Kansas Blasts Rival Missouri

No. 2 Jayhawks with 20th straight at home and sweep Tigers
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Feb 5, 2008 1:59 AM CST
Kansas coach Bill Self send in guard Russell Robinson (3) during the first half of their college basketball game against Missouri in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Feb. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Brandon Rush scored 19 points to lead No. 4 Kansas to a 90-71 Big 12 win over Missouri last night, reports the Associated Press. The Jayhawks (22-1, 7-1) won their 20th in a row at home and completed a season sweep of the rival Tigers. Kansas has beaten Missouri (13-10, 3-5) nine straight times at home.

Keon Lawrence led the Tigers with 25 points. The Jayhawks added insult to injury at halftime when they brought their football team onto the court and presented it with the Orange Bowl trophy it won by beating Virginia Tech. Missouri beat Kansas on the gridiron, but was denied a BCS bid and had to go to the Cotton Bowl, while Kansas went to the Orange.