No. 4 Missouri 74, No. 8 Kansas 71
Feb. 4, 2012
MISSOURI 74, KANSAS 71
February 4, 2012
KANSAS STARTERS (Career/Season): C Jeff Withey (24/23); F Thomas Robinson (26/23); G Tyshawn Taylor (111/22); G Elijah Johnson (31/23); G Travis Releford (27/23)
… Dropped the Jayhawks to 18-5 on the season and makes KU 8-2 in conference play
… Snapped KU’s five-game win streak against Missouri
… Makes Kansas 3-3 against ranked opponents in 2011-12
… Moved the KU-MU series to 171-95 in favor of KU, including 24-10 as members of the Big 12
… Gives Bill Self an overall record of 462-156, 255-51 at Kansas and 17-4 against Missouri, 14-5 at KU
… Makes KU 2,056-804 all-time
— Missouri’s 51.9 percent shooting mark in the first half is only the fifth time this season KU has allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent or better in a half (Kentucky, Long Beach State, North Dakota, Baylor) and MU’s 52.1 for the game is the highest allowed this season. (previous, 51 percent vs. Kentucky)
— Kansas shot 53.6 percent for the game, the 13th-straight time KU has outshot its opponent and the 21st time this season
— Missouri led Kansas at halftime for the first time since Jan. 16, 2006 (32-37) in an 86-89 loss in overtime.
— KU gave up an 11-2 run to finish the first half, but answered with a 13-5 run to open the second half.
— KU surrendered an 11-0 run in the final 2:07. The Jayhawks did not score following a Tyshawn Taylor dunk at the 3:25 mark.
— The Jayhawks went to the free-throw line just nine times, the fewest times since a 5-of-7 game last season against Miami (Ohio) on Jan. 2, 2011.
— Junior F Thomas Robinson recorded his Big 12-leading 16th double-double of the season with 13 rebounds and 25 points – 19 of those points came in the second half.
— Senior G Tyshawn Taylor had 17 points of 7-of-12 shooting in the first half alone, leading all scorers.
— Taylor’s 21 points on the evening marked the 10th 20-plus point game of his career and his fifth in the last seven games.
— Senior G Conner Teahan hit the three-pointers that put KU ahead 56-52 and again 66-63 in the second half. Teahan now has at least one three-pointer in every Big 12 game this season, minus two (at Oklahoma, vs. Iowa State)
— Sophomore F Justin Wesley 3 points are the most he’s scored in a Big 12 game.
— Junior C Jeff Withey was held scoreless for the first time this season, one game after scoring his career high (15 points vs. Oklahoma, 2/1/12)