Postgame Notes - Texas Tech
March 4, 2013
#4/3 KANSAS 79, TEXAS TECH 42
March 4, 2013
KU STARTERS (Season/Career Starts): C Jeff Withey (30/70), G Elijah Johnson (30/76), G Ben McLemore (30/30), F Travis Releford (30/72), F Kevin Young (26/26)
SERIES INFO: Kansas leads 24-4
- Makes Kansas 26-4 on the season.
- Gives KU 26 wins for the seventh-consecutive season, beginning in 2006-07.
- Extends the Jayhawks’ home finale winning streak to 30-consecutive seasons.
- Gives KU 14 conference wins for the fifth-straight season, starting in 2008-09.
- Makes the KU-TTU series 24-4 in favor of Kansas.
- Gives KU its seventh-straight win against Texas Tech.
- Makes Kansas 16-1 in Allen Fieldhouse this season.
- Improves KU to 698-108 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 161-8 under head coach Bill Self.
- Improves Bill Self to 295-57 while at KU, 502-162 overall and 11-6 all-time against Texas Tech, 10-3 while at Kansas.
- Makes KU 2,096-810 all-time.
- The Jayhawks’ 37-point victory is Kansas’ largest margin in a home finale since defeating Texas Tech 109-51 (58) on March 3, 2008.
- The Jayhawks held Texas Tech to 26.4 percent (14-of-53) shooting from the field, the third-worst shooting performance by a KU opponent this season (vs. Texas, 21.8; vs. Baylor, 23.2).
- KU outrebounded the Red Raiders 45-23 for a +22 rebounding margin, its highest of the year.
- The Jayhawks shot a blistering 62.5 percent (15-of-24) from the field in the opening half, their best in a half of a Big 12 game this year.
- KU was 29-of-36 from the free throw line, marking the most made from the charity stripe this season.
- The Red Raiders shot 6.7 percent (1-of-15) from three-point land, the lowest percentage by a Big 12 opponent since Missouri failed to make a three, going 0-for-10, on Feb. 4, 2008.
- In its last six games, KU is holding opponents to 31.2 percent shooting and is giving up just 18.5 field goals per game in that span.
- Texas Tech’s 42 points were the fewest by a Big 12 opponent in Allen Fieldhouse since Nebraska scored 39 on Feb. 17, 2007
- Senior C Jeff Withey posted the third 20-plus game of his career and second of the season.
- Withey also connected on his first-career three pointer at the 5:20 mark of first half to put Kansas up 32-12. It was the Kansas big man’s first attempt.
- Withey notched four blocks, which marked his 23rd game this year he has collected three or more rejections.
- Senior G Elijah Johnson notched a career-high 12 assists, the most by a Jayhawk in a conference game since Aaron Miles dished out 12 versus Kansas State Jan. 28, 2004.
- Johnson posted back-to-back double digit assists the first time since Aaron Miles dropped 12 and 11 dimes on Kansas State and Iowa State, respectively on Jan. 28 and Jan. 31, 2004.
- Johnson’s nine first half assists is the second-most ever by a Jayhawk in a half, and ties Kirk Hinrich’s and Ryan Robinson’s school-record mark for assists in a half of a conference game.
- Senior F Kevin Young’s 14 points marked his ninth double-digit scoring effort of the season and sixth of the conference campaign.
- Senior G Travis Releford was 8-of-10 from the charity stripe, notching a new career-high in free throw attempts.
- Freshman G Ben McLemore’s 13 points puts him at 494 for the season and ranks him past Xavier Henry for No. 2 on the all-time freshman scoring list. He needs just three points to pass Danny Manning as the school’s freshman scoring leader.