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No. 9 Kansas Too Much For Buffaloes

Feb 14, 2007

BOULDER (AP) - Julian Wright chased down the opening tip and flipped the ball through the hoop. Five seconds into the game, the ninth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks' were off to another win at the Coors Events Center.

The Jayhawks won this one 75-46 behind 14 points by Russell Robinson, 11 from Darrell Arthur and 10 from Sasha Kahn on Wednesday night.

As usual, the Jayhawks (22-4, 9-2 Big 12) had little trouble dispatching the Buffaloes (6-15, 2-9), whom they've lost to just once in their last 37 games, a one-point shocker in 2003.

Colorado coach Ricardo Patton, who is 1-25 against Kansas, didn't start his top two scorers, junior Richard Roby and freshman Xavier Silas.

Roby, who finished with seven points, had started every game of his three-year career except for senior day his first two seasons. Silas, who scored 11, had started 16 straight games.

Roby entered at the first timeout but managed just three points in the first half, and Silas had just one first-half bucket as Kansas took a 38-22 lead into the locker room.

The Jayhawks, coming off a 92-74 win at Missouri on Saturday that was their largest margin of victory in Columbia since 1966, iced the Buffs' hopes for a comeback with a 10-2 run highlighted by Kahn's high-flying dunk to take a 53-33 lead with 13 minutes remaining.

Kahn's three-point play with 4:28 left gave the Jayhawks a 67-40 lead.