Boxscore
Kansas 69, Texas 66
Saturday, January 21, 2012 4:00 PM
Location - Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas
Officials - Patrick Adams, Randy Heimerman, Mike Stuart
Attendance - 16734

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Kansas 39 30 69
Texas 27 39 66

Recap


KANSAS 69, TEXAS 66: Tyshawn Taylor scored 22 points, and Jeff Withey provided a clutch three-point play in the last minute to help No. 7 Kansas sneak past host Texas.

With the victory, the Jayhawks (16-3, 6-0 Big 12) maintained sole possession of first place in the Big 12, one game ahead of fifth-ranked Missouri.

After Texas (12-7, 2-4 Big 12) stormed back from 15 down to take a four-point lead late in the game, the two teams traded buckets for much of the final three minutes. Trailing 66-65 in the last minute, Thomas Robinson found Withey underneath for a three-point play that gave Kansas a 68-66 edge.

J’Covan Brown had one final chance to tie the game with Texas down 69-66, but his 3-pointer at the buzzer clanged off the back of the rim.

Robinson had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Jayhawks, while Brown scored a game-high 24 for the Longhorns. Brown’s 3-pointer from the corner capped a 19-6 spurt that gave Texas a 64-60 lead with 3:24 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Texas went scoreless for almost seven minutes in the first half and fell behind 22-7 with 8:37 left … The Jayhawks shot 61 percent in the first half … Taylor has 78 points in his last three games.

Kansas Jayhawks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Elijah Johnson 35:00 4-8 1-4 0-0 0 4 4 3 2 3 3 0 9
Travis Releford 34:00 2-7 0-2 0-2 1 5 6 1 3 0 0 1 4
Thomas Robinson 32:00 8-16 0-0 1-4 5 4 9 2 3 1 2 1 17
Tyshawn Taylor 34:00 7-13 3-6 5-7 0 5 5 4 1 0 0 0 22
Jeff Withey 30:00 2-7 0-0 8-9 3 3 6 0 4 0 0 2 12
Justin Wesley 16:00 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 2 3 0 4 0 0 1 2
Conner Teahan 17:00 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
Kevin Young 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-56 5-15 14-23 10 23 33 10 19 5 6 5 69
  44.6% 33.3% 60.9% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 6

Texas Longhorns

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
J'Covan Brown 37:00 7-26 3-8 7-7 0 6 6 7 3 3 2 0 24
Clint Chapman 34:00 4-9 0-0 7-7 2 7 9 1 4 0 0 4 15
Myck Kabongo 25:00 1-4 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 4 5 0 3 0 3
Julien Lewis 24:00 1-6 1-3 0-0 2 3 5 1 2 0 2 0 3
Alexis Wangmene 15:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 0 4 0 1 0 0
Sheldon McClellan 35:00 3-5 3-4 2-2 0 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 11
Jonathan Holmes 17:00 2-6 0-2 0-0 4 2 6 0 4 1 1 0 4
Jaylen Bond 13:00 3-3 0-0 0-1 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 6
TOTAL 200 21-61 8-19 16-17 13 27 40 14 23 4 9 4 66
  34.4% 42.1% 94.1% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 9
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