2012–13 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team

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2012–13 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
University of Kansas "KU" logo.png
CBE Hall of Fame Classic Champions
Big 12 Regular Season Co-Champions
Big 12 Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen, L 85-87OT to Michigan
Conference Big 12
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #3
2012–13 record 31–6 (14–4 Big 12)
Head coach Bill Self
Assistant coach Joe Dooley
Assistant coach Kurtis Townsend
Assistant coach Norm Roberts
Home arena Allen Fieldhouse
Seasons
« 2011–12 2013–14 »
2012–13 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 Kansas 14 4   .778     31 6   .838
#12 Kansas State 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
#17 Oklahoma State 13 5   .722     24 9   .727
Iowa State 11 7   .611     23 12   .657
Oklahoma 11 7   .611     20 12   .625
Baylor 9 9   .500     23 14   .622
Texas 7 11   .389     16 18   .471
West Virginia 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Texas Tech 3 15   .167     11 20   .355
TCU 2 16   .111     11 21   .344
2013 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of April 4, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team represented the University of Kansas in the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, which is the Jayhawks' 115th basketball season. The Jayhawks played their home games at Allen Fieldhouse.

Pre-season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Position Reason
Tyshawn Taylor Point Guard Graduation
Conner Teahan Guard Graduation
Jordan Juenemann Guard Graduation
Thomas Robinson Power Forward Entered NBA Draft[1]
Merv Lindsay Small Forward Transfer[2]

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Perry Ellis
PF
Wichita, Kansas Wichita Heights High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Sep 9, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96
Andrew White
G/F
Charlottesville, Virginia The Miller School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Dec 2, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 94
Zach Peters
F/C
Plano, Texas Prestonwood Christian 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Nov 17, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 89
Anrio Adams
SG
Seattle, Washington Ranier Beach High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nov 20, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 91
Landen Lucas
F/C
Portland, Oregon Westview High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Nov 13, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 92
Overall recruiting rankings:     Scout: 13     Rivals: 10      ESPN: 11 

Coaching changes[edit]

Coach Old Position New Position
Brennan Bechard Kansas Graduate Assistant Coach Kansas Assistant Director of Men's Basketball Operations
Barry Hinson Kansas Director of Basketball Operations Southern Illinois Head Coach
Danny Manning Kansas Assistant Coach Tulsa Head Coach[3]
Norm Roberts Florida Assistant Coach Kansas Assistant Coach
Doc Sadler Nebraska Head Coach Kansas Director of Basketball Operations

Roster[edit]

2012–13 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
PG 1 Tharpe, NaadirNaadir Tharpe 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Worcester, MA
SG 2 Adams, RioRio Adams 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Seattle, WA
G/F 3 White, AndrewAndrew White 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Chester,VA
F 4 Wesley, JustinJustin Wesley 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Fort Worth, TX
C 5 Withey, JeffJeff Withey 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Sr San Diego, CA
SG 10 Manning, EvanEvan Manning (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Lawrence, KS
G 11 Self, TylerTyler Self (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Lawrence, KS
PG 15 Johnson, ElijahElijah Johnson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Las Vegas, NV
PG 20 Roberts, NikoNiko Roberts 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Huntington, NY
SG 21 Garrett, ChristianChristian Garrett 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Los Angeles, CA
G/F 23 McLemore, BenBen McLemore 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Fr St. Louis, MO
SF 24 Releford, TravisTravis Releford 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Sr Kansas City, MO
F/C 31 Traylor, JamariJamari Traylor 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Fr Chicago, IL
F/C 33 Lucas, LandenLanden Lucas 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Portland, OR
PF 34 Ellis, PerryPerry Ellis 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Wichita, KS
PF 40 Young, KevinKevin Young 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Perris, CA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: August 8, 2012

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Jeff Withey Jamari Traylor Justin Wesley
PF Kevin Young Perry Ellis Christian Garrett
SF Travis Releford Andrew White Evan Manning
SG Ben McLemore Rio Adams Tyler Self
PG Elijah Johnson Naadir Tharpe Niko Roberts

