PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Xavier Henry's 15 points Saturday led a balanced offense and top-ranked Kansas cruised to an 84-52 rout of 19th-ranked Temple.
The Jayhawks eliminated any chance of a closer contest between the Top 25 foes by sprinting to a 40-23 halftime bulge.
The lead grew to 81-50 when Elijah Johnson sank two free throws with 1:28 remaining.
The sold-out game at Temple's Liacouras Center attracted 10,206 mostly deflated Owl fans.
They also had a 41-29 rebounding advantage.
Ryan Brooks land Juan Fernandez led Temple with 11 points each, and Lavoy Allen added 10 points.
The Owls (11-3) saw their seven-game winning streak end.