Ochai Agbaji helps No. 3 KS Top Annoying Stony Brook

Ochai Agbaji helps No.  3 KS Top Annoying Stony Brook

Ochai Agbaji scored 25 points Thursday, including 10 in a row during a breakaway run early in the second half, as the third seed Kansas edged Stony Brook 88-59 at Lawrence, Kansas.

Entering the game as the nation’s top scorer with an average of 27 points, Agbaji once again showed his range and explosiveness, scoring 10 to 19 while scoring four three-pointers.

His 10-point streak came in a row over a 14-8 inning as Kansas made a six out of seven shots and earned a 54-42 margin with 15:26 remaining. The other players kept their momentum going in the second half as the Jayhawks surged 20-2 to score a 77-48 lead with 7:28 remaining to the left.

Kansas scored 50 points in the second half, including 8 out of 18 hat-tricks.

David McCormack added 12 points and eight rebounds as Kansas (3-0) got another game before traveling to Orlando next week for the three-game ESPN Events Invitational.

Reserves made up 36 points, including 11 from Zach Clemence, where the Jayhawks showed off their versatility. Remy Martin, Player of the Year by Big 12 transfer, Remy Martin, didn’t attempt a shot until the second half and went goalless in 18 minutes.

Stony Brook (0-2), loaded with veteran transitions that help increase the roster’s average age over 21, hung hard during the first half before collapsing. The Seawolves tried to overcome a size defect by pounding from the arc, but missed the first five 3-point attempts in the second half.

Tiki Green scored steps for Stony Brook with 11 points.

Stony Brook, the pre-season pick to win the American Eastern Conference, took a 9-2 lead and exhausted six three-pointers in the first 11:08 of the game before eventually trailing and trailing 38-32 at halftime.

The Seawolves didn’t give up the lead for good until Kansas led 8-0, which included two sets by McCormack, to gain a 29-24 advantage with 4:32 remaining in the first half.

Juan Felix Rodriguez scored eight points in the first half in a 3-for-4 shot to lead Sea Wolves.

Agbaji made a ten-point save in the first half to lead Kansas, whose lead did not extend beyond eight points before the break.

–Field Media Level

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