The Wests Tigers are on the cusp of missing the NRL finals for the fifth time in as many years after turning in one of their worst defensive showings of the year on Friday night.With their season on the line, the Tigers conceded seven tries in a 40-10 mauling at the hands of Penrith to leave them one point behind eighth-placed Gold Coast, who play Newcastle on Saturday.It means the Tigers are now relying on the Titans to falter over the final fortnight to make the semis.Weve got a really shattered group of players in the rooms. Just some inconsolable, through the fact that it was such a disappointing performance with the situation we were in, coach Jason Taylor said.Taylor accused his team of taking shortcuts during the match, and conceded some bad defensive habits had returned in a concerning effort, particularly in the first half.After scoring early, the Tigers conceded five tries before the halftime break.The only thing I can put that down to was just a lack of energy that was required to go with Penrith in the first half, he said.Because the commitment that the teams been playing with, the attitude this week at training, the warm-up, the talk, weve talked about all this stuff.Captain Aaron Woods admitted some of the tries the team conceded was soft.We got off to a good start, but played well for five minutes, he said.They just ran harder. Just simple one-on-ones, we gave some crucial penalties away as well which gave them field position. 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LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Despite all the rim-rattling dunks that Kansas freshman Udoka Azubuike had Friday night, the play that stood out to UNC Asheville coach Nick McDevitt was the only shot the big man missed.Got his own rebound and dunked it, McDevitt said with a shake of his head.Azubuike had seven dunks in all, finished with 17 points in his first career start and helped the fifth-ranked Jayhawks roll to a 95-57 victory over the Bulldogs in their return to Allen Fieldhouse.I tried not to think about it because I was just like, everyone told me, right before the game started, `Go out there and play your game, Azubuike said. Have fun.Just about everyone had fun for the Jayhawks (5-1): Frank Mason III led all scorers with 21 points, Josh Jackson added 14, Lagerald Vick had 12 and Devonte Graham finished with 11 assists.The result was their 42nd straight win at Allen Fieldhouse.They kind of overpowered us around the basket, doubling us up rebounding-wise, McDevitt said. We knew they had a -- pardon the pun -- a big size advantage on us, but I just didnt think we negated that size well enough by putting enough pressure on the ball.The only bummer for Kansas came in the closing minutes, when Graham banged up his right big toe on a drive to the basket. He did not return, though he said later that it wasnt anything serious.Kevin Vannatta and Ahmad Thomas led Asheville (3-3) with 12 points apiece.The Jayhawks, coming off their CBE Classic triumph in Kansas City, never had much trouble with their Big South opponent in just their second game at the Phog this season.Mason got things started with three 3-pointers in a span of a couple of minutes, but it was the way that Kansas dominated inside that put the game away early. Azubuike began pounding at the rim with some ferocious dunks while Jackson, their springy freshman phenom, kept gliding to the rack.At one point, the pair scored four straight baskets on dunks.Azubuike got the start over sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr. and senior Landen Lucas, both of whom struggled in the CBE Classic. And when the two came off the bench and eeach picked up two fouls, it gave coach Bill Self all the reason he needed to keep Azubuike in the game.ddddddddddddAsheville tried to guard the 7-foot, 280-pound behemoth with Giacomo Zilli, who checks in at 6-9, 215, with predictable results. Azubuike bullied to the basket every time he wanted the ball.Now, getting lobs and stuff, youre not going to get that against some teams, Self said, but `Doke is so good at catching above the rim -- hes about the best Ive seen at it.The Jayhawks led 58-34 at halftime before cruising over the final 20 minutes.I think were going to be a team thats unlike most teams weve had. Were going to start based on scouting report most times, Self said. We havent ever done that. If a team starts small, well go small, if a team goes with two bigs, well go two bigs. But it was nice to see Udoka have success. He can do some things that none of us can.BIG PICTUREUNC Asheville was overmatched at every position, not to mention when it came to depth. The Bulldogs looked exhausted in the second half as the Jayhawks kept getting into transition for easy baskets.Kansas used Vick and Azubuike in a new-look starting five. It sent a message to Bragg and Lucas to pick it up -- which they did in the second half -- while showcasing the Jayhawks versatility.GRAHAM-MY WINNERSure, the dunks will make the highlights, but Self thought Graham played as well as anyone. Along with 11 assists, he also had six points and two steals with only two turnovers. I thought Devonte was certainly the facilitator, Self said. He was really good.DEEP THREATEven with the big size advantage, the Jayhawks still lit it up from the arc. Mason was 5 for 5 from 3-point range, Vick was 3 for 4 and Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk also hit two 3s. The Jayhawks wound up 13 of 21 from beyond the arc.UP NEXT:UNC Asheville returns home to face Division II Brevard on Tuesday night.Kansas continues its five-game home stand against Long Beach State on Tuesday night. Wholesale Hoodies NFL Shirts Outlet Jerseys NFL Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '