Dec. 18, 2012
No. 9/8 KANSAS 87, Richmond 59
December 18, 2012
KANSAS STARTERS (Career/Season)
- Kevin Young (7/7), Ben McLemore (10/10), Elijah Johnson (56/10), Travis Releford (52/10) and Jeff Withey (50/10).
- The Jayhawks improved to 7-0 with this starting five.
SERIES INFO: Kansas leads 2-1
- Gives KU a 9-1 or better record for the third time in the last four seasons and the fifth time in the 10-year Bill Self era
- Gives KU its eighth-straight win
- Makes the KU-Richmond series 2-1 in favor of the Jayhawks
- Extends Kansas’ home wins against non-conference competition to 61 games
- Extends Kansas’ home court winning streak to 28 games, the second-longest active streak in NCAA Division I.
- Makes Kansas 6-0 in Allen Fieldhouse this season and 688-107 all-time in the facility, including 151-7 under head coach Bill Self.
- Improves Bill Self to 278-54 while at Kansas and 485-159 overall.
- Makes KU 2,079-807 all-time.
- The Jayhawks led the Spiders 39-18 at halftime, marking the third time this season KU has held a 20-point lead or greater at the intermission.
- KU kept the lead for all 40 minutes against Richmond, marking the seventh-straight contest the Jayhawks have not surrendered a lead. Kansas has now led for 293:36-consecutive minutes dating back to the Nov. 15 win over Chattanooga.
- Kansas opened the game on a 9-3 run, keeping the trend of fast starts this season. The Jayhawks are outscoring opponents 107-50 in the opening five minutes of their games this year.
- Richmond’s 18 first-half points were the second-fewest the Jayhawks have allowed in a half this season.
- Richmond came back with 41 points in the second half, the most by a KU opponent this season.
- KU made a season-high 36 field goals.
- The Jayhawks outscored the Spiders 54-16 in the paint, their largest point-in-the-paint differential of the year. KU has owned the paint this year, averaging a 19.4- point advantage in the lane this season.
- Kansas outrebounded the Spiders 46-26, their largest rebounding-margin of the season.
- KU’s nine free throws and 13 free throw attempts were a season low. Richmond attempted 22 free throws all in the second half, tying for the most by a KU opponent this season.
- Over the last three contests, KU is averaging a 31-point scoring margin over its opponents.
- 11 Kansas players managed to enter the scoring column, the most Jayhawks to do so this year.
- With his 17 points and season-high 13 rebounds, senior C Jeff Withey notched his fourth double-double of the season and the 10 of his career.th
- Withey added to his nation-leading block total with four. He now has 54 rejections on the year and 219 for his career, passing Scot Pollard for fifth all-time on the KU block list.
- Withey has now recorded at least one block in 20-consecutive games and at least two blocks in 19-straight contests.
- Freshman G Ben McLemore added 14 points to his team-leading 15.9 ppg, including a two-of-three clip from beyond the arc. He has now connected on multiple threes in four-straight contests, going 11-of-18 (61 percent) from three-point land in that span.
- McLemore also brought down seven rebounds, his third-highest total of the year.
- Senior G Elijah Johnson dished out seven assists, marking fifth time in the previous six contests he has amassed five or more dimes.
- Sophomore G Naadir Tharpe shot in a career-high three three-pointers off four attempts en route to scoring 11 points, also a career-high.
- Freshman G Andrew White III collected two blocks, his first rejections as a Jayhawk.
- Freshman G Evan Manning scored his first points as Jayhawk with a layup with 1:05 to play.