Dec. 3, 2011
KANSAS 70, SOUTH FLORIDA 42
Dec. 3, 2011
–Made the Jayhawks 5-2 on the season
–Gave KU a 1-0 record in the series with South Florida
–Improved the Jayhawks to 3-0 at home this season
–Gave Kansas a 670-107 all-time record in Allen Fieldhouse, including 132-7 under head coach Bill Self
–Made Bill Self 242-48 while at KU and 449-153 for his career
–Improved KU to 2,043-801 all-time
–Made Kansas 42-6 all-time on games broadcast on ESPN2
–The Jayhawks’ 24 first-half points marked the fewest points the Jayhawks have scored in one half since Jan. 10, 2009 in a 75-62 loss at Michigan Statte – a 98-game span.
–On the flip side, the 21 points surrendered to USF in both the first and second halves are the least amount of points Kansas has surrendered in a single half this year. Kansas has led, or been tied, at half in all seven games this season.
–Kansas held USF to a season-low 42 points. For the third time in seven games, Kansas forced at least 19 turnovers.
–USF entered the game with a streak of holding six of its last eight opponents to scoring droughts of four minutes or longer. In the first half, KU held the Bulls scoreless for 4:32.
–Four different Jayhawks sunk three-pointers against USF, the most this season since the season opener vs. Towson (6). Nine different Jayhawks scored on Saturday, the second-most this season (11 vs. Towson).
–For the sixth time in seven games, at least three Jayhawks posted double-digit scoring efforts (Robinson 14, Teahan 11, Taylor 24)
–The Jayhawks outscored the Bulls 20-2 in fast-break points, the best since a 32-2 spread against Towson in the season opener.
–Kansas attempted a season-high 25 three-pointers, the most since March 10, 2011 (vs. Oklahoma State).
–The six threes KU hit in the second half is the second-most the team has hit from beyond the arc in a single half this year (7 vs. Towson).
–KU’s 11 fouls as a team are the fewest committed this season and the fewest the Jayhawks have been called for since March 20, 2011 (vs. Illinois).
–The opposing team has outscored KU’s bench for the fifth-straight time this season.
–The last time Kansas forced more than one team turnover was against UT-Arlington on Dec. 29, 2010 (4).
–Senior G Tyshawn Taylor recorded his seventh-straight game in double-figures. He scored a season-high 24 points, using a career-best four made three-pointers. Additionally, his 8-for-10 accuracy from the floor is a season-best field goal percentage and ties a career-high in made field goals.
–Taylor’s six three-point attempts tied a career-high.
–Taylor’s 24 points also marked the most scored by any Jayhawk this season and his eight field goals made also tied for the most made by a Jayhawk this season (Johnson vs. UCLA, Robinson vs. Towson)
–Junior F Thomas Robinson did not record a double-double for the first time this season, posting 14 points and a team-leading eight rebounds. Robinson did not record his first rebound of the game until the 4:34 mark of the first half.
–Robinson’s four steals set a new career-high (previous: 2, four times) and are the most by a Jayhawk this season.
–Senior G Conner Teahan’s four assists set a new career-high (previous: 3, twice) and his 11 points tied a career-high mark set against Towson in the season opener. He played a career-high 25 minutes.
–Junior G Elijah Johnson hit his first three-pointer at the 6:36 mark of the first half. With the exception of the FAU game, Johnson has hit at least one from behind the arc every game this season. Taylor hit four three-pointers in the second-half. They are the only Jayhawks to hit threes in every game but one this year.
–Freshman F Merv Lindsay played a career-high two minutes.