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Releford Leads No. 6 Kansas Past American, 89-57

11:10 PM, Dec 29, 2012   |    comments
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Travis Releford scored 19 points and No. 6 Kansas hit a scorching 13 of its first 18 3-point attempts, rolling to an 89-57 victory over American University on Saturday night.

Kansas (11-1) took command with a 21-4 spree in the opening minutes and wound up with six players scoring at least nine points against the outmanned Eagles (4-9). Releford was 7 for 8 from the floor, including 5 of 6 3-pointers. Elijah Johnson had 12 points and was 4 for 5 from behind the arc as the Jayhawks finished with 15-for-24 3-point shooting.

Freshman Perry Ellis had 11 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double.

Stephen Lumpkins had 16 points and six rebounds for the Eagles.

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