Jayhawk report (Feb. 22)

02/23/2014 9:17 AM

02/23/2014 9:17 AM

Saturday’s box score

No. 8 KU 85, No. 19 Texas 54

TEXAS Min FG FT Reb A PF PT
Taylor 31 1-14 3-4 0-4 5 2 5
Holland 21 1-5 0-0 0-2 0 0 2
Felix 26 2-9 2-4 1-1 3 2 6
Holmes 27 7-11 2-6 3-6 2 3 17
Ridley 24 5-7 1-4 5-6 0 3 11
Yancy 7 0-2 0-0 0-1 1 0 0
Croaker 14 1-4 0-1 1-1 0 0 2
Lammert 22 3-5 0-0 2-3 0 2 8
Walker 12 1-3 0-0 1-1 0 0 3
Ibeh 16 0-1 0-0 3-8 0 5 0
Totals 200 21-61 8-19 19-37 11 17 54

Percentages: FG .344, FT .421. 3-Point Goals: 4-13, .308 (Lammert 2-3, Walker 1-2, Holmes 1-3, Croaker 0-2, Felix 0-3). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots: 7 (Ridley 4, Ibeh 2, Holmes). Turnovers: 12 (Holmes 2, Ridley 2, Taylor 2, Walker 2, Croaker 2, Lammert, Holland). Steals: 4 (Holland 2, Taylor, Ibeh). Technical Fouls: None.

KANSAS Min FG FT Reb A PF PT
Selden, Jr 29 4-7 0-0 1-6 7 1 8
Tharpe 28 1-9 0-0 0-2 5 2 2
Embiid 21 4-6 5-8 2-7 3 3 13
Wiggins 27 7-12 4-4 2-6 0 2 21
Ellis 19 2-6 4-5 1-2 0 1 8
Mason 18 6-7 0-0 0-0 0 2 14
White III 5 1-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 3
Wesley 3 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 0 0
Manning 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Greene 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0
Garrett 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Roberts 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Frankamp 8 2-4 0-0 0-1 2 1 5
Black 15 4-5 1-2 2-5 0 3 9
Traylor 19 0-1 2-2 1-3 2 3 2
Lucas 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 201 31-60 16-21 13-39 19 19 85

Percentages: FG .517, FT .762. 3-Point Goals: 7-21, .333 (Wiggins 3-5, Mason 2-3, White III 1-2, Frankamp 1-3, Selden, Jr. 0-3, Tharpe 0-5). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 9 (Embiid 6, Wiggins 2, Selden, Jr.). Turnovers: 7 (Mason 2, Tharpe 2, Embiid, Ellis, Wiggins). Steals: 7 (Traylor 2, Selden, Jr. 2, Wiggins, Black, Ellis). Technical Fouls: None.

Texas 18 36 54
Kansas 46 39 85

A—NA. Officials—John Higgins, Steve Olson, Terry Oglesby.

Embiid sets record

Former Kansas center Eric Chenowith was in the building on Saturday night. His timing could not have been better — or worse. KU freshman center Joel Embiid finished with six blocked shots, surpassing Chenowith’s KU freshman record of 62 blocks. Embiid now has 68 blocks on the season. He also finished with 13 points and seven rebounds in Kansas’ 85-54 victory over Texas.

“It was a great accomplishment for me,” Embiid said.

Kansas coach Bill Self was hopeful that Embiid’s minutes on Saturday — he played just 21 in the blowout — would allow him to be more healthy for Monday’s game against Oklahoma.

Worth noting

KU freshman point guard Frank Mason finished with 14 points on six-of-seven shooting, spurring a transition attack that dominated Texas. The Jayhawks outscored the Longhorns 26-0 in fast-break points. “You look at the fast-break points, that was a big deal right there,” Self said. “We blocked shots or had steals and long rebounds that led to baskets. He kind of spear-headed that.”… Kansas’ 31-point victory was the largest in the all-time series with Texas. The Jayhawks also won 12 conference games for the 14th straight season, thought to be the longest such streak in the country.

Rustin Dodd

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