Self wins 600th career game, Kansas blasts UMKC

Kansas head coach Bill Self watches a tribute on the big screen by ex-players marking his 600th career win after an NCAA college basketball game against UMKC Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in Lawrence, Kan. Kansas won 105-62. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Frank Mason scored 30 points to match his career high, Devonte Graham and Josh Jackson also had big games and No. 3 Kansas rolled to a 105-62 victory over Missouri-Kansas City on Tuesday night to give coach Bill Self career win No. 600.

Jackson had 19 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, while Graham was 6 of 8 from beyond the arc and finished with 18 points as the Jayhawks (8-1) allowed Self to empty his bench early again.

He became the ninth-fastest coach to reach 600 wins, just behind Phog Allen, whose name adorns their building. The former Oral Roberts, Tulsa and Illinois coach is 394-84 with the Jayhawks, and Self’s mark of 212-9 at Allen Fieldhouse is downright absurd considering the Jayhawks’ typically rugged schedule.

Of course, their game against UMKC (6-4) was essentially over the moment the contract was signed.

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