January 28, 2009

KU remains perfect in Big 12 play

Nebraska (12-7; 2-4) was poised to hand Kansas (16-4; 5-0) its first conference loss of the season on Wednesday night. The Cornhuskers, playing in-front of a sold-out crowd at the Devaney Center jumped out to a 13-point lead in the first half and, at the time, appeared to be in complete control of the contest. The Jayhawks eventually trimmed the deficit to five points, 34-29, at the half. In the second half, Bill Self's squad dominated the glass, made key stops hit some big shots and, in doing so, parted the red sea, 68-62.

Sherron Collins scored a team-high 17-points, but it was Tyrel Reed's back-to-back threes late in the second half that proved to be the biggest difference against Nebraska.

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