The Longhorns made just 21.8 percent of their field-goal attempts in a 73-47 loss to Kansas University. “We didn’t simply mentally do the things we wanted to get done on either end,” Texas coach Rick Barnes said. “That’s the thing that bothers me.” By Jesse Newell
Former Kansas University basketball combo guard Mario Chalmers had his jersey number 15 hung in the Allen Fieldhouse rafters in an emotional ceremony at halftime of Saturday’s KU-Texas game. By Gary Bedore
Notes and quotes from Kansas University's 73-47 basketball victory over Texas. By Gary Bedore
Kansas coach Bill Self talks after his team's 73-47 victory over Texas on Feb. 17, 2013.
Julius Randle, ranked second by Rivals behind only Andrew Wiggins in the Class of 2013 among high school basketball players, had a seat behind the Kansas University bench Saturday night. He was treated to an evening that highlighted the past and reminded the audience that the present, somehow, never strays far from the glorious days of yesteryear. By Tom Keegan• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
Jeff Withey and Travis Releford had 15 points apiece, and the Kansas men's basketball team displayed smothering defense in a 73-47 victory over Texas on Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
The Longhorns made 12 of 55 field goals (22 percent). That included 2-for-21 shooting from three-point range (10 percent).
Withey added 11 rebounds and four steals, while Releford was efficient, making five of seven field goals.
Ben McLemore added 13 points, including a 360 dunk with 4:11 left in the game that made it 68-34 KU.
Elijah Johnson also broke out of a long slump, posting 12 points on 5-for-10 shooting with four assists and just one turnover.
KU (21-4, 9-3 Big 12) will play at Oklahoma State at 8 p.m. Wednesday.