Postgame Notes

Feb. 25, 2012

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Kansas 87, Missouri 86 OT
Postgame Notes
February 25, 2012 – Lawrence, Kan.

Kansas’ Overtime Win…
…Makes Kansas 24-5 on the season, including 1-0 in overtime, and gives KU 24 or more wins for the seventh-straight season dating back to 2005-06.

…Makes KU 14-2 in conference play, and gives KU four-straight seasons with 14 or more league wins dating back to 2008-09.

…Guarantees KU at least a share of an eighth-straight Big 12 title. It would be KU’s 12th Big 12 title, and add to its NCAA Division I-leading 55th conference regular-season title.

…Extends Kansas’ home court winning streak to 21 games, which ranks in the top six nationally.

…Makes the KU-MU series 172-95 in favor of KU, including 25-10 as members of the Big 12.

…Gives Kansas its 13th-straight win against Missouri in Allen Fieldhouse.

…Makes Kansas 682-107 all time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 144-7 under Bill Self.

…Makes Bill Self 261-51 while at KU, 468-156 overall and 18-4 against Missouri, 15-4 while at KU.

…Makes KU 5-3 against ranked foes this season, including 3-3 against Top-10 teams, 30-11 versus ranked foes since 2006-07 and 39-21 under Bill Self.

…Makes KU 2,062-804 all-time.

Kansas Starters (Career/Season): C Jeff Withey (30/29); F Thomas Robinson (32/29); G Tyshawn Taylor (117/28); G Elijah Johnson (37/29); G Travis Releford (33/29)

Team Notes
–The Jayhawks trailed 44-32 at halftime, marking the seventh time KU went into the locker room behind, and it is the largest halftime deficit for Kansas this season.

–Kansas erased its largest deficit of the season when Missouri held a 19-point lead with 16:24 left in the second half.

–The 19-point deficit overcome is the largest since KU was down 22 points to Texas on March 11, 2007.

–The 19-point deficit is the largest second-half deficit overcome in program history.

–Kansas trailed by 16 (51-67) after the Kim English layup with 10:51. Over the next 4:41, Kansas went on a 15-2 run to pull within three at the 6:10 mark capped by two free throws from Tyshawn Taylor.

–The last Missouri-Kansas game decided by one point was an 83-82 Kansas victory on March 5, 2000.

–This is only the second game this season Kansas won after trailing with 5:00 remaining in regulation.

–Kansas connected on 20 free throws for the sixth time this year, going 22-for-33 from the charity stripe, including 15-for-18 (83.3%) after halftime. The 33 attempts tie the most for KU this season. (Florida Atlantic, 11/30/11)

–The Jayhawks’ turned the ball over only nine times, including three in the second half, which was the sixth time in 2011-12 KU recorded nine or fewer turnovers.

–The Jayhawks outscored Missouri 55-42 in the second half and overtime combined.

–Missouri’s 87 points represents the most KU has allowed this season and only the third game an opponent has scored more than 80 points.

–Kansas is 11-0 when scoring at least 80 points this season.

KU-MU Overtime Notes
–The Jayhawks’ victory marks the first overtime win against Missouri since Jan 13, 1992 when KU won 92-80 in Columbia.

–This marks the first overtime game KU has won in Lawrence against MU, and only the second overtime game against Missouri in Lawrence (Jan 22, 1920 was the first).

— Kansas’ victory gives KU a 4-3 edge all-time in overtime games versus Missouri.

–The win makes KU 58-53 all-time in overtime games.

Individual Notes
–Junior F Kevin Young recorded a team-high four blocks, which is a new career-high at KU.

–Young also collected a career-high eight rebounds, passing his previous high of seven.

–Senior G Conner Teahan went 4-for-4 from behind the three point arc, marking the third contest this year where he has made four three-pointers. It is the most three-pointers made by a Jayhawk since Elijah Johnson went 4-for-4 against Oklahoma State on Feb. 21, 2011.

–Junior F Thomas Robinson scored a game-high 28 points and notched 12 rebounds, making it his 20th double-double on the season. He now holds sole possession of fourth on the all-time single season double-double’s list.

–Robinson’s 12 boards moved him into 10th on the KU single-season rankings with 344.

–Senior G Tyshawn Taylor added 24 points, notching his eighth 20-point game of the season and moving him past 1,400 for his career.

–Taylor played 44 minutes, which is a season-high for any Jayhawk and the most since Brandon Rush played 44 minutes against Texas on March 11, 2007. Taylor’s 44 minutes are the most in a conference game since Aaron Miles, Wayne Simien, J.R. Giddens and Keith Langford all played 45 or more minutes against Texas Tech on Feb. 14, 2005.

–Taylor’s nine points in overtime are the most points in an overtime period since Raef Lafraentz scored nine in the first overtime against Missouri on Feb. 4 1997.

–Junior G Elijah Johnson recorded eight assists, tying a season high. (Towson, 11/11/11)

Largest Deficit Overcome in a Win
Score Opponent Site Date
22 Texas Okla. City 3-11-07
19 Missouri Home 2-25-12
19 UCLA Home 12-2-95
16 Texas Tech Away 1-29-97

Largest Second-Half Deficit Overcome in a Win
Score Opponent Site Date
19 Missouri Home 2-25-12
15 UCLA Home 12-2-95
14 Texas Tech Away 1-29-97