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Kansas defeats Long Beach State, 88-80

  • 8 p.m., Dec. 6, 2011
  • Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS

FINAL: KU holds off Long Beach State, 88-80

Thomas Robinson scored 26 points to go with 14 rebounds, leading the Kansas men's basketball team to an 88-80 victory over Long Beach State on Tuesday night.

Robinson made 10 of 14 shots, which included an 8-for-8 performance in the first half.

A James Ennis three-pointer cut KU's lead to 84-80 with 44 seconds left, but two free throws each from Tyshawn Taylor and Jeff Withey helped KU close out the win.

Withey finished a block short of a triple-double, ending with 13 points, 13 rebounds and nine blocks.

KU won despite 22 turnovers, with 16 of those coming in the second half. The Jayhawks were also foul-prone, surrendering 37 free throws.

Conner Teahan (14), Taylor (12) and Travis Releford (10) added double-figure scoring.

KU (6-2) will play host to Ohio State at 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

KU coach Bill Self postgame press conference.

Join the post game discussion

Kanstucky

TT was hurt, Eddie Murphy played status quo, Tharpe was benched for? Not much left.

Kent Wells in reply to Chuckberry32

One time I told Coach Owens I didn't need to run gassers. He laughed at me until I puked... I was stupid at 18...

Mike Kendall in reply to Marchphog88

Yep, I agree.

Mrpilot

It's called blocking out. What else is he supposed to do? Just and them the ball?

Colreader

Turner Gill is on the "Experts" show on ESPN

Marchphog88

That wasn't throwing elbows.

It's not "throwing" elbows, when you can't help but strike someone with your elbow because they are literally bear-hugging you around the waist.

Hdotk

What's wrong with EJ?

Larry Evans in reply to Danr

satire?

Jaydocmd in reply to Chuckberry32

if i'm self i say "we sucked horse dong and we still led wire to wire"

Kesmithstl1 in reply to Kesmithstl1

but I support them. Peace out, stay thirsty my friends

Bigskyjayhawk

Good win against an experienced team! Tyshawn and EJ better be ready for saturday!

Bill Shaw

22 turnovers?

Nh_jhawk

Withey threw elbows? Withey almost lost a tooth earlier. Go home coach.

Mike Kendall

Close game but could be ugly on Saturday.

Chuckberry32

could be a long day saturday... 'night all.

fansincewilt

Our big men carried the night!

Danr

I like this team way more than I expected.

Kanstucky

Turner Gill on the U...

Larry Evans in reply to Cshjhawk

he said ,," your team has no guards".

Kesmithstl1

I don't like this team.

Jayhawkboogeyman

Monson looked like a drunk step uncle at a open bar wedding reception.

Mike Kendall

Monson was upset that Withey threw elbows. He can look at the scoreboard.

Chuckberry32 in reply to Jaydocmd

love to hear what he said.

Chuckberry32 in reply to Kent Wells

i know exactly what you mean :P

Jaydocmd

was that a friendly conversation between coaches - i think not

Cshjhawk

What was the LBS coach complaining about with Self! They were more dirty underneath. They got what they wanted to put out!

Kent Wells in reply to Chuckberry32

Mine too. Hilarious. It worked... Hell, one time I must have ran sprints for an hour. I darn sure didn't do that again!

Jeremy Wilhelm

What was Munson yapping at Self about there at the end?

Rob4lb

monson seems to be upset when it was talking to BIll self after the game

Kent Wells

Point plankin' - love his court smarts.

Melrank

It drives us fans up the wall, too.

Mrpilot

Rock Chalk! Eat it, losers.

FINAL
Long Beach St. 80
Kansas 88

Jesse Newell

KU holds on for a wacky win.

Marchphog88 in reply to Kanstucky

Or maybe not...

Nh_jhawk

Gotta love having a 7 footer who can consistently make free throws.

Alex Berger

Withey needs a block!

Cshjhawk in reply to 3puttbogey

Some of the guys coming in are supposedly pretty good students

Kanstucky

Stripes want to get out alive.

fansincewilt

Good looking big man free throw.

Marchphog88

I want to punch the used car salesman in the purple tie in the face.

00:23 left in Second Half
Long Beach St. 80
Kansas 88

Jesse Newell

Withey with two free throws.

Larry Evans

I guess Tharp must be in the dog house,,if Teahan is handling the ball on a press.

