Kansas 63, USC 47
Dec. 23, 2011
KANSAS 63, USC 47
Dec. 22, 2011
KANSAS STARTERS (Career/Season): F Thomas Robinson (14/11); C Jeff Withey (12/11); G Tyshawn Taylor (99/11); G Elijah Johnson (19/11); G Travis Releford (15/11)
The Kansas’ Win…
… Improved KU to 8-3 on the season.
… Gives the Jayhawks its seventh-straight win against USC and makes the series 11-5 in favor of KU.
… Made Kansas 1-0 in road games this season and 3-3 in games away from Allen Fieldhouse.
… Handed KU its 23rd-straight win following a loss, Kansas is now 42-6 following a loss in the Bill Self era.
… Made Bill Self 245-49 while at KU, 452-154 overall and 4-0 against USC in his career.
… Improved Kansas to 2,046-802 all-time.
–Kansas is now 14-2 against California schools in the Bill Self era.
–After beginning the game at an 11-4 rebound disadvantage, Kansas recovered to outrebound its opponent for the 10th-straight game, 39-29.
–KU’s defense held USC to only three points in the final 10:35 of the first half and 13 points overall in the opening frame. That’s the fewest points surrendered in a half since Florida Gulf Coast scored 13 points in the first half on Nov. 18, 2008.
–The Jayhawks’ 25 first-half points are the second-fewest KU has scored in a half this season (24, 1st, vs. South Florida).
–Kansas had four players in double-digits for the sixth game this season (Robinson 10, Taylor 10, Teahan 13, Johnson 14)
–Junior F Thomas Robinson scored 10 points, putting him in double-digits every game this season. He was one rebound shy of his ninth double-double of the year.
–Senior G Conner Teahan tied a career-high with four three-pointers made.
–Junior G Elijah Johnson made two three-pointers on Thursday, giving him a three in every game but one (Florida Atlantic) this season.
–Johnson recorded a career-high four steals against USC.
–Junior C Jeff Withey notched his fourth-straight game with multiple blocks, and his eighth of the year.
–Junior G Travis Releford did not record a steal for the first time this season.