Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews
KU coach Bill Self
Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 83-50 victory over Texas Tech on Feb. 18, 2012.
KU vs. Texas Tech
New York Giants placekicker Lawrence Tynes, whose team won the Super Bowl, attended the KU-Texas Tech game and was introduced to the crowd as a Tynes highlight video appeared on the big screen.
“We’re building a house in Overland Park,” said Tynes, a former member of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tynes, 33, and wife Amanda and their children make their offseason home in KC.
It marked his first game in Allen Fieldhouse.
“They kind of did what I expected,” Tynes said of KU clobbering the Red Raiders, 83-50.
Former KU forward Dave Robisch also attended, as did former KU football receiver Kerry Meier of the Atlanta Falcons.
Recruit in the house: Jordan Woodard, a 6-foot, 175-pound junior guard from Edmond (Okla.) Memorial High, attended on an unofficial recruiting visit. Woodard is currently ranked No. 122 by Rivals.com in the Class of 2013. He has heard from KU, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and many others.
Teahan for three: Senior guard Conner Teahan hit three three-pointers in five tries and scored 11 points in 18 minutes. It marked his most points in a Big 12 game and most overall this season since he connected for 13 points against Howard on Dec. 29, 2011. He last hit as many as three threes in a game versus Howard (3).
“I felt very confident, and hopefully I’ll be able to keep that going in the next game,” Teahan said.
Power surge: KU did not show its pregame video during introductions. KU official Jim Marchiony said a power surge in the building knocked out the feed to the scoreboard and affected some of the power in the concession stands for a moment. The video was shown at halftime.
Team facts, figures: KU (22-5) has won 22 or more games for 23 straight seasons dating to 1989-90 ... KU, at 12-2 in the league, has won 12 or more league games for 12 consecutive seasons dating to 2000-01. ... KU has won 20 straight home games. ... KU is 19-1 when leading at halftime. ... KU, which leads the all-time series, 22-4, has won five in a row versus Texas Tech. ... KU is 143-7 in Allen Fieldhouse under coach Bill Self. ... Self is 8-3 versus Tech as KU coach, 9-6 overall. ... The victory was KU’s 1,000th all-time conference victory, dating to its membership to the Missouri Valley Conference. ... KU held Tech to nine points through the first 10 minutes and 22 points the first half. ... KU went on an 18-2 run during a 10 1/2-minute stretch in the first half, which extended the lead from five points to 21. ... KU went on a 12-0 run during a three-minute stretch in the second half, extending the lead from 23 to 35. ... The Jayhawks shot 60 percent (9-15) from beyond the arc, which is the best three-point shooting performance of the season. It is also the first time the Jayhawks have reached that plateau since Nov. 19, 2010 versus North Texas (9-15, 60 percent).
Player facts, figures: Naadir Tharpe hit his fifth three-point basket of the season, with four of his five career treys coming against the Red Raiders (one in Lawrence and three in Lubbock). ... With 16 points, forward Thomas Robinson has now scored in double-digits for 15 straight games and has accomplished that feat during 26 of 27 games. ... Robinson had a career-high five assists. ... Kevin Young (10 points) reached double figures for the third time. ... Tyshawn Taylor has 1,382 points, good for 23rd on the all-time KU scoring list.