Feb. 18, 2012
KANSAS 80, TEXAS TECH 53
FEB. 18, 2012 – Lawrence, Kan.
KANSAS STARTERS (Career/Season)
C Jeff Withey (28/27); F Thomas Robinson (30/27); G Tyshawn Taylor (115/26); G Elijah Johnson (35/27); G Travis Releford (31/27)
THE KANSAS WIN…
–Makes Kansas 22-5 on the season, giving KU 22 or more wins for the 23rd-straight season dating back to 1989-90.
–Gives KU a 12-2 record in conference play, marking the 12-straight season the Jayhawks have compiled 12 or more league wins dating back to 2000-01.
–Extended Kansas’ home court winning streak to 20 games.
–Makes the Jayhawks 19-1 when leading at halftime this season.
–Gives Kansas its fifth-straight win against Texas Tech and makes the KU-TTU series 22-4 in favor of KU, including 13-4 as members of the Big 12.
–Makes Kansas 14-0 in Allen Fieldhouse this season, 681-107 all-time in AFH, including 143-7 under Bill Self.
–Improves Bill Self to 259-51 while at KU, 466-156 overall and 9-6 against Texas Tech, including an 8-3 record while at KU.
–Makes KU 2,060-804 all-time.
–Gives Kansas its 1,000th all-time conference victory, dating back to its membership to the Missouri Valley Conference.
–Kansas held Texas Tech to just nine points through the first ten minutes of the game and only 22 during the first half.
–KU held a 44-22 lead at the break, which was the 20th time they entered the half ahead this season.
–Kansas went on an 18-2 run during a ten and a half minute stretch in the first half, which extended their lead from five points to 21 over Texas Tech.
–The Jayhawks held the Red Raiders to just 33.3 percent shooting from the field during the first half, while their bench outscored Texas Tech’s 13-2.
–Eight of the nine Kansas players who took the court during the game’s first twenty minutes scored at least three points, with Justin Wesley being the only one not to record a field goal in the first half.
–Kansas went on a 12-0 run during a three minute stretch in the second half, extending their lead from 23 to 35.
–The Jayhawks shot 60 percent (9/15) from beyond the arc, which is their best three-point shooting performance of the season. It is also the first time they have reached that plateau since Nov. 19, 2010 versus North Texas where they also shot 60-percent (9/15).
–KU’s bench scored a total of 31-points during the win, which was the most it has produced during a conference game this season.
–Texas Tech’s 44 field goal attempts ties a record low for KU opponents this season (44, UCLA Nov. 22, 2011) and is the fewest by a Jayhawk conference foe since Baylor attempted 43 back on Feb. 18, 2004.
–The Red Raiders 21 rebounds are the fewest by a conference opponent in 2011-12, and the least since Oklahoma recorded 16 on Feb. 26, 2011.
–Freshman Naadir Tharpe connected on his fifth three-point basket of the season, with four of his five career treys coming against the Red Raiders (one in Lawrence and three in Lubbock).
–With his 16 points, junior forward Thomas Robinson has now scored in double-digits for 15 straight games and has accomplished that feat during 26 of 27 games this season.
–Robinson also set a new career high in assists with five, breaking his previous mark of four, which he had accomplished twice.
–Junior forward Kevin Young posted 10 points in the victory; marking just the third time during his KU career he has reached double-digits.
–Senior Jordan Junenemann scored a career-high seven points during the final four minutes of play.
–Tyshawn Taylor made one of his two three point attempts, giving him 108 for his career and putting him in a tie with Paul Pierce on KU’s on the all-time three-point list.
–Taylor scored nine total points during the contest, which gives him 1,382 and puts him in 23rd place on the all-time KU scoring list,
–Jeff Withey swatted four shots, giving him 92 for the season, putting him in front of Greg Ostertag (1995) for the fourth-highest total for a Jayhawk defender.
–Thomas Robinson pulled down eight rebounds, which gave him 619 for his career. That moved him into 22nd place on KU’s all-time career list, passing Darnell Jackson.