JEOLLNAMDO, South Korea — After grinding out two difficult wins to open the World University Games, the USA basketball team — the Kansas Jayhawks plus two — had a laugher Monday.
The Jayhawks made quick work of Chile, romping to a 106-41 laugher.
Frank Mason led four Jayhawks in double figures with 23 points, while Wayne Selden scored 18, reserve Hunter Mickelson added 16 and SMU add-on Nic Moore supplied 15.
The game gave KU coach Bill Self the opportunity to give ample minutes to his bench, as no Jayhawk played more than 26 minutes.
KU was 42 of 79 from the field, but 31 of those shots came from beyond the arc, a high number for a Self-coached team. Twelve of those treys went in, including 5 of 10 from the diminutive Moore.
KU is now 3-0 on its trip and has its biggest challenge to date tonight when it plays undefeated Serbia at 10 p.m. on ESPNU. The two teams currently lead Pool D.