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Kansas defeats West Virginia, 61-56

  • 8 p.m., Jan. 28, 2013
  • WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, WV

FINAL: KU overcomes sloppy play in 61-56 win over West Virginia

Jeff Withey and Travis Releford scored 15 points apiece, helping the Kansas men's basketball team to a 61-56 victory over West Virginia on Monday night in Morgantown, W.Va.

WVU (9-11, 2-5 Big 12) closed it to 61-56 with 24 seconds left, but Withey blocked two shots before Releford came away with the defensive rebound as KU ran out the clock.

KU, which won its 18th straight game, held on despite not having in a field goal in the final 6:15.

Releford produced his points on 7-for-9 shooting, while Withey was 6-for-8.

The Jayhawks made 20 of 34 field goals (54 percent), which helped them overcome a poor ball-handling night (16 turnovers).

Ben McLemore added 13 points for KU.

The Jayhawks (19-1, 7-0) will play host to Oklahoma State at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Box score

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Live coverage (Ended January 28, 2013 at 10:28 p.m.)

Mom_of_three in reply to Mom_of_three

I just want consistency.

Calbballer

Forget about the uniforms. They did not play in the game. What a terrible offensive game for KU. This is starting to become worrisome as this poor offense has been around for over a month now. This game should have been a blowout with at least a 20 point win. but a win on the road is always something to celebrate, but that offense has to get better.

Mom_of_three in reply to Jayhawkinatl

Oh, but some of those calls were bad! No, they didn't miss the free throws, the players did, but some of those calls... omg

Jhawk7782 in reply to Jaybate

Okay, great job on free-throw defense by Huggins

Duane Rice in reply to Jayhawkinatl

That summed up my thoughts

Nuleafjhawk

If we're the #2 team in the country - college basketball is screwed.

Jayhawkinatl

Can't blame this one on the refs...we flat out sucked!

Nuleafjhawk

Weak. Lazy. Stupid.

Jaybate

What did KU EVER do to deserve these uniforms.

If no one wants to give Huggs any credit for what went on out there, then I'm going to blame it on the uniforms.

Bulltown03 in reply to Mom_of_three

Agreed... completely incompetent.

Jhawk7782

This team will not go far if they keep playing as they have the last few weeks.

Bulltown03

Even tonight, this team has something special about it...

Nuleafjhawk

Self needs to write Huggins that $25k check right now

Mom_of_three

Note - never have those three refs together AGAIN. should be illegal

Lajayhawk

Also, with respect to the unis...

KILL IT WITH FIRE!!

Jaybate in reply to Sawman3333

Swish. I don't know how this team wins some times, but it does.

Brian Powell

WHEW

Nh_jhawk

Terrible game. We can say we got a win, but that's about it. Rock Chalk!

Melrank

Well thank goodness I can have fun on the chat with all you guys - cause that game was painful. Rock Chalk. See ya Saturday!

Duane Rice

I like the wining but, this is not fun to watch.

Adam Gerval

I think that's the worst game they've played all year.

Sawman3333

In past years, this is a game we lose. I'm telling you all--we're gonna be just fine.

Illuminatironin

That was excruciating

Mom_of_three

Withey block party. So what if he got them all in the last 10 seconds

Jaybate in reply to Lajayhawk

Darned right.

Aircapjay

Burn those uniforms under the bleachers right there in Morgantown. Walk out of there in BVD's.

Jhawkminer

Good night folks. Time to tone out this game out of my mind.

Sam Constance in reply to Jaybate

That's true, and I'll give credit to Huggins in terms of making something out of it once KU started throwing the ball away, but I don't think he can take credit for the way this game turned out.

741hawk

Long, boring win. I'll take it.

Lajayhawk

Well, a win is a....

Rock Chalk

Joel Thomas

Have you seen Nike's alternate jerseys? Way worse.

Jayhawkinatl

Horrendous!!!

Sawman3333

Rock Chalk!

FINAL
Kansas 61
West Virginia 56

Jesse Newell

Big blocks by Withey help KU close out the win.

Lex Valdez

ROCK CHALK BABY!!!! major wake up call fellas!

Melrank in reply to Melrank

16-31

Robb Kraft

There is a GOD

Danr

Withey saves our a** again. It looked like we played like crap (and we did), but we still won... on the road, in what will always be a really tough place to play in the Big12 as long as Huggins is there. What I'll take from this game for the rest of my life is that Adidas sucks.

Sgtjb123

RCJH!!!

Eric TheCapn

They shot somebody at the end of the game! Oh the horror!

