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The KUsports.com Ratings

Big man takes top spot for KU against TCU

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/feb/23/kansas-basketball-v-tcu/96767/ **1. Jeff Withey:** After getting taken out of his game by TCU in Fort Worth (12 points, six field-goal attempts), Withey responded by taking over for stretches Saturday. The senior posted a team-high 18 points on 7-for-12 shooting, adding six rebounds and three blocks to go with two turnovers ...

Travis Releford comes through with crucial plays late for KU

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/feb/20/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma-state/96665/ **1. Travis Releford:** The senior made so many big plays it's almost hard to remember them all. Taking a charge to pick up Marcus Smart's fifth foul was huge. His defense on Markel Brown on the game's final possession was important, too. Then his hustle play to save the ...

Thanks to complete stat line, Jeff Withey takes top honor

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/feb/16/kansas-basketball-v-texas/96523/ **1. Jeff Withey:** Filled up the stat sheet with 15 points (5-for-11 shooting), 11 rebounds, four steals and two blocks. His four steals matched a season high for KU this year, as Travis Releford and Kevin Young both had accomplished the same feat once. Withey made five of seven ...

Hot-shooting McLemore edges out Withey, Tharpe for top spot

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/feb/11/kansas-basketball-v-kansas-state/96353/ **1. Ben McLemore:** Kansas coach Bill Self said afterwards that McLemore was more aggressive both shooting and penetrating, and the freshman's line was impressive because of it. McLemore scored 30 points on just 13 field-goal attempts, going 9-for-13 from the floor and 6-for-10 from three. He added seven rebounds ...

Ben McLemore gives top performance in loss

Jesse Newell

**1. Ben McLemore:** The freshman finished with an efficient line, posting 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting (2-for-6 from three). Opponents seem to have picked up on his weaknesses, though, covering him up on the perimeter to force him to drive. McLemore added three rebounds, three assists and a steal to ...

Jeff Withey tops ratings against TCU

Jesse Newell

**1. Jeff Withey:** The senior had a hard time getting shots up against TCU's physical post players, but he still was easily KU's best performer. Withey posted 12 points on 4-for-6 shooting from the floor and 4-for-5 shooting from the free throw line. He also added eight rebounds and three ...

Ben McLemore tops ratings against Cowboys

Jesse Newell

**1. Ben McLemore:** Took over the game for stretches offensively to help KU erase a 14-point, first-half deficit. His three-pointer with 15:16 left in the second half gave KU a 46-45 lead and was the first of seven straight points for the freshman. McLemore finished with 23 points on 9-for-17 ...

Travis Releford impresses Bill Self, takes top honor

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/jan/28/ku-basketball-v-west-virginia/96077/ **1. Travis Releford:** Afterwards, Kansas coach Bill Self called Releford "by far our best player." The senior once again posted an efficient offensive line, tying the team lead with 15 points on 7-for-9 shooting. Self also complimented Releford's defense afterwards, as he held WVU's Eron Harris (11.3 ppg in ...

Jeff Withey's defense shuts down red-hot Romero Osby

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/jan/26/ku-basketball-v-oklahoma/96027/ **1. Jeff Withey:** The senior center remains as the team's most valuable player because of his impact on the defensive end. Oklahoma's Romero Osby hadn't shot worse than 50 percent in any of his last 10 games. Against Withey, Osby was 4-for-16 from the floor, mustering just 12 points ...

Travis Releford gives complete effort in win over Kansas State

Jesse Newell

**1. Travis Releford:** Kansas coach Bill Self said afterwards that Releford had one of his best games as a Jayhawk. The senior darted through numerous screens to chase down Kansas State leading scorer Rodney McGruder, holding him to 13 points on 4-for-12 shooting. Releford also was his normal efficient self ...

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