No. 3 Kansas Cruises Past Boston College
Memphis routs Pepperdine, Hoyas open Big East with win
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Jan 5, 2008 9:08 PM CST
Kansas' Darrell Arthur (00) and Sherron Collins (4) celebrate during the second half of a basketball game against Boston College, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, in Boston. Kansas won 85-60. (AP Photo/Michael...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – No. 3 Kansas improved to 14-0 for the sixth time in school history with an 85-60 win over Boston College today, the AP reports. Darnell Jackson led the Jayhawks with 25 points and 22 rebounds as Kansas built a 25-point lead in the second half. KU outrebounded the Eagles (10-3) 39-24. In other Top 25 action:

  • No. 2 Memphis won its 40th straight home game with a 90-53 rout of Pepperdine. Doneal Mack led the Tigers (13-0) with 23 points.
  • No. 7 Georgetown opened its defense of the Big East championship with a 58-46 win over Rutgers. Freshman Austin Freeman led the Hoyas (11-1, 1-0) with 13 points.