Boxscore
Kansas 74, SE Missouri St. 55
Friday, November 9, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas
Officials - Terry Davis, Paul Janssen, Kelly Self
Attendance - 16300

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
SE Missouri St. 17 38 55
Kansas 32 42 74

Recap


No. 7 Kansas 74, Southeast Missouri State 55: Jeff Withey had 17 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks as the Jayhawks overcame a dismal first-half shooting effort to win their 40th straight home opener against the Redhawks in the first-ever meeting between the schools.

Highly touted freshman Perry Ellis finished with 15 points and eight rebounds in his college debut for Kansas (1-0), which won despite hitting only one of its first 20 3-point attempts.

Despite shooting 28 percent from the field in the first half, the Jayhawks held a 32-17 halftime advantage by forcing more turnovers (eight) than the Redhawks had field goals (six).

But Southeast Missouri State (0-1) scored 20 of the next 31 points over the first 8:50 of the second half to pull with six before a pair of free throws from Withey sparked a 17-6 run as Kansas pulled away and led by as many as 21 points in the final seconds.

Nick Niemczyk finished with a team-high 14 points and Nino Johnson added 12 for the Redhawks.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kansas, which finished 2-of-21 beyond the arc, improved to 19-0 all-time against the Ohio Valley Conference. …. Southeast Missouri State hasn’t won a season opener since 2005. … The Jayhawks are 146-7 at home under coach Bill Self.

SE Missouri St. Redhawks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tyler Stone 34:00 3-15 1-3 1-2 1 5 6 0 3 2 1 0 8
Lucas Nutt 35:00 1-4 0-0 2-3 1 2 3 3 2 0 3 0 4
Marland Smith 27:00 1-10 0-5 2-2 1 3 4 2 1 2 2 0 4
Nino Johnson 25:00 4-7 1-1 3-3 3 6 9 1 4 0 4 2 12
A.J. Jones 26:00 2-9 0-1 5-8 0 5 5 0 1 0 1 0 9
Nick Niemczyk 33:00 5-14 2-6 2-2 0 1 1 0 2 3 0 0 14
Colin Ferguson 9:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 2
Jacob Tolbert 11:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 3 0 1 0 2
TOTAL 200 18-62 4-16 15-20 8 24 32 6 20 8 12 2 55
  29.0% 25.0% 75.0% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 12

Kansas Jayhawks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jeff Withey 30:00 5-12 0-0 7-10 5 7 12 0 0 0 1 5 17
Travis Releford 34:00 3-11 0-5 3-3 2 3 5 2 2 1 4 1 9
Elijah Johnson 22:00 1-5 0-4 2-2 0 3 3 1 5 0 0 0 4
Ben McLemore 30:00 3-8 0-3 3-3 3 9 12 5 2 1 1 3 9
Perry Ellis 23:00 5-9 0-1 5-5 3 5 8 0 1 1 0 0 15
Jamari Traylor 16:00 2-4 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 5
Naadir Tharpe 28:00 4-11 1-6 1-1 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 10
Rio Adams 5:00 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 2
Justin Wesley 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0
Andrew White III 3:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Christian Garrett 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-62 2-21 24-28 14 32 46 12 18 5 13 10 74
  38.7% 9.5% 85.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 13
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