Boxscore
Kansas 78, Washington St. 41
Monday, November 19, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Officials - Keith Kimble, Terry Oglesby, Michael Stewart
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Washington St. 21 20 41
Kansas 50 28 78

Recap


No. 11 Kansas 78, Washington State 41:
Travis Releford scored 17 points and freshman standout Ben McLemore added 11 as the Jayhawks crushed the Cougars in the semifinals of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City.

Perry Ellis chipped in 12 points off the bench to help Kansas (3-1) advance to the title game against Saint Louis, scheduled for Tuesday night at the Sprint Center.

Brock Motum led Washington State (2-2) with 14 points and seven rebounds. The Cougars shot 31.5 percent (17-for-54) from the field and were never in it after the Jayhawks came out on fire.

McLemore hit his first 3-pointer only 14 seconds in and nailed another moments later to make it 10-2. He had four points in a 7-0 burst that made it 28-9 midway through the first half, which Kansas ended with a 14-0 run to carry a 50-21 lead into the locker room.

The Cougars missed their final 10 shots before the break and had a scoreless streak of over 10 minutes before Motum's 3-pointer cut his team's deficit to 52-24 with 16:41 left. The Jayhawks took their largest lead at 75-31 with 5:56 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kansas starters were 13-for-18 from the floor in the first half. ... Jayhawks center Jeff Withey had five blocked shots and has recorded 11 in his last two games. ... Evan Manning, son of Kansas legend Danny Manning, made his collegiate debut for the Jayhawks. He had two rebounds and missed his only shot from the field - a 3-point attempt.

Washington St. Cougars

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Mike Ladd 31:00 2-10 1-5 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 0 2 0 5
Brock Motum 29:00 6-18 1-5 1-1 3 4 7 2 3 0 2 0 14
D.J. Shelton 24:00 3-5 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 1 2 0 2 0 7
Royce Woolridge 33:00 2-6 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 1 3 0 5 0 5
DaVonte Lacy 5:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Dexter Kernich-Drew 26:00 1-6 0-4 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 2
Junior Longrus 8:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 2 1 0
Dominic Ballard 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
Will DiIorio 17:00 3-5 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 8
Brett Boese 11:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Keaton Hayenga 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
James Hunter 6:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 17-57 4-22 3-3 8 18 26 7 20 1 14 1 41
  29.8% 18.2% 100.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 14

Kansas Jayhawks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ben McLemore 24:00 3-6 2-4 3-4 2 0 2 1 1 1 2 2 11
Jeff Withey 19:00 4-8 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 1 0 1 0 5 8
Travis Releford 23:00 6-7 2-3 3-3 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 17
Kevin Young 18:00 1-2 0-0 2-2 2 8 10 1 0 1 1 0 4
Elijah Johnson 26:00 3-9 2-8 0-0 0 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 8
Naadir Tharpe 18:00 2-5 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 5
Perry Ellis 14:00 2-3 0-0 8-8 2 1 3 2 1 1 0 1 12
Jamari Traylor 15:00 2-4 0-0 1-1 0 4 4 0 0 1 0 1 5
Rio Adams 8:00 0-4 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Andrew White III 9:00 1-2 1-2 2-2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 5
Justin Wesley 10:00 1-3 0-0 1-2 1 3 4 0 3 1 2 0 3
Evan Manning 6:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Niko Roberts 3:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Christian Garrett 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Tyler Self 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-55 8-24 20-22 10 25 35 15 11 6 9 9 78
  45.5% 33.3% 90.9% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 9