No. 1 Kansas stays perfect, beats No. 18 Temple

Kansas' Marcus Morris,left, shoots over and Temple's Craig Williams (30) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

January 2, 2010 4:41:08 PM PST
Freshman Xavier Henry had 15 points and Marcus Morris had a big homecoming with 13 as No. 1 Kansas beat No. 18 Temple 84-52 on Saturday, snapping the Owls' seven-game winning streak.

Sherron Collins scored 14 points for the Jayhawks (13-0), who have won nine games this season by at least 25 points. Their lead reached that in this one with 9:25 to go when Marcus Morris' layup made it 60-35.

Ryan Brooks and Juan Fernandez both had 11 points for the Owls (11-3), who already had a top-five win this season over then-No. 3 Villanova 75-65 on Dec. 13. They never really had a chance against No. 1.

The Jayhawks finished 30 of 55 from the field (54.5 percent), a number that reflected their dominance inside, considering Temple's opponents were shooting 36.4 percent entering the game.