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Jayhawk report Jayhawk report (Feb. 18)

  • Published Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at 11:22 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at 5:57 a.m.

Tuesday’s box score

No. 8 Kansas 64, Texas Tech 63

KANSASMinFGFTRebAPFPT
Selden, Jr332-80-02-3136
Tharpe381-73-30-1206
Embiid336-76-83-80318
Wiggins356-116-83-62319
Ellis260-34-61-2144
Mason60-12-20-0002
White III20-00-01-1000
Greene10-10-00-0000
Frankamp50-00-00-0000
Black102-20-12-3034
Traylor122-21-21-3005
Totals20119-4222-3013-2861664

Percentages: FG .452, FT .733. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Selden, Jr. 2-4, Wiggins 1-4, Tharpe 1-5, Greene 0-1). Team Rebounds: 1. Blocked Shots: 3 (Wiggins 2, Embiid). Turnovers: 11 (Tharpe 4, Embiid 3, Wiggins 2, Ellis). Steals: 6 (Ellis 2, Wiggins 2, Black, Tharpe). Technical Fouls: None.

TEXAS TECHMinFGFTRebAPFPT
Kravic236-81-12-30413
Turner334-72-20-12011
Gotcher210-00-41-3320
Crockett263-112-33-52310
Tolbert367-102-24-60316
Onwuasor70-20-00-0210
Hannahs303-92-22-42010
Tapsoba90-20-01-2140
Ross30-10-00-0000
Williams, Jr91-10-00-1033
Foster30-00-00-0010
Totals20024-519-1413-26122163

Percentages: FG .471, FT .643. 3-Point Goals: 6-12, .500 (Crockett 2-3, Hannahs 2-5, Williams, Jr. 1-1, Turner 1-2, Tolbert 0-1). Team Rebounds: 1. Blocked Shots: 2 (Onwuasor, Tapsoba). Turnovers: 9 (Turner 3, Tolbert 2, Gotcher, Hannahs, Onwuasor, Kravic). Steals: 6 (Tolbert 2, Turner 2, Hannahs, Crockett). Technical Fouls: None.

Kansas303464
Texas Tech293463

A—12,667. Officials—Tom Eades, Rick Crawford, Keith Kimble.

Embiid feels healthy

So far, so good for Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid.

After missing the Jayhawks’ victory over TCU on Saturday while resting a balky knee and aching back, Embiid returned with 18 points and eight rebounds Tuesday while playing 32 minutes in KU’s 64-63 victory at Texas Tech.

It was more minutes than Kansas coach Bill Self planned on playing Embiid — he wanted to limit him to around 25 — but Embiid said he felt good after the game.

Wiggins said it looked like the old Embiid.

“The mobility and everything is back,” Wiggins said. “He was unstoppable. If he doesn’t get double-teamed, he scores or he gets fouled. So it’s good to have him back.”

Cold shooting

After some hot shooting early, the Jayhawks struggled from the three-point line, hitting 4 of 14 from behind the arc.

But Self called Wayne Selden Jr.’s three-pointer in the final minutes the second biggest shot of the game behind Wiggins’ game-winner. Selden’s shot cut the Texas Tech lead to 59-58. The Jayhawks also got into the bonus early in the second half, so Self instructed his players to drive or throw the ball inside on nearly every possession.

“When (Naadir Tharpe) doesn’t make shots, sometimes it’s a crapshoot,” Self said. “And there were so many stoppages the second half, nobody got tired. I probably should have played the bench more but I didn’t. But the whole deal was to play inside out late.”

Rustin Dodd

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