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West Virginia made its first trip to Kansas' famed Allen Fieldhouse a memorable one -- for the Jayhawks.
The Mountaineers held a seven-point lead midway through the first half before No. 6 Kansas found its rhythm and rolled to a 91-65 victory.
''We're not good enough to get down 12 or 14 to a team as good as they are and be able to come back,'' West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said. ''We don't have enough offensive firepower.''
On offense, the Mountaineers ran into Jeff Withey, who had 10 rebounds and nine blocks to go with 14 points. On defense, things weren't much better. They strained to contain Ben McLemore, who had a career-high 36 points and broke Danny Manning's Kansas freshman scoring record.
''Other than playing defense and turning the ball over, I don't think there's anything else that can stop a team,'' West Virginia's Eron Harris said.
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