NCAAB Game Recap - Kansas at Stanford
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:00 PM EST

WVU
67
OhSt
59
F
Kansas
72
Stan
56
F
AlSt
59
Oreg
98
F
Lipsco
59
Aub
86
F
UMassL
60
Mich
86
F
Bry
70
MD
84
F
W MI
62
MSU
95
F
Navy
56
UVA
65
F
Corn
59
PSU
90
F
CSBak
58
TxTch
73
F
KennSt
51
Iowa
93
F
Norf
65
Stony
81
F
AlaAM
56
ND
82
F
NJIT
47
UConn
69
F
(N/A)
55
CenCT
89
F
Lib
57
LSU
74
F
CmbTN
42
Chat
72
F
Iona
54
Colora
99
F
(N/A)
48
ETSU
117
F
KTChr
56
Presb
81
F
TXAMC
52
Nebras
73
F
NCAT
64
Ill
95
F
(N/A)
45
Bingha
98
F
VMI
82
USC-Up
91
F
Lafy
67
SacHr
66
F
HolyC
62
Sien
74
F
Campbl
63
Ohio
55
F
SeLA
31
OkSt
82
F
(N/A)
72
TN-M
92
F
(N/A)
48
SIU-E
96
F
AbCh
66
WichSt
84
F
SamH
75
Rice
61
F
Duques
61
Marsh
83
F
(N/A)
45
Radf
90
F
UCDav
69
NM
74
F
Hartfo
67
NW
66
F
TNTec
63
Miss
80
F
Leh
62
Princ
71
F
App
60
NCSU
72
F
URI
89
MidTN
62
F
Alc
57
SCla
92
F
(N/A)
67
USD
93
F
ChBap
61
NWSt
101
F
LoyMD
51
VACom
85
F
FlAtl
58
SoFL
60
F
(N/A)
59
SEMO
74
F
NDSt
66
Denv
55
F
SDSt
78
NebOm
81
F
SDak
75
W IL
82
F
N DA
66
OrSt
83
F
Harv
71
Cal
63
F
NNMU
30
NMSt
104
F
UCSB
85
ULLa
77
F
Tuls
67
KansSt
69
F
Boston
69
(N/A)
67
F
MD-ES
37
VaTec
92
F
Ark
71
Ind
64
F
Rich
78
Alab
90
F
BethC
67
StLou
77
F
ArkPB
50
WaSt
65
F
Maine
51
HI
91
F
FlGlf
58
USC
71
F

Kansas 72, Stanford 56

Dec 29, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

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(5) Kansas (10-2)

28

44

72

Stanford (11-2)

18

38

56

No. 5 Kansas pulls away in second half, beats Stanford 72-56
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:51 PM

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) When Udoka Azubuike had a rare quiet day on the offensive end, he kept after it on the boards, and Kansas turned to its perimeter game to finally pull away.

Isaiah Moss made three straight 3-pointers during a decisive second-half stretch and finished with 17 points off the bench, and No. 5 Kansas overcame an inconsistent performance on both ends to beat Stanford 72-56 Sunday.

"Both teams were so inept offensively that I'm sure it was a hard game for a lot of people to watch the first half, but we did defend and rebound," Kansas coach Bill Self said.

Azubuike grabbed 13 rebounds as the Jayhawks (10-2) held a big advantage on the boards, but he took just two shots to score two points and committed five turnovers while playing with foul trouble. Kansas' second-leading scorer at 14.0 points per game missed all five of his free-throw attempts in a sub-par day with several NBA scouts in the stands.

Kansas bounced back from just its second defeat - the team's two losses are by a combined three points - 56-55 at Villanova on Dec. 21 in spite of 21 turnovers.

It was certainly a strange outing for Azubuike considering the senior center, 7-feet and 270 pounds, had seven dunks against Stanford when the Jayhawks last played the series in Northern California two years ago, a 75-54 victory. He had his team's first 10 points in that matchup and 24 in all. On Sunday, he didn't take his first shot until 8:45 remaining in the first half despite his significant size advantage in the paint.

Kansas instead kept letting it fly from long range early, beginning 1 of 5 on 3-pointers before making 6 of 8 from deep over the final 20 minutes.

"Having our bench guys combine to make seven 3s, that's something that we welcome," Self said.

