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Kansas defeats Texas, 75-62

  • 1 p.m., Jan. 24, 2015
  • Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX

No. 11 Jayhawks earn road win at No. 17 Texas

Facing a Texas team with the type of length and defense that has given Kansas trouble this season, the Jayhawks won 75-62 in Austin, Texas, by riding a couple of backups and a veteran starter.

Freshman big man Cliff Alexander saw his shots denied inside often, but stuck with his assertive approach to finish with a team-best 15 points off the bench. Sophomore guard Brannen Greene, meanwhile, added 14 as a substitute on 4-for-5 shooting from three-point range.

Junior forward Perry Ellis showed he had learned from previous trips to the paint against UT and scored 14 points while showing solid shot selection.

The Jayhawks shot 44 percent against the Big 12's top defensive team. Kansas held Texas to 40-percent shooting and edged the Longhorns 37-36 on the glass.

KU improved to 16-3 overall and 5-1 in the Big 12.

Texas, led by point guard Isaiah Taylor’s 23 points, fell to 14-5 and 3-3 in conference play.

Kansas has another road test in Texas Wednesday night at TCU.

Box score

Join the post game discussion

Mojayhawk in reply to Lawkan

aw, shucks

Lawkan

haha Mizzou misses two free throws with 3 seconds left to lose by 1. 7-12 now

Matt Lacey

Time for a beach run at low tide.

John Neyan in reply to Micky Baker

works for me

Micky Baker

I'm getting a new TV to put in my computer room, and maybe I will start tweeting the games like I do for my high school alma mater football games when I get the thing mounted.

John Neyan in reply to Micky Baker

weird - should have asked first. I have uverse and some times they miss label their menu.

Rodney Crain in reply to Joe Ross

I had KU by 1 against TX lol. I think the turnovers were the key. I vote Greene as #1 in the Keegan ranking too

Micky Baker in reply to John Neyan

It was on channel 11 in Dallas. I live just outside DFW.

John Neyan in reply to Micky Baker

hmm ya im in dallas and couldnt find it. But got it live feed here and the comments so good enough i guess.

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

How about 29 points off the bench between Cliff Alexander (15) and Brannen Greene (14)?

Matt Lacey in reply to Oklahomajayhawk

By the end that wasn't faint at all.

Ed Noyes

WOW! HUGE! Matt and Tom missed that one...lol Best effort of the year!

Micky Baker in reply to John Neyan

It was on TV in Texas where I live. CBS. It may have been on CBS speciality channel where you live.

Rodney Crain in reply to Joe Ross

HA HA

Joe Ross

I picked Kansas to win vs. ISU, and Texas to win vs. Kansas.

fansincewilt

Like I said, I always pick KS to win and almost always right.

Joe Ross

This game is great for Kansas sports journalists! Lots to discuss.

Lawkan

Will be interesting to see how they respond with TCU next. Hopefully no let down.

Jonathan Briles

What a game. Awesome action and intense, but comfortable at the end to keep my heart rate down.

Kristen Downing

Boy, was I wrong.....really glad.

Bwag

I think Self trolled us with his pre-game comments...we played much smarter than Ithought we would

Rodney Crain in reply to Joe Ross

Rodeo is in town... :)

FINAL
Kansas 75
Texas 62

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Micky Baker in reply to Joe Ross

Absolutely. Big road win. Zero turnovers in the 2nd half.

Rodney Crain

GREAT WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is nice complete game guys!

Joe Ross

All those empty seats in Austin. Wow!

John Neyan

i live in texas and the game was not on tv...can you say they knew the most likely outcome?

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff in reply to Mojayhawk

Agreed. Best KU has looked in a game this season, from start to finish.

Kim Staples

Beef, it's what's for dinner and Kansas wants to eat. Rock Chalk!

Rodney Crain in reply to Joe Ross

100% agree!

00:30 left in Second Half
Kansas 75
Texas 62

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Joe Ross

What character shown today, huh?

Chuck Wagstaff

This was a Big Boy win. MVP - Bill Self.

Rodney Crain

3-1 in a tough 4 game stretch. Nice job team. Well deserved!!!

Mojayhawk

OOOOH. Listen to the chant. Eerie. Love it! And it's in Texas!

Bwag

Game over

Justin Daniel

Great game

Micky Baker in reply to Benton Smith

ball game.

Mojayhawk

What a game! Most complete game of the year. I'm watching this again.

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Alexander jam gives him a team-high 15 points today. 6 of 11 in 27 minutes with 9 boards.

Oklahomajayhawk

I can faintly hear the Rock Chalk chant...

Rob Bedford III

Great game. Have a good weekend everyone.

