Boxscore
Kansas 66, Texas A&M 58
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Reed Arena, College Station, Texas
Officials - Doug Shows, Patrick Adams, Joe DeRosa
Attendance - 6868

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Kansas 31 35 66
Texas A&M 21 37 58

Recap


KANSAS 66, TEXAS A&M 58: Elijah Johnson scored 18 of his 21 points in the first half and the No. 5 Jayhawks withstood a late charge from the host Aggies to move into sole possession of first place in the Big 12.

Kansas (23-5, 13-2 Big 12) is one game ahead of No. 3 Missouri, which lost at home to Kansas State on Tuesday. Kansas hosts the Tigers in a highly anticipated showdown at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday.

Texas A&M (13-14, 4-11) trailed 31-21 at halftime and by as many as 21 in the second half, but Khris Middleton led a furious comeback with 11 points in a four-minute stretch. Middleton’s 3-pointer with 6:48 left sparked a 19-5 run that cut the lead to 60-56 with just less than two minutes left.

Kansas missed enough free throws down the stretch to keep giving Texas A&M extra chances, but Zach Kinsley and Elston Turner both missed corner 3-pointers that would’ve pulled the Aggies within one possession.

Middleton finished with 23 points for Texas A&M, while Thomas Robinson chipped in 10 points and 13 rebounds for Kansas before fouling out.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Robinson notched his 19th double-double of the season, which ranks second in the country.  … Johnson had never scored more than 15 points in a Big 12 game during his three-year career. … The Jayhawks are in good position to earn at least a share their eighth straight conference title.

Kansas Jayhawks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Elijah Johnson 35:00 7-11 3-7 4-7 1 2 3 1 1 2 0 0 21
Travis Releford 28:00 2-6 0-2 0-1 2 5 7 2 4 1 0 1 4
Thomas Robinson 28:00 3-10 0-0 4-5 3 10 13 4 5 0 3 1 10
Tyshawn Taylor 30:00 4-10 1-3 3-5 0 0 0 4 4 1 2 0 12
Jeff Withey 28:00 3-7 0-0 5-7 1 6 7 0 1 1 1 4 11
Conner Teahan 28:00 0-6 0-6 4-4 3 5 8 1 0 0 1 1 4
Kevin Young 16:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 4
Naadir Tharpe 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Justin Wesley 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-54 4-18 20-29 11 30 41 12 15 5 8 8 66
  38.9% 22.2% 69.0% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 8

Texas A&M Aggies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jordan Green 20:00 1-4 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 3
David Loubeau 17:00 4-10 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 0 5 0 2 0 10
Khris Middleton 33:00 8-14 3-6 4-4 0 5 5 2 3 0 3 0 23
Elston Turner 38:00 3-9 2-5 2-2 0 7 7 5 2 0 2 0 10
Ray Turner 31:00 2-7 0-0 0-3 2 6 8 0 4 0 1 0 4
Dash Harris 24:00 3-6 1-3 1-1 0 3 3 4 2 0 1 0 8
Daniel Alexander 6:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Keith Davis 18:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0
Zach Kinsley 13:00 0-4 0-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-55 6-18 10-14 4 26 30 12 20 1 10 1 58
  38.2% 33.3% 71.4% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 10
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