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Kansas defeats UCLA, 72-56

  • 8:30 p.m., Nov. 22, 2011
  • Maui, Hawaii,

FINAL: Elijah Johnson's career day lifts KU to 72-56 victory over UCLA

Elijah Johnson scored a career-high 23 points, leading the Kansas men's basketball team to a 72-56 victory over UCLA on Tuesday night at the Maui Invitational.

Johnson — whose previous career-high was 15 points against Oklahoma State on Feb. 21, 2011 — made 8 of 13 field goals and 4 of 8 three-pointers. The four made threes also tied a career high.

UCLA closed the deficit to 61-56 with 4:33 left before the Jayhawks ended the game on an 11-0 run.

Thomas Robinson contributed 15 points (7-for-11 shooting) and 10 rebounds, while Tyshawn Taylor added 13 points and six assists.

KU (3-1) will play Duke in the Maui Invitational championship game at 9 p.m. central on Wednesday.

KU coach Bill Self and players press conference

Comments

LAJayhawk 2 years, 10 months ago

Ha! Jesse is on the ESPN front page...

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waywardJay 2 years, 10 months ago

There's newell on the front page of Espn.com.

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waywardJay 2 years, 10 months ago

Thanks to B and P for noticing it first.

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Mike Kendall 2 years, 10 months ago

Jesse--

No flamboyant Hawaiian shirt? Come on, Man!!!!!!!!

Nice. National pub. Gotta love it.

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waywardJay 2 years, 10 months ago

As for Mizzou, they hit their free throws, playing 4 guards it appears.... that could cause fits against teams with the talent of their lead 4 guards, but Depth will be a concern.

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Andrew Washington 2 years, 10 months ago

lets pay duke back for that 91 game! 72-65 kansas

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Sam Constance 2 years, 10 months ago

We nothing. Nick Collison single-handedly won that game.

:-)

It was a thing of beauty, and somehow gets overshadowed by his 20/20 game against Texas that very same year in terms of historic player performances.

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Andrew Washington 2 years, 10 months ago

ill never forget that game, nick is one of my all-time favorites!

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milwaukeeJAYHAWK 2 years, 10 months ago

Not many seasons we can say that we played UCLA, Kentucky and Duke within the first 5 or so games......

And we've got Ohio State later!

Our cup runneth over.

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milwaukeeJAYHAWK 2 years, 10 months ago

Also, I didn't realize we've only won Maui once....1996. Let's get a second one! Duke already has friggin four.

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Sam Constance 2 years, 10 months ago

Those greedy f****s.

It's only fair that we win tomorrow. Someone tell Coach Consonants [credit to jaybate]

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milwaukeeJAYHAWK 2 years, 10 months ago

Classic. I'll have to remember that.

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Andrew Washington 2 years, 10 months ago

They wont get a fifth..and im not just talking about maui!

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Mike Kendall 2 years, 10 months ago

Self even said after the UCLA game, "To be quite honest, we wanted to play Duke. Be careful what you wish for, but we wanted to play Duke."

Hey, play great against the Dukies, Coach! Rock Chalk Jayhawk and good luck Wednesday.

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Kyle Sybesma 2 years, 10 months ago

I think we saw this last year. Get big lead. Blow big lead. Still close out game for win. We need a killer instinct. That being said I think we look better than I anticipated with this many new players. Says alot about HCBS. Take notes Gill.

Beat the Dookies!!

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Sam Constance 2 years, 10 months ago

I know he's a Dukie, but I would rather have Bilas call our game than Dick Vi-tool.

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waywardJay 2 years, 10 months ago

be prepared for the Overnight Water taxi to Bring Duke Vitool in from the mainland, I'm sure they are retrofitting a Hovercraft with a Hyperberic Chamber as we speak to Bring basketball's version of teh Crypt Keeper out for K's aide.

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Curtis Stutz 2 years, 10 months ago

We are safe from Vitale, but we need Withey out there for 25-30 minutes tomorrow night, he can cause real problems for Duke and there's so much potential for him and TRob in the post if they can be out there together more

Guards are also gonna have to play against a big stable of guards and stay out of foul trouble

Great job filling it up tonight by EJ, everybody had their moments making plays on offense. Everybody has to keep looking to score every night, you never know when it's gonna be your night and for some of the guys that needs to be a lot of nights.

The way KU is getting whistled against everyone else, throw in the Duke effect and we may run out of players.

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Brian Stoops 2 years, 9 months ago

If last nights game is a precursor to how EJ will play with more playing time - LOOKOUT!

Releford played great last night!

Can't wait for the game tonight!

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