LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Sophomore forward C.J. Giles had a
career-high 21 points and Kansas beat Chaminade 102-54 on Wednesday
night in the seventh-place game of the Maui Invitational, the
Silverswords' worst loss in the tournament they host.
Giles tied a school record by making all nine of his shots in
the first half as the Jayhawks (2-2) took a 46-29 lead. They went
on a 26-2 run to go up 82-39 with 7:04 left and led by as many as
Giles finished 10-for-12 from the field and grabbed nine
rebounds as the Jayhawks had a 50-27 advantage on the boards.
Unlike its first two games in the tournament, losses to No. 12
Michigan State and No. 23 Maryland, Chaminade (0-3) wasn't able to
stay close in the first half. The Silverswords led Maryland 46-44
at halftime before fading against the size, speed and strength of
some of the better Division I programs.
Dylan McCune had 17 points for Chaminade, a Division II school
from Honolulu which has a 4-60 record in the tournament. The
previous worst loss was 108-61 to Boston College in the opening
round in 1993. There were two other losses by 40 or more points,
the last 97-57 to Arizona in the first round in 2000.
Chaminade's last win was 52-49 over an undermanned Villanova
team in the opening round in 2003.
Brandon Rush had 15 points for Kansas, which shot 56.3 percent
(40-for-71) and had all 12 players play at least six minutes and no
one was in for more than 26. The Jayhawks lost to No. 9 Arizona and
Arkansas in their first two games in the tournament.
The Silverswords finished 19-for-60 from the field (31.7
percent), but went just 8-for-29 in the second half.