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Jayhawk report Jayhawk report (Feb. 1)

  • Published Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at 9:21 p.m.
  • Updated Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at 7:33 a.m.

Saturday’s box score

No. 25 Texas 81, No. 6 Kansas 69

KANSASMinFGFTRebAPFPT
Ellis294-93-41-20311
Embiid253-92-24-10248
Selden, Jr338-163-51-20421
Tharpe261-40-00-3303
Wiggins302-122-24-5157
Mason163-81-20-0248
White III40-00-00-1000
Wesley10-00-00-0000
Greene101-30-00-1043
Black61-10-20-2002
Traylor142-30-05-6244
Lucas60-02-20-1032
Totals20025-6513-1917-37103169

Percentages: FG .385, FT .684. 3-Point Goals: 6-14, .429 (Selden, Jr. 2-6, Tharpe 1-1, Wiggins 1-2, Mason 1-2, Greene 1-3). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots: 4 (Embiid 2, Traylor, Selden, Jr.). Turnovers: 12 (Embiid 3, Selden, Jr. 3, Tharpe 2, Wiggins 2, Ellis, Mason). Steals: 4 (Black, Wiggins, Traylor, Tharpe). Technical Fouls: Mason.

TEXASMinFGFTRebAPFPT
Holmes306-139-102-40122
Ridley233-73-63-10049
Taylor367-148-80-10323
Holland361-42-45-11324
Felix181-67-100-2249
Yancy41-20-11-4112
Croaker141-20-00-2103
Lammert193-51-20-1117
Walker30-00-20-0000
Ibeh171-30-23-3032
Totals20024-5630-4519-4481981

Percentages: FG .429, FT .667. 3-Point Goals: 3-10, .300 (Croaker 1-2, Holmes 1-2, Taylor 1-2, Felix 0-2, Lammert 0-2). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots: 12 (Ibeh 4, Ridley 4, Holmes 3, Lammert). Turnovers: 11 (Holland 2, Ridley 2, Taylor 2, Croaker, Ibeh, Felix, Lammert). Steals: 7 (Holmes 3, Holland 2, Ridley, Taylor). Technical Fouls: None.

Kansas234669
Texas384381

A—16,540. Officials—Joe DeRosa, Ray Natili, Keith Kimble.

Wiggins quiet on offense

After averaging 28 points in his last two games, freshman wing Andrew Wiggins was a non-factor against Texas. He was 0 for 9 from the field before hitting his first field goal with 12:06 left in the game. He finished 2 of 12 — and just 1 of 10 on shots inside the three-point line. He was 1 for 8 on two-point jumpers.

“I think that he settled a lot today,” KU coach Bill Self said. “And I think that they played him smart and kept him out of the paint.”

Texas’ Demarcus Holland guarded Wiggins for most of the afternoon. But the inside presence of Texas’ shot-blockers may have bothered Wiggins just as much.

“(Cameron Ridley) and Prince Ibeh were scaring him,” Holland said, “so he started settling for jump shots.”

Tharpe sluggish

Junior Naadir Tharpe, who continues to be hot and cold on offense, had just three points on 1-for-4 shooting. It was the third time in four games that Tharpe has taken fewer than four shots.

“We know what we need to do on the court,” Tharpe said. “And I don’t feel like we did it as a whole. Starting off with me, I don’t feel like I played well at all.”

By the end, Self had replaced Tharpe with freshman Frank Mason.

“I’m not getting on anybody, but there’s a reason he wasn’t in the game late, because I felt like he wasn’t impacting the game on either end,” Self said. “But Naadir has played great for us. But certainly, I felt like we were better off having a guy in the game that could drive it and put pressure on the defense.”

Worth noting

• Senior forward Tarik Black had two points in six minutes after missing two games because of an ankle injury. Self said freshman guard Conner Frankamp (knee) could be out a few more days and dismissed the idea that center Joel Embiid’s recent knee sprain has affected his play.

• Count Texas coach Rick Barnes among those who do not like the “Overrated” chant. After Texas fans chanted it during the second half, Barnes said this during the postgame news conference: “I think that’s the dumbest thing fans have ever done,” he said. “... I’ve never understood it.”

• Texas defeated Kansas in Austin for the first time since 2008, the year both teams shared the regular-season Big 12 title and KU went on to win the NCAA title.

Rustin Dodd

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