Collins gets 19 in KU’s 71-59 win over Temple

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP)—Sherron Collins had 19 points and keyed a big second-half run, lifting Kansas to a 71-59 win over Temple on Saturday.

Kansas (8-2) was coming off its worst game of the season, a 61-60 loss to Massachusetts last Saturday in which it shot 34 percent, including 5-of-23 from 3-point range.

The Jayhawks had a week off to get better—and take final exams—and were much more crisp against the Owls, shooting 53 percent to win their 30th straight at Allen Fieldhouse. Cole Aldrich had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Brady Morningstar added 11 points while helping keep Temple leading scorer Dionte Christmas in check the first half.

Temple (5-4) hadn’t played since Dec. 13, when it pulled off an impressive 88-72 win over then-No. 8 Tennessee. The Owls couldn’t make it two big wins in a row, unable to free up Christmas early or keep up with the Jayhawks late.

Christmas finished with 21 points and hit six 3-pointers.

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 Temple
Dionte Christmas Dionte Christmas
6-14,  21 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Kansas
Tyshawn Taylor Tyshawn Taylor
4-7,  11 Pts
2 Rebs, 8 Assists

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