Nov 15, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Elijah Johnson (15) takes a shot against Chattanooga Mocs guard Martynas Bareika (10) in the first half at Allen Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Basketball: Kansas Starts Off Slow, But Defeats Chattanooga, 69-55

The No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Chattanooga Mocs 69-55. The game was apart of the Edward Jones CBE Hall of Fame Classic.

Chattanooga had upset on their minds as they jumped out on the Jayhawks in the first half. At halftime, they led Kansas 36-28.

The biggest player for Chattanooga in the game was Farad Cobb. Cobb finished the game with a total of 21 points off the bench and five rebounds. He caught fire in the first half and finished the game 7-of-9 from the field. All of his seven field goals were from beyond the 3-point arc.

Overall, the Mocs went 11-of-23 from beyond the 3-point arc.

Kansas might have started out slow, but got a huge boost from two players in the second half. Those two players were Ben McLemore and Elijah Johnson. McLemore was the Jayhawks leading scorer on the night with 25 points. He also racked up eight rebounds and even got a steal.

Johnson finished the game with 18 points and did a similar job of Cobb, but for Kansas. He went 4-of-6 from beyond the 3-point arc with most of them coming in the second half. One of his 3-point baskets put the Jayhawks in the lead during the second half.

Kansas’ leading rebounder in the game wasJeff Withey. He recorded ten rebounds and had a modest 11 points. He also sparked the Jayhawks on defense with six blocks.

Kansas played well defensively, especially in the second half. As a team, they finished with seven total steals and nine total blocks.

The Jayhawks are now 2-1 on the season.

Kansas’ next game will be against the Washington State Cougars. This game will be apart of the Championship Rounds for the Edward Jones CBE Hall of Fame Classic. WSU is 2-0 on the season and their last game was a win over Utah Valley 72-49.

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