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Pts Ldr Reb Ldr Ast Ldr Result Attendance Record
European Exhibition Tour
8/7/12* 12:00 PM at Swiss National Team Fribourg Arena • Fribourg, Switzerland
(Euro Jam Fribourg)
None  12 - Withey   10 - Withey   3 - Johnson  W 79–76  250
8/8/12* 10:00 AM at Swiss National Team Fribourg Arena • Fribourg, Switzerland
(Euro Jam Fribourg)
None  16 - White   10 - Withey   4 - Johnson, Releford  W 83–79  200
8/11/12* 1:00 PM at AMW Team France Stade Pierre de CoubertinParis, France
(Euro Jam Paris)
None  10 - Releford   7 - Peters   9 - Tharpe  L 73–74  2,000
8/12/12* 1:00 PM at AMW Team France Stade Pierre de Coubertin • Paris, France
(Euro Jam Paris)
None  16 - Ellis   12 - Ellis   4 - Tharpe  L 60–79  2,000
Exhibition
10/30/12* 7:00 PM at Emporia State #7 Allen FieldhouseLawrence, Kansas Jayhawk TV  15 - Ellis   9 - Lucas   5 - Johnson  W 88–54  16,300
11/5/12* 7:00 PM at Washburn #7 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas Jayhawk TV  17 - McLemore   10 - McLemore   5 - Johnson  W 62–50  16,300
Non-Conference Regular Season
11/9/12* 7:00 PM Southeast Missouri State #7 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas
(CBE Classic)
Jayhawk TV  17 - Withey   12 - McLemore, Withey   5 - McLemore  W 74–55  16,300 1–0
11/13/12* 6:00 PM vs. #21 Michigan State #7 Georgia DomeAtlanta, Georgia
(Champions Classic)
ESPN  16 - Johnson   7 - Withey   3 - McLemore, Releford  L 64–67  22,847 1–1
11/15/12* 7:00 PM Chattanooga #7 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas
(CBE Classic)
Jayhawk TV  25 - McLemore   10 - Withey   6 - Releford  W 69–55  16,300 2–1
11/19/12* 9:00 PM vs. Washington State #12 Sprint CenterKansas City, Missouri
(CBE Classic)
ESPN2  17 - Releford   10 - Young   4 - Johnson, Tharpe  W 78–41  8,408 3–1
11/20/12* 8:30 PM vs. Saint Louis #12 Sprint Center • Kansas City, Missouri
(CBE Classic)
ESPNU  25 - Withey   8 - Young   9 - Johnson  W 73–59  10,315 4–1
11/26/12* 8:00 PM San Jose State #10 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas ESPNU  16 - Withey   12 - Withey   5 - Johnson  W 70–57  16,300 5–1
11/30/12* 7:00 PM vs. Oregon State #10 Sprint Center • Kansas City, Missouri Jayhawk TV  21 - McLemore   7 - Releford   9 - Johnson  W 84–78  18,789 6–1
12/8/12* 1:00 PM Colorado #9 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas ESPN2  24 - McLemore   8 - Young   6 - Releford  W 90–54  16,300 7–1
12/15/12* 6:00 PM Belmont #9 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas ESPNU  17 - McLemore, Releford   6 - Young   9 - Johnson  W 89–60  16,300 8–1
12/18/12* 6:00 PM Richmond #9 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas ESPN2  17 - Withey   13 - Withey   7 - Johnson  W 87–59  16,300 9–1
12/22/12* 3:00 PM at #7 Ohio State #9 Value City ArenaColumbus, Ohio CBS  22 - McLemore   10 - Withey, Young   3 - Tharpe, Young  W 74–66  19,049 10–1
12/29/12* 7:00 PM American #6 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas ESPN3  19 - Releford   10 - Ellis   12 - Tharpe  W 89–57  16,300 11–1
1/6/13* 3:30 PM Temple #6 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas CBS  16 - Young   11 - Withey   9 - Johnson  W 69–62  16,300 12–1
Big 12 Conference Games
1/9/13 6:00 PM Iowa State #6 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas ESPNU  33 - McLemore   12 - Young, Withey   10 - Johnson  W 97–89 OT 16,300 13–1 (1–0)
1/12/13 3:00 PM at Texas Tech #6 United Spirit ArenaLubbock, Texas Big 12 Network  14 - Young   7 - Withey   4 - Johnson  W 60–46  8,534 14–1 (2–0)
1/14/13 8:00 PM Baylor #4 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas ESPN  17 - McLemore   8 - McLemore   2 - Ellis, McLemore, Releford  W 61–44  16,300 15–1 (3–0)
