Men’s basketball defeats West Chester, 110-85

Two 55-point halves tie season high

By Jenny Mosley

The KU men’s basketball team came out with a bang Wednesday, Jan. 25 when they outscored visiting West Chester 55-31 in the first half in a PSAC East match-up.

The final score, 110-85, is the second time this season the Golden Bears have recorded 110 points. This victory also marks eight wins in a row for KU, something that hasn’t happened since their 2011-12 season.

After a slow start, KU got into their groove and jumped out to a 23-9 lead with a little over 11 minutes left in the half. The Golden Bears would keep up the pressure, scoring 32 more points before the half.

The second half was a similar story, with KU bringing the heat and pushing their lead to as high as 37.

The Golden Bears were led by Anthony Lee. After being tabbed PSAC East Athlete of the Week, Lee continued his tirade and scored 29 points, his fifth 20+ point performance this


Photo by Jeff Uleau

season. Lee also recorded six rebounds and two steals.

Josh Johnson netted 21 points on the night and pulled in six rebounds. With the performance, Johnson became only the fifth Golden Bear in program history to surpass 1,500 career points.

Ryan Connolly also climbed up the ranks, nailing four three-pointers to become just the second player in program history with 200 for his career.

Ethan Ridgeway concluded his night with six points, four rebounds and nine assists. Ridgeway now has the third most assists in a single-season in KU history with 149 and fifth for career points with 352.

Dan Cuevas had an impressive night of his own, providing KU with 17 points, five rebounds and a career-high four assists while Austin Beidelman provided solid minutes off the bench, scoring eight and dishing out eight assists.

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