Postgame Notes

Jan. 14, 2012

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Postgame Notes
Jan. 14, 2012

Kansas Starters (Career/Season): F Thomas Robinson (20/17); C Jeff Withey (18/17); G Tyshawn Taylor (105/16); G Elijah Johnson (25/17); G Travis Releford (21/17)

Kansas’ Win…
… Made Kansas 14-3 on the season, including 4-0 in conference play
… Improved the Jayhawks to 4-0 in Big 12 play for the fifth time in the Bill Self era and the 12th time in the 16-year history of the conference
… Extended KU’s home court winning streak to 15 games
… Gave the Jayhawks their 13th-straight victory over Iowa State
… Made the KU-ISU series 171-58 in favor of KU, including 26-7 as members of the Big 12
… Improved the Jayhawks to 676-107 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 138-7 under Head Coach Bill Self
… Made Coach Self 251-49 while at KU, 458-154 overall and 16-2 against Iowa State (15-2 at Kansas)
… Moved KU to 2,052-802 all-time

Team Notes:
– Kansas trailed by as many as 12 points in the game (at the 17-minute mark in the second half), it was the team’s largest deficit at home since trailing by 12 to Texas last season.
– KU overcame the 12-point deficit to win the game, the largest the team has overcome in a win since the Jayhawks defeated Colorado in the Big 12 tournament last season in a game they also trailed by 12 points.
– The Jayhawks faced a halftime deficit at home for the first time this season, and the first time since trailing Nebraska, 30-25 at the intermission on Jan. 15 last year.
– Iowa State’s 73 points were third-most allowed by the Jayhawks this season.
– KU was outrebounded 49-41 in the game, marking just the second time the team was outrebounded this season (Towson).
– It was KU’s worst rebounding margin since Texas outdid the Jayhawks by nine on the glass last season.
– KU committed just seven turnovers in the game, the fewest since the team committed five in the season-opener against Towson. The Jayhawks are averaging 9.7 turnovers per game over their last three contests.
– Iowa State’s Royce White’s 17 rebounds were the most by an opposing player against KU since Iowa State’s Jackson Vroman had 19 boards on Feb. 21, 2004.

Individual Notes:
– Senior G Tyshawn Taylor scored a career-high 28 points, including 22 in the second half. Taylor’s 28 points were the second-most by a Jayhawk this season, behind only Thomas Robinson’s 30 against North Dakota.
– Taylor also set career highs in field goals (10), field goal attempts (21) and three-point field goal attempts (nine). He set a season high with four steals in the game.
– Thomas Robinson (11 points, 14 rebounds) and Jeff Withey (13 points, 11 rebounds) both had double-doubles in the game. It marked the third time this year that KU has had multiple players record double-doubles in the same game (vs. Long Beach State, vs. Duke).
– Robinson’s double-double marked his 12th of the year, while Withey recorded his third. Robinson is tied for eighth in KU history with his 12 double-doubles in a season.
– Robinson now has 17 double-doubles in his career, which moves him into sole possession of 10th-place on KU’s all-time list.
– Withey set a career highs with six field goals and 10 field goal attempts.
– Withey recorded seven blocked shots, marking his second-most blocks in a game. He had nine against Long Beach State. His 3.1 blocks per game lead the Big 12.
– Taylor’s 28 points moved him into 35th place on KU’s all-time scoring list with 1,197 career points, passing Aaron Miles (1,183).
– Withey’s seven blocks moved him into a tie for 23rd place on KU’s all-time list with Wayne Simien (78).