Postgame Notes

Feb. 6, 2013

Recap | Final Stats |

TCU 62, NO. 5/5 KANSAS 55
Postgame Notes
Feb. 6, 2013

KU STARTERS (Season/Career Starts): C Jeff Withey (22/62), G Elijah Johnson (22/68), G Ben McLemore (22/22), F Travis Releford (22/64), F Perry Ellis (3/3)

SERIES INFO: Kansas leads 4-1

ATTENDANCE: 7, 412 (Daniel-Meyer Coliseum record)


  • Made Kansas 19-3 on the season and 7-2 in Big 12 play
  • Gave KU consecutive losses for the first time since Jan. 14 – Jan. 16, 2006, a span of 264 games (the longest span in NCAA Division I)
  • Gave TCU is first win over Kansas (and first Big 12 win), making the all-time record against TCU 4-1 in favor of the Jayhawks. It also marked TCU’s first-ever win against a top-five team.
  • Made Bill Self to 288-56 at Kansas, 495-161 overall, 8-5 all-time against TCU (2-1 while at KU)
  • Made KU 2,089-809 all-time


  • Kansas altered its starting lineup, adding freshman F Perry Ellis in at the four position for senior F Kevin Young. Senior G Elijah Johnson, senior G Travis Releford, senior C Jeff Withey and redshirt freshman G Ben McLemore. Prior to Wednesday, Self has used the Johnson-McLemore-Releford-Young-Withey lineup 18-straight games.
  • Kansas marked the highest-ranked team to play TCU in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum since Dec. 1, 2003 – when TCU ironically played host to then-No. 1 Kansas.
  • KU’s three field goals (3-for-22) and 13 points in the first half marked the lowest for a half in either category since Kansas began keeping half-only records during 1988-89 season.
  • Kansas’ 13 points in the first half mark the lowest in the Bill Self era (Previous low in Self era was 20 in the first half against Arizona, 11/21/05, in Maui, Hawaii).
  • Kansas’ three field goals in the first half marked the fewest since the Jayhawks hit just five (5-for-18) in at Texas Tech earlier this season (1/12/13).
  • KU’s 17 field goals (17-for-57) are the lowest since tallying 17 at Kansas State (1/14/06).
  • The Jayhawks didn’t score until the 12:43 mark, going 0-for-4 with six turnovers in the first seven minutes of the game. Redshirt freshman F Jamari Traylor scored first with a layup and the assist from redshirt freshman G Ben McLemore.
  • Kansas was shooting 5.9 percent (1-for-17) before senior C Jeff Withey hit the team’s second shot of the game with 4:27 remaining.
  • KU’s 16-point deficit (37-21, 11:14 (2nd) marked its worst deficit of the season.
  • TCU set an attendance record with 7,412 fans. The team’s last sell-out crowd occurred against then-No. 7 BYU on Feb. 19, 2011.
  • Kansas grabbed 44 rebounds to TCU’s 39. KU has outrebounded 19 of 22 opponents in 2012-13.
  • Kansas was out-shot (39.1 percent/29.5 percent) for only the fourth time this season (vs. Michigan State, at Texas, vs. Oklahoma State) and the first time it occurred in back-to-back games this year.


  • Senior C Jeff Withey is one rejection shy of tying the Kansas career blocked shots mark (Greg Ostertag, 258), notching three against TCU.
  • Freshman F Perry Ellis made his third career start on Wednesday and his first since the Michigan State game (11/13).
  • That meant for the first time in 18 games, senior F Kevin Young did not start. He checked in for the first time at the 14:39 mark.
  • Sophomore G Naadir Tharpe hit a three-pointer at the 9:18 mark, keeping KU’s games with at least one trey alive. Last game in which Kansas did not hit a three was a 100-90 win against Baylor (2/9/08).
  • Redshirt freshman G Ben McLemore’s 15 points marked the 10th-straight contest he has scored in double-digits.
  • McLemore’s three assists are the most for him in a Big 12 game (career-high 5 vs. SEMO, 11/9/12)
  • Senior G Elijah Johnson had zero points with a minute left in the game. He finished the night with eight thanks to two three-pointers and two free throws.
  • Senior F Kevin Young is the only Jayhawk to have a steal in every Big 12 game this season. He collected one more on Wednesday. His 16 steals in league play leads the team.