Dec. 19, 2011
DAVIDSON 80, KANSAS 74
Dec. 19, 2011
KANSAS STARTERS (Career/Season): F Thomas Robinson (13/10); C Jeff Withey (11/10); G Tyshawn Taylor (98/9); G Elijah Johnson (18/10); G Travis Releford (14/10)
… Drops Kansas to 7-3 on the season
… Knots the KU-Davidson series at 1-1 all-time
… Snaps KU’s four-game winning streak
… Drops the Jayhawks’ all-time record to 13-3 at Sprint Center and 212-84 all-time in Kansas City. It was KU’s first loss at the Sprint Center since bowing 61-60 to UMass on Dec. 13, 2008.
… Moved head coach Bill Self to 451-154 overall, 244-49 at Kansas and 1-1 against Davidson
… Dropped KU to 2,045-802 all-time
—Kansas trailed at the half for the first time this season.
–KU’s 58.1 percent from the free throw line was its worst of the season.
–The Jayhawks shot just 40.3 percent from the field, which is their second-lowest percentage of the year.
–KU’s 15 offensive rebounds were a season high.
–Davidson’s 11 three-point field goals tied the most by a KU opponent this season (Duke).
–Davidson’s Nik Cochran’s 21 points tied the most points scored by a Jayhawk opponent this season (William Buford, Ohio State).
–Davidson’s 80 points tied for the most points allowed by the Jayhawks this season (Long Beach State), while the Wildcats’ 47 second half points tied the most points in half by a KU opponent this year (Kentucky).
–KU’s 74 points were the most by the Jayhawks in a loss since falling at Oklahoma State, 85-77, on Feb. 27, 2010.
—Junior G Travis Releford collected a career-high four steals in the game, all of which came in the first half. It also tied for the most by a Jayhawk this season (Thomas Robinson, South Florida).
–Junior F Thomas Robinson recorded a career-high 18 rebounds in the game, marking his third game of the season with 15-plus boards. It marked the most rebounds by a Jayhawk since Cole Aldrich had 18 boards against Texas Tech on March 11, 2010.
–Robinson’s 18 rebounds, 14 defensive rebounds and four offensive boards matched season highs by a Jayhawk this season.
–Robinson also had a team-high 21 points, marking his eighth double-double of the season and 13th of his career.
–Junior G Elijah Johnson’s 10 three-point attempts were the most by a Jayhawk since Tyrell Reed had 10 attempts against Colorado State on Dec. 11 of last year.
–Johnson’s six assists were the most since he had a season-high eight dimes against Towson in the first regular season game of the year.
–Senior G Tyshawn Taylor’s three steals were a season high. It gave him 130 steals for his career, which moved him into 22nd-place all-time, ahead of Clinton Johnson and Keith Langford.
–Taylor’s 15 points moved him into 40th on KU’s all-time scoring list, passing Charlie Black, with 1,091 points in his career.
–Taylor’s seven assists moved him into 11th on KU’s all-time list, passing Mark Turgeon, with 438 career dimes.
–Senior G Conner Teahan matched a season-high with five rebounds.