(LAWRENCE, Kan.) — Tarik Black poured in 17 points as No. 18 Kansas rocked Georgetown 86-64 on Saturday.
The senior saw extended playing time for the first time in weeks, and he responded in a big way for the Jayhawks, (8-3) who have now won 67 straight non-conference games at home.
“Tarik was better today than at any point in time, but that’s how he’s been practicing every day,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. “His attitude has been great.”
Freshmen Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins combined to score 29 points as the Jayhawks won their second consecutive contest.
Markel Starks led Georgetown (7-3) with 19 points, but the team struggled with foul trouble for most of the afternoon.
“They did a good job of getting us in foul trouble,” Hoyas coach John Thompson III said. “I think particularly Black played very well today. Whenever we felt like we were making a step toward cutting into the lead, he’d get a rebound or make a three-point play.”
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com