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Kansas defeats Iowa State, 108-96

  • 8 p.m., Feb. 25, 2013
  • Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA

FINAL: Elijah Johnson wills KU to 108-96 OT win over Iowa State

Elijah Johnson scored a career-high 39 points on 13-for-22 shooting, willing KU to a 108-96 overtime victory over Iowa State on Monday night at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.

Johnson scored KU's final eight points in regulation, including two free throws with 4.9 seconds left to tie the game at 90.

ISU's Korie Lucious missed a three-pointer at the buzzer that would have won it.

Johnson then scored seven of KU's first 10 points in overtime and had an assist on KU's other three points, a three from Travis Releford.

ISU lost despite making 17 of 41 threes (42 percent).

Releford added 19 points, while Kevin Young and Jeff Withey added 13 each.

The loss was ISU's first at Hilton this season.

KU (24-4, 12-3 Big 12) will play host to West Virginia at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Box score

Join the post game discussion

Live coverage (Ended February 25, 2013 at 10:40 p.m.)

John Randall

How embarrassing to be bailed out on the road by officiating! Great that EJ advantage when given the chance(s).

D_bradley27

HCBS get's tee'd up and EJ wakes up. Perfect night!

fansincewilt

A technical, an intentional foul, 29 points at the line, 17 three's - how do you win that game? #15. Didn't Chalmers give that number up for Elijah? It seems I remember something like that.

Riverdrifter

I've been critical of him, lord knows. What a strange player.

Jayhawkinaustin

I'm okay with the dunk, but then again, I was okay with the back flip.

Eric TheCapn in reply to Sam Constance

So we should have rushed the court when we beat TCU? Would that have been classy?

Mark Hopkins

Happy for EJ!

Bradly Moore

Broke the hearts of two land grant institutions tonight!!

Jaybate

EJ deserved that last dunk. It was his moment. After what he's been through last season and this, he deserved that dunk.

Windmillgiant

After a super competitive game where EJ breaks out of a season long funk, that dunk is simple celebration, not showing off. I get tired of the PC police of sports etiquette. Get over it.

Jayhawkinatl in reply to Bigskyjayhawk

BIG win...CLASSLESS close out.

Brian Powell

If EJ is back, and BMac can come back, and everyone else plays solid... we're gonna be hard to beat -- in regulation!

Melrank

I'm tired of being nice - throw it down and rub it in - WE ARE KANSAS!

Adam Collins in reply to Jayhawkinatl

+1

Txchalker

OMG Great game Hawks.

Duane Rice

anybody else think we have a new rival now.

D_bradley27 in reply to Jaybate

Yes he does. LOTS of built up frustration

Sam Constance in reply to Eric TheCapn

I'm sorry, but I have a hard time finding ANYTHING that involves strictly playing the game of basketball "classless".

It's not like he's making it personal. He dunked the ball on the final possession of a game that went down to the pretty much the final possession.

You're the one that needs to lay off.

Vajay

What a comeback for EJ, what a forum to have it in, and what great timing on getting him back. Forget the last play - he needed that.

Bigskyjayhawk in reply to Jayhawkinatl

Classless my assless! Big win big jam!

Jaybate

39 points. oh, and 7 assists.

Craig

EJ could have done a back flip instead.

Jason Wilson

I think EJ loves pissing off crowds @ away games

fansincewilt

Better hunker down. This snow is getting deep. Wait until Wednesday to head home.

Coldcoffee in reply to Eric TheCapn

If it was any other player, totally understand ... EJ just had so much emotion -- had to feel good to get out of the slump

Jaybate

Call the performance "THE HALF!"

EJ enters the record books.

Jayhawkinatl

Sorry...that was CLASSLESS by EJ!!!!

Oklahawk58

Normally I would say EJ's dunk was bush league, but I'm feeling it. He earned it.

Marc Frey

The dunk was fine!

Sam Constance in reply to Eric TheCapn

Oh come on.

Bigskyjayhawk in reply to Jayhawkinatl

Bush league,,,, put your shoes ON!

Coldcoffee in reply to Eric TheCapn

Kids been maligned most of the season ... he needed this game.

Mom_of_three

both coaches can complain about refs because these guys were awful

Brian Powell in reply to Sarcastichawk

which long 3? lol he hit them all! My favorite game, probably.

