Kansas vs. West Virginia: Recap and Stats

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Kansas vs. West Virginia: Recap and Stats
(2) Kansas 61
(19-1, 5-0 away)
West Virginia 56
(9-11, 7-3 home)
Venue: WVU Coliseum
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 28, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Kansas 38 23 61
West Virginia 30 26 56
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Kansas T Releford 15 K Young 7 E Johnson 5
West Virginia A Murray 17 A Murray 7 J Hinds 3

On Monday, January 28th, No. 2 Kansas won on the road against West Virginia 61-56 in conference play. The Jayhawks got the win with 15 points and seven rebounds from Jeff Withey. Travis Releford also put in a solid contribution, scoring a team-high 15 points and adding four rebounds. Aaric Murray got a game-high 17 points and seven rebounds for the Mountaineers. Next up for Kansas (18-1, 7-0 Big 12) is Oklahoma State (13-5, 3-3 Big 12) on Saturday, February 2nd on their home court.

Kansas Game Notes

  • Kansas started 19-1 during the 2010, 2009, and 2004 seasons (since 1996).
  • The win over West Virginia extended the Kansas winning streak to 18 games.
  • The Jayhawks have won 4 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Kansas has won 28 close games.
  • The Jayhawks have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past 5 games.
  • The top two scorers (Travis Releford and Jeff Withey) accounted for 49.1% of the points.
  • Travis Releford has led the team in scoring in 5 out of 20 games this season.
  • Kevin Young has led the team in rebounding in 7 out of 20 games this season.
  • Travis Releford has 17 straight double-digit point games.
  • Jeff Withey has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • Ben McLemore has 8 straight double-digit point games.

West Virginia Game Notes

  • The Mountaineers have lost 5 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, West Virginia has lost 28 close games.
  • Aaric Murray accounted for 30.3% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Aaric Murray and Dominique Rutledge) accounted for 44.4% of the rebounds.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (13) than the starters (12).
  • The bench recorded more points (30) than the starters (26).
  • Aaric Murray has led the team in scoring 6 times and in rebounding 9 times in 20 games this season.
  • Gary Browne set a career high with 4 steals.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Dominique Rutledge.
KU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJeff Withey311571142
B+Travis Releford381542203
BElijah Johnson34655303
B-Ben McLemore251341103
B-Kevin Young32771102
CA. White III6140001
C-Perry Ellis11400000
C-Naadir Tharpe15022001
-Jamari Traylor6010001
WVU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AAaric Murray291770221
BKevin Noreen11540000
BGary Browne26632400
BJabarie Hinds23823101
B-Juwan Staten321411001
CD. Rutledge21051001
C-Eron Harris25221200
DDeniz Kilicli19410003
FTerry Henderson11000001
-Aaron Brown3000001

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