February 5, 2023

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kevin McCullar Jr. was returning from injury and had 17 points with 10 rebounds, Jalen Wilson added 15 points and 13 boards, and ninth-seeded Kansas rolled on to a 91-65 win over Seton Hall Thursday night at the Big East Big 12 Battle.

KJ Adams had 11 points, DaJuan Harris Jr. had 10 with seven assists and Ernest Udeh Jr. also had 10 for the Jayhawks (8-1), who now have more than a week off before taking on bitter rivals Missouri for the first time visit a decade next saturday.

The Jayhawks tumbled past the Tigers 102-65 last year as they resumed their streak after a nine-year hiatus following Missouri’s departure from the SEC. Kansas has not faced them on the street since losing on February 4, 2012.

Kadary Richmond had 17 points but also turned the ball seven times for the Pirates (4-4), who were just 4 of 19 in the 3-point arc and lost their third straight game. Tyrese Samuel added with 16 points.

The teams met for only the third time and the first time since 2018 when the Jayhawks defeated Seton Hall in the second round of the NCAA tournament. They played for the state championship that year.

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