Strong second half leads KU past Stanford


December 30, 2019 - 9:47 AM

Devon Dotson of the Kansas Jayhawks battles for a loose ball during a game on Dec. 14. JAMIE SQUIRE/GETTY IMAGES/TNS

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — When Udoka Azubuike had a rare quiet day on the offensive end, he kept after it on the boards, and Kansas turned to its perimeter game to finally pull away.

Isaiah Moss made three straight 3-pointers during a decisive second-half stretch and finished with 17 points off the bench, and No. 5 Kansas overcame an inconsistent performance on both ends to beat Stanford 72-56 Sunday.

“Both teams were so inept offensively that I’m sure it was a hard game for a lot of people to watch the first half, but we did defend and rebound,” Kansas coach Bill Self said.