Known more for their defense last season, Travis Releford and Jeff Withey are making contributions at the other end of the floor for Kansas.
The two will try to help the 12th-ranked Jayhawks secure a fourth consecutive win when they host San Jose State on Monday night.
While maintaining his reputation as Kansas' top perimeter defender, Releford chipped in 8.5 points per game in 2011-12 but has boosted his scoring average to 11.8 this season thanks to a pair of standout performances.
The senior guard earned MVP honors while scoring a combined 40 points in the Jayhawks' two wins at the CBE Classic in Kansas City last week. He had a season-high 23 points during a 73-59 title-winning victory over Saint Louis on Tuesday and scored all but two of those in the opening half while making a career-best four 3-pointers.
"I'm going to continue to do what my team needs me to do on the defensive end and the offense will come," Releford said.
Withey, meanwhile, matched a personal high with 25...