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Jayhawk report Jayhawk report (Jan. 19)

  • Published Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at 9:18 p.m.
  • Updated Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at 1:32 p.m.

Saturday’s box score

No. 4 Kansas 64, Texas 59

KANSASMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Young222-32-22-3036
Withey324-66-92-94314
Johnson341-114-40-4216
McLemore376-102-22-61116
Releford354-84-41-42212
Tharpe162-60-00-0105
White III40-10-01-2000
Traylor80-21-20-1021
Ellis121-42-21-6014
Totals20020-5121-259-36101364

Percentages: FG .392, FT .840. 3-Point Goals: 3-11, .273 (McLemore 2-3, Tharpe 1-3, White III 0-1, Releford 0-2, Johnson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 1. Blocked Shots: 6 (Withey 3, Young, McLemore, Releford). Turnovers: 15 (McLemore 4, Johnson 3, Young 2, Withey 2, Releford 2, Ellis, Tharpe). Steals: 10 (McLemore 2, Young 2, Releford 2, Tharpe, Ellis, Withey, Johnson). Technical Fouls: None.

TEXASMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Holmes144-51-21-10510
Papapetrou302-50-00-5136
Ridley252-40-22-4024
Felix292-51-20-2436
Lewis315-100-10-73111
McClellan288-180-00-11118
Holland141-40-01-2102
Bond80-00-01-2100
Lammert111-40-10-0332
Ibeh100-10-00-2030
Totals20025-562-86-29142159

Percentages: FG .446, FT .250. 3-Point Goals: 7-18, .389 (Papapetrou 2-3, McClellan 2-5, Felix 1-1, Holmes 1-2, Lewis 1-4, Lammert 0-3). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 1 (Holmes). Turnovers: 14 (Felix 3, Holmes 2, Papapetrou 2, Holland 2, Ibeh 2, Lewis 2, McClellan). Steals: 9 (Holmes 3, Holland 3, Lammert, McClellan, Lewis). Technical Fouls: None.

Kansas

263864
Texas283159

Att.–14,312. Officials–Mike Stuart, David Hall, Rick Crawford.

Johnson struggles

Senior guard Elijah Johnson preferred not to talk about his own personal struggles and shooting woes on Saturday.

“It’s irrelevant,” Johnson said.

But when asked about center Jeff Withey’s impact on the game, he was able to confront his nightmarish day from the field. Johnson scored six points on 1-of-11 shooting, accounting for nearly a third of the Jayhawks 31 missed field goals.

“I took 11 layups tonight,” Johnson said. “I didn’t make nothing, but one.”

Johnson’s off game came against a Texas defense that ranks among the nation’s best at making teams miss. But after 17 games, Johnson has yet to be the offensive weapon he was during KU’s run to the Final Four last season. He is shooting 40.5 percent overall and 34.7 percent from three-point range.

“It wasn’t close,” Self said. “The ball didn’t have much of a chance to go in. It was one of those nights for him. Elijah has played pretty well. He just hasn’t made shots, like he did at the end of last year. And certainly, that will help us when he starts doing it.”

Rough patch

Kansas nearly buried itself with an awful stretch of play in the opening minutes of the second half. After trailing 28-26 at halftime, KU committed five turnovers in a five-minute stretch as Texas took a 42-31 lead.

“That was as bad as you could start a second half,” Self said.  

— Rustin Dodd

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