Postgame Notes - Baylor
Jan. 14, 2013
KANSAS 61, BAYLOR 44
Jan. 14, 2013
KU STARTERS (Season/Career Starts): C Jeff Withey (16/56), G Elijah Johnson (16/62), G Ben McLemore (16/16), F Travis Releford (16/58), F Kevin Young (13/13)
SERIES INFO: Kansas leads 19-3
- Makes Kansas 15-1 on the season.
- Gives KU a 15-1 or better record for the third time in the last four seasons and the fifth time in the 10-year Bill Self era.
- Gives KU its 14th-straight win.
- Makes KU 3-0 in conference play for the seventh-straight season and 17th time in the last 18 seasons dating back to 1995-96.
- Makes the KU-BU series 19-3 in favor of the Jayhawks, including 11-0 in Lawrence (10-0 in Allen Fieldhouse).
- Extends Kansas’ homecourt winning streak to 32 games.
- Makes Kansas 692-107 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 155-7 under head coach Bill Self.
- Improves Bill Self to 284-54 while at Kansas and 491-159 overall.
- Makes KU 2,085-807 all-time.
- Baylor’s 44 points were the fewest a Kansas team has allowed in a conference game since the Jayhawks held the Nebraska Cornhuskers to 39 points on Feb. 17, 2007 in Lawrence.
- Kansas held the Bears to just 23.2 percent shooting from the field. The lowest opponent shooting percentage of the season and lowest since KU held Howard to 22.2 percent shooting on Dec. 29, 2011. It also was the lowest percentage by a Big 12 opponent and lowest by a conference foe since the 1988-89 season.
- The Jayhawks have now held a double-digit lead in all but one contest this season, with the exception coming in their 67-64 loss to Michigan State on Nov. 13 when they held a seven-point lead.
- The six Baylor first-half field goals tied for the fewest KU has allowed in a half this season. The Jayhawks also held St. Louis to six field goals in the first half of their 73-59 win on Nov. 20.
- The Jayhawks shot just 37.7 percent (23-of-61) from the field for their lowest shooting total of the season.
- KU’s 33-20 halftime lead marked the ninth time this season the Jayhawks went into the lockerroom with a double-digit lead.
- Kansas tallied 13 rejections, its second-highest total of the season and saw six players collect a block, the most Jayhawks to enter the blocks column in a game on the year.
- Out of its 16 games, Kansas has held 10 of its opponents under 60 points.
- Kansas’ 13 blocks total also equaled Baylor’s field goal total of 13 made baskets.
- The Jayhawks have scored 121 points over the past two games, the fewest in a two-game stretch since Jan. 19 and 22 of 2009 when Kansas put up 59 points and 62 points against Nebraska and Villanova, respectively.
- KU’s 10 blocks in the first half are the most by a Jayhawk squad since Dec. 29, 1997 when they swatted 10 Vanderbilt attempts in the second half.
- Senior center Jeff Withey’s three blocks marked the 26th-consecutive game he has recorded at least one rejection and the 14th game this season he has tallied multiple blocks.
- Redshirt freshman guard Ben McLemore’s 17 points marked the fourth-straight contest and 14th game this season he has scored in double-digits.
- McLemore also tallied eight rebounds and was the top KU rebounder for the second time this season (12 vs. SEMO on Nov. 9).
- McLemore tallied a career-high three steals
- McLemore left the game with 2:44 remaining with an injury. In his press conference, head coach Bill Self announced the injury as an ankle sprain and listed McLemore as day-to-day.
- Senior G Elijah Johnson was 1-for-3 from three-point land, giving him 120 three-point field goals in his career and moving into a tie with Tyshawn Taylor at No. 17 on KU’s all-time three-point chart.
- Freshman F Jamari Traylor’s three blocks tied a career high. He also notched three blocks vs. Michigan State on Nov. 13.