Nov. 30, 2012
KU STARTERS (Season/Career Starts): C Jeff Withey (7/47), G Elijah Johnson (7/53), G Ben McLemore (7/7), F Travis Releford (7/49), F Kevin Young (4/4)
SERIES INFO: Kansas leads 1-0
ATTENDANCE: A crowd of18,789 attended the game
– Made Kansas 6-1 on the season, giving the team a 6-1 or better start for the sixth time in the last seven seasons
– Makes the all-time series between the schools 1-0 in favor of KU
– Gives KU its 10th-straight win against Pac-12 competition
– Makes KU 15-4 versus the Pac-10 in the Bill Self era.
– Gives KU a 17-4 record in games played at Sprint Center and a 202-78 record in games played in Kansas City
– Moved Coach Self to 275-54 at Kansas and 482-159 overall
– Made KU 2,076-807 all-time
– OSU went 4:39 without a field goal in the middle of the first half. KU went on a 12-1 run over that span and took a 33-19 lead.
– Following a Jeff Withey dunk with 4:28 left in the first half, KU did not score again until a Kevin Young free throw with 1:08 left. OSU went on a 13-0 run during that time and tied the game at 37.
– KU shot 62.1 percent from the field in the first half. It was the second time this year that the Jayhawks shot over 60 percent in a half. The Jayhawks shot 64 percent in the first half versus Washington State.
– OSU made only one field goal in the first 5:16 of the second half. KU opened the half on a 15-5 run to extend their lead to 57-44.
– The Jayhawks set a season high in field goals made with 33. That’s the most field goals for KU since January 16, 2012 when the Jayhawks hit 35.
– KU went 3:44 between field goals starting at the 12:36 mark of the second half. OSU went on an 11-1 run and cut the lead to three during that span.
– Having never trailed in four-straight games, Kansas has held a lead for its last 173 minutes, 51 seconds, going back to the 13:51 mark of the second half against Chattanooga (Nov. 15).
– OSU went 4:19 without a field goal starting at the 9:00 mark of the second half. The Jayhawks outscored the Beavers 10-2 over that time.
– KU’s 21 team fouls are a season high for the Jayhawks.
– KU shot 60 percent from the field for the game. It’s the highest field goal percentage for the Jayhawks since shooting 61.4 percent on March 8, 2012 versus Texas A&M.
– KU’s 54 points in the paint were the most the Jayhawks have had since November 11, 2011 when KU scored 58 points in the paint versus Towson.
– KU’s 84 points is the most the Jayhawks have scored this year and the most since February 25, 2012 versus Missouri when Kansas scored 87 in the overtime thriller.
– The 78 points that OSU scored are the most allowed by KU since Baylor scored 81 in the 2012 Big 12 Championship game (3/9/12).
– KU’s 17 turnovers are their most this season.
– Oregon State set Kansas opponent season highs for points (78), field goals (26), free throws (17), free throws attempted (26), assists (13) and steals (10-tied).
– When Ben McLemore exited the game with 9:22 left in the first half, he had accounted for 13 of KU’s 25 points up to that point. McLemore was 5-of-6 shooting including 3-of-4 on three pointers to start the game. McLemore’s 75 percent three-point shooting percentage is the best by a Jayhawk this season (min. 3 made).
– McLemore re-entered the game a minute later and recorded a steal and a thunderous dunk in his first five seconds back on the court.
– Andrew White III set career highs in rebounds with six and minutes played with 13.
– Elijah Johnson tied a career high in assists with 9. It is the third time in his career that he has finished with nine assists.
– Kansas City native Travis Releford has scored 60 total points in three games at Sprint Center this year.
– Releford scored his 600th point in a Jayhawk uniform during the game. Releford now has 611 points in his career.
– Releford and McLemore both tied a Jayhawk season high with eight field goals. McLemore also had eight field goals versus Chattanooga on November 15.
– Jeff Withey, McLemore and Releford have scored 153 of KU’s 235 points in Sprint Center this season accounting for 65.1 percent of the team’s points. For the season, the trio has accounted for 58.2 percent of the Jayhawks scoring (292 of 512 total points).