(6) Kansas 108
(24-4, 7-2 away)
Iowa State 96
(19-9, 16-1 home)
Venue: James H. Hilton Coliseum
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 25, 2013
||E Johnson 39
||J Withey 10
||E Johnson 7
||K Lucious 23
||M Ejim 7
||G Niang 7
In a high-scoring game, No. 6 Kansas got a win on the road against Iowa State 108-96 in overtime. Elijah Johnson had a big game for the Jayhawks and put up a ridiculous 39 points (7 Ast 5 Reb), shooting 6 of 10 from three-point range. Travis Releford was on fire from three-point range, going 5 for 9 on the way to 19 points (4 Reb 3 Ast). Korie Lucious got a team-high 23 points and five assists for the Cyclones. The next game will be on Saturday, Mar. 2 when Kansas (23-4, 11-3 Big 12) hosts West Virginia (13-14, 6-8 Big 12).
Kansas Game Notes
- The last time KU started the season 24-4 was 2006.
- The win over Iowa State extended the Kansas winning streak to five games.
- KU beat the spread by 10.5 points. That makes the 13th time this season the Jayhawks have beaten the spread.
- Kansas has played in three overtime games this season. Over the last five seasons, the Jayhawks have played in 10 overtime games with a record of 9-1.
- The Jayhawks have won six close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Kansas is 30-9 in close games.
- Kansas has won every game this season (5-0) when its field goal percentage has been 54.4 percent or better.
- The Jayhawks have won every game this season (4-0) after recording 21 or more assists.
- KU has won every game this season (17-0) after holding an opponent to under 35.7 percent field goal percentage.
- KU has won 94 percent of the time this season (15-1) when opponents record 33 or fewer rebounds.
- This season Kansas has won 94 percent of the time (16-1) when Jeff Withey has 13 points or more, 100 percent of the time (4-0) when Ben McLemore plays 38 minutes or more, and 100 percent of the time (8-0) when Travis Releford has six field goals made or more.
- The Jayhawks set season highs for field goals made (37) and total points (108).
- The last time KU recorded at least 108 total points was Nov 12, 2010 against Longwood.
- KU set a season low for blocks (one).
- The Jayhawks have outshot their opponents in field goal percentage for the past six games.
- Elijah Johnson recorded a team season high in points with 39, field goals made with 13, and field goals attempted with 22.
- Elijah Johnson accounted for 36.1 percent of the team's points.
- The top two rebounders (Jeff Withey and Kevin Young) accounted for 40.4 percent of the rebounds.
- Jeff Withey has led the team in rebounding in 18 out of 28 games this season.
- Travis Releford has five straight double-digit point games.
- Travis Releford had a career high with five three-pointers.
- This marks the fourth 20-point game of Elijah Johnson's career.
- Elijah Johnson had career highs with 39 points, 13 field goals made, and six three-pointers.
- Jeff Withey recorded the 18th double-digit rebound game of his career.
- Jeff Withey has 12 straight double-digit point games.
- This was the first foul out of the season for Jeff Withey.
- Jeff Withey recorded a double-double. It was his 11th this season and 17th of his career.
- This was the second foul out of the season for Kevin Young.
Iowa State Game Notes
- The Cyclones have lost five times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Iowa State is 22-26 in close games.
- The top two scorers (Korie Lucious and Tyrus McGee) accounted for 46.8 percent of the points.
- The top two rebounders (Melvin Ejim and Will Clyburn) accounted for 42.4 percent of the rebounds.
- Korie Lucious has led the team in scoring four times in 28 games this season.
- Melvin Ejim has led the team in rebounding 20 times in 28 games this season.
- This marks the second 20-point game of Korie Lucious's career.
- Korie Lucious set career highs with 23 points and 10 free throws made.
- This marks the sixth 20-point game of Tyrus McGee's career.
- Tyrus McGee has eight straight double-digit point games.
- Tyrus McGee set career highs with 22 points, eight field goals made, and six three-pointers.
- This was the fifth foul out of the season for Georges Niang.
- This was the fifth foul out of the season for Melvin Ejim.