Kansas defeats San Jose State
By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Jeff Withey had 16 points, 12 rebounds and a school-record 12 blocks for only the second official triple-double in Kansas history, and the 10th-ranked Jayhawks held off a furious comeback by San Jose State for a 70-57 victory Monday night.
Withey scored 10 points during a 20-2 run early in the second half, and achieved the Jayhawks’ first triple-double since Cole Aldrich in an NCAA tournament game against Dayton in 2010 when the 7-footer blocked Xavier Jones’ shot with 7:43 left in the game.
Kansas (5-1) used its big run to take a 60-36 lead with just over 11 minutes remaining, but the Spartans (2-3) answered with an 18-2 run to climb back in the game.
The Jayhawks finally put it away when Elijah Johnson hit a floater with just over a minute left for a 66-57 lead.
James Kinney scored 19 of his 30 points in the second half for the Spartans.
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