Kansas 88, Iowa St. 73

Friday, March 15, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Officials - John Higgins, Steve Oglesby, Mike Stuart
Attendance - 19160

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Iowa St. 31 42 73
Kansas 35 53 88

Recap


No. 6 Kansas 88, Iowa State 73: Perry Ellis shot 10-for-12 en route to a career-high 23 points as the Jayhawks took control in the second half of the Big 12 semifinals in Kansas City.

Elijah Johnson scored 14 points and Ben McLemore added 10 for Kansas (28-5), which faces No. 12 Kansas State for the conference title Saturday. Kansas seeks its third consecutive Big 12 crown and sixth in the past eight years.

Georges Niang scored 19 points while Melvin Ejim added 17 for the Cyclones (22-11).

Iowa State was within 38-33 early in the second half before the Jayhawks pulled away with a 17-6 run. Jeff Withey scored seven of his 14 points during the surge, and Naadir Tharpe’s layup with 12:26 remaining pushed the Kansas’ advantage to 55-39.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Jayhawks, who shot 53.2 percent, are in the Big 12 title game for the 10th time. … Kansas swept Kansas State in the regular season. ... Iowa State, fourth in the nation in scoring (79.8 points), shot 40.6 percent.

Iowa St. Cyclones

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chris Babb 34:00 2-7 1-5 3-4 1 3 4 1 3 1 0 0 8
Korie Lucious 28:00 2-10 1-7 0-0 1 0 1 7 2 5 4 0 5
Melvin Ejim 32:00 6-10 1-3 4-6 4 3 7 0 4 1 0 0 17
Will Clyburn 29:00 2-8 2-4 2-2 0 5 5 0 1 0 4 0 8
Georges Niang 30:00 8-14 2-6 1-1 2 2 4 2 4 2 3 0 19
Anthony Booker 7:00 2-4 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4
Tyrus McGee 21:00 4-10 2-6 2-2 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 12
Bubu Palo 12:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
Percy Gibson 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-64 9-33 12-17 10 18 28 10 17 10 14 0 73
  40.6% 27.3% 70.6% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 14

Kansas Jayhawks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jeff Withey 29:00 5-12 0-0 4-6 1 5 6 1 4 0 2 1 14
Travis Releford 36:00 3-9 1-6 2-2 4 2 6 2 1 0 2 0 9
Kevin Young 10:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 4 2 6 1 2 0 0 1 4
Elijah Johnson 34:00 4-12 2-8 4-5 0 3 3 7 2 1 5 1 14
Ben McLemore 31:00 4-5 2-3 0-0 0 7 7 0 2 0 6 0 10
Naadir Tharpe 22:00 4-6 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 8 0 1 1 0 8
Jamari Traylor 10:00 1-3 0-0 4-4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 6
Perry Ellis 28:00 10-12 0-0 3-3 2 4 6 0 2 2 0 0 23
Justin Wesley 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 201 33-62 5-19 17-20 12 25 37 19 14 4 16 5 88
  53.2% 26.3% 85.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 16