NCAAB Game Recap - Monmouth at Kansas
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:00 PM EST

GASt
63
Duke
74
F
Monm
57
Kansas
112
F
GWebb
61
UNC
77
F
Gonz
79
TexAM
49
F
NCAT
54
UtSt
81
F
MOSt
56
Xav
59
F
CSNor
70
Aub
116
F
TxSt
63
Baylor
72
F
(N/A)
66
BGSU
88
F
Ida
68
VMI
67
F
(N/A)
51
CSBak
91
F
How
65
RobM
85
F
Dart
55
(N/A)
46
F
MTSt
59
App
56
F
(N/A)
69
Hof
111
F
TexPA
70
NDSt
76
F
S Wes
61
Furm
83
F
(N/A)
42
BethC
100
F
Jacksn
80
UMassL
78
F
Marsh
64
ND
74
F
TNTec
30
UNCG
64
F
Lipsco
36
Duques
58
F
Copp
69
NIU
81
F
W MI
58
Miss
85
F
LynSt
67
Bry
116
F
(N/A)
53
Longw
78
F
Hamp
65
W&M
78
F
SthAL
72
Chat
90
F
Clev
63
SCar
90
F
WVU
68
Pitt
53
F
Elon
50
Mich
70
F
DelSt
66
UGA
100
F
Radf
73
GaSo
76
F
WCU
74
FlaSt
79
F
W Ky
79
E KY
71
F
NCC
47
Akr
57
F
Alab
79
URI
93
F
FlGlf
68
Mercer
84
F
TXSo
69
SDak
88
F
(N/A)
32
NoAZ
105
F
UMKC
52
WIMil
61
F
PVAM
56
Tex
70
F
YSU
61
ULLa
73
F
MtStM
61
Lamar
76
F
Oral
74
Iowa
87
F
UtVal
66
UAB
55
F
UCDav
67
ArkSt
80
F
Stony
68
TXAMC
63
F
BYU
72
Hou
71
F
Minn
69
Utah
73
F
(N/A)
57
UTEP
71
F
UCIrv
69
Bois
60
F
SDSt
73
Nebras
90
F
(N/A)
45
CAPoly
89
F
CBap
62
Cal
82
F
UCRiv
49
Sac
62
F
UNLV
54
UCLA
71
F
PorSt
75
HI
83
F

Kansas 112, Monmouth 57

Nov 15, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Monmouth (1-3)

21

36

57

(5) Kansas (2-1)

59

53

112

Moss leads No. 5 Kansas to 112-57 romp over Monmouth
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:57 PM

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas was seconds away from another lopsided win in Allen Fieldhouse when Monmouth’s George Papas stole the ball from freshman Tristan Enaruna and ran the other way for a dunk, triggering a minor scuffle under the bucket.

It was the most fight the Hawks showed all night.

Isaiah Moss poured in 21 points to lead six Jayhawks in double-figure scoring, and No. 5 Kansas romped to a 112-57 victory over its undersized and outclassed MEAC opponent Friday night.

“I’m a super, super competitive guy,” Monmouth coach King Rice said, “and we lost our cool a little bit here tonight at the end of the game. We were down by 100 points. We get a dunk and we bark at the kid - that is uncalled for. That is not what our program represents.

“You get beat by a better team,” Rice said, “you shake their hand, you walk off the court.”

Jayhawks coach Bill Self wasn’t too worried about it, though.

“I’m actually glad it happened,” Self said, “because we’ve been on Tristan the whole time about being casual. That’s a prime example of being casual.”

Then again, the whole win was a casual affair for Kansas.

Moss, who missed the season opener against Duke because of an injury, was 5 of 6 from beyond the arc as the Jayhawks (2-1) ran their home winning streak to 23 straight games. The streak is the third-longest in the nation behind only Tennessee (28) and Gonzaga (25).

Devon Dotson and David McCormack added 17 points, Udoka Azubuike had 12 points and eight boards, and Christian Braun and Silvio de Sousa finished with 11 apiece for the Jayhawks.

“The first half we were pretty good. I thought we were turned up. I thought we defended well,” said Self, whose team hit 14 3-pointers and shot 56 percent from the field. “We were all pretty good.”

Deion Hammond had 17 points to lead the Hawks (1-3), who didn’t make a field goal until midway through the first half. George Papas had 12 points and Ray Salnave added 11.

The Jayhawks, who got off to a sluggish start against UNC-Greensboro, had no such trouble against the Hawks. They scored the first nine points, pushed their opening run to 21-2, and added an alley-oop dunk and a deep 3-pointer before Monmouth finally made a shot.

By that point, the Jayhawks led 26-6.

“We just wanted to bring energy,” Moss said. “It starts with defense, just talking, and then letting the game come to us offensively.”

The end of the half was just as lopsided: After the Hawks got within 41-19 on Hammond’s 3-pointer, Kansas began an 18-2 closing run capped by Azubuike’s dunk in the final seconds.

Part of the big lead came through efficient offense and excellent defense by Kansas.

Part of it came by way of Monmouth’s offensive ineptitude.

The Hawks missed their first 12 shots, throwing up an airball, shooting a jumper over the backboard and blowing a layup along the way. At one point they had nearly as many turnovers (four) as shot attempts (five), and they finished the half 6-for-26 shooting with 12 turnovers.

Monmouth added whistles to its long list of problems in the second half.

The Jayhawks scored the first six points out of the locker room, and the Hawks’ only recourse was to slow them down with fouls. Kansas hit the bonus with 15:20 left in the game.

“Everybody was hard to guard tonight,” Rice said. “I’m sorry my team didn’t play as well as I think we can, and I’m sorry my team lost its cool at the end.”

STATS AND STREAKS

Salnave was 1 for 10 from the field but 9 of 10 from the foul line for Monmouth. ... The Hawks are 1-17 all-time against ranked teams. ... Kansas committed just seven turnovers. It had 28 in its opener against Duke. ... They Jayhawks had a 66-33 advantage in points off the bench.

BIG PICTURE

Monmouth gave Kansas State all it could handle earlier this week, leading another Big 12 foe at the half. But the Hawks fell apart over the final 20 minutes and evidently never put it back together.

Kansas got little more than a glorified practice out of Friday night, but tougher tests are coming fast. The Jayhawks have one game left before heading to Maui.

UP NEXT

Monmouth wraps five-game trip to open the season Monday night at Pittsburgh.

Kansas plays Southern Conference favorite East Tennessee State on Tuesday night.

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Leaders

Monmouth PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Rutty 0 0 0 3 0 1
M. Martin 0 0 0 1 0 0
Kansas PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Moss 21 0 2 1 0 0
D. McCormack 17 0 4 11 0 1

Team Comparison

Monm Kansas
Points For 57 112
Field Goals 18/60-30% 37/66-56%
Three Pointers 4/22-18% 14/30-47%
Free Throws 17/23-74% 24/31-77%
Offensive Rebounds 11 11
Defensive Rebounds 23 32
Rebounds 41 45
Blocks 3 5
Steals 4 11
Turnovers 15 7
Personal Fouls 24 20
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Kansas Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 15 Monm 57 @ Kansas 112 S. Ibiezugbe 2 M. Garrett 2

Game Information

Stadium: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas
Attendance: 16,300
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