Wvirginia 31 34 65
Kansas 45 46 91
Date of game: 3/2/2013

Recap: Kansas vs. West Virginia

Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) - Ben McLemore scored a career-high 36 points and the sixth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks dominated the West Virginia Mountaineers, 91-65.

McLemore knocked down 12-of-15 field goals and made five 3-pointers while recording the top scoring performance by a freshman in Kansas history.

Jeff Withey added 14 points, 10 rebounds and nine blocks for the Jayhawks (25-4, 13-3 Big 12), who are tied with No. 13 Kansas State atop the Big 12 standings.

Elijah Johnson tallied 12 points and 10 assists for Kansas, which has won six in a row.

"I just want to thank my teammates, especially Elijah for creating things for me and helping me get my shots open," McLemore said. "Elijah is a great player because he can see when I get on a role and he wants to keep feeding me."

Terry Henderson ended with 20 points for the Mountaineers (13-16, 6-10), who have lost four in a row. Dominique Rutledge recorded a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds.

Trailing by three, 20-17, midway through the first half, Kansas went on an 18-5 run. McLemore tallied nine points during the surge to help give the Jayhawks a 35-25 lead.

Kansas started to pull away at the end of the half, ending the period with a 10-2 flurry. Naadir Tharpe's 3-pointer made it a 45-31 game at the break.

Holding a 51-41 lead with about 16 minutes to play, the Jayhawks put the game away with a 21-2 run. McLemore tallied 10 points during the burst to make it 72-43.

"I don't want to say it but everyone saw how we responded to them (Kansas) making shots. We simply just didn't have the same energy that they did. That's all," Henderson said.

Game Notes

Kansas beat West Virginia by a 61-56 margin on Jan. 28 ... The Jayhawks shot 56.7 percent from the field and went 11-of-18 from beyond the arc ... McLemore also pulled down seven rebounds.

In the FCS Huddle: EWU makes them see red

Every time Sacramento State quarterback Garrett Safron looks at the back of his right hand, he sees the scar from a cut that split open when he fell on the field during a 2012 game at Eastern Washington.

NASCAR News
Longtime NBA ref Bavetta retiring

Dick Bavetta, who set an ironman streak among NBA referees, is retiring after 39 years, the league announced Tuesday.

Giguere announces retirement

Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who patrolled NHL creases for 16 seasons and spent last year as a backup with the Colorado Avalanche, announced his retirement on Thursday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.