Kansas Drops Eastern Washington 85-47

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Darrell Arthur and Darnell Jackson dominated inside and No. 3 Kansas cruised to an easy 85-47 victory Wednesday night over undersized and outmanned Eastern Washington.

Eastern Washington (3-7) had only nine players at the start of the game and was reduced to eight with 16:40 remaining when guard Gary Gibson fouled out. Until Trey Gross got a bucket with about 5 minutes left to make it 69-37, only three Eagles had scored.

The unbeaten Jayhawks (8-0) were outscored 6-0 in the final minutes of the first half and led only 37-23, to the obvious displeasure of coach Bill Self. Then they launched the second half on an 18-2 tear to open a 57-28 bulge over the visitors, who were picked to finish last in the Big Sky Conference.

Kansas enjoyed a big size advantage and the 6-foot-8 Jackson had 17 points and nine rebounds while the 6-9 Arthur had 15 and six. Those two scored the Jayhawks' first 15 points, all inside.

With the Jayhawks bringing Sasha Kaun and Cole Aldrich, both 6-11, off the bench, Kansas outrebounded the shorter Eagles 48-27.

Adris DeLeon, a 5-11 guard, had 24 points for Eastern Washington on 8-of-11 shooting. Kellen Williams had 13 points. Gibson fouled out with five.


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