Jan. 7, 2012
KANSAS 72, OKLAHOMA 61
Jan 7, 2012
KANSAS STARTERS (Career/Season): F Thomas Robinson (18/15); C Jeff Withey (16/15); G Tyshawn Taylor (103/14); G Elijah Johnson (23/15); G Travis Releford (19/15)
… Improved the Jayhawks to 12-3 on the season.
… Moved the all-time series between Kansas and Oklahoma to 137-64 in favor of KU, including a 16-4 mark as members of the Big 12 Conference.
… Made Kansas 2-0 in conference play for the sixth-straight season and the 16th time in the last 17 seasons.
… Gives KU a 2-0 record in true road games this season.
… Marks Kansas’ eighth-straight win against Oklahoma.
… Made Self 249-49 at KU, 456-154 overall and 9-3 against Oklahoma.
… Improved the Jayhawks to 2,050-802 all-time.
— KU’s 34-33 halftime deficit marked the first since trailing Davidson 33-32 at halftime, and just the second time this season.
— OU’s 34 first-half points marked the first time in five games KU allowed more than 21 first-half points to an opponent.
— Kansas answered the halftime deficit with a 23-4 run in the first seven minutes of the second half.
— Kansas and Oklahoma tied with 34 rebounds apiece – the 14th-straight time the Jayhawks outdid or tied their opponent on the glass.
— KU outblocked OU, 4-3, the 11th-straight game the Jayhawks have tied or outblocked its opponent.
— Kansas shot 50 percent or better for the sixth time this season.
— KU forced 17 turnovers, Oklahoma has committed more than that only once this season (18 vs. Northwestern State)
— KU’s 14 free-throw attempts are the lowest since the season opener against Towson (12, 11/11/11)
— Junior G Travis Releford tied the career-high in points that he set in KU’s previous game with 16 first-half points against Oklahoma. He finished the game with 28.
— Junior F Thomas Robinson added 11 first-half points, combining with Releford to score 27 of KU’s 33 first-half points. Elijah Johnson was the only other KU starter to score in the first half (2 points).
— Releford’s three three-pointers was a season best and tied his career high (vs. Ohio, 11/26/10).
— Releford’s nine field goals are a career-high.
— Senior G Tyshawn Taylor’s nine points tied a season low, and is the second time this season he did not register double figures. All of his points came in the second half.
— Senior G Conner Teahan did not hit a three-pointer for the first time in 10 games and only the third time this season.