LAWRENCE, Kansas (Ticker) -- Keith Langford and his teammates could have called it a night at halftime.
Langford scored 19 of his 24 points in a blistering first half as second-ranked Kansas rolled to a 96-51 rout of Louisiana-Lafayette.
In the first half, Langford made 7-of-9 shots as the Jayhawks raced to a commanding 54-22 lead. Kansas shot 61 percent (20-of-33), making 8-of-13 3-pointers in the opening 20 minutes.
"We have continued to improve all season," Langford said. "I think that the improvement is coming from practices. Coach Self does a good job of trying to make the practices a lot harder than the games. We did seem kind of stagnant at times, but we will continue to get better."
J.R. Giddens added 16 points and Wayne Simien 11 and 12 rebounds for Kansas, which improved to 6-0 for the first time since the 2000-01 season.
Since struggling to a 68-61 victory over Vermont in their opener, the Jayhawks have won their last five games by an average of 29.6 points.
"We had a lot of good things happen tonight," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "There was a chance for the bench players to get in the game and play some minutes."
Tiras Wade and Brian Hamilton each scored 12 points for Louisiana-Lafayette (3-4), which shot just 32 percent (19-of-59) and committed 20 turnovers.
"Kansas is an extremely good basketball team," Louisiana-Lafayette coach Robert Lee said. "They took us out of everything we wanted to do. We didn't do a good enough job of closing out on their shooters and then once they got a lead going we started to rush things and got away from our game plan. They basically dominated the basketball game."
It was a rout from the outset as Giddens drilled a 3-pointer and Langford scored inside. Another 3-pointer by Giddens pushed the lead to 19-6 less than 4 1/2 minutes into the contest.
"My teammates were getting me the ball and I was making shots," said Giddens, who went 4-of-8 from the arc.
Langford also got into the act, making consecutive 3-pointers and Giddens added another and a jumper, giving the Jayhawks a 41-16 bulge with 4:59 left before the break. They led by as many as 34 points in the final minute of the half and by at least 35 after the first few minutes of the second half.
Kansas shot 58 percent (34-of-59) overall, went 12-of-23 from the arc and 16-of-23 from the line.