Jayhawks Claw Past Huskers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sherron Collins had 22 points, Cole Aldrich added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 15 Kansas pulled away in the second half to beat Nebraska 70-53 on Saturday.

Kansas (22-5, 11-1 Big 12) struggled with Nebraska's pressure defense in the teams' first meeting, turning it over 21 times before eking out a six-point win. The Jayhawks had a few problems this time -- 15 turnovers -- but made up for it with some pretty good defense of their own, holding the Big 12's worst shooting team to 38 percent.

Collins didn't have a turnover for the second straight game and Kansas extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 39 games, setting up a showdown with No. 2 Oklahoma on Monday.

Ade Dagunduro had 13 points for Nebraska (16-9, 6-6), which stayed close early with defensive pressure, but had another poor shooting game and was outscored 23-2 on second-chance points.


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