Jhawkminer

Phew!

Lajayhawk

Double block to end it. That sums up our season pretty well....

Melrank

Huggs is 9-10 this year. We are 176-31 from the line. We have a zillion unforced turnovers. I'm not willing to say this is on anyone except us.

Mom_of_three in reply to Lex Valdez

oh, yep, you are right.

Illuminatironin

Hudy booty

Sgtjb123

RCJH!!!

Oklahawk58

Just think how close this might have been if the fans had shown up?

Bulltown03

WOW WITHEY

Sawman3333 in reply to Aircapjay

Nah...Self will just tell Hudy to take it up a notch!

Jaybate in reply to Sam Constance

I know what you're saying, but not many coaches have been able to keep KU's starters out there this long.

Jhwkr542 in reply to Bulltown03

NBA rules

Robb Kraft

Jesse - maybe we dont need any interviews posted for this one? Why relive this?

Sam Constance in reply to Bulltown03

Only in the NBA. They should change it in the NCAA too.

Danr

it's actually weird that Brent and Fran don't seem to expect this to be close.

741hawk

Look at the time this game has taken. Big East?

Kusayzone in reply to Jaybate

yes sir!!

Lex Valdez

our free throw shooting is reminiscent to the `03 national championship game lolol

Jhwkr542

53%

Tomkeegslovechild

Ahhhrrrrgggggggggg!!!!! %}%]%{%]^*]#}

Bulltown03

I thought it was a tech to just foul a random player on an in-bounds.

Brooksmd

Pathetic. 17-34

Mom_of_three

free throws bite the big one! This is killing me. And I'm not coaching.

Brad Swisher in reply to Jesse Newell

Jesse what is our FT percentage tonight??

Jaybate

I'm going to just go ahead and say it. Andrea is having a great hair day.

00:24 left in Second Half
Kansas 61
West Virginia 56

Jesse Newell

KU 18-for-34 from the line.

Lifelong_jayhawk

Deleted.

Jhawkminer

Is this a big east game?

Sam Constance in reply to Jaybate

Huggs didn't force the Jayhawks to throw those lazy passes out on the perimeter.

Jhwkr542

Our end of game inbounds strategy: Best FT shooter take it out and refuse to pass it to our 2nd best FT shooter.

Sgtjb123

Horrible FT shooting!!!!!!

Danr in reply to Aircapjay

Agree.

Duane Rice

Not so fast.

Jaybate in reply to Sam Constance

I think you maybe underestimating Huggs.

Lajayhawk

Un. Real.

Lex Valdez

unbelievable still a game huh

Brian Powell in reply to Lifelong_jayhawk

free tacos??

00:24 left in Second Half
Kansas 60
West Virginia 56

Jesse Newell

Young to shoot two.

Lajayhawk in reply to Oklahawk58

Except the opposing team was actually kinda good...

Aircapjay

Self should make the team run back to Lawrence.

Lifelong_jayhawk

60 POINTS!!!

Kusayzone

EJ acting nonchalant on the line

Joel Thomas

Maybe the sloppiest so far in conference

Oklahawk58

Shades of 2003 Title Game.

Jhwkr542

1 of 2 every time.

Danr

Withey to the rescue.

Lajayhawk

We SUCK at free throws tonight. Just effing SUCK.

Mom_of_three

ggggrrrrr.....

Sam Constance

Pathetic.

Sawman3333 in reply to Lajayhawk

or Mizery!!!!

Danr

Make the throws, EJ.

Sam Constance

This abomination had everything to do with Kansas. Not West Virginia.

The only reason WVU was in the game was because of Kansas. The only thing positive for WVU came as a result of Kansas.

Lifelong_jayhawk in reply to Tomkeegslovechild

Connor Frankamp can't get here soon enough!

Jaybate in reply to Melrank

I don't know Mel. Maybe. But I've been watching where their guys are lining up to guard and which way they are cheating and it is varying almost every time down the floor.

Mom_of_three in reply to Jhawkminer

so we want them to score with the clock stopped? just should have let him go and chances are, he might have missed

Jhwkr542 in reply to Tomkeegslovechild

Me too

741hawk

Jasyhawks just keep winning!

Lajayhawk

On the bright side, at least our school isn't in West Virginia.

Aircapjay

Huggs should rent a double wide trailer and just live in Texas with the team for the next month.

Tomkeegslovechild in reply to Jhwkr542

Didn't think I would ever say this..... I miss tyshawn

Wyansas

these unis are terrible.

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