Fort Worth, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - After beating four Top 25 opponents in as
many games, eighth-ranked Kansas avoided a letdown against TCU and cruised to
a 91-69 road win.
Freshman Andrew Wiggins scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Jayhawks
(15-4, 6-0 Big 12), who shot 57.4 percent and held a 40-24 rebounding
advantage. Freshman Joel Embiid finished with 14 points and three blocks,
while Perry Ellis grabbed a personal-best 14 rebounds .
Brandon Parrish had 15 points and Amric Fields scored 13 with seven boards for
TCU (9-10, 0-7), who stunned then-No. 5 Kansas at home Feb. 6 last season.
The current incarnation of Jayhawks made sure another upset didn't occur as
they never trailed. Kansas raced out to a 14-6 lead and later went on a 15-3
run after the Horned Frogs had closed to within 30-20.
Wayne Selden, Jr. sank two free throws to put Kansas up 53-29 in the waning
moments of the opening frame. Parrish nailed a 3-pointer ahead of the half-
time buzzer, but TCU couldn't carry the momentum into the second half as the
Jayhawks maintained a healthy lead throughout the stanza.
Kansas has shot 50 percent or better in five of its last six games ... The
Jayhawks' loss at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum is their only one in seven all-time
meetings with TCU ... Ellis and Jamari Traylor both scored eight points for
the Jayhawks ... Kyan Anderson had 12 points and eight assists for TCU.
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