Friday, November 26, 1999

Kansas 88, Georgia 78


Jayhawks play Xavier tonight

The Associated Press

        ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Kenny Gregory went 10-for-11 and scored 20 points and Jeff Boschee added 18 as Kansas held off Georgia, 88-78 in an opening-round game Thursday at the Great Alaska Shootout.

        The 10th-ranked Jayhawks (2-0) used an 8-2 run in the final two minutes to down the Bulldogs, who took a 56-55 lead midway through the second half on a steal and drive by Anthony Evans.

        But 20 seconds later a 3-pointer by Luke Axtell put the Jayhawks ahead to stay.

        Drew Gooden added 11 points and Nick Collison had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Kansas, which goes up against Xavier at midnight tonight in the semifinals.

        D.A. Layne, who scored 17 of Georgia's first 21 points, paced all scorers with 22. Evans contributed 18, while Shon Coleman had 17 points and 11 boards.

        Kansas took an 8-2 lead before Layne caught fire for the Bulldogs. He hit two jumpshots followed by three straight 3-pointers to tie the game at 17 with 12 minutes left in the first half.

        Georgia (0-2) then committed turnovers on five straight possessions during an 11-0 Kansas run that put the Jayhawks up, 28-17.

        Layne swished four free throws and Coleman hit a short hook to close the gap to five, but the Jayhawks took advantage of Georgia's sloppy play to quickly rebuild their lead to as much as 13 before the Bulldogs trimmed it 43-36 at the break.

Xavier 81, Louisville 79
- Kansas 88, Georgia 78
Xavier's menu not just hoops
Great Alaska Shootout Web site


KANSAS (88)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Collison        22  3-10   4-4  5-10  1  5   10
Bradford        25   2-7   4-4   5-7  4  2    8
Chenowith       25   2-9   2-2   2-7  1  3    6
Boschee         29   6-8   2-2   1-1  4  3   18
Gregory         21 10-11   0-0   3-6  4  0   20
Gooden          16  4-13   3-4   5-8  0  4   11
Earl             6   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Hinrich          6   0-0   0-1   0-0  0  4    0
Carey            6   1-2   0-0   1-3  1  2    2
London          26   0-4   1-2   2-3  3  3    1
Johnson          2   1-4   0-0   0-1  0  2    2
Axtell          16   4-7   0-0   0-1  3  1   10
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TOTALS         200 33-75 16-19 24-47 21 29   88
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Percentages: FG-.440, FT-.842. 3-Point Goals: 6-14, .429 (Bradford 0-2, Boschee 4-5, Gregory 0-1, London 0-2, Johnson 0-1, Axtell 2-3). Team rebounds: 2. Blocked shots: 4 (Gregory 2, Chenowith, Gooden). Turnovers: 19 (Gregory 4, Axtell 3, Gooden 3, Bradford 2, Chenowith 2, Collison 2, Earl, Hinrich, London). Steals: 9 (Boschee 3, Bradford 3, Axtell, Chenowith, Gooden).

GEORGIA (78) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Evans 33 7-14 4-6 4-9 2 3 18 Coleman 30 4-13 9-12 3-11 1 3 17 Jones 32 1-5 3-4 0-0 3 4 5 Layne 37 7-18 4-4 2-3 7 2 22 Fields 10 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 1 0 White 24 2-3 6-8 0-0 1 3 11 Oliver 9 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Patrick 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Dryden 13 0-2 3-4 0-3 0 2 3 Pevey 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 200 22-56 29-38 10-29 14 18 78 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.393, FT-.763. 3-Point Goals: 5-14, .357 (Jones 0-2, Layne 4-11, White 1-1). Team rebounds: 1. Blocked shots: 1 (Coleman). Turnovers: 18 (Jones 6, Layne 6, Coleman 2, Oliver 2, Evans). Steals: 7 (Coleman 3, Evans 3, Patrick). __________________________________ Kansas 43 45 - 88 Georgia 36 42 - 78 __________________________________ Technical fouls: None. A: 8,357. Officials: Verne Harris, Greg Burks, Eddie Jackson.



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