LAWRENCE, Kansas (Ticker) -- Wayne Simien scored 20 points and Keith Langford added 17 as second-ranked Kansas pulled away from TCU to post a 93-74 victory.
After the Jayhawks (5-0) had their lead trimmed to 59-54 with just 12 minutes remaining, Simien and Langford scored four points apiece during an 11-2 run that put the game out of reach.
"We haven't played unbelievably great yet, but we have finished each game," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "There was a lot of good things we can take from the game tonight. I am getting more and more exited about this team as we go."
"I think it was a great test," Simien said. "The team we faced tonight was probably the hardest-playing team we have played in five games. They definitely pushed the ball against us."
A National Player of the Year candidate, Simien - who also gathered nine rebounds - extended the lead to 71-56 with a dunk with 7:36 remaining.
The Horned Frogs (5-3) never have beaten the Jayhawks but had upset on their minds when Nile Murray scored five of his 20 points during a 6-0 run that gave TCU a 21-17 lead with 8:47 left in the first half.
"I had pretty good rhythm starting from the free-throw line," Murray said. "It doesn't take many shots for a good shooter to get hot."
"(TCU) played really hard tonight," Self said. "(Coach Neil Dougherty) is doing a great job with that team. The game was very competitive, especially in the first half."
Murray and Brent Hackett hit 3-pointers to make it 27-23, but Simien made back-to-back jumpers and Aaron Miles - who scored 10 points and had seven assists - sank a pair of free throws to give Kansas the lead for good.
"I think we did some pretty nice things tonight and I think that we grew up a little, which is what we are trying to do," Dougherty said. "I was really proud of how our team got in there and battled and never went away."
Kansas failed to outrebound a team for the first time this season (36 apiece) but did force 23 turnovers.
Christian Moody recorded career-highs with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Kansas, which handed Dougherty - a former Jayhawks assistant - his second loss in as many years against his former school.
"I just wanted to be consistent every game," Moody said. "I don't know if I would call this a breakout game, but I am happy we won."
"The last time I was hanging around here, some of those guys were just baby Jayhawks, but they don't look like that anymore," Dougherty said.