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77/c 0>a/,y ' Luumc Kansas crushes UK 150-95 Jayhawks blow out to 80-61 lead at the half, then concentrate on rewriting record books by TCP editor/publisher Oscar Combs LAWRENCE. Kan. - Kentucky's Wildcats, shooting for a three-game winning streak, found the going rough in Big Eight country, to say nothing of a record-setting 150-95 loss which surely will stand for...well, forever. For 15 minutes, it was racehorse basketball, run-and-gun western style. Three-point shots were rocking Allen Fieldhouse from end to end. Kansas, ranked No. 2 nationally, played its role to pefection while unranked Kentucky teased its way to within five points after 15 minutes of action. Thanks to a barrage of three-pointers from hot-shooting Derrick Miller (he had seven treys the first half alone), and a surprising 13 points from Richie Farmer. Kentucky pleasantly found itself trailing the 19-point favorite Jayhawks by only 57-51 with 5:25 remaining in the first half. From that point on. however. Kentucky fell apart and Kansas sprinted out to an astounding 80-61 intermission lead. During the stretch. Kansas bombed from the outside, but the killer blows came from the front line where Indiana transfer Rick Calloway and forward Mark Randall scored al v, ill Kentucky, playing without Reggie Hanson for 16 minutes in the first half because of ear-l\ foul trouble, just was no match for the physical play of the Jayhawks. "I felt wc were still in the game and pleased with the first half." UK coach Rick Pitino said. "We were taking the good shots and fanning them back outside. In the second half, we started taking bad shots." That was the bright spot. If you were a Kansas fan. you had to feel good about the first half, especially when you consider that UK shot a phenomenal 54.5 percent from the field in the opening half, including a whopping 12 of 20 from the three-point range, yet Kansas still led by 19. Kansas was no slouch, hitting a hot 57.8 percent in the first half, but the real story was on the boards, another factor relating to Hanson. Kansas held a commanding 25-16 edge in that department, including 13 on the offensive boards where the Jayhawks totally dominated the game. Balanced scoring made the mission even more difficult for the 'Cats. Four Kansas starters were in double figures at the midway point as well as its first reserve. At that point, only the margin was in doubt. The 80 points was an all-time Kansas Scoring record for a half. More records would be placed in the books before the final horn sounded in the two-hour plus game. Kansas used a quick spurt in the early stages of the second half to prevent any hopes for a Kentucky comeback. After failing to make any headway in the early stages despite the opportunity to cash in one three KU turnovers. Pitino called a timeout at 17:11 with UK trailing 88-68. Three minutes later, Kansas enjoyed a 100-70 score and only the final numbers were in doubt. UK's comeback hopes were pinned around the return of Hanson to the lineup after suf-(Continued on page 26) UK-KU ITEMS NOT TO CO UNNOTICED You want records? We got records. The following are UK, KU and/or NCAA records broken in the 150-95 layhawk victory: ¦ Kansas' 150 points represents the most in layhawk history, and the most ever allowed by UK. ¦ Kansas' 80-point first half is its best ever for a half, and the most ever surrendered in one half by a Wildcat squad. ¦ 55 points now becomes the largest UK loss in modern history. Only an 87-17 loss to Centre in 1910 has been worse. ¦ The 245 points by