Saturdays box score
No. 7 Kansas 95, TCU 65
Percentages: FG .463, FT .710. 3-Point Goals: 5-10, .500 (Anderson 2-2, Fields 2-5, Parrish 1-2, Price 0-1). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 2 (Price, Parrish). Turnovers: 17 (Anderson 6, Parrish 3, Gore 2, Shepherd 2, Price, Fields). Steals: 2 (Williams, Ray). Technical Fouls: None.
Percentages: FG .615, FT .588. 3-Point Goals: 5-19, .263 (Ellis 2-2, Wiggins 1-3, Frankamp 1-4, Selden, Jr. 1-5, Mason 0-1, White III 0-1, Tharpe 0-3). Team Rebounds: 1. Blocked Shots: 4 (Traylor, Selden, Jr., Wiggins, Lucas). Turnovers: 9 (Lucas 2, Ellis 2, Garrett, Selden, Jr., Mason, Tharpe, Black). Steals: 8 (Selden, Jr. 3, Ellis 2, Mason, Manning, Wiggins). Technical Fouls: None.
ANA. OfficialsMark Whitehead, Rick Randall, Darron George.
Sophomore forward Jamari Traylor had a near double-double against TCU after returning from a one-game suspension for an undisclosed case of irresponsible behavior. But freshman wing Brannen Greene served a game suspension Saturday, sitting for what KU termed as a pattern of irresponsible behavior.
Kansas coach Bill Self said Greene would likely return Tuesday, when KU plays Texas Tech.
We can have slippage from a responsibility standpoint, and thats basically what happened with (Greene), Self said. This could have been a game where he could have played a lot of minutes. But certainly to me, I would rather try to have their heads right early in their career.
Traylor, meanwhile, appeared motivated to make up for whatever transgressions led to his benching. He finished with a career-high 10 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes.
I feel like I did something to let my team down, Traylor said. So I wanted to get out there and (light) a spark.
Traylor, who is shooting 77.4 percent (24 of 31) in Big 12 games, said he felt personally responsible when he was on the bench for KUs loss at K-State on Monday.
If it was up to me, I wouldnt want to have to sat out, Traylor said. But thats between me and coach. It was definitely a physical game at K-State, and I think if I was out there, we would have had a better chance to have won.
Traylor and Self talked Thursday afternoon, and Traylor said they came to a mutual understanding.
Pretty much, Traylor said. Im not going to screw up anymore.
Freshman center Joel Embiid should return Tuesday at Texas Tech. Embiid missed Saturdays game while recovering from an ailing knee and back. Embiid hasnt practiced since the loss at K-State.He could have played today if he needed to, Self said. But he wasnt totally pain free. But well get him back out there tomorrow and see what he can do. Former Kansas standouts Jeff Withey, Nick Collison and Brandon Rush were at Saturdays game. All three players had the weekend off while the NBAs All-Star weekend took place in New Orleans. Rush, a Kansas City native, took his son into the locker room and met with KU players after the game.