Kansas Postgame Notes-vs. Chattanooga
Nov. 15, 2012
KANSAS 69, CHATTANOOGA 55
NOV. 15, 2012 – LAWRENCE, KAN.
- Kansas is now 3-0 against Chattanooga all-time.
STARTERS: (Season/Career): C Jeff Withey (3/43); G Elijah Johnson (3/49); G Ben McLemore (3/3); F Travis Releford (3/45); F Jamari Traylor (1/1).
- Improves Kansas to 2-1 for the second-straight season
- Moves the KU-Chattanooga series to 3-0 in favor of the Jayhawks
- Gives Kansas an 11-1 record against current members of the Southern Conference
- Extends KU’s home court winning streak to 24 games, which ranks third longest in NCAA Division I
- Improves Kansas to 684-107 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 147-7 under head coach Bill Self
- Makes Bill Self to 271-54 at Kansas and 478-159 overall
- Moves Kansas to 2,072-807 all-time
- Chattanooga led 36-28 at the half, which marked the first time KU had trailed at the half in a non-conference game at home since it trailed Cornell 31-28 at the intermission on Jan. 6, 2011.
- The eight-point halftime deficit was the largest KU has faced against a non-conference opponent at home since it trailed Nevada, 35-27, at halftime on Dec. 1, 2005.
- The Mocs connected on eight three-point baskets in the first half, which is the most in a half by a KU opponent since Oklahoma State hit nine three-pointers in the second period on Feb. 27 last season.
- Kansas outscored Chattanooga, 41-19, in the second half.
- During a run in the second half, Kansas went on a 19-1 run to take its first lead since it scored the first points of the game, turning a 12-point deficit into a six-point lead.
- Kansas held Chattanooga without a field goal from the 18:05 mark of the second half to 5:30, spanning more than 12 minutes.
- During the second half, Chattanooga scored 19 points on 6-for-25 shooting from the field and committed 12 turnovers.
- As a team, the Mocs hit 11-of-23 three-point baskets, the most by a Kansas opponent since Oklahoma State connected on 11 three-pointers Feb. 27 of last year.
- Freshman Ben McLemore scored 25 points in the game, the most by a Jayhawk since Elijah Johnson scored 26 points against Texas A&M in the Big 12 Tournament last season.
- McLemore’s 25 points were the most by a KU freshman since Xavier Henry scored 31 against LaSalle on Dec. 12, 2009.
- McLemore set KU season highs in points (25), field goals (eight) and field goal attempts (18). He also tied team season highs in free throws made (seven), free throws attempted (10).
- Senior Jeff Withey recorded 11 points and 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season and eighth of his career.
- Withey’s six blocks were a season high and the most since he swatted away seven against Ohio State in the national semifinals last year (March 31).
- Senior Elijah Johnson was the third Jayhawk in double figures for the game with a season-best 18 points. It was his best total since he tallied 18 points against Purdue in the NCAA Tournament last season on March 18.
- Johnson connected on 4-of-6 shots from three-point range. Both totals were season highs and his bests since shooting 5-of-7 from beyond the arc against Texas A&M in the Big 12 Tournament last year.
- Senior Travis Releford collected a career-high six assists in the game. His previous high of five came against Miami (Ohio) on Jan. 2, 2011.
- Sophomore Naadir Tharpe matched a career-high with five assists, which he also did against Howard on Dec. 29 of last season.
- Chattanooga G Farad Cobb hit six three-pointers in the first half, which is the most in a half by a Kansas opponent since Syracuse’s Gerry McNamara hit six in the first half of the 2003 National Championship game (April 7).