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Jayhawk report Jayhawk report (Feb. 23)

  • Published Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at 9:01 p.m.

Saturday’s box score

No. 9 Kansas 74, TCU 48

TCUMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Crossland181-51-23-4003
McKinney280-12-41-5222
Green281-50-00-0043
Anderson374-121-21-22011
Butler Lind170-22-20-0112
Hill Jr222-70-00-0025
Smith III20-10-00-0000
Dincer21-20-00-0002
Montigel30-00-00-1010
Abron317-114-61-90318
Zurcher121-10-00-0322
Totals20017-4710-166-2281548

Percentages: FG .362, FT .625. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Anderson 2-7, Green 1-2, Hill Jr. 1-3, Dincer 0-1, Butler Lind 0-1). Team Rebounds: 1. Blocked Shots: 5 (Abron 2, McKinney 2, Crossland). Turnovers: 15 (McKinney 3, Anderson 3, Butler Lind 2, Hill Jr. 2, Crossland, Green, Abron). Steals: 6 (McKinney 2, Anderson 2, Dincer, Butler Lind). Technical Fouls: None.

KANSASMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Young223-40-03-8106
Withey267-124-42-61118
Johnson292-52-20-3427
McLemore294-104-40-33014
Releford304-53-30-21312
Tharpe170-42-20-3422
Adams10-10-00-0000
White III70-21-20-0001
Wesley30-00-00-2010
Manning20-00-00-0000
Self20-00-00-0000
Roberts30-00-00-0000
Garrett20-10-00-0010
Traylor121-10-01-1012
Ellis155-82-22-40112
Totals20026-5318-1911-36141274

Percentages: FG .491, FT .947. 3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364 (McLemore 2-6, Johnson 1-1, Releford 1-2, Tharpe 0-2). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots: 5 (Withey 3, Young 2). Turnovers: 11 (Releford 2, Tharpe 2, Withey 2, Traylor, Wesley, White III, Young, Johnson). Steals: 10 (Johnson 2, Traylor 2, Young 2, McLemore 2, Adams, Releford). Technical Fouls: None.

TCU

93948
Kansas383674

Att.–16,300. Officials–Joe DeRosa, Duke Edsall, KC Ely.

Johnson recovering

Kansas coach Bill Self said after the game that senior guard Elijah Johnson had been battling a stomach issue in the days leading up to Saturday’s game.

Johnson finished with seven points and four assists while making his only three-point attempt.

“He’d had some stomach issues that we thought potentially may be serious about the last three or four days,” Self said. “But we know what’s wrong, and he’s gonna be fine. But he was struggling out there a little bit today.”

Johnson, who has played through a prolonged shooting slump, is averaging nearly 10 points in KU’s last three games and has attempted one three in KU’s last two games.

When asked to elaborate on Johnson’s stomach problems, Self said Johnson had cramps that could have been related to a bout with the flu.

500th awaits

Self has a chance to reach a milestone victory on Monday at Iowa State. Self, who recorded career win No. 499 against TCU, can notch his 500th against the Cyclones. The fact the game will take place away from Lawrence led to an amusing moment during Saturday’s postgame news conference. Self was asked whether he’d rather reach the milestone at Allen Fieldhouse.

“That’s not a very good question,” Self said, adding that he had plenty of other reasons to hope for a victory on Monday.

Self, who has a career mark of 499-162, has a 292-57 record in 10 seasons at Kansas. He was 55-54 in four years at Oral Roberts, 74-27 in three seasons at Tulsa, and 78-24 in three seasons at Illinois.

Ellis for a dozen

It had been a while since freshman forward Perry Ellis had seen the ball go in the basket with consistency. That changed when Ellis finished with 12 points off the bench on Saturday, his best performance in Big 12 games.

“It starts in practice,” Ellis said. “I’ve just been trying to practice hard every time, and Jeff (Withey) and Kevin (Young) and all them really helped me out. They’re really pushing me to step up to the next level.”

— Rustin Dodd

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