Feb. 22, 2012
Kansas 66, Texas A&M 58 Postgame NotesFebruary 22, 2012 – College Station, Texas Kansas’ Win……Makes Kansas 23-5 on the season, and gives KU 23 or more wins for the 23rd-straight season dating back to 1989-90….Makes KU 13-2 in conference play, and gives KU seven-straight seasons with 13 or more league wins dating back to 2005-06…Gives Kansas its eighth straight win against Texas A&M and makes the KU-A&M series 19-1 in favor of KU, including 18-1 as members of the Big 12…makes KU’s all-time record in College Station an unblemished 7-0 against Texas A&M.…Makes Bill Self 260-51 while at KU, 467-156 overall and 11-3 against Texas A&M, 11-1 while at KU…Makes KU 2,061-804 all-time. Kansas Starters (Career/Season): C Jeff Withey (29/28); F Thomas Robinson (31/28); G Tyshawn Taylor (116/27); G Elijah Johnson (36/28); G Travis Releford (32/28) Team Notes–The Jayhawks led 31-21 at the intermission, marking the fourth-straight contest KU went into the lockerroom with a double-digit lead. Kansas has led at halftime by 10+ points in 14 games this year.–For the 10th time this season, Kansas held an opponent to under 30 percent shooting in a half. Texas A&M netted a 29 percent shooting clip in the first half.–The Jayhawks’ turned the ball over only eight times, which was the fifth time in 2011-12 KU recorded 9 or fewer turnovers.–KU’s 42 rebounds to Texas A&M’s 34 marked the ninth-time in Big 12 play the Jayhawks outrebounded their opponent.–For the fifth time in 2011-12 KU connected on 20 free throws, going 20-of-29 from the charity stripe on the night.–The Jayhawks were outscored in the second frame for the tenth time this year, with the Aggies holding a 37-35 advantage over KU in the second frame. Individual Notes–Junior G Elijah Johnson led KU in scoring for the third-time this season, collecting 21 points, 18 of which he scored in the first half.–Johnson went 3-of-7 from behind the three point arc, marking the fifth contest this year where the junior has connected on 3+ three-pointers–Junior F Thomas Robinson collected his 19th double-double of the season, netting 10 points a pulling down 13 boards. Robinson now moves to No. 4 on KU’s all-time single season double-doubles list. –Junior C Jeff Withey recorded his fourth-straight game with four or more blocks, and marks the 10th time he has recorded 4+rejections.–Withey’s four swats move him to No. 3 on the all-time single season blocks list with 96 in 2011-12. He only needs four more this year to become just the second-player in Kansas history to record 100 or more blocks in a single season.–Senior G Conner Teahan tied a career-high with seven rebounds, six of which came in the opening period. –Teahan also notched his third-career block on a three-point attempt by Zach Kinsley. The first-half swat was Teahan’s first of the season.