LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - — Thomas Robinson had 15 points and 14 rebounds and helped thwart Kansas State's second-half rally Wednesday night, leading No. 14 Kansas past the 23rd-ranked Wildcats 67-49.
Trailing by as many as 18 points early, the Wildcats (11-2, 0-1 Big 12) got 3-pointers from Jamar Samuels and Rodney McGruder in a 10-0 run and closed to 39-36. But Conner Teahan's two 3-pointers triggered a rally by Kansas (11-3, 1-0) that included dunks by Robinson on consecutive possessions.
The Jayhawks went on to their 43rd victory over their state rivals in the last 46 meetings of the 272-game series.
Travis Releford had 16 points and Tyshawn Taylor had 13 as Kansas launched its campaign for an eighth straight Big 12 championship with its 21st straight conference-opening victory.