Saturday was a historic day for the University of North Dakota men's basketball team, but not just because UND played its second game in Allen Fieldhouse or made its first appearance on an ESPN network.
Kansas University’s basketball team, which lost NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris and Josh Selby off last year’s 35-3 Elite Eight team, finished the 2011-12 nonconference campaign with a 10-3 record.
If he keeps playing like this, Kansas guard Elijah Johnson might consider bringing a family member to all of his home games.
Lost in the justifiable marveling at just how terrific — substantively, stylistically and statistically — a game Thomas Robinson played Saturday was the nagging reality that the junior forward has so few teammates ready for the rigors of Big 12 basketball.
Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 84-58 victory over North Dakota on Dec. 31, 2011.
Thomas Robinson posted career highs with 30 points and 21 rebounds, leading the Kansas men's basketball team to a victory over North Dakota on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
Robinson made 10 of 14 shots to go with four assists, two steals, one block and no turnovers.
Tyshawn Taylor added 18 points on 7-for-13 shooting, while Travis Releford tied a career-high with 14 points and notched a career high with seven rebounds. Elijah Johnson also hit double figures with 11.
The Jayhawks won easily despite making just 6 of 27 three-pointers (22.2 percent).
KU (10-3) will open Big 12 play with a home game against Kansas State at 7 p.m. Wednesday.