled out on a technical foul. Robinson would finish the game with his 19th double double of the season with 10 points and 13 rebounds. A&M again cut the lead to 4, but the 4th ranked Jayhawks held on, and notched a huge conference win. Saturday’s matchup in Lawrence is against the 3rd ranked Missouri Tigers (25-3, 12-3 Big 12).

Wednesday’s game was the last regular season conference matchup between KU and Texas A&M before the Aggies leave the Big 12 for the SEC next season. Saturday’s top 5 showdown between KU and Mizzou will be the arch rivals’ final regular season conference matchup before the Tigers also leave for the SEC. The Jayhawks would at least clinch a share of an 8th straight Big 12 conference title with a win over Missouri on Saturday.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s