Semissouri 17 38 55
Kansas 32 42 74
Date of game: 11/9/2012

Recap: Kansas vs. SE Missouri St

Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) - Jeff Withey posted a 17-point, 12-rebound double-double, Perry Ellis scored 15 points and the seventh-ranked Kansas Jayhawks opened the season with a 74-55 victory over Southeast Missouri State at Allen Fieldhouse.

Naadir Tharpe supplied 10 points and Travis Releford had nine points for Kansas (1-0), which lost to Kentucky in last season's national championship game.

The Jayhawks overcame subpar shooting to win their 40th straight home opener Friday night.

"It blows my mind that we are not an aggressive group," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "We are a passive group right now and we have to pick it up. I'll keep saying it and I'm not going to back off of it. We are going to play against real guys real soon and those guys think that this piece of meat may be the last piece of meat on earth and they play like it. So, if we don't play like it, we will get our butts handed to us."

Nick Niemczyk paced the Redhawks (0-1) with 14 points. Nino Johnson contributed 12 points and nine rebounds in defeat.

"I've never played against any defense like that," Niemczyk said. "That's the best team I've ever played with in my life and it was just a great experience all around."

Kansas opened the game on an 11-0 run, but its shooting woes enabled Southeast Missouri State to hang around.

Down 15 at halftime, the Redhawks trimmed Kansas' lead to 43-37 on two A.J. Jones free throws with 12:10 remaining.

The Jayhawks, who shot 38.7 percent from the floor and made only 2-of-21 3- pointers, managed to restore a double-digit cushion when Ben McLemore followed a pair of Withey free throws with a strong drive to the hoop.

Kansas pulled away for good and went up 68-48 on a Tharpe jumper with 2:51 to play.

Game Notes

Kansas and SEMO met for the first time on the hardwood ... McLemore had nine points, 12 rebounds and five assists ... The Jayhawks extended their home winning streak to 23 games and improved to 19-0 against current members of the Ohio Valley Conference ... Southeast Missouri State fell to 0-9 all-time against ranked teams.

Marshall - The class of Conference USA

Conference USA has added two new teams this season (Old Dominion and Western Ky) and lost three (Tulsa, East Carolina and Tulane) but it is really a one team league. And that team is Marshall.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.