If revenge is a dish best served cold, then No. 8 Kansas served up a heaping mound of the cold stuff to their rivals No. 19 Texas on Saturday night in Lawrence.
Keyed by a 25-2 first-half run, the Jayhawks (21-6, 12-2 Big 12) ran the Longhorns off the court, taking another step toward a 10th consecutive regular-season title, with an 85-54 win.
Kansas was led by their freshman duo of Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid. Both were severely limited in a Feb. 1 loss at Texas, but erased that performance with big contributions on Saturday night.
Wiggins, who was limited to just seven points on 2-of-12 shooting in Austin, scored a team-high 21 points.
Embiid added 13 points, seven rebounds and six blocks.
Texas (20-7, 9-5 Big 12) started the game on-fire from the field. They jumped to an early 8-3 lead, but were outscored 43-10 over the remainder of the first half.
Trailing 46-18 after the first 20 minutes, the Longhorns never threatened again.
They were led by Jonathan Holmes with 17 points.
With the victory, Kansas opens up a potentially insurmountable three-game lead in the race for the Big 12 regular-season title. They return to the court on Monday when they host Oklahoma.
Texas, who has now dropped consecutive road games in conference, is now entering a crucial stretch. They've overachieved thus far this season, but they face a tough road going forward.
The Longhorns will host a surging Baylor Bears squad in Austin on Wednesday.
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