Feb. 27, 2012
KANSAS 70, OKLAHOMA STATE 58
February 27, 2012
Kansas Starters (Career/Season): C Jeff Withey (31/30); F Thomas Robinson (33/30); G Tyshawn Taylor (118/29); G Elijah Johnson (38/30); G Travis Releford (34/30)
…Grants Kansas the 2012 Big 12 title outright and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big 12 Championship. This marks KU’s eighth-straight Big 12 Conference regular-season championship, Kansas’ 12th Big 12 title in 16 seasons, and its NCAA Division I-leading 55th conference regular-season title.
…Improves Kansas to 25-5 on the season, giving KU 25 or more wins for the seventh-straight season dating back to 2005-06.
…Hands KU a 15-2 record in conference play, giving Kansas its fifth Big 12 season of 15 or more league wins.
…Moves the KU-OSU series 106-53 in favor of KU, including 17-6 as members of the Big 12.
…Makes Bill Self 262-51 while at KU, 469-156 overall and 10-7 against Oklahoma State, 9-4 while at KU.
…Makes KU 2,063-804 all-time.
–Kansas held Oklahoma State to less than 25 points in a half for the fourth time in its last six games – including a 24-point first half at Kansas on Feb. 11.
–After the Cowboys outblocked the Jayhawks 3-0 in the opening minutes of the game, KU went on to post more blocks in the game (4-3) for the 28th time this season.
–In the first half, eight of the nine Jayhawks in the game had scored, while Oklahoma State registered three scorers in the first 20 minutes. (Page, Williams, Brown). Only four Cowboys scored on the evening.
–Kansas committed eight turnovers on Monday, its third-straight game with fewer than 10 turnovers.
–The Jayhawks shot above 50 percent for the 13th time this season and held its opponent to under 50 percent for the 28th time in 2011-12.
–Junior F Thomas Robinson posted his 21st double-double on the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds. That ties him for third on the all-time single season double-double’s list with Cole Aldrich (2009) and Raef LaFrentz (1997)
–Robinson’s 11 boards moved him into 8th on the KU single-season rankings with 355, passing Cole Aldrich (354, 2010)
–Senior G Tyshawn Taylor added 27 points, notching his 10th 20-point game of the season and giving him past 1,445 for his career, passing Wilt Chamberlain for 22nd all time (1,433)
–Sophomore F Justin Wesley rejected two shots in the first half, his third game this season with multiple blocks (Florida Atlantic, at USC)