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COL BKB: Kansas 89, American 57

Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:23 PM

LAWRENCE, Kan., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Travis Releford and Elijah Johnson teamed up to bury nine 3-pointers Saturday and sixth-ranked Kansas cruised to an 89-57 victory over American.

Releford canned five treys en route to 19 points. Johnson connected on 4-of-5 long-range shots on his way to 12.

Jeff Withey (11 points), Perry Ellis (11, 10 rebounds) and Naadir Tharpe (nine, 12 assists) also played big roles for the Jayhawks (11-1), who notched their 10th straight win.

American (4-9) was led by Stephen with 16 points.

John Schoof also reached double figures with 14 points for the Eagles.

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