Kansas Overcomes Early Hoyas Run to Rout Georgetown 86-64 in Lawrence

Kevin McRaeFeatured ColumnistDecember 21, 2013

It was all Kansas today, as the No. 18 Jayhawks routed Georgetown.
It was all Kansas today, as the No. 18 Jayhawks routed Georgetown.Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The Georgetown Hoyas made their first ever trip to the Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon, and it's doubtful that they'll be in a hurry to go back.

The No. 18 Kansas Jayhawks (8-3, 0-0 Big 12)—who have won more regular season conference titles under Coach Bill Self than they have home losses during that stretch—overcame a quick shooting start from the Hoyas to rout them 86-64 in Lawrence.

Georgetown (7-3, 0-0 Big East) started the game on fire from the field. They hit 10 of their first 12 shots to snag the early lead. But then they went cold—ice cold—for the rest of the half and allowed Kansas to secure a 27-11 run that put them up double-digits at halftime.

The Hoyas would never threaten again, and they missed 30 of their final 42 shots from the field.

Kansas was led by stud freshman center Joel Embiid with 17 points, eight rebounds and one of the most emphatic put-back slams you'll ever see after a missed Andrew Wiggins three-pointer. 

Wiggins himself struggled for much of the game, though he did finish with 12 points, much of those with the matter already settled.

The pleasant surprise for the Jayhawks came in the form of senior forward Tarik Black, who had 17 points and six rebounds off the bench. He was big in the second half, and particularly so after forward Perry Ellis left the game after a shot to the head from Georgetown forward Nate Lubick. 

He didn't return and appeared to be woozy after the hit.

Markel Starks was the lone bright spot for the Hoyas, and he led the team with 19 points. 

Kansas will have the next nine days off before facing Toledo at home on Dec. 30.

The Hoyas return to action a week from today on Dec. 28 when they host Florida International.