both teams is a new UK record. ¦ The 52 field goals by Kansas is the most in layhawk history and the most UK has given up. ¦ The teams combined for 57 three-point attempts, a new NCAA record. ¦ Positively, Derrick Miller's 8 three-pointers are a new UK single-game mark. KU 150, UK 95: A one-of-a-kind loss by TCP editor/publisher Oscar Combs LAWRENCE. Kan. - Setting five school records, the Kansas Jayhawks gave the University of Kentucky its worst licking in the modern era while racing to a 150-95 victory, bringing the Wildcats to a crushing low point of the young season. It was a game filled with drama, excitement and lots of emotion, from the wildly cheering 15.800 Jayhawk fans to several confrontations between UK coach Rick Pitino and the Big Eight Conference trio of officials. After absorbing what he acknowledged was the toughest game of his lite. Pitino gave it his best shot to hold back his disappointment of the record-setting loss as well as his frustration with both the officials and what most press row wags considered to be classic example of running up an already lopsided score. "I'm going to be very brief." Pitino said as he began his post game press conference. "They (Kansas) played a great basketball game. "I really wasn't the upset at the half although we were down 19. We were taking aood shots. In the second half, we took bad shots.'" said Pitino. At that point. Pitino's stiff upper lip could hold no longer. Cleary, Pintio was upset not only with his team's play but with a team which made no attempt to slow down an express which scored at will. Asked first if he might look at his scheduling as a result of the loss, Pitino snapped. "That's a dumb question." obviously upset at the obvious. A few moments later. Pitino said: "You know. I don't think I'm thinking about that right now...Let me see. Yeah. I'll go back and work on my schedule" Most of the pregame hype around Lawrence surrounded Kentucky's return to the KU schedule after a four-year absence. Kentucky has long been a sore spot for KU fans. Until Kansas whipped Eddie Sutton's first UK team 83-66 back in 1985. the Big Blue had enjoyed a 16-1 run over the Jayhawks during a string of games dating back to the late Adolph Rupp and continuing through the Joe B. Hall era. Once Sutton arrived, he immediately sought to end the series, saying he wanted to play schools in bigger recruiting areas like New York. (Continued on page 26) BOX SCORE: ••• FINAL TeajM KENTUCKY Date: 12-09-89 Sit..U»«tE>CE, KANSAS NO. 12 NAME FCL DMflUS, Dmm 34 PELPrlREY, John 33 HANSON, Reggie 11 WOODS, Sean O* MILLER ( Derrick 33 DAVIS, J. 32 FARMER, Richie 14 8RASS0U, Jeff 23 BRAODY, N. 42 PARKS, Michael 20 COOPER, Tony TOTAL FG 3- POINT F6 EGA FG Fsa 1 / 3 0 / t 6 / 12 3 / 10 1 / 4 0 / 1 3/5 0 / t 10 / 26 a / 13 0/4 0 / O 6 / a 4 / 4 O / 3 0 / 3 1 / 2 0 / 1 I / 2 0 / O 1 / 2 0 / 0 30 / li 11 / 40" Gaawf FG 3 3 TTJT 6 3 SB 3 20 I 1 2 1 7 i 32 I TO 3 8LX 0 0 Period Period 30/ 73 18/ 33 12/ 40 _3 2 "25-12 20 41. 1% 3-PT. 34.3% 30.0% 19 I 3 1 I 0 MIN 31 33 IB 33 21 17 3 I 2 I ¦-re—TT 1 "33—tS-95" 3 Deadbal! Rebounds 17 / 40 42.3* FT 18/ 23 72. OX 12/ 2C 60.0% 13/ 17 76.3* 3/ 20 23.« 3/ 8 62.3X 3 ¦200 NAME RANDALL, Hark CALLOWAY, Rick 44 NARXKAfCN, P. GUELDNER. Jeff PRITCHARD, K. HADD0X, Mike BROUN, Terry JORDAN, Adonis WEST, Freeman WAGNER. Kirk NASH, ftacole ALEXANDER, Todd TEAM_ —TOIHLS Percentage*! TOTAL FG FG EGA 3-P01NT FG FGfl" 0/0 6 / 5 / 3 11 6 17 2 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 10 I / 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 10/1/ OFf ILIA1S: Id Hi 3? / St Gawe— Period Period .Wile kWi.J.C. Leiebacti rrrr 4 6 7 9 3 4 2 0 0 2 0 reb u i 0" -<—r 2 3 pr 2 I TP 19 I 21 i 19 I 17 I 0 I 1 TO O 3 BL- 2 MIN 26 23 26 23 IS 3 32/ 83 26/ 43 26/ 40 33—53—H—TSO-3S-T5 t TZ~ 1 DeAdball Rebound* 61.2% 3-PT. 10/ 17 38.8% FT 36/ 44 81. 