The victory was the 32nd consecutive exhibition win for the Jayhawks dating back to 1995 when KU lost to Lisbonne Benfica 101-93. KU head coach Bill Self improved to 18-0 in exhibition games at Kansas, including an 11-0 home record.
Kansas, which is ranked 24th in the preseason Associated Press poll and 23rd in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, started Collins, a junior, along with four sophomores in Conner Teahan, Brady Morningstar, Tyrel Reed (pictured) and Cole Aldrich.
Reed hit five of six three-pointers for 16 points, while Morningstar added 15 points and former St. Patrick of Elizabeth standout Quintrell Thomas added 10 points. Thirteen of Reed’s 16 points came in the first half, while Morningstar scored 10 of his 15 in the opening period as well.
Senior Robert Dozier posted a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds, and junior Shawn Taggart followed with a double-double performance of 10 points and 10 boards to lift No. 13/12 Memphis to an 83-52 exhibition victory over NCAA Division II foe Christian Brothers at FedExForum on Tuesday.