LINCOLN, Nebraska (Ticker) -- Keith Langford and Wayne Simien helped No. 3 Kansas defeat Nebraska more comfortably this time.
Langford matched his career high with 27 points and Simien added 18 as Kansas remained unbeaten in Big 12 Conference play with a 78-65 victory over Nebraska.
In the first meeting between the schools this season, neither Langford nor Simien scored from the field in the first half. The Cornhuskers led, 24-21, at the half in that one, but the Jayhawks (18-1, 8-0 Big 12) rallied in the second and held on for a 59-57 victory when a 3-pointer by Nebraska's Corey Simms rimmed out as time expired.
The two Kansas seniors, Langford and Simien, scored 23 points in the first half in this one and the Jayhawks led, 36-31, at the half.
Langford, who shot 10-of-15, opened the second half with back-to-back 3-pointers and added a dunk with 15:40 to play to increase the margin to 46-35. The Cornhuskers got within 64-58 with 4 1/2 minutes left but the Jayhawks' Christian Moody answered with a pair of dunks.
Simien shot 9-of-13 and grabbed 14 rebounds and Aaron Miles added eight points and seven assists for Kansas, which won its fourth straight and improved to 8-0 in conference play.
The Jayhawks shot 53 percent (32-of-60) and held the Huskers to 36 percent (21-of-58).
Jason Dourisseau scored a career-high 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Wes Wilkinson added 13 for Nebraska (10-9, 3-5), which has lost five of its last six conference games.
It looked as if Nebraska was going to beat Kansas at home for the second straight season when Joe McCray scored seven points and Dourisseau's layup gave the Cornhuskers a 19-12 lead 10 minutes in. But Simien scored eight points and Langford five over the next six minutes as Kansas took control, 32-26.
Nebraska beat Kansas, 74-55, at the Devaney Center last year.
McCray, a freshman and the leading scorer for the Cornhuskers at 14.7 points per game, didn't score after the early spurt and finished 2-of-10 from the floor.