Nov. 1, 2011
KANSAS 84, PITTSBURG STATE 55
Nov. 1, 2011
DEBUTS: Naadir Tharpe (G),Kevin Young (F)
FIRST TIME STARTERS: Naadir Tharpe (G), Justin Wesley (F), Connor Teahan (G)
- Marks KU’s 38-straight exhibition victory dating back to 1995.th
- Improved Kansas to 9-0 against Pittsburg State, including 5-0 in exhibition games.
- Made Kansas head coach Bill Self 24-0 in exhibition play while at KU.
- Moved KU to 56-7 all-time in exhibition play, including 49-4 in Allen Fieldhouse.
- Improved Bill Self to 16-0 in home exhibitions while at Kansas.
- Kansas scored the first nine points of the game – all three-point baskets by Connor Teahan.
- KU’s 15 blocked shots would have tied a school record, which was set on Dec. 9, 2006 against Toledo.
- The Jayhawks scored 84 points, which was the fewest scored in an exhibition game since scoring 84 in a game against Carleton on Aug. 30, 2008 during the team’s Canadian tour.
- It was also the first time the team failed to score at least 90 points in a home exhibition since a 73-47 victory over Pittsburg State in 2005.
- Kansas held Pittsburg State to just 25.3 percent shooting from the field and 23.8 percent from beyond the three-point line. Both totals would have been the lowest percentages by a Jayhawk opponent since Ohio shot 23.7 percent from the field and did not hit a three-point basket on Nov. 26 of last year.
- KU’s 48 rebounds would have been the most by a Jayhawk team since the Missouri game on March 5, 2011 when Kansas pulled down 49 boards.
Junior center Jeff Withey would have recorded just the second triple-double in school history with 18 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks. The only other triple-double was by Cole Aldrich in the 2009 NCAA Tournament against Dayton.
- Withey would have set career highs in points (18), rebounds (12), blocks (10), field goals (five), field goal attempts (10), free throws (eight) and free throw attempts (15).
- Senior guard Connor Teahan scored KU’s first nine points – all three-point baskets. Teahan’s five three-pointers in the game would have been a career high.
- Teahan also scored 21 points, which would have been a career high in a regular season game. It marks the second year in a row,KU has had a player score at least 20 points in an exhibition game.
- Teahan would have also collected career highs in field goals (eight), field goal attempts (11) and three-point attempts (eight). Additionally, he would have matched career highs in assists (three) and rebounds (seven).
- Freshman guard Naadir Tharpe dished out eight assists, which is the most by a Jayhawk in an exhibition game since Mario Little dished out eight dimes against Ottawa University on Aug. 31, 2008.
- Junior forward Travis Releford scored 14 points, which would have set a career high. He also would have set career highs in field goals (six), field goal attempts (11), and rebounds (six).
- Sophomore forward Justin Wesley scored nine points and connected on three field goals. Both totals would have been career highs.
- Senior guard Jordan Juenemann would have set career highs in rebounds (five).