Kansas State - Postgame Notes
Feb. 11, 2013
No. 14/13 KANSAS 83, No. 10/11 Kansas State 62
Feb. 11, 2013
KU STARTERS (Season/Career Starts): C Jeff Withey (24/64), G Elijah Johnson (24/70), G Ben McLemore (24/24), F Travis Releford (24/66), F Kevin Young (20/20)
SERIES INFO: Kansas leads 185-91
- Makes Kansas 20-4 on the season.
- Gives KU 20 wins for the 24th-consecutive season and 30th time in the last 31 seasons (starting in 1983-84).
- Gives KU its eighth win in as many games versus a higher-ranked opponent inside Allen Fieldhouse dating back to 2005-06. It happened three times last year – vs. Missouri, Baylor and Ohio State; two times in 2008-09 – vs. Missouri and Tennessee; and two times in 2005-06 – vs. Oklahoma and Kentucky.
- Gives Kansas its largest margin of victory over Kansas State (83-62) since the Jayhawks took down the Wildcats 97-70 Feb. 7, 2007 in Lawrence.
- Makes KU 8-3 or better in conference play for the sixth-straight season.
- Makes the KU-KSU series 185-91 in favor of the Kansas.
- Improves their record of games played on Mondays to 5-0 this season
- Gives KU its 11th win against KSU in its last 12 meetings.
- Gives KU its seventh-straight win against KSU in Allen Fieldhouse.
- Makes KU 694-108 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 157-8 under Bill Self.
- Improves Bill Self to 289-57 while at Kansas, 496-162 overall and 21-3 all-time against KSU, 20-3 while at KU.
- Makes KU 2,090-810 all-time.
- KU’s 47 first-half points were the most scored in a half of a Big 12 game this season and the third-highest point total in a half in 2012-13.
- Kansas’ 18-point halftime lead (47-29) was its largest in a conference game this year and enjoyed its eighth double-figure halftime lead of the season.
- After KSU cut the Kansas lead to four at the 11:47 mark in the first half, the Jayhawks outscored the Wildcats 31-19 over the final 11 minutes of the opening period.
- The Jayhawks put in 58.6 percent (17-of-29) of their first half field goal attempts, their third-highest shooting percentage in a half of a conference this year (60.9 at Texas Tech, 2nd half; 59.1 percent at West Virginia, 1st half).
- KU held the KSU bench to just four points, tying for the fewest by a Jayhawk opponent this year. Kansas allowed only four points from the Temple bench on Jan. 6, 2013.
- Kansas outrebounded the Wildcats 41-to-23 (+18), its second-highest rebounding margin of the year and best in Big 12 play. KU outrebounded the Richmond Spiders by 20 on Dec. 18.
- KU saw four players in double-figures for the seventh time this season and first since the Jayhawks’ win over Iowa State on Jan. 9 in Lawrence.
- The Jayhawks connected on 19-of-22 free throws for an 86.4 percentage, the team’s best shooting from the charity stripe in conference play and third-highest of the season (90.9 percent vs. Washington State and 88.9 percent vs. Temple).
- Freshman G Ben McLemore‘s 30 points marked his second 30-point game of the year, marking the first time a freshman has tallied two 30-point games in a season since Danny Manning scored 30 vs. Kentucky (Dec. 31, 1984) and 35 vs. Oklahoma State (March 2, 1985). It is the first time in school history a freshman has turned in two 30-point games in conference play.
- McLemore’s six three pointers tied a career high. The freshman connected on six treys in the 97-89 overtime win over Iowa State (Jan. 9, 2013) when he ended the night with 33 points.
- With his block on KSU’s Thomas Gibson at the 16:28 mark in the first half, senior C Jeff Withey become the career-blocks leader at Kansas, amassing a total of 263 rejections after collecting five Monday night. The game marks his ninth contest this season with five or more blocks. He is now one block shy of tying the Big 12 all-time blocks record (Chris Mihm, Texas, 264).
- Withey’s 17 points and 10 rebounds gave the senior his eighth double-double of the season and 14th of his career, marking the first Jayhawk to earn a double-double since Withey went for 11 points and 10 rebounds against Kansas State in Manhattan (Jan. 22). His 14 DD’s now ties him with Markieff Morris, Kelly Knight and Herb Nobles for 12th on KU’s all-time double-doubles chart.
- Sophomore G Naadir Tharpe dished eight assists on the night, his second highest assist total of his career and most since he notched 12 dimes against American Dec. 29, 2012.
- Senior F Kevin Young tallied one steal versus Kansas State. He is the only Jayhawk to record at least one theft in each Big 12 contest this year, bringing his current streak to 11 games with at least one steal.