Ochai Agbaji and Devon Dotson added 14 points each as Kansas won its fourth straight meeting with Stanford. That leaves Stanford coach Jerod Haase winless against his former school as the programs conclude a four-year agreement. Haase said the series is over for the time being.

"We're trying to build up the schedule and put ourselves in the best position possible," Haase said. "It's good to get national exposure and play a national brand like Kansas, but I also feel like we're building a foundation here that we will be a national brand for Stanford basketball moving forward as well."

Oscar da Silva scored 19 points for Stanford (11-2) in front of a lively, towel-waving crowd at Maples Pavilion, where the large contingent of Jayhawks fans cheered loudly when Kansas took the floor and continued all afternoon.

The cold-shooting Cardinal had lost just once previously and by a single point to Butler on Nov. 26. They were off to their best start since also starting 11-1 in 2008 but haven't been 12-1 since winning 26 consecutive games to begin the 2003-04 season.

Kansas jumped to a 7-0 lead before Stanford's timeout at the 15:29 mark of the first half and missed its initial 14 shots - missing seven 3s - and went scoreless over the first 13 possessions with four turnovers. Oscar da Silva got the Cardinal on the board at last with a pair of free throws at the 12:11 mark.

"I felt like they helped us out in the first half a little bit by not knocking down shots," Jayhawks guard Marcus Garrett said.

Stanford finally made its first field goal at 8:12 when Isaac White scored on a follow-up jumper moments after Kansas had an 0-for-5 possession.

The Jayhawks also began the game with a 12-4 rebounding advantage with 5-0 edge on second-chance points.

But 14 first-half turnovers hurt as Stanford pulled within 28-18 at halftime.

"In simple terms we have to reduce our turnovers," Haase said.

OOPS

Daejon Davis made the front end of a 1-and-1 free throw opportunity 5:45 before halftime before the officials reviewed who should be shooting, took away the point and sent Lukas Kisunas to the line instead. He missed.

FACING RANKED TEAMS

Haase is just 1-18 against top-25 opponents overall in his four seasons at Stanford.

Stanford hasn't beaten a top-five non-conference opponent since Dec. 6, 2003, at Anaheim - a 64-58 win against then-No. 1 Kansas. The Cardinal's last win vs. a top-five opponent was Jan. 28, 2007, at home over UCLA.

Stanford last topped a ranked opponent on Jan. 17, 2018, against Arizona State.

BIG PICTURE

Kansas: The team improved to 95-13 following a loss under Self. ... The Jayhawks overcame a 75-72 deficit in the final 13.3 seconds to force overtime and go on to win 90-84 in last season's meeting at Lawrence. The teams played at the Sacramento Kings' Golden 1 Center on Dec. 21, 2017. ... Kansas leads the series with Stanford 12-3. ... The Jayhawks, who came in averaging 13.8 turnovers, committed 28 turnovers vs. Duke, a 68-66 season-opening loss Nov. 5.

Stanford: The Cardinal shot 22% (5 of 23) in the first half, going 1 of 9 from long range. ... Stanford was outrebounded 44-25. ... The Cardinal had 19 turnovers, eight by da Silva. ... Stanford didn't win its 11th game until Feb. 3 last season and its 12th victory came Feb. 7.

UP NEXT

Kansas: Hosts West Virginia on Thursday night in its Big 12 Conference opener.

Stanford: Hosts Bay Area rival California on Thursday night in its Pac-12 Conference opener.

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Leaders

Kansas PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Jankovich 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. McCormack 0 0 0 2 1 0
Stanford PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Keefe 0 0 0 0 0 0
O. da Silva 19 0 1 4 2 0

Team Comparison

Kansas Stan
Points For 72 56
Field Goals 27/58-47% 19/50-38%
Three Pointers 9/22-41% 6/20-30%
Free Throws 9/18-50% 12/16-75%
Offensive Rebounds 15 4
Defensive Rebounds 29 21
Rebounds 51 29
Blocks 1 3
Steals 9 10
Turnovers 21 19
Personal Fouls 18 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 29 Kansas 72 @ Stan 56 S. De Sousa 2 I. White 2

Game Information

Stadium: Maples Pavilion, Stanford, California
Attendance: 6,582
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