Dec. 6, 2011
Kansas 88, Long Beach State 80
Dec. 6, 2011
KANSAS STARTERS (Career/Season): G Elijah Johnson (16/8), G Travis Releford (12/8),F Thomas Robinson (11/8), F Conner Teahan (1/1), C Jeff Withey (9/8)
… Made Kansas 6-2 on the season
… Gave KU a 3-1 series advantage against Long Beach State
… Improved Kansas to 4-0 at home this season and extended its home-court winning streak to nine games
… Gave Kansas a 671-107 all-time record in Allen Fieldhouse, including 133-7 under head coach Bill Self
… Made Bill Self 243-48 while at Kansas and 450-153 in his career
… Improved the Jayhawks to 2,044-801 all-time
–Kansas outscored Long Beach State 12-0 during a two-minute stretch early in the game to open a 16-4 lead before the first media timeout.
–The Jayhawks scored 51 points in the first half, which marked their second-highest single-half total of the season. KU scored 53 in the first half against Towson in the season opener.
–KU recorded 12 blocked shots, which was its second-highest total of the season. Over the last three games, the Jayhawks have averaged 10.0 blocks per game.
–KU’s 46.2 percent shooting from beyond the three-point arc was its highest percentage of the season.
–Kansas outrebounded LBSU 41-24, giving them a plus-17 rebounding margin. Over the last four games, KU is plus-51 on the glass.
–KU’s 22 turnovers were the most committed by the team this season and most since turning the ball over 24 times at Missouri last season.
–The Jayhawks’ 25 fouls matched the most committed by KU this season.
–KU’s three steals were a season low.
–Long Beach State’s 15 steals were the most by a Jayhawk opponent since UCLA recorded 15 steals in the 2007 NCAA Tournament game.
–Long Beach State’s 80 points were the most by a KU opponent in Allen Fieldhouse since Missouri scored 86 against the Jayhawks on Feb. 7 last season (a 103-86 KU win).
–Junior C Jeff Withey recorded nine blocked shots, which is the second-highest single-game total in KU history and the most since Cole Aldrich’s 10 blocks against Dayton in the 2009 NCAA Tournament.
–Withey recorded 13 points and 13 rebounds in the game for his second career double-double. His 13 rebounds were a career high.
–Kansas G Tyshawn Taylor was not in the starting lineup for the first time this season, snapping a string of 12-straight starts.
–Junior F Thomas Robinson tallied his seventh double-double of the season, scoring 26 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.
–Robinson’s 26 points were the most by a Jayhawk this season and most since Marcus Morris scored 27 against Oklahoma State on Feb. 21 of last season.
–Robinson set a career high with 10 field goals.
–Senior G Tyshawn Taylor tallied 12 points, giving him nine-straight games with double-digit points dating back to the NCAA Tournament game against VCU last season.
–Senior F Conner Teahan scored a career-high 14 points, connecting on four three-point field goals, which was also a career best.