Cole Aldrich had 21 points, Sherron Collins added 19 and No. 16 Kansas used defense to rally from a 16-point first-half deficit and beat rival Kansas State 85-74 on Saturday
Coming off a last-second, 62-60 loss at Missouri on Monday, Kansas (20-5, 9-1 Big 12) dug itself out of the big early hole by creating easy shots off its defense. The Jayhawks kept it up in the second half, shooting 56 percent to reach 20 wins for the 20th straight season.
Marcus Morris had 15 points and Brady Morningstar added 12 for Kansas, which has won 38 of the past 40 meetings against Kansas State. The Jayhawks are 25-1 in Manhattan since 1984.
Kansas State (17-8, 6-5) fed off a rowdy crowd to build the early lead, but couldn't sustain it against Kansas' pressure defense. Denis Clemente had 26 points and Jacob Pullen added 22 for the Wildcats, who were 9-of-28 from the floor in the second half.
Courtesy: Associated Press
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