Jan 12, 2013; Lubbock, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks forward Kevin Young (40) brings the ball up court against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the first half at the United Spirit Arena. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Instant Reaction: Jayhawks Win Streak Reaches 13

The Kansas Jayhawks behind 14 points from Kevin Young defeated Texas Tech, 60-46. With the win, Kansas improved to 14-1 and 2-0 in the Big 12, while the Red Raiders dropped to 8-5 and 1-2 in conference.

It seemed Kansas was lulled to sleep in the first half, as both teams struggled to score. The Jayhawks did hold a 27-25 lead at half. The first half drew the ire of head coach Bill Self, who laid into the Jayhawks unit during the intermission.

Kansas began to open things up right away in the second half, jumping to a 39-28 lead on a Young breakaway dunk. The lead ballooned to 46-32, after Naadir Thorpe connected on a three-pointer. The Red Raiders managed to cut the lead to nine, before Kansas took control for good, with a 12-3 run pushing the lead to 18.

Jeff Withey and Travis Releford both added 12 points for the Jayhawks. Withey nearly got another double-double, picking up seven rebounds in the contest. Jamal Williams Jr. led the Red Raiders with 11 points. Dejan Kravic added nine points for Texas Tech who shot just 35% from the field.

Next up for Kansas is a match-up with Baylor on Monday night in Lawrence. The Bears are 11-4 overall and 3-0 in conference after beating TCU on Saturday.

 

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