2012–13 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team

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2012–13 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
University of Kansas athletics (logo).svg
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 No. 8
AP No. 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
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 (W) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Huntington, NY
SG 21 Garrett, ChristianChristian Garrett (W) 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
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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
City, State
European Exhibition Tour
8/7/12
12:00 PM, None
at Swiss National Team*
Euro Jam Fribourg
W 79–76 
 12  Withey   10  Withey   3  Johnson  Fribourg Arena (250)
Fribourg, Switzerland
8/8/12
10:00 AM, None
at Swiss National Team*
Euro Jam Fribourg
W 83–79 
 16  White   10  Withey   4  Johnson, Releford  Fribourg Arena (200)
Fribourg, Switzerland
8/11/12
1:00 PM, None
at AMW Team France*
Euro Jam Paris
L 73–74 
 10  Releford   7  Peters   9  Tharpe  Stade Pierre de Coubertin (2,000)
Paris, France
8/12/12
1:00 PM, None
at AMW Team France*
Euro Jam Paris
L 60–79 
 16  Ellis   12  Ellis   4  Tharpe  Stade Pierre de Coubertin (2,000)
Paris, France
Exhibition
10/30/12
7:00 PM, Jayhawk TV
No. 7 at Emporia State* W 88–54 
 15  Ellis   9  Lucas   5  Johnson  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
11/5/12
7:00 PM, Jayhawk TV
No. 7 at Washburn* W 62–50 
 17  McLemore   10  McLemore   5  Johnson  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
Non-Conference Regular Season
11/9/12
7:00 PM, Jayhawk TV
No. 7 Southeast Missouri State*
CBE Classic
W 74–55  1–0
 17  Withey   12  McLemore, Withey   5  McLemore  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
11/13/12
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 7 vs. No. 21 Michigan State*
Champions Classic
L 64–67  1–1
 16  Johnson   7  Withey   3  McLemore, Releford  Georgia Dome (22,847)
Atlanta, Georgia
11/15/12
7:00 PM, Jayhawk TV
No. 7 Chattanooga*
CBE Classic
W 69–55  2–1
 25  McLemore   10  Withey   6  Releford  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
11/19/12
9:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 12 vs. Washington State*
CBE Classic
W 78–41  3–1
 17  Releford   10  Young   4  Johnson, Tharpe  Sprint Center (8,408)
Kansas City, Missouri
11/20/12
8:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 12 vs. Saint Louis*
CBE Classic
W 73–59  4–1
 25  Withey   8  Young   9  Johnson  Sprint Center (10,315)
Kansas City, Missouri
11/26/12
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 10 San Jose State* W 70–57  5–1
 16  Withey   12  Withey   5  Johnson  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
11/30/12
7:00 PM, Jayhawk TV
No. 10 vs. Oregon State* W 84–78  6–1
 21  McLemore   7  Releford   9  Johnson  Sprint Center (18,789)
Kansas City, Missouri
12/8/12
1:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 9 Colorado* W 90–54  7–1
 24  McLemore   8  Young   6  Releford  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
12/15/12
6:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 9 Belmont* W 89–60  8–1
 17  McLemore, Releford   6  Young   9  Johnson  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
12/18/12
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 9 Richmond* W 87–59  9–1
 17  Withey   13  Withey   7  Johnson  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
12/22/12
3:00 PM, CBS
No. 9 at No. 7 Ohio State* W 74–66  10–1
 22  McLemore   10  Withey, Young   3  Tharpe, Young  Value City Arena (19,049)
Columbus, Ohio
12/29/12
7:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 6 American* W 89–57  11–1
 19  Releford   10  Ellis   12  Tharpe  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
1/6/13
3:30 PM, CBS
No. 6 Temple* W 69–62  12–1
 16  Young   11  Withey   9  Johnson  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
Big 12 Conference Games
1/9/13
6:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 6 Iowa State W 97–89 OT 13–1
(1–0)
 33  McLemore   12  Young, Withey   10  Johnson  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
1/12/13
3:00 PM, Big 12 Network
