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Kansas defeats Texas A&M, 83-66

  • 2 p.m., March 8, 2012
  • Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

FINAL: Elijah Johnson has career day, leads KU to 83-66 win over Texas A&M

Elijah Johnson scored a career-high 26 points on 8-for-11 shooting, leading the Kansas men's basketball team to an 83-66 victory over Texas A&M in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament on Thursday at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Johnson knocked down five of seven three-pointers to go with four assists, two steals, three rebounds and just one turnover.

Thomas Robinson contributed 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Tyshawn Taylor added 16 points with four assists and four turnovers.

Jeff Withey was the only other Jayhawk in double figures with 11 points. He also notched six rebounds and four blocks.

After making just four three-pointers in each of its two previous games against A&M, KU made 10 of 15 threes Thursday (67 percent).

The win advances KU to Friday's semifinals, where it will face fourth-seeded Baylor at 6:30 p.m.

Join the post game discussion

Live coverage (Ended March 8, 2012 at 4:03 p.m.)

Tony Bandle

I wonder if Scarlett Johannson uses her butt to seal a defender???!!!

Holidaysmore

I've always wondered...for the kid who has to dribble out the ball in a blowout like today...does he get charged w/ a turnover?

James McGuire in reply to Jaybate

Thanks. That it has, and only time will tell if it has been for the better.

Vancouverhawk in reply to Illuminatironin

Yes, looks like point shaving.

fansincewilt

Hate to see teams dropping out but glad to be getting two new ones next year.

Brooksmd in reply to Illuminatironin

What did it say?

Jaybate

EJ is a stud and he's smart too.

Jessejayhawk

good job Jesse. Will look for u tomarrow

Illuminatironin

anyone see the Auburn scroller?

Nuleafjhawk

Good riddance

fansincewilt

SEC licking their chops just waiting on these guys.

Phoghorn

The Aggies will move onto the KY Wildcats...HAHAHA

Jhawk06

Havn't been able to watch it here at work, but dang EJ looks like he is lighting it up

5genjayhawk

Thanks Jesse - fun way to waste an afternoon at work!

Jaybate in reply to James McGuire

That was a beautifully subtle response.

Frankly, though, algorithmic science has saved all of us from parametric statistical assumption. Make up models and pretend. :-)

Illuminatironin

ah demain everyone

Nwhawkfan

...and so ends the illustrious era of Aggie Big 12 basketball...

RCJH !!!!!

James McGuire

Alright, I won't have to skip work tomorrow to watch.

FINAL
Texas A&M 66
Kansas 83

Jesse Newell

KU advances to face fourth-seeded Baylor at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Brooksmd

Alrighty then. See everyone tomorrow. Thanks Jesse.

5genjayhawk

What time will we be gathering tomorrow to do this again?

Lajayhawk

Rock Chalk

Phoghorn in reply to Orangedog87

Gotcha!

Orangedog87 in reply to Phoghorn

Yes, it is the Knight Burger combo

Brooksmd in reply to Jesse Newell

Yeah, everything caught up at once on the refresh. Thanks.

Phoghorn

Here we go clock, here we go...let's get this thing over with and get rested up.

James McGuire

Does Wesley have any fouls? I know he hasn't been on the floor much, but it seems he's gotten a little better at that.

5genjayhawk

Love hearing the chant!

Jesse Newell in reply to Brooksmd

Got it.

Phoghorn

STEAL...DUNK!

Orangedog87 in reply to Jesse Newell

Jesse, thanks . All these comments makes this fun....

Illuminatironin

No offense to JJ but does anyone else think he looks like TinTin?

Bcravenjhawkfan in reply to Jace FitzGibbon

Did you ever see Ann Margret's legs back in the day? Take your breath away.

Illuminatironin

That was cool of Thaarpe

James McGuire

Awesome seeing JJ in there.

Illuminatironin in reply to Orangedog87

Yeah Bob was having trouble spiiting out the shot stats

Lajayhawk in reply to Jesse Newell

19 points, 10 boards and 4 assists. The old standard great game for TRob....

Azhawk97

What did I miss? I just had to fax 36 pages #cuttingedgeoftechnology

Phoghorn in reply to Orangedog87

KU games specifically?

fansincewilt

Time for the bench to finish this one up.

Orangedog87

I wish I could watch KU games with the sound on but more and more I turn the sound off...really sad for a top BB program

Holidaysmore

Let the creepiness begin. Thank God for that commercial break.

Phoghorn

No injuries guys...let 'em score, but don't get ran over.

Illuminatironin in reply to Jesse Newell

Thanks Jesse!

Jaybate in reply to Dynamitehawk

Nor hair treatments.

James McGuire in reply to Jace FitzGibbon

Yes. And I wouldn't be surprised if that leads them to talking about the dancers again.

Jaybate

Naadir is not winning brownie points here. But Self is determined to get him some minutes inspite of himself.

