Feb. 8, 2012
KANSAS 68, BAYLOR 54
February 8, 2012
KANSAS STARTERS (Career/Season): C Jeff Withey (25/24); F Thomas Robinson (27/24); G Tyshawn Taylor (112/23); G Elijah Johnson (32/24); G Travis Releford (28/24)
… Improved the Jayhawks to 19-5 on the season and makes KU 9-2 in the Big 12
… Makes Kansas 4-3 against ranked opponents in 2011-12
… Marks KU’s fourth-straight win against Baylor
… Pushed the KU-BU series to 18-2 in favor of KU, including 16-2 as members of the Big 12
… Gives Bill Self an overall record of 463-156, 256-51 at Kansas and 10-2 against Baylor, 10-1 at KU
… Makes KU 2,057-804 all-time
— Kansas handed Baylor just its second loss at home and third loss on the year
— With the win, Kansas has not been defeated in consecutive games since the 2005-2006 season – a span of 228 games
— The Jayhawks finished the first half on a 14-3 run in the last 4:42. Junior Jeff Withey and senior Conner Teahan alone closed the half on an 11-1 run
— For the first time this season, KU was outscored in the paint, 32-30
— Kansas shot 90 percent from the free-throw line in the first half – the fifth time this season KU has shot 90 percent or better from the line in a single half
— KU shot over 50 percent for the 11th time this season
— The Jayhawk defense swiped five or more steals for the 16th-straight game
— KU outrebounded BU, 32-30, marking 21 times in 24 games Kansas has tied or outrebounded its opponent on the boards
— Junior F Thomas Robinson recorded his Big 12-best 17th double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, despite not collecting his first field goal until the 8:45 mark of the first half
— Junior C Jeff Withey scored 12 points in the first 15 minutes of the game after being shutout for the first time this season at Missouri (2/4). He tied his previous career-high (15 vs. Oklahoma, 2/1) in the first half, setting his new career-best of 25 points by night’s end.
— Withey also set career-highs in field goals (8) and free throws made (9)
— Withey recorded three blocks, giving him multiple blocks in 17 of KU’s 24 games this season.
— Senior G Tyshawn Taylor hit 4-of-7 from three-point range, tying a career-high for three-point field goals made.
— Senior G Conner Teahan went 2-for-2 behind the arc in the first half. That marks his 11th multiple three-point game of the season.
— Junior G Elijah Johnson was held scoreless for only the second time this season (vs. Florida Atlantic 11/30/11)