March 3, 2012
KANSAS 73, Texas 63
March 3, 2012
Kansas Starters (Career/Season): C Jeff Withey (32/31); F Thomas Robinson (34/31); G Tyshawn Taylor (119/30); G Conner Teahan (2/2); G Jordan Juenemann (1/1)
…Improves Kansas to 26-5 on the season, giving KU 26 or more wins for the seventh-straight season dating back to 2005-06.
…Hands KU a 16-2 record in conference play, giving Kansas its second Big 12 season of 16 league wins, dating back to 2002-03 when the Jayhawks went 16-0.
… Marks the fourth season under head coach Bill Self that the Jayhawks have finished the season undefeated at home, and fourth in the last five seasons.
… Marks the 17th undefeated season at home for the Jayhawks.
… Kansas has now won 29-straight home finales.
…Moves the KU-UT series 20-7 in favor of KU, including 17-6 as members of the Big 12.
…Makes Bill Self 263-51 while at KU, 470-156 overall and 10-7 against Texas, 10-5 while at KU.
…Makes KU 2,064-804 all-time.
— Marks the final home game for seniors Tyshawn Taylor, Conner Teahan and Jordan Juenemann.
— The Jayhawks outrebounded Texas 36-29. KU has outrebounded 25 of its 31 opponents on the season.
— Texas’ J’Covan Brown and Clint Chapman were the only Longhorns to score in double-figures.
— Brown’s 33 points are a season-high by a Jayhawk opponent.
— Two Longhorns fouled out on the evening, which marks the fourth time this season two players have fouled out for the opponents.
— Texas shot just 17 percent (3-17) from three-point range. It is the 11th occasion the Jayhawks have held an opponent under 30 percent and the third time under 20 percent from beyond the arc.
— KU held Texas to just 37 percent from the field, which marks the 18th time this season the Jayhawks have held an opponent under 40 percent from the field.
— Every player that suited up for the Jayhawks got on the floor tonight.
— Junior F Thomas Robinson recorded his Big 12-leading 22nd double-double of the season as he finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds. His 22 double-doubles move him into second place on the single season list.
— Robinson’s 669 career rebounds move him past Markieff Morris for 18th all-time. His 369 rebounds on the season ranks seventh all-time as he passed Wilt Chamberlain on the evening.
— Robinson and Taylor have scored 20 or more points in 11 different games on the season and for the 14th time in Taylor’s career.
— Robinson’s 19 two-point field goal attempts are the most since Nick Collison’s 22 on March 27, 2003.
— Senior G Tyshawn Taylor recorded three steals, which moved him into 16th place all-time with 158 career steals.
— Taylor finished a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line, which marks the fifth time this season a Jayhawk has been perfect from the line with at least six attempts.
— Senior G Conner Teahan tied a career-high with three steals. His three steals all came in the first half.
— Junior G Elijah Johnson hit multiple three pointers for the 14th time this season.
— Junior C Jeff Withey blocked three shots on the evening. It marks the 15th game of the season in which Withey has blocked three or more shots in a game.
— His three blocks give him 100 for the season, which moves him into second place for blocks in a single season.
— KU allowed the first 30-point performance of the season (J’Covan Brown) and the first since Jacob Pullen of Kansas State scored 38 on Feb. 14, 2011.
— Brown’s 29 second-half points are the most by a Jayhawk opponent since Rayford Young of Texas Tech scored 35 in the second half on Feb. 12, 1999.
— Brown’s 12 free throws are the most by a Jayhawk opponent since Young made 16 in his second half in Lubbock. Brown’s 13 free throw attempts are also the most by a Jayhawk opponent since Arthur Johnson of Missouri attempted 13 in the second half on March 7, 2004.