Brooksmd

TRob get his double Jesse?

Lonnie Ross Dillon

T-Rob has his Double-double (19/10)

Illuminatironin in reply to Lajayhawk

Word

Dynamitehawk in reply to Jaybate

While John Calipari is alive, statistics cannot be trusted.

Jace FitzGibbon

anyone else awkwarded out by brent talking about womens legs?

02:43 left in Second Half
Texas A&M 61
Kansas 81

Jesse Newell

Robinson up to 19 points, 10 rebounds.

5genjayhawk

Looked like TRob was half way to the Savoy Hotel for a nice after game steak!

Illuminatironin in reply to Illuminatironin

bueller bueller?

Nh_jhawk

Send aTm packing off to the SEC like the losers they have been for years. Adios Aggies. Dont let the door hit ya.....

Vancouverhawk

Tharpe could use 4 min of playing time; give someone a rest

Bcravenjhawkfan in reply to Illuminatironin

I like to all the guys smiling, even when things are close.

James McGuire in reply to Jaybate

You're right. Certain assumptions have to be met in order for statistical analysis to having any meaning at all. I am inclined to accept those assumptions so that all of the data I generate as a scientist can be interpreted in a meaningful manner.

Brooksmd

Floater.

Lajayhawk

Yikes. TRob going hard after a ball out of bounds in a game that's already decided.... could have turned out bad.....

Sleepy33 in reply to Lajayhawk

Jedi unibrow?

Lajayhawk in reply to James McGuire

He doesn't have to. He just waves his hand in front of sportswriters and says, "this isn't the POY you are looking for," and everyone stops talking about TRob.

Illuminatironin

Its always nice to see Self smiling

Holidaysmore

I think Taylor is still feeling the side affects of the 'bug' he had earlier.

James McGuire

Can Davis hit those shots?

05:00 left in Second Half
Texas A&M 57
Kansas 79

Jesse Newell

Billy Kennedy can't be happy with that defense.

Rolland Remmert

Up by 17 and still no one coming off the bench....bill must be making a sure they really understand the fact that aTm has been able to come back

Illuminatironin

How many points does TRob have?

James McGuire

2 for 2 from three point land?

Brooksmd

Who's cooking pancakes?

Lajayhawk

TRob 2 for 2 from deep!

Sleepy33

That one was just for fun, TRob

Jaybate in reply to James McGuire

in turns of a totally random universe with independence, probability does not change.

But do you think the universe is totally random and fully independent?

That's the key question underlying all statistical analysis.

5genjayhawk

Robinson stats so far?

Phoghorn

Don't get sloppy!

Lajayhawk

Stupid aTm scoring too many points.

Jesse Newell

Good seal by Withey by using his butt to shield the defender.

Phoghorn

Beautiful FT!

Phoghorn

That is 5 fouls!

James McGuire in reply to James McGuire

As for their shooting tomorrow: I think they will shoot closer to their averages.

Jesse Newell

Self telling Travis that one of the post players was wide open over the top if he'd have thrown it to him.

Lajayhawk in reply to Jesse Newell

Exactly :-)

James McGuire in reply to Jesse Newell

Statistically speaking, your odds don't change in roulette, so you can bet however you want.

Jaybate in reply to Jesse Newell

Yes, if I'm feeling lucky. No if not. After having studied mathematical runs, pure superstition is the only thing to rely on at a certain point. :-)

Jesse Newell in reply to Lajayhawk

Yep. And the same that it won't.

Illuminatironin in reply to Jaybate

in the famous words of Apollo Creed....

Lajayhawk in reply to Jesse Newell

Odds are exactly the same that it will.......

Holidaysmore

Blowouts have to be the worst thing for us. We lose any sort of focus and we use our bench which past Teahan and bits and pieces of Young is worthless.

Thanks for that Jesse. I always seem to remember Middleton having good games against us throughout his career.

Jesse Newell in reply to Parishawk

Kind of like roulette. If the ball lands on black four times in a row, do you bet black?

Vancouverhawk

Does A and M make the NCAA tourney this year with a healthy K.M.?

Jaybate in reply to Parishawk

no, tomorrow, we have to earn one.

Lajayhawk

They just said "John Carter" four times in 10 seconds....

Brooksmd in reply to Orangedog87

Yeah, let them follow MU and ATM to the SEC.

Jesse Newell in reply to Holidaysmore

Middleton with 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting. He's topped 20 points three times this year, and twice against KU.

Parishawk

Question for Jesse and all of you: EJ and TT shot great from 3 today. They're playing on the same court tomorrow. Will this great shooting continue?

Phoghorn in reply to Brooksmd

Thanks - now I can watch again.

Orangedog87

Muss and Knight....can we fost these guys on some other conference

Holidaysmore

Middleton's eyes must light up when he sees KU on the schedule.

07:45 left in Second Half
Texas A&M 55
Kansas 69

Jesse Newell

This game not quite over.

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