Dec. 31, 2011
KANSAS 84, NORTH DAKOTA 58
Dec. 31, 2011
KANSAS STARTERS (Career/Season): F Thomas Robinson (16/13); C Jeff Withey (14/13); G Tyshawn Taylor (101/12); G Elijah Johnson (21/13); G Travis Releford (17/13)
… Improved the Jayhawks to 10-3 on the season
… Moved the all-time series between Kansas and North Dakota to 3-0 in favor of KU
… Gave Kansas its 55th-straight home win against non-conference competition
… Improved KU to 7-0 at home this season
… Extended the Jayhawks’ home winning streak to 13 games
… Made Kansas 674-107 all-time at Allen Fieldhouse, including 136-7 under Head Coach Bill Self
… Made Self 247-49 at KU, 454-154 overall and 1-0 against North Dakota
… Improved the Jayhawks to 2,048-802 all-time
—Kansas wore their crimson uniforms for the first time since the Colorado State game last season. It was the first time KU wore crimson at home since the Alcorn State game in 2009.
–The Jayhawks attempted a season high 27 three-point field goals in the game and shot a season worst 22.2 percent from beyond the arc.
–KU’s 27 three-point attempts were the most since it took 27 three-point attempts against Iowa State on Feb. 12, 2011.
–KU’s 15 offensive rebounds were the most by the team this year.
—Junior F Thomas Robinson scored a career-high 30 points, the most by a Jayhawk since Marcus Morris scored 33 at Iowa State last season.
–Robinson recorded a career high 21 rebounds in the game. It was the most rebounds by a Jayhawk since Nick Collison had 21 rebounds against Syracuse in the 2003 NCAA Championship.
–Robinson is the first Jayhawk to score at least 30 points and record 20 rebounds since Wayne Hightower scored 36 points and grabbed 21 rebounds against Missouri on Feb. 13, 1961. In KU history there have been at least eight other 30-20 games and two games that could not be confirmed – seven of those games were by Wilt Chamberlain and one by Hightower.
–Robinson is the sixth player in Big 12 history to accomplish this feat.
–Robinson set KU season highs in points (30), total rebounds (21) and offensive rebounds (eight). He also matched the KU season high for field goals (10).
–Robinson also hit the first three-point basket of his career.
–Junior G Travis Releford matched his career high with 14 points, which he also did against Towson earlier this season.
–Releford also set his career high with seven rebounds in the game.
–Senior G Jordan Juenemann set career highs in rebounds (three), assists (one) and blocks (one).