LINCOLN, Nebraska (Ticker) -- Unlike its last game, Kansas took away any suspense in a hurry.
Kirk Hinrich and Keith Langford each scored 17 points as 13th-ranked Kansas jumped out to a 17-point lead in the first 16 minutes and coasted to an 81-51 Big 12 Conference victory over Nebraska.
The Jayhawks (15-5, 5-1 Big 12) were playing for the first time since a 90-87 victory over Texas on Monday. Saturday's game was not nearly as thrilling since Kansas moved out to a 33-16 lead on a pair of Nick Collison with 4:12 left in the first half.
"I would call this a workman-like effort against Nebraska," Kansas coach Roy Williams said. "We had a really nice stretch during the middle of the first half that opened up the game for us. We didn't shoot as well today but we made some plays."
Collison, who had 24 points and 23 rebounds against the Longhorns, added 14 points, nine rebound and blocked four shots on Saturday.
"He did a good job on the backboards and blocking shots," Williams said. "We need scoring out of Nick for us to be successful."
Langford had 14 of his 17 points in the first half and the Jayhawks took a 38-23 lead at intermission.
The Jayhawks defeated Nebraska (9-11, 1-6) for the ninth straight time and have won 18 of the last 20 meetings.
Andrew Drevo had 15 points and seven rebounds and was the only Cornhusker to score in double figures. Nebraska lost its fourth straight game.
"We weren't able to get much done," Nebraska coach Barry Collier said. "We were in a good position in the first half and really aggressive. We just didn't anticipate Kansas coming off the boards as aggressively as they did."
A 3-pointer by Drevo cut the lead to 45-33 with 15:32 remaining, but the Jayhawks later went on an 11-0 run that began with a free throw by Hinrich and ended with a layup by Collison that made it 60-36.
Collison had nine rebounds and the Jayhawks had a huge 52-34 edge on the boards.
Kansas shot just over 43 percent from the floor, only the fifth time it was held under 45 percent this season.