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Kansas Jayhawk Basketball rolls past Georgetown by 86-64

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Senior forward Tarik Black helped lead the Kansas Jayhawks to an 86-64 win over Georgetown on December 21, 2013 at Allen Fieldhouse, almost a month after their last home game. Black broke his season-high by halftime en route to a 17-point effort.

With 14:17 left in the first half the Hoyas used a 9-0 run to gain an early 21-15 advantage. Kansas responded with a run of its own to end the half. Trailing 21-15 with 11:56 left in the first half, a pair of free throws by freshman G Frank Mason kicked off a 29-13 Jayhawk run to end the half leading by 10, 44-34. When Black made a pair of free throws with 7:47 left in the first half, the Jayhawks never surrendered their lead from that point on.

Georgetown trailed by as many as 28 points in the second half. Bolstering the high lead margin was the 31 free throws made by the Jayhawks, the most in a game this season. For the second time this season Kansas had an equal number of attempts from the field and the line, lofting both 46 shots and 46 free throws.

Junior guard Naadir Tharpe made the start at point guard and tallied 10 points in the process, while freshman guard Andrew Wiggins scored 12 to join him on the leaderboard. The guards spread out the assist responsibility as Tharpe, Wiggins, Wayne Selden, Jr. and Frank Mason each dished out four assists.

As a unit, the Jayhawks finished the day at 54.3 percent (25-for-46) from the field, while holding Georgetown to a 40.7 mark, including just 10-of-27 made in the second half. On the boards, Kansas pulled down 39 boards to GU's 29.

Georgetown senior guard Markel Starks led all scorers with 19 points, while fellow guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera recorded 12 points as the only Hoyas in double-figures on Saturday.

Kansas will host Toledo on December 30 at 7 P.M. on Jayhawk IMG TV and close out non-conference play when San Diego State comes to Allen Fieldhouse on January 5. That game will be televised on CBS and will start at either 12:30 or 3:30 P.M. depending on the NFL playoffs.

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