Postgame Notes

Jan. 9, 2013

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JAN. 9, 2013

KANSAS STARTERS (Career/Season): C Jeff Withey (54/14); G Elijah Johnson (60/14); G Ben McLemore (14/14); F Travis Releford (56/14); F Kevin Young (11/11)

SERIES INFO: Kansas leads 172-59


– Made Kansas 13-1 on the season
– Gave KU a record of 13-1 or better for the third time in the last four seasons and for the fifth time in the 10 years of the Bill Self era
– Gave KU its 12th-straight win
– Marked the 22nd-straight season that the Jayhawks have opened conference play with a win, dating back to the 1991-92 season
– Gave KU its seventh-straight league-opening win at Allen Fieldhouse
– Marked the Jayhawks’ eighth-straight win over Iowa State in Lawrence
– Extended KU’s home-court winning streak to 31 games
– Improved the Jayhawks to 691-107 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 154-7 under head coach Bill Self
– Moved Bill Self to 282-54 at Kansas and 489-159 overall in his career
– Improved KU to 2,083-807 all-time
– Marked KU’s fifth-straight overtime victory dating back to an 89-81 loss to Syracuse on Nov. 25, 2008.

– The overtime game marked KU’s first since defeating Missouri 87-86 in Allen Fieldhouse on Feb. 25 of last season.
– KU’s 97 points were a season high and the most since KU tallied 100 points against Towson on Nov. 11, 2011.
– Kansas scored 14-straight points from the final seconds of regulation to the 2:12 mark of overtime.
– The Jayhawks scored 18 points during the five-minute overtime period, the most in an overtime stanza since KU scored 18 against Iowa State in Allen Fieldhouse on Feb. 21, 2004.
– Travis Releford’s dunk with 9:19 remaining in the game snapped a span of eight minutes, 29 seconds that KU went without a field goal.
– The Jayhawks made just four field goals in the first 11 minutes of the second half.
– Kansas set season highs in points (97), free throws made (27) and free throws attempted (38).
– Iowa State’s 89 points were the most by a Kansas opponent since Syracuse scored 89 in an overtime win on Nov. 25, 2008. It was the most points scored by a visiting team in Allen Fieldhouse since Baylor scored 90 in a 100-90 loss on Feb. 9, 2008.
– Kansas put a season-high five players in double figures, the most since the team had five in double digits against North Carolina in last season’s NCAA Tournament.
– Iowa State set KU opponent season highs in points (89), points in a half (41 in second half), field goals (30), field goal attempts (73), three-point field goals (14), fouls (29), disqualifications (two), assists (17).

– Freshman G Ben McLemore scored a career-high 33 points, which were the most by a Jayhawk since Marcus Morris tallied 33 points against Iowa State on Jan. 12, 2011.
– His 33 points were the most by a Kansas freshman since Danny Manning scored 35 points against Oklahoma State on March 2, 1985. It was also the second-most points scored by a player in the Big 12 this season.
– McLemore connected on 6-of-6 three-point field goal attempts, marking the best three-point field goal percentage since Rex Walters went 6-for-6 from beyond the arc against Ball State in 2003.
– McLemore also hit 7-for-7 free throws, the most free throws without a miss since Tyshawn Taylor went 8-for-8 from the charity stripe against Texas on March 3 of last season.
– McLemore set career highs in points (33), field goals (10) and three point field goals (six).
– Seniors C Jeff Withey (15 points, 12 rebounds), F Kevin Young (10 points, 12 rebounds) and G Elijah Johnson (12 points, 10 assists) all recorded double-doubles in the game. It was the first time since 2002 that KU has had three double-doubles in a single game, when Nick Collison, Wayne Simien and Keith Langford all accomplished the feat against Florida.
– Johnson’s 10 assists were a career high and the most by a Jayhawk since Tyshawn Taylor dished out 10 dimes against Iowa State on Jan. 28 of last season.
– Johnson’s six rebound were the most since he tallied 10 boards against Ohio State in last year’s NCAA semifinals. His three steals matched a season high.
– Withey recorded his sixth double-double of the season and 12th of his career. His 12 rebounds are tied for his second-highest total of the season.
– Young collected a double-double for the second-straight game. His 12 rebounds were a career high.
– Senior F Travis Releford scored 12 points in the game, marking his 11th-straight game in double figures.