1/19/13 1:00 PM at Texas #4 Frank Erwin CenterAustin, Texas CBS  16 - McLemore   9 - Withey   4 - Withey  W 64–59  14,312 16–1 (4–0)
1/22/13 7:00 PM at #11 Kansas State #3 Bramlage ColiseumManhattan, Kansas Big 12 Network  12 - Releford   10 - Withey   4 - Johnson  W 59–55  12,528 17–1 (5–0)
1/26/13 3:00 PM Oklahoma #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas ESPN  18 - McLemore   9 - Withey   5 - Releford  W 67–54  16,300 18–1 (6–0)
1/28/13 8:00 PM at West Virginia #2 WVU ColiseumMorgantown, West Virginia ESPN  15 - Releford, Withey   7 - Withey, Young   5 - Johnson  W 61–56  12,402 19–1 (7–0)
2/2/13 3:00 PM Oklahoma State #2 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas Big 12 Network  23 - McLemore   8 - Withey   6 - Johnson  L 80–85  16,300 19–2 (7–1)
2/6/13 8:00 PM at TCU #5 Daniel-Meyer ColiseumFort Worth, Texas ESPNU  15 - McLemore   9 - McLemore, Young   4 - Releford  L 55–62  7,412 19–3 (7–2)
2/9/13 3:00 PM at Oklahoma #5 Lloyd Noble CenterNorman, Oklahoma ESPN  15 - McLemore   9 - Releford   4 - Johnson  L 66–72  13,490 19–4 (7–3)
2/11/13 8:11 PM #10 Kansas State #14 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas
(Sunflower Showdown)
ESPN  30 - McLemore   10 - Withey   8 - Tharpe  W 83–62  16,300 20–4 (8–3)
2/16/13 8:00 PM Texas #14 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas ESPN  15 - Withey, Releford   11 - Withey   4 - Johnson  W 73–47  16,300 21–4 (9–3)
2/20/13 8:00 PM at #14 Oklahoma State #9 Gallagher-Iba ArenaStillwater, Oklahoma ESPN2  18 - Releford   14 - Withey   3 - Tharpe  W 68–67 2OT 13,611 22–4 (10–3)
2/23/13 3:00 PM TCU #9 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas Big 12 Network/ESPN3  18 - Withey   8 - Young   4 - Johnson, Tharpe  W 74–48  16,300 23–4 (11–3)
2/25/13 8:00 PM at Iowa State #6 Hilton ColiseumAmes, Iowa ESPN  39 - Johnson   10 - Withey   7 - Johnson  W 108–96 OT 14,376 24–4 (12–3)
3/2/13 1:00 PM West Virginia #6 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas CBS  36 - McLemore   10 - Withey   10 - Johnson  W 91–65  16,300 25–4 (13–3)
3/4/13 6:00 PM Texas Tech #4 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas ESPNU  22 - Withey   9 - Withey   12 - Johnson  W 79–42  16,300 26–4 (14–3)
3/9/13 5:00 PM at Baylor #4 Ferrell CenterWaco, Texas ESPN  23 - McLemore   8 - Withey   2 - Releford, Johnson, McLemore, Ellis  L 58–81  9,695 26–5 (14–4)
2013 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament
03/14/13 2:00 PM vs. Texas Tech #7 Sprint CenterKansas City, MO
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN2  24 - McLemore   7 - Ellis   5 - Releford  W 91–63  17,996 27–5
03/15/13 6:30 PM vs. Iowa State #7 Sprint Center • Kansas City, MO
(Semifinals)
Big 12 Network/ESPNU  23 - Ellis   7 - McLenmore   8 - Tharpe  W 88–73  19,160 28–5
03/16/13 5:00 PM vs. #11 Kansas State #7 Sprint Center • Kansas City, MO
(Championship Game)
ESPN  17 - Withey   9 - Withey, Young   3 - Johnson, McLemore, Young  W 70–54  19,256 29–5
2013 NCAA Tournament
03/22/13* 9:07 PM vs. (16 S) WKU #3 (1 S) Sprint Center • Kansas City, MO
(Second Round)
TNT  17 - Withey   8 - Young   3 - Tharpe  W 64–57  18,488 30–5
03/24/13* 4:25 PM vs. (8 S) North Carolina #3 (1 S) Sprint Center • Kansas City, MO
(Third Round)
CBS  22 - T. Releford   16 - J. Withey   4 - E. Johnson  W 70–58  18,498 31–5
03/29/2013* 6:37 pm vs. #10 (4 S) Michigan #3 (1 S) Cowboys StadiumArlington, TX
(Sweet Sixteen)
TBS  20 - McLemore   8 - Withey   7 - Tharpe  L 85–87 OT   31–6
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time. For NCAA tournament, number in parenthesis is seed, letter indicates region.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Final
AP 7 7 12 10 9 9 9 6 9 6 6 4 3 2 5 14 9 6 4 3 N/A*
Coaches 7 7 11 10 9 9 8 6 8 6 6 4 2 1 5 13 9 5 3 3 8

*AP does not release post-tournament rankings

References[edit]