November 20, 2006

KU bounces back

Coming off their first loss of the season, Bill Self hoped to see his Kansas Jayhawks show more passion and effort against Towson. Sunday night in Allen Fieldhouse, No. 3 Kansas came out strong, taking down the Tigers, 87-61. Freshman Darrell Arthur led all scorers with a career best 26 points.

Since Wednesday's loss to Oral Roberts, message boards, radio shows, and fans talking around town have been questioning Kansas and their ability to live up to expectations. The loss was an embarrassing one for the Jayhawks. Luckily, KU had a short turnaround to prove themselves once again.

Towson was no match for the speed and athleticism of KU. The Tigers came out early with a 2-3, and 1-3-1 zone, which slowed KU's offense. Towson stuck around for most of the first half, limiting Kansas to many empty trips on offense. The game was as close as 24-19, but KU went on an 18-6 run to end the half.

Arthur, who came off a 22 point performance against ORU, scored from everywhere on the court for the Jayhawks. Arthur cleaned up the offensive boards, getting put backs on several occasions. The 6-foot-9 freshman finished with 7 rebounds to going along with his 26 points.

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