Feb. 11, 2012
KANSAS 81, OKLAHOMA STATE 66
February 11, 2012
KANSAS STARTERS (Career/Season Starts): C Jeff Withey (26/25); F Thomas Robinson (28/25); G Tyshawn Taylor (113/24); G Elijah Johnson (33/25); G Travis Releford (29/25)
… Makes KU 20-5 on the season, giving KU 20 or more wins for the 23rd-straight season, dating back to 1989-90
… Improved KU to 10-2 in conference play, giving KU 18-straight seasons with 10 or more conference wins, dating back to 1994-95
… Gave KU its third-straight win against Oklahoma State and 16th-straight over the Cowboys at Allen Fieldhouse
… Made the KU-OSU series 105-53 in favor of KU, including 16-6 as members of the Big 12
… Extended KU’s home court winning streak to 19 games
… Made KU 670-107 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 142-7 under head coach Bill Self
… Improved Coach Self to 257-51 at Kansas, 464-156 overall and 9-7 against his alma mater (8-4 while at KU)
… Moved Kansas to 2,058-804 all-time.
– Kansas scored 51 points in the first half, marking the fifth time this season KU has scored 50-plus points in a half.
– The Jayhawks recorded 50 rebounds in the game, marking the third time KU has posted 50-plus boards in a game this year (53 vs. FAU and 50 vs. K-State).
– All five Kansas starters scored in double figures, marking the third time this season that the Jayhawks have accomplished this.
– KU’s 17 offensive rebounds were the most by a Jayhawk team this season.
– The Jayhawks’ plus-29 rebounding margin against Oklahoma State was KU’s best since it out-rebounded Miami (Ohio) 46-17 on Jan. 2, 2011.
– Oklahoma State’s six rebounds in the first half are the fewest by a KU opponent since Missouri had six rebounds in the first half of a Feb. 18, 2006 game.
– OSU’s Keiton Page’s 11 three-point attempts are the most by a KU opponent since LaceDarius Dunn (Baylor) attempted 14 in a game on Jan. 20, 2010.
– Oklahoma State’s six turnovers are the fewest in a game since Oklahoma had six in last year’s meeting on Feb. 26.
– KU outscored Oklahoma State 46-12 in the paint.
– Junior C Jeff Withey recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 18 points and 20 rebounds.
– Withey’s 20 rebounds were a career high and the second most by a Jayhawk this season (Thomas Robinson, 21 vs. North Dakota). His 14 defensive rebounds were also a career high.
– Withey’s 20 boards were the most by a Jayhawk in a conference game since Cole Aldrich grabbed 20 rebounds against Oklahoma on Feb. 23, 2009.
– Withey’s 18 points give him 43 over the last two contests, after being held scoreless against Missouri on Feb. 4.
– Withey recorded seven blocked shots in the game, giving him a Big 12-best 79 for the season. His 79 blocks this year move him into seventh-place on KU’s single-season list.
– He recorded his 104th career block in the game, moving him into 17th on KU’s all-time list, passing Paul Pierce (98) and Markieff Morris (103).
– Junior F Thomas Robinson also had a double-double with 24 points and 14 rebounds, marking the fifth time this season KU has had multiple players record double-doubles in the same game.
– Robinson and Withey combined for 34 rebounds in the game, the most since Nick Collison (21) and Jeff Graves (16) combined for 37 in the 2003 National Championship game against Syracuse on April 7, 2003.
– Robinson’s double-double gives him a Big 12-best 18 double-doubles this season and 23 in his career. His 18 double-doubles this season tie him for fifth-most by a Jayhawk with Danny Manning’s 1987 total.
– Senior G Tyshawn Taylor had six assists against Oklahoma State, giving him six or more assists in five of KU’s 12 Big 12 contests.
– Taylor’s six assists give him 170 this season and move him into a tie for 15th place on KU’s single-season list with Darnell Valentine’s 1979 total.
– Robinson secured 14 rebounds to give him 602 in his career and pass David Magley (596), Kelly Knight (601) and tie Brandon Rush for 26th on KU’s all-time list.
– Robinson’s 302 rebounds this season move him past Julian Wright (298) and Eric Chenowith (301) for 20th on KU’s single-season list.