Dec. 10, 2011
KANSAS 78, OHIO STATE 67
Dec. 10, 2011
KANSAS STARTERS (Career/Season): F Thomas Robinson (12/9); C Jeff Withey (10/9); G Tyshawn Taylor (97/8); G Elijah Johnson (17/9); G Travis Releford (13/9)
… Improves KU to 7-2 on the season.
… Gives the Jayhawks a 6-3 lead in the all-time series with Ohio State, including four-straight wins over the Buckeyes.
… Marks KU’s 47th-straight home win over a non-conference opponent and fifth this season.
… Marked the Jayhawks’ first win over a ranked opponent this season.
… Extended KU’s home court winning streak to 10-straight games.
… Gives Kansas a 672-107 all-time record in Allen Fieldhouse, including 134-7 under head coach Bill Self.
… Made Bill Self 244-48 while at KU, 451-153 overall and 4-3 against Ohio State in his career.
… Improved Kansas to 2,045-801 all-time.
—Kansas shot 58.3 percent for the game, which was its second-highest total of the season.
–The Jayhawks shot 65.2 percent in the first half, which was their second-highest shooting percentage in a half this year.
–Ohio State’s 38.7 percent shooting from the field was its lowest percentage of the season.
–The Jayhawks’ 52.9 three-point percentage was their highest of the season and highest since shooting 57.9 percent from beyond the arc against Missouri on Feb. 7 of last season.
–KU’s 31 rebounds were a season low and its six offensive boards were also the Jayhawks’ lowest of the year.
–The Jayhawks’ two blocked shots tied a season-low (vs. UCLA).
—Junior F Thomas Robinson scored 21 points, marking his third game of the season with 20-plus points.
–Robinson’s 77.8 percent shooting from the field was his season best and best since going 8-for-10 from the field against Texas Arlington last year.
–Robinson’s seven rebounds gives him 403 for his career.
–Over the last three games, Robinson is 23-for-32 from the field (.719).
–Junior F Kevin Young scored a season-high 14 points Saturday. Young’s career high (29) came at Loyola Marymount in 2010.
–Junior G Elijah Johnson’s five three-point baskets were a career-high and the most by a Jayhawk this season.
–Senior G Tyshawn Taylor recorded a career-high 13 assists. It was the most by a Jayhawk since Aaron Miles had 13 against Emporia State in 2002.
–Taylor’s 13 assists give him 431 for his career, which moves him into 12th-place all-time at KU, ahead of Mario Chalmers (420) and Jeff Boschee (425).
–Ohio State’s William Buford scored 21 points, which is the most by a Jayhawk opponent this season.