LAWRENCE, Kansas (Ticker) -- Jay Joseph picked a grand stage for a great game, but Kansas picked on another overmatched foe.
Nick Collison scored 25 points and Keith Langford added 24 as the second-ranked Jayhawks overcame a big night from Joseph in a 105-66 rout of North Carolina-Greensboro to advance to the semifinals of the Preseason NIT.
Kansas (2-0) posted its second straight blowout after a season-opening 81-57 triumph over Holy Cross and will meet North Carolina, coach Roy Williams' alma mater, on Wednesday in New York.
"I'm sure coach Williams would rather not play that type of game, but it's going to be a lot of fun," Collison said. "We're going to be ready to play and so will they. It's going to be a big-time game."
Joseph, who averaged just 10.8 points a year ago, turned in a spectacular performance for the Spartans and had 22 of his career-high 27 points at halftime.
"The Joseph youngster was really something in the first half," Williams said.
"I played well," Joseph said. "I felt like everything was going to go in. I just ran out of gas in the second half."
Joseph made 9-of-10 shots and all four 3-pointers in the first half as he was a one-man show for UNC-Greensboro (1-1). In comparison, the Jayhawks placed four players in double figures and were running all night.
Wayne Simien's three-point play capped a 12-0 run as Kansas took a 19-7 lead with 14:10 left in the first half and never looked back. Simien had 15 of his 18 points at the break as the Jayhawks built a 48-31 advantage.
"I played well tonight," Simien said. "I got some good looks and was able to knock down some shots. It felt good out there."
The second half was more total domination by Kansas, as it ran to a 26-5 advantage in fast-break points. Most of the Jayhawks had opportunities to showcase their athleticism, starting with Langford's steal and layup to close a 12-6 run for a 60-37 cushion.
Kirk Hinrich had an assist on a fast-break layup by Collison and came up with a steal on the next possession. With many of the fans expecting him to convert a layup, the 6-3 senior guard threw home a two-handed jam to make it 72-43 with 13:11 left.
"At one time, they went seven possessions and missed seven shots in a row, I think for one stretch," Williams said. "During that time, we were laying it up on the other end. That really broke the basketball game open."
Collison made 10-of-13 shots and Langford was 10-of-11 as Kansas held a whopping 52-16 edge in points in the paint. Hinrich netted 23 points and backcourt mate Aaron Miles handed out eight assists.
Simien, making his second career start, swept 10 rebounds as the Jayhawks held a 45-29 edge on the glass. Kansas shot 55 percent (39-of-71) and converted 25 turnovers into 37 points.
"I think this was a positive experience for our team, but we can't have satisfaction on how we played," Spartans coach Fran McCaffery said. "You have to be intelligent with shot selection. You can't play one half in Allen Fieldhouse."
Joseph was the only player in double figures for UNC-Greensboro, which shot 44 percent (28-of-63). Point guard Ronnie Taylor contributed eight assists.