Monday night started out differently than recent matchups between the Tigers and Jayhawks in Allen Fieldhouse, but the end result was more of the same.
Missouri used a patient and controlled offensive attack early, along with a hot hand from the field to take an advantage through much of the first half in Lawrence. For Missouri the strong start to this one looked to provide a much needed confidence boost in a tough road environment, and in a game in a place where they have struggled of late.
Fortunately for Kansas, the Jayhawks would receive a big lift off the bench from senior guard Mario Little. When the Tigers were at their best and the Jayhawks were struggling early on offense, Little stepped up and knocked down several big shots scoring a total of 17 while shooting a perfect 3 for 3 from beyond the arc.
It was another game where Kansas slowly but surely put a game away and another one where they do so by a large margin. Since the loss to Texas, Kansas has been impressive, Kansas has been more balanced and they might just be finding the team chemistry that appeared to be lacking early in the season.
Kansas beats Missouri for the 12th consecutive time in Lawrence by a final score of 103-86. The win moves the overall series record to 170 to 94 in favor of the Jayhawks.