Jan. 12, 2013
NO. 6/6 KANSAS 60, TEXAS TECH 46
Jan. 12, 2013
KU STARTERS (Season/Career Starts): C Jeff Withey (15/55), G Elijah Johnson (15/61), G Ben McLemore (15/15), F Travis Releford (15/57), F Kevin Young (12/12)
SERIES INFO: Kansas leads 23-4
– Made Kansas 14-1 on the season and 2-0 in Big 12 Conference play
– Gave KU a record of 14-1 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 13th-straight win
– Made KU 2-0 in Big 12 play for the seventh-straight season
– Marked the Jayhawks’ sixth-straight win over Texas Tech, making the all-time series against the Red Raiders 23-4 in favor of the Jayhawks
– Improved the Jayhawks to 692-107 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 155-7 under head coach Bill Self
– Moved Bill Self to 283-54 at Kansas and 490-159 overall in his career
– Improved KU to 2,084-807 all-time
– Kansas scored a season-low 60 points, marking its lowest output since scoring 59 in the NCAA National Championship game (59 vs. Kentucky).
– On the flip side, KU held Texas Tech to a season-low 46 points.
– The Jayhawks 27 points in the first half also marked their fewest scored in a half this season. KU’s 27.8 percent in the opening frame was a season-low (previously 28.1 percent, 1st half, Southeast Missouri State)
– KU’s five field goals (5-for-18) were the fewest made baskets in a half since the Jayhawks made six shots in the first half against Oklahoma State on Feb. 13, 2006 (Note: Kansas half-only records began in the 1988-89 season)
– Kansas followed that with a 60.9 percent (14-for-23) shooting mark in the second half, marking the sixth time this year KU has shot 60 percent or better in half.
– The Jayhawks two assists in the first half are the fewest since recording one in the second half at Texas on Jan. 21, 2012.
– Kansas didn’t record its first rebound until Travis Releford grabbed a defensive board at the 11:42 mark. By the time they notched their first board, the Jayhawks had four steals to only one rebound.
– The Jayhawks started the game 10-for-10 from the free throw line and finished the game, 19-for-26.
– Kansas’ 16 made free throws in the first half tied the most made in a half this year (Ohio State, 16, 2nd half) and marks the seventh time this season that KU has made double-digit free throws in a half.
– After forcing only 12 turnovers total in its last two games, the Kansas defense prompted 13 Texas Tech turnovers in the first half alone and 16 for the afternoon.
– KU collected 10 steals on Saturday, the fourth time this season the Jayhawks have swiped double-digit passes.
– KU, who didn’t record a rebound for nearly nine minutes to start the game, fell short to the Red Raiders 28-26, marking only the third-time this season the Jayhawks were out-rebounded.
– Redshirt freshman guard Ben McLemore registered multiple-blocks (2) for the second-straight game and the fourth time this season.
– McLemore’s first bucket came via the dunk at the 11:37 mark in the first half, giving him 23 dunks on the year. Both he and Withey recorded dunks in the game and are now tied for the team lead with 24.
– With 1:39 remaining in the game, McLemore missed his first three throws in five games. He had his 24-straight prior to the missed pair.
– Senior G Travis Releford kept his pristine shooting numbers intact, going 4-for-5 from the floor. In his last six games, Releford is 27-for-34 (79.4 percent).
– Releford scored 12 points in the game, marking his 12th-straight game in double figures.
– After scoring only two points in the first half, senior forward Kevin Young completed the game with 14 points for his third-straight game in double-figures and fifth of the season.
– Young and redshirt freshman forward Jamari Traylor each matched their season-highs with two steals.
– Senior center Jeff Withey recorded one block against Texas Tech and has now recorded multiple blocks in all but two games this season.
– Junior forward Justin Wesley played his first minutes since the Colorado game on Dec. 8, after missing games due to a broken pinkie.