In a closely fought game late Monday night in Maui, the No. 14 Kansas Jayhawks outlasted the Georgetown Hoyas 67-63.
Kansas shredded Georgetown's 2-3 zone throughout the game, crisply spreading the ball around the perimeter, knocking down jumpers on the perimeter and finding Thomas Robinson at the rim.
The Hoyas simply had no answer for the 6'9 240 power forward, who scored 20 points on 7-14 shooting with 12 rebounds and two blocks. Five of his baskets came on dunks, as none of the Hoyas big men had the strength to wrestle with Robinson in the low post or the athleticism to challenge him at the rim.
Georgetown kept themselves in the game by bombing away from the perimeter, shooting 7-24 from beyond the arc. Hollis Thompson and Jason Clark combined for 29 points while hoisting up 12 three-point shots, with Clark going 1-3 in the final minute as the Jayhawks held off a furious Hoya rally.
The Kansas back-court continued their string of good play, with Tyshawn Taylor scoring 16 points on an efficient 5-9 shooting, including an impressive 3-3 from the three-point line, while Elijah Johnson repeatedly got into the lane on his way to dishing out 5 assists.
The Jayhawks move on the semifinals of the Maui Invitiational Tuesday night, where they will play a 1-2 UCLA team.