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KU men’s hoops off to 3-0 start with win over Stony Brook

Kansas's Ochai Agbaji shoots over Stony Brook's Elijah Olaniyi and Frankie Policelli, right,...
Kansas's Ochai Agbaji shoots over Stony Brook's Elijah Olaniyi and Frankie Policelli, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)(Charlie Riedel | AP)
Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 8:50 PM CST
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Ochai Agbaji put up his third-straight 25+ point night to lead KU to a home win over Stony Brook Thursday, 88-59.

Agbaji, who leads NCAA Division I scorers, scored 25 points on 10-19 from the field. He added four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

The Jayhawks held a six-point lead at halftime. Agbaji scored 10 points in the first four minutes of the second to give KU a cushion, and Bill Self’s squad never looked back.

Three other Jayhawks scored in double figures: David McCormack (12, 5-8 FG, 8 reb), Christian Braun (11, 4-5 FG, 7 reb), and Zach Clemence (11, 3-8 FG, 6 reb). Dajuan Harris dished out a team-high six assists.

As a team, KU shot 50% from the field and had 19 assists on 35 baskets. The Jayhawks won the points in the paint battle 48-20, and outscored Stony Brook in transition 27-7.

Tykei Greene paced Seawolves scorers with 11 points. He also pulled down a team-best nine boards.

Up next, the No. 3 Jayhawks will travel to Orlando for the ESPN Events Invitational. Bill Self’s squad will take on North Texas Nov. 25.

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