No. 2 Kansas 86, Southern Meth. 53
DALLAS (AP) _ Terry Brown hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points to lead second-ranked Kansas to an 86-53 victory Wednesday night over badly-outshot Southern Methodist.
Kansas (8-0) trailed only once as it had six players in double figures. Mark Randall, Pekka Markkanen, and Kevin Pritchard had 12 points apiece while Freeman West and Mike Maddox added 10 each.
SMU (1-4) was led by Reginald Muhammad who had 13 points and Vernon Perdue, who chipped in with 10.
Kansas outshot SMU 57 percent to 37 percent and outrebounded the Mustangs 33-28.
SMU’s 3-2 zone bothered Kansas at times in the first half before Brown and Pritchard solved it with two 3-pointers each.
Kansas rolled to an 8-0 lead, fell behind 11-10, then surged to a 34-20 halftime lead. The Jayhawks outscored SMU 14-6 to end the first half.
SMU played without its leading scorer, forward John Colborne, who is averaging 18 points and 7 rebounds. Colborne sat out the game with a sprained ankle he sustained in practice.