Craig

I loved that dunk at the end. Love his fire to crush the enemy type attitude!

Mom_of_three

hey, hoiberg can complain about the refs...and KU has some replies.

Eric TheCapn

They didn't foul. They could have dragged it out. They conceded. Lay off.

Sam Constance

WE ARE KANSAS

Jaybate

Good, lord, you could make an entire sports center out of EJ's monster half.

Vajay

OH MY....

Brian Powell in reply to Coldcoffee

Exactly. Anyone else, and you pull up and run the clock.

EJ tonight? you DUNK that punk.

Eric TheCapn in reply to Coldcoffee

I do, they conceded. Next time they should foul even down 20.

Jayhawkinatl

Busch league dunk by EJ!!!

FINAL
Kansas 108
Iowa State 96

Jesse Newell

ISU fans didn't like that Johnson dunk. They throw their megaphones on the court.

Sarcastichawk in reply to Brian Powell

Loved that game, ill never forget Sherron mouthing off to willie warrane then knocking down the long 3

Bwag

Beat them at 3 %

Jaybate

Fred had to give the refs a piece of his mind and I don't blame him either.

But, Fred, baby, you've just been Selfed again.

Mojayhawk

These guys never quit. Never.

Sam Constance in reply to Eric TheCapn

I loved it, personally.

Stick it to 'em. This is OUR conference.

Vajay

OH MY

Melrank

ROCK CHALK PROPHET

Lawkan

pretty much have everyone playing well except Bmac now.

D_bradley27

ROCK CHALK!!! The title still must go thru us

Jjjjjhok

RRROOCCKK CHHAALLKKK JAAAYY HHAWWKK KKKKK UUUU!!

Wissoxfan83

Memory maker! Thanks Jesse!

Jason Wilson

lol i woulda dunked on that crowd if i was him too

Cohawk83

God Mus and Fran are so disappointed.

Ryan_32

EJ with a statement.

Jaybate

I would say EJ deserved that indulgence.

fansincewilt

Gotta love that. Self will let that one go.

Coldcoffee

I have NO problem with EJ slamming that home at the end ... NONE

Craig

Fans leaving early! Hilton Magic gone!

Kcleo

YEEEHAWWWWW

Sam Constance

Sucks to live and die by the three, huh Iowa State.

Btw, classy way to finish Hoiberg. Yell at the refs.

Brian Powell

PERFECT ENDING.

Eric TheCapn

Classless, EJ.

Z00land3r

stupid fans!!!

Jay Krueger

Oh that was cruel.

Bozeman

STORM THE COURT!

Melrank

That's funny - dunk it at the buzzer!

Jeff Kilgore

Dunks it on them.

Cohawk83

Boys became men tonight.

Tyson Ailshie

Head for those exits. Beat you at your own game

Phogtimeku2010

KU is a tough team to beat in overtime.

Jaybate

EJ has to have put on the best half I can recall.

Brooksmd

Does this mean no storming the court?

Ryan_32

EJ with the most impressive display i've seen in a single half of basketball that I can remember...

Sam Constance in reply to Brian Powell

Could be. Maybe Mario vs. Texas in the Big 12 title game 2008 before that.

Bwag

500

Mark Hopkins

The jaundice crowd is leaving Hilton.

Eric TheCapn

don't cry about this, fans. cry because you live in ames, iowa.

Z00land3r

ellis showing some fight

Melrank

Designer!

fansincewilt

A great 500th win but he will always remember this performance by Johnson.

Coldcoffee

I was so hopping Perry would do the job at the end ... great confidence builder!

Joshua Hatcher

Ej.. the Prophet... that play....wow...

Bwag

YES

Jeff Kilgore

This team is another KU team that has done the most incredible things.

Lindhawk

500 baby

Danr

Ellis can rebound, I will say ...

Oklahawk58

That's game!

Craig

Nice Ellis!

D_bradley27

way to fight Ellis

Sam Constance

I'm vibrating. What a game.

Jaybate

Perry is really playing hard. Awesome.

Mom_of_three

ellis!

Melrank

Can you believe this?

Duane Rice

So Bill selfs plan all year was to save EJ for this game to break out. Unbeliveable!

Brian Powell

Best game by a guard since Sherron at OU??

Wow.

Kirkwood

Please show Brent and Fran crying!!

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