Bwag

This is gonna be Greene's high minute mark

Bigbri

Best game I've seen us play all year. This is very encouraging.

Chuck Wagstaff

Chant in the Drum

Joe Ross

Its over.

Rodney Crain

Oh this is sweet, Texas BBQ sweet!!!!!!

John Neyan in reply to Matt Lacey

here here

Joe Ross

Inside a minute!

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff in reply to Maxbball11

There's this: http://kusports.sportsdirectinc.com/sports-scores/College-Basketball-Scores-Matchups.aspx

Have to make a couple clicks to get there, though.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Matt Lacey in reply to Benton Smith

Yeah, that would keep eyes on this site. I look at ESPN for other scores and live stats. I'd rather support the LJW.

Rodney Crain in reply to Joe Ross

Self won't get the votes if we do, he should, but with 4 AA on the team and our dominace it might be tough for him to win.

Mojayhawk

Graham has no fouls

Mojayhawk

Put Graham on Taylor

01:14 left in Second Half
Kansas 71
Texas 60

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Bwag in reply to Lawkan

Taylor killed us last year too...been out injured this year

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff in reply to Joe Ross

Sounds easy enough.

Rodney Crain in reply to Maxbball11

Like a live scoreboard, I like that idea Max

Joe Ross

Whichever team wins the Big 12 should have its coach voted conference Coach of the Year.

Rodney Crain in reply to Benton Smith

Great to see with such a young team.

Lawkan

If Taylor wasn't having the game of his life this would be a rout.

Maxbball11

Hey Benton you guys ever think about puttin big 12 game scores on the site?

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) fights for a rebound with Texas forward Jonathan Holmes (10) during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) fights for a rebound with Texas forward Jonathan Holmes (10) during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. by Nick Krug

Bwag in reply to Benton Smith

Believe Tx is really bad about forcing TO's...but then again so was ISU, which didn't help us

Rodney Crain in reply to Joe Ross

I am not, just because you cannot tell how this team will play for a half let alone any game. We know they can play this well, and how poorly they can play. Just not sure which one will show up. Said before KU Basketball is like a box of chocolates this season, you don't know what you going to get.

Joe Ross in reply to Benton Smith

Kansas just has to play good basketball for 96 seconds.

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Incredible poise from KU down the stretch. No turnovers in the entire 2nd half. Jayhawks up 69-60. 1:36 left.

Lawkan

wow TCU tied at WVU

Bwag in reply to Benton Smith

Thanks Benton...Was watching P cue it up

Micky Baker in reply to Matt Lacey

To force the foul.

Mojayhawk

All eyes on stopping Taylor and we can wrap this up

Kristen Downing

Hang on...

01:47 left in Second Half
Kansas 69
Texas 58

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Perry Ellis makes 2 at FT line

Matt Lacey

Why run it that time?

Joe Ross

Coach Self has the freethrow shooting team in.

Rodney Crain in reply to Kristen Downing

agree Kristen

Bwag

Another runner by Taylor...that's tough

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

KU has 13 offensive rebounds to UT's 12. Kansas with a 12-9 edge in 2nd-chance points.

Justin Daniel

Dang it

Bwag

Up 10 now at 2 minutes , close it out...now 11

Rodney Crain

Careful here, time is the issue for them now.

Jonathan Briles

Can't have that!

Justin Daniel

Gotta make you free throws Cliff

Bwag

Ellis needed to pass that for an easy Jam, instead 2 misses...but got a fould

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Myles Turner fouls out with 8 points, 8 rebounds.

Micky Baker in reply to Kristen Downing

Pretty close to being over.

Joe Ross

I cant be the only one. Im SHOCKED at how Kansas is playing today.

Justin Daniel

Good to see Ellis go hard to the basket

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

KU somehow ends up with long rebound after long possession and Ellis missed 3. ... then Ellis denied at rim and Alexander gathers it, draws foul. KU up 10 with 2:06 left.

Joe Ross

Turner is gone.

Kristen Downing

Nowhere near over.

Ryan_32

That's the hardest we've seen Ellis go at the goal all year...

Rodney Crain

excellent hustle, time and score boys

Bwag

Mason Harlem Globetrotter imitation

Joe Ross

Watch your elbows with these double teams.

Maxbball11

College basketball might not have air pressure issues but some teams cough cough Iowa state have the softest rims of all time

John Neyan in reply to Joe Ross

flaaaaag

03:03 left in Second Half
Kansas 66
Texas 56

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Joe Ross in reply to Joe Ross

That wasnt supposed to be a reply.

Rob Bedford III in reply to Micky Baker

Three misses.

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