LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) – Freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 20 point and Perry Ellis added 15 to help No. 13 Kansas beat Kent State 78-62 on Tuesday night.
Jimmy Hall scored 13 points and eight rebounds, and Khaliq Spicer added 11 points and five rebounds for Kent State (8-4).
Blunders and bloopers were evident early for Kansas (10-2). On the first possession of the game, Oubre turned the ball over. Wayne Selden Jr. missed a dunk. The entire team ended up on the floor going after a loose ball.
Everyone but Oubre had shooting woes. Excluding the freshman’s perfect first half where he made all six shots, Kansas was 10 of 30.
When the Golden Flashes were called for a foul, the Jayhawks only made 3 of 8 free throws. Kent State wasn’t any better. They only shot 25 percent from the line.