KU wins 12th straight; K-State rolls again

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KU- 78
Miami (OH)- 54

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Only an exceptional team having an outstanding game was going to halt this impressive defensive streak.

On a snowy afternoon in the Midwest, No. 3 Kansas was up to the challenge.

Darrell Arthur and Darnell Jackson each had 14 points, and the Jayhawks shot 58 percent Saturday to beat Miami of Ohio, 78-54, to become the first team in more than a year to exceed 69 points against the RedHawks' rugged defense.

The Jayhawks (12-0) became the first team to score 70 or more against Miami in 45 games, the longest active streak in the country. Miami had not given up 70 since a 73-58 loss to Ohio on March 9, 2006, and was the only Division I team to go through the entire 2006-07 season without allowing 70.

"That's a remarkable deal, nobody's hung 70 on you, and they play games away from home," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "I could understand maybe 45 straight games at home. But not very often on the road. But we're playing pretty good. If we'd shot lower, we probably wouldn't have (hit 70), and that's what opponents usually do against them."

Jackson and Sasha Kaun ignited a 13-0 run in the opening minutes, creating a 20-6 lead as the Jayhawks remained unbeaten and improved their record at Allen Fieldhouse to 189-12 since 1994-95. It's the 10th time a Kansas team has started 12-0.

KSU- 90
Winston-Salem St.- 48

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Michael Beasley scored a career-high 40 points and pulled down 15 rebounds, as Kansas State used a strong second-half surge to pull away and beat Winston-Salem State 90-48 Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum.

Kansas State improved to 8-3 on the season, while Winston-Salem State dropped to 4-6.

Beasley recorded his 11th straight double-double of the season and became just the ninth player in school history to score 40 or more points in a game.

Kansas State, which had a 39-31 halftime lead, opened the second half on a 41-13 run to break open the contest, with Beasley going 11-for-13 from the field. Beasley finished with 28 total points in the second half and scored nine of the first 11 total points of the second half.

The Wildcats shot 45.6 percent from the field for the game, while shooting 55 percent during the second half. They held the Rams to just 32 percent and forced 24 turnovers.

Winston-Salem scored just 17 points in the second half on 24 percent shooting.

Kansas State never trailed in the contest but could not put away the Rams in the first half. A three-pointer from Clent Stewart with 5:41 left in the first half gave the Wildcats their largest first-half lead at 13. Winston-Salem cut the margin to six at 37-31 after a Jamal Durham layup, but two free throws from Andre Gilbert upped the lead to nine at the half.

Stewart was the only other Wildcat in double figures with 14 points, 12 of which were in the first half. Bill Walker and Fred Brown each scored nine.

Brian Fisher led the Rams with 13 points, while Paul Davis recorded a team-high seven rebounds.

Kansas State hosts Wagner on Dec. 29.

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