The North Dakota Fighting Sioux were no match for the No. 18 ranked Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas was led by forward Thomas Robinson who posted career-bests with 30 points and 21 rebounds in the 84-58 win over North Dakota and led all players in points and rebounds.
North Dakota came out and actually had a 3-0 lead early in the first half, but that was the only lead that they had all night. Kansas regained the lead at 4-3 and never trailed again the rest of the way and ending the first half with a 11-4 run ending to give Kansas a 37-21 halftime lead.
Kansas began the second half the same way they ended the first half and extended their lead with a 14-6 run. The Kansas offense was too much for North Dakota as Kansas was able to connect on 48 percent of their shots compared to 40 percent. Also, the size advantage was a key for Kansas as they had 15 offensive rebounds to only the five of North Dakota, so Kansas had 10 more second chance opportunities.
Kansas had only six players score points on the day, but four of them were in double figures and that was enough to defeat North Dakota.
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