Jayhawk report (Jan. 28)

01/29/2013 12:07 AM

03/01/2013 2:18 PM

No. 2 KANSAS 61, WEST VIRGINIA 56
KANSAS Min FG-A FT-A TR A PF PT
Young 32 1-4 5-8 7 1 2 7
Withey 31 6-8 3-7 7 1 2 15
Johnson 34 2-4 1-2 5 5 2 6
McLemore 25 3-7 6-8 4 1 3 13
Releford 38 7-9 0-1 4 2 2 15
Tharpe 15 0-2 0-0 2 2 3 0
Adams 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
White III 6 0-2 1-4 4 0 1 1
Traylor 6 0-0 0-0 1 0 3 0
Ellis 11 1-1 2-4 0 0 1 4
Totals 200 20-37 18-34 36 12 19 61

Percentages: FG .541, FT .529. 3-Point Goals: 3-9, .333 (Releford 1-1, Johnson 1-2, McLemore 1-3, White III 0-1, Tharpe 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 4 (Withey 4). Turnovers: 16 (Johnson 3, McLemore 3, Releford 3, Young 2, Withey 2, White III, Tharpe, Traylor). Steals: 8 (Johnson 3, Releford 2, McLemore, Withey, Young). Technical Fouls: None.

WEST VIRGINIA Min FG-A FT-A TR A PF PT
Rutledge 21 0-0 0-0 5 1 5 0
Kilicli 19 1-4 2-2 1 0 4 4
Staten 32 5-11 4-6 1 1 1 14
Harris 25 0-5 2-2 2 1 1 2
Browne 26 2-5 2-2 3 2 2 6
Hinds 23 3-9 2-2 2 3 2 8
Brown 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0
Henderson 11 0-2 0-0 0 0 1 0
Murray 29 7-15 0-1 7 0 4 17
Noreen 11 2-3 0-0 4 0 4 5
Miles 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0
Totals 200 20-54 12-15 27 8 26 56

Percentages: FG .370, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 4-15, .267 (Murray 3-5, Noreen 1-2, Henderson 0-1, Hinds 0-1, Browne 0-2, Harris 0-4). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 2 (Murray 2). Turnovers: 9 (Kilicli 3, Staten, Henderson, Hinds, Rutledge, Murray, Brown). Steals: 9 (Browne 4, Harris 2, Murray 2, Hinds). Technical Fouls: None.

Kansas
3823–61West Virginia 30 26 – 56

Att.–12,402. Officials–John Higgins, Tom O’Neill, Terry Oglesby.

KU streak hits 18

Kansas’ 61-56 victory over West Virginia helped the Jayhawks stretch their winning streak to 18 games, tying the mark for the second-longest winning streak since Bill Self arrived at Kansas. KU also recorded an 18-game winning streak during the 2010-11 season. The record remains a 20-game winning streak recorded from Nov. 9-Jan. 30, 2008.

That’s consistency

Kansas improved to 19-1 or better for the third time in the last four seasons and the fifth time in Self’s 10 seasons.

Tough out for Huggins

West Virginia Bob Huggins, who caused a bit of a stir by reportedly having a $25,000 incentive clause in his contract for victories against Kansas, dropped to 0-5 in his career against KU.

Etc.

So maybe Kansas wasn't exactly playing with the weight of the No. 1 ranking in the latest USA Today/Coaches poll. According to senior center Jeff Withey, most of KU's players didn't even realize the Jayhawks were ranked No. 1 in the poll until a reporter brought it up after Monday's game. The Jayhawks, apparently, had seen their No. 2 ranking in the Associated Press poll and moved on.

"I thought we were No. 2," Withey said. "Obviously, I didn't even know. So there's not much of a reaction."

** Kansas sported some all-blue, alternate jerseys on Monday that, predictably, caused a bit of a stir. The numbers and names were hard to see, and the immediate reaction in social-media circles swung toward the negative. The players, however, gave them a thumbs up.

"We liked them a lot," Withey said. "I don't know if we're gonna be wearing them too often, but they were pretty cool."

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