Dominant performance on both ends of the court propels KU to 112-57 lopsided win over Monmouth

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) stuffs a shot by Monmouth forward Nikkei Rutty (21) during the first half on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at Allen Fieldhouse.

After two games filled with plenty of drama to start the season, Kansas men’s basketball was given a bit of a breather in game three.

From the very start, the Jayhawks took control, scoring at will as KU rolled to a 112-57 victory over Monmouth at home Friday.

Really, the only surprising thing came from junior forward Silvio De Sousa getting the start.

The score really does reflect how one-sided this game was, as the Jayhawks never let up throughout the first half. Transfer senior guard Isaiah Moss and freshman guard Christian Braun hit threes, sophomore point guard Devon Dotson ran the fast break, and the defense was stifling on the other end.

There wasn’t much that went wrong as KU went into the halftime break up 59-21. Monmouth shot just 6-of-26 from the floor in the first half, while the Jayhawks shot 20-of-32.

Scoring-wise, Dotson (13 points) and Moss (14 points) led the way in the first half, with Moss shooting 4-of-5 from 3-point range.

The second half was more of the same, as the lead just continued to grow for KU. Everybody got in on the action, with Moss leading all scorers with 21 points and Dotson close behind with 17 points. Junior center Udoka Azubuike (12 points, eight rebounds) and sophomore forward David McCormack (17 points, 11 rebounds) controlled things down low.

Even junior guard Chris Teahan hit a 3-pointer from the corner to put KU up 101-45.

Simply put, pretty much everything was working as KU took care of Monmouth Friday.

Here’s a quick look back at some of the action:


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