Wissoxfan83

Not sure who the announcers are, but they're pretty good.

Melrank

Nice fundamental elbow extension by the 7 footer.

Chuckberry32 in reply to Kent Wells

my high school coach did it all the time.

Danr

I have my dark horse team for the NCAA tournament. Hats off to LBS... tough team.

Kent Wells in reply to Chuckberry32

That's what Coach Brown did...

Marchphog88

Shame on the fans at AFH leaving early. Good grief.

00:33 left in Second Half
Long Beach St. 80
Kansas 86

Jesse Newell

Taylor makes two free throws.

Rae Bricil in reply to Jesse Newell

what is the KU record for turnover in a half?

3puttbogey

This year begins a drought that may last at least two more recruiting classes. We've got to stop recruiting kids that are great on the court and lousy in the classroom.

Chuckberry32

our guards need to run after this game... not tomorrow, right after the game!

Jesse Newell

KU up to 15 second-half turnovers.

Kent Wells

Europe, FInal Countdown. 1-0 kuwells.

Kent Wells

Another egg roll...

Wissoxfan83

This team is impressive. They're showing why they handled Pitt.

Stupidmichael

o.m.g.

Chicagojayhawk87

OMG

00:42 left in Second Half
Long Beach St. 80
Kansas 84

Jesse Newell

Not over yet.

Jesse Newell

That was a foul. Lots of skin by Taylor.

Melrank

C'mon get Withey another block!

Marchphog88

OH!

I got really excited there when they started to drive at Withey. Then he kicked it out to the press row.

Chuckberry32

dang withey was right there for it but he didn't shoot.

Alex Berger in reply to Alex Berger

Although I am not proud for the sloppy ball handling and passing but we just need to keep improving. Bill Self knows how to get his teams to play better come conference play.

Kent Wells

Casper the ugly ghost...

Lajayhawk

Seriously, who names their kid Casper??

01:21 left in Second Half
Long Beach St. 75
Kansas 84

Jesse Newell

Releford with one free throw.

Selfanatic

50/50 balls... Teahan knows what Self preaches. Those were huge!

Marchphog88

Taylor is still playing.

He'll be fine.

Danr

OK, put Withey under their basket and let their littlest guy drive?

Some guts shown out there tonight for sure.

Lajayhawk

If TT is really hurt... Weeeeeeeeeeee may have some problems.

Brian Powell

wow... how can you have Ware get his 5th like that? bad coaching there

Dale Koch

TT a senior plays like a freshman

Alex Berger

I am proud of our guys for the close wins they have grinded out. No thanks to a missed call on a travel against Duke and we have been ending games pretty well.

Kanstucky

Were these goons at Pitt too?

Jesse Newell

Ware has fouled out. LBSU with two foulouts, and the 49ers are not deep at all.

Stupidmichael

I was just about to type how KU was going to end up winning by 10+ against a good team, while surviving a poor 2nd half... and then that happened...

Danr

Looked like a potential groin pull for TT...

Kent Wells

Groin... Doing da splitz!

Marchphog88

F*** these zebras.

Chuckberry32

gotta put tharpe in now

Jaydocmd

pulled the old groinius

Brian Powell

groin pull

Ann Oneill

faker

Chuckberry32

horrible call

Jesse Newell

Taylor hobbling on the court.

fansincewilt

That is one bad call.

Dynamitehawk

I'm just sayin'... Casper looks a little like that crack head (Chris Rock) in New Jack City.

Lajayhawk

WTF????? How is that a freakin' foul??????

Larry Evans

I think this team needs more rest and less practice or Sat.

Brian Powell

Travis stole Jeff's block there too.

Mrpilot

Withey should have blocked his free throw.

Jesse Newell

LBSU guy just landed on Taylor's knee.

Kanstucky

got to go under ware

01:30 left in Second Half
Long Beach St. 73
Kansas 83

Jesse Newell

Ware now 7-for-8 from the line.

Brian Powell

jeff should step over and block the FT

Cshjhawk

Conner is stepping up!

Marchphog88 in reply to Brian Powell

I think you called it earlier. He's going to be a block short.

Jaydocmd

that was going to be it for Withey!

Mike Kendall

Well, this is a game that hopefully will help in March, but don't know how this will effect us on Saturday.

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