Dec. 29, 2011
KANSAS 89, HOWARD 34
Dec. 29, 2011
KANSAS STARTERS (Season/Career): F Thomas Robinson (12/15); C Jeff Withey (12/13); G Tyshawn Taylor (11/100); G Elijah Johnson (12/20); G Travis Releford (12/16)
… Improved the Jayhawks to 9-3 on the season
… Made KU 2-0 all-time against Howard
… Gave the Jayhawks their 54th-straight home win against non-conference competition
… Improved KU to 6-0 at home this season
… Extended the Jayhawks’ home-court winning streak to 12 games
… Made Kansas 673-107 all-time at Allen Fieldhouse, including 135-7 under Head Coach Bill Self
… Improved Bill Self to 246-49 while at KU, 453-154 overall and 1-0 against Howard
… Moved KU to 2,047-802 all-time
–Howard’s 34 points scored were the fewest by a KU opponent since Alcorn State scored 31 in a game at Allen Fieldhouse on Dec. 2, 2009.
–Kansas held Howard to just 13 points in the first half. It was the second-straight game that KU has held its opponent to 13 points in the first half.
–It marked the first time the Jayhawks have held back-to-back opponents under 20 points in a half since the 2007 season (Washburn, 18; Northern Arizona, 10).
–The 81 points allowed by KU over the last two games is the fewest in a two-game stretch since before the 1988-89 season.
–The 55-point margin of victory for KU is its highest since defeating Ohio, 98-41, on Nov. 26, 2010.
–Howard’s 22.2 percent shooting from the field is the lowest by a KU opponent since Dayton shot the same percentage in the NCAA Tournament on March 22, 2009.
–Howard’s 12 total field goals are the fewest by a KU opponent since Alcorn State had 12 in a game on Dec. 2, 2009.
–Howard also set a season low by a KU opponent in free throws (seven) and three-point field goal percentage (16.7).
–The Bison’s 24 turnovers and 16 offensive rebounds were season highs by a Jayhawk opponent this season.
–KU’s 52.9 percent shooting from three-point range tied for the team’s season high with the Ohio State game.
–Freshman F Merv Lindsay scored nine points, marking his first points in a Kansas uniform. Lindsay also recorded the first rebounds (three) of his career.
–Junior F Thomas Robinson scored nine points, which is the first time he has been held below 10 points this season.
–Senior F Conner Teahan’s 13 points marked the second-highest total of his career.
–Teahan’s five rebounds match a season high.
–Junior C Jeff Withey’s six blocked shots were his second-highest total of the season.
–Senior G Tyshawn Taylor’s five rebounds were a season high and matched the second-highest total of his career.
–Freshman G Naadir Tharpe recorded a season-best five assists in the game.
–Sophomore G Niko Roberts set career highs with two assists and two steals.
–Junior F Kevin Young’s three steals set a season high and were one shy of his career high.