37.8% 3/ 9 33.6% 23/ 28 82. 63.0% 3/ 8 62.3% 1J/ 16 81. 3 _ rrroKT-.. Technical*! KENTUCKY Bencfi - 2 Produce* by »anw» UMvenity Slat Oe» «u» FML ——stow, us pen KENTUCKY 61 34 Kaerue 80 7u UK-Kansas piay-by-play Time Kentucky Score Kansas 19:58 Miller 22 it. J4J 19:22 WikxIs layup 5-0 19:09 5-2 Markkanen layup 18:54 5-4 Calloway dunk 1H:27 5-6 Pritchard layup IB.-12 Feldhaus tb It. 7-6 18:00 7-9 Gueldner 22 n. 17:47 WikkIs FT. FTA 8-9 17:1-1 Miller 27 11. 11-9 17:14 11-11 Markkanen dunk 16:2.1 WihkIs l.iyup H-ll 16:08 Pelphri'v 21 11. lb-It 15:51 16-12 Randall FT. FTA 15:50 16-14 Brown 15 IT. 15:11 16-17 Brown 22 ft. 15:01 Tei hnic ,il: UK Ik'iu h 16-19 Gueldner FT. FT 14:14 Feldhaus FT. FT 18-19 11:58 18-21 Markkanen 7 it. 11:47 Miller 21 It. 21-21 11:27 21-21 Markkanen lavup I2:5B FVIphrey FT. FT 21-21 12:44 21-24 Markkanen FT. FTA 12:21 23-26 Markkanen dunk 12:11 Farmer FTA. FT 24-2b 12:01 24-29 Randall 1 ft.. FT 11:1H FVIphrev 22 11. 27-29 11:21 27-11 Cilliiw.iy FT. FT 11:17 Miller 22 11. ID-11 11:12 111-11 lordan FT. FT 10:52 10-15 Calloway 6 Tt. 111:111 Feldhaus FT. FT 12-15 1(1:24 12-17 Gueldner layup 9:4b 12-19 Maddux FT. FT 9:15 Farmer FT. FT 14-19 8:5H 14-42 Gueldner 22 ft. H:I9 14-45 Randall 4 It. follow. FT 7:52 Farmer 22 M. 17-45 . 7:44 17-47 Pnuhard FT. FT 7:11 17-49 West 6 li. follow 7:25 Farmer layup 19-49 7:15 19-52 Pnuhard layup. FT 7:05 Miller 22 11. 42-52 I>:1H 42-54 Prik hard FT. FT b:25 42-56 Pnuhard 12 It. 6:10 Farmer 22 It. 45-56 5:46 45-57 Markkanen FT. FTA 5:42 Miller 21 11. 48-57 5:25 Miller 24 11. 51-57 5:116 51-58 Gueldner FT. FTA 4 11 51-60 Maddux FT. FT 4:22 Farmer in 11. 51-60 : : 5 1-62 Rinnan 4 It. fonow~ 1:46 Miller FT. FT 55-62 1:40 55-64 M.iddii* l.ivup 1:21 FVIphrey H li. 57-64 1:20 57-66 Maddux 6 II. 2:41 57-68 Priu hard 8 It. 2:27 Parks FTA. FT 58-68 2:18 58-70 Calloway FT. FT 1:56 58-72 Randal! dunk 1:18 58-75 Bruwn 22 ft. 0:52 5877 Bmwn 10 it. (1:24 FVIphrev 21 It. 6177 11:14 61-811 Brown 21 it. HALF 61410 19:48 Ilansun layup 614)0 19:10 61-82 Calloway 6 tl. 18:56 Feldhaus FTA. FT 64-82 1H:11 644)4 Gueldner 4 tt. follow 17:58 64-86 Randall layup 17:46 WikkIs 9 II. 66-86 17:26 Miller layup 68-86 17:21 6888 Brown layup 16:51 68-90 Gueldner tip-in 16:48 Miller lavup 70-90 16:26 70-92 Calloway 18 il. 16:01 Tet hnu al: UK hem h 70-94 Brown FT, FT 14:41 70-96 Gueldner FT, FT 14: 16 70-98 Pnuhard layup 14:111) 70-100 Calloway layup 11:46 FVlphri7 22 II. -1-10(1 11:00 Farmer 22 it. 76-100 12:4(1 76-102 West 8 it 12:11 76-104 Randall b it. 11:48 76-107 Brown 23 ft. 10:57 76-109 Markkanen FT, FT 10:11 Pelphrey 22 it. 79-109 10:18 79-111 Markkanen dunk 9:1(1 79-11) Bmwn dunk 9:11 79-115 Prilthard layup 11:51 79-117 West layup 8:25 79-118 Calloway FTA. FT 8:09 Farmer 21 It. 82-118 7:12 Brassiiw FTA. FT 8J-118 7:07 81-120 Calloway layup 6:41 81-122 Calloway dunk 6:17 81-124 Calloway layup 6:11 Miller 28 li. 86-124 6:04 8W26 Randall dunk 5:48 Miller FT. FT HB-126 5:10 88-129 Brown 21 ft. 5:15 88-1.11 Maddox 6 ft. 5:0) Braddy 6 11 '10-1 11 4:51 90-114 Brown 22 ft. 4:27 90-U6 Randall dunk 1:56 90-139 Brown 22 ft. 1:11 90-141 Gueldner FT, FT 1:12 90-143 West layup 2:47 90-146 lordan 21 ft. 2:04 90-148 Nash FT. FT 1:49 90-150 lordan FT. FT 1:39 Pelphrey FTA, FT 91-150 0:28 Cooper layup 93-150 0:08 Parks 9 ft. 95-150 FINAL 95450 ? TCP chart