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              === Withey helps No. 14 Kansas cruise past Texas ===
 
 Lawrence,  KS (Sports  Network) - Jeff Withey recorded a double-double with 15
 points  and 11 rebounds,  as No. 14 Kansas routed Texas, 73-47, on Saturday at
 Allen Fieldhouse.
 
 Withey  also blocked two  shots to move past Texas' Chris Mihm for first place
 on the Big 12's all-time blocked shots list with 265 rejections.
 
 "It definitely means something to me," Withey said of the record. "I put a lot
 of  hard work  into getting it. I have  a lot more games to play. Hopefully, I
 can  put some distance on it and make sure it doesn't get touched for 20 years
 or so."
 
 Travis  Releford  also finished with 15  points, while Ben McLemore and Elijah
 Johnson  added 13 and 12 points, respectively, for the Jayhawks (21-4, 9-3 Big
 12),  who have won two straight on the heels of a three-game skid to move into
 a tie for first place in the conference with Kansas State and Oklahoma State.
 
 Myck  Kabongo led the Longhorns (11-14, 3-9) with 13 points and Connor Lammert
 added nine for Texas, which has lost three of its last four games.
 
 "All  the  things we talked about  that we wanted  to do, we didn't do," Texas
 coach  Rick Barnes  admitted. "I think we  have to give them credit with their
 defense,  but we had  a lot of looks that we would have liked to make, but you
 have to make them."
 
 The Jayhawks led from wire-to-wire in the rout, as Releford opened the contest
 with  back-to-back  3-pointers around  a Lammert layup  before Johnson added a
 triple of his own to give Kansas a 15-8 lead just over five minutes in.
 
 McLemore  then added  to the 3-point barrage  with a trey near the midpoint of
 the  half, sparking  a 13-2 Kansas run  that Withey capped with a pair of free
 throws to make it 28-11 with just over a minute left.
 
 The  Jayhawks carried a 28-15 cushion into the break before opening the second
 half on a 13-4 spurt to build a 41-19 lead and put the contest out of reach.
 
 Texas  never got closer than 17 the rest of the way, as Kansas pushed its lead
 as high as 35 before cruising to victory down the stretch.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Kansas  owns a 22-7  advantage in the all-time series and has won eight of the
 last  nine  meetings ... Kansas shot  46.4 percent (26-for-56) from the field,
 while  limiting the Longhorns to 21.8 percent (12-for-55), including a 2-of-21
 mark  from three-point  range  ...  Kevin Young  added  six  points and  seven
 rebounds for Kansas.
 
 02/17 01:09:33 ET

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