No. 6 at Texas Tech W 60–46  14–1
(2–0)
 14  Young   7  Withey   4  Johnson  United Spirit Arena (8,534)
Lubbock, Texas
1/14/13
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 4 Baylor W 61–44  15–1
(3–0)
 17  McLemore   8  McLemore   2  Ellis, McLemore, Releford  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
1/19/13
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 4 at Texas W 64–59  16–1
(4–0)
 16  McLemore   9  Withey   4  Withey  Frank Erwin Center (14,312)
Austin, Texas
1/22/13
7:00 PM, Big 12 Network
No. 3 at No. 11 Kansas State W 59–55  17–1
(5–0)
 12  Releford   10  Withey   4  Johnson  Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, Kansas
1/26/13
3:00 PM, ESPN
No. 3 Oklahoma W 67–54  18–1
(6–0)
 18  McLemore   9  Withey   5  Releford  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
1/28/13
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 2 at West Virginia W 61–56  19–1
(7–0)
 15  Releford, Withey   7  Withey, Young   5  Johnson  WVU Coliseum (12,402)
Morgantown, West Virginia
2/2/13
3:00 PM, Big 12 Network
No. 2 Oklahoma State L 80–85  19–2
(7–1)
 23  McLemore   8  Withey   6  Johnson  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
2/6/13
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 5 at TCU L 55–62  19–3
(7–2)
 15  McLemore   9  McLemore, Young   4  Releford  Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (7,412)
Fort Worth, Texas
2/9/13
3:00 PM, ESPN
No. 5 at Oklahoma L 66–72  19–4
(7–3)
 15  McLemore   9  Releford   4  Johnson  Lloyd Noble Center (13,490)
Norman, Oklahoma
2/11/13
8:11 PM, ESPN
No. 14 No. 10 Kansas State
Sunflower Showdown
W 83–62  20–4
(8–3)
 30  McLemore   10  Withey   8  Tharpe  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
2/16/13
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 14 Texas W 73–47  21–4
(9–3)
 15  Withey, Releford   11  Withey   4  Johnson  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
2/20/13
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 9 at No. 14 Oklahoma State W 68–67 2OT 22–4
(10–3)
 18  Releford   14  Withey   3  Tharpe  Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
Stillwater, Oklahoma
2/23/13
3:00 PM, Big 12 Network/ESPN3
No. 9 TCU W 74–48  23–4
(11–3)
 18  Withey   8  Young   4  Johnson, Tharpe  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
2/25/13
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 6 at Iowa State W 108-96 OT 24–4
(12–3)
 39  Johnson   10  Withey   7  Johnson  Hilton Coliseum (14,376)
Ames, Iowa
3/2/13
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 6 West Virginia W 91–65  25–4
(13–3)
 36  McLemore   10  Withey   10  Johnson  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
3/4/13
6:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 4 Texas Tech W 79–42  26-4
(14-3)
 22  Withey   9  Withey   12  Johnson  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, Kansas
3/9/13
5:00 PM, ESPN
No. 4 at Baylor L 58–81  26–5
(14–4)
 23  McLemore   8  Withey   2  Releford, Johnson, McLemore, Ellis  Ferrell Center (9,695)
Waco, Texas
2013 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament
03/14/13
2:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 7 vs. Texas Tech
Quarterfinals
W 91–63  27–5
 24  McLemore   7  Ellis   5  Releford  Sprint Center (17,996)
Kansas City, MO
03/15/13
6:30 PM, Big 12 Network/ESPNU
No. 7 vs. Iowa State
Semifinals
W 88–73  28–5
 23  Ellis   7  McLenmore   8  Tharpe  Sprint Center (19,160)
Kansas City, MO
03/16/13
5:00 PM, ESPN
No. 7 vs. No. 11 Kansas State
Championship Game
W 70–54  29–5
 17  Withey   9  Withey, Young   3  Johnson, McLemore, Young  Sprint Center (19,256)
Kansas City, MO
2013 NCAA Tournament
03/22/13
9:07 PM, TNT
No. 3 (1 S) vs. (16 S) WKU*
Second Round
W 64–57  30–5
 17  Withey   8  Young   3  Tharpe  Sprint Center (18,488)
Kansas City, MO
03/24/13
4:25 PM, CBS
No. 3 (1 S) vs. (8 S) North Carolina*
Third Round
W 70–58  31–5
 22  T. Releford   16  J. Withey   4  E. Johnson  Sprint Center (18,498)
Kansas City, MO
03/29/2013
6:37 pm, TBS
No. 3 (1 S) vs. No. 10 (4 S) Michigan*
Sweet Sixteen
L 85–87 OT 31–6
 20  McLemore   8  Withey   7  Tharpe  Cowboys Stadium 
Arlington, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
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]