Claremore Daily Progress

Sports

January 13, 2013

BIG 12 MEN'S BB: No. 6 Kansas rocks Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas — Jamal Williams and Texas Tech knew No. 6 Kansas was going to make a run. They just couldn't stop the Jayhawks.

Williams scored 11 points in his first game back after being sidelined by a groin injury, but the Jayhawks grabbed control at the start of the second half and went on to a 60-46 victory on Saturday.

"I felt like we got too comfortable,'' Williams said. "They noticed we got comfortable and that when we took the first punch.''

Williams, who missed the previous two games, was 3 for 7 from the field and 5 for 6 from the free-throw line while playing 31 minutes. He also had two steals and two assists.

"He had to play more and he was hurt,'' Texas Tech interim coach Chris Walker said. "For the most part I was happy with his energy level. He really took it upon himself. He really wanted to guard (Ben) McLemore and he did a really good job of that.''

McLemore scored 33 points to lead Kansas to a 97-89 overtime win against Iowa State in the Jayhawks' previous game. The freshman averages 16.9 points but only managed 10 against the Red Raiders.

But McLemore got plenty of help.

Kevin Young scored 14 points for Kansas (14-1, 2-0 Big 12), which has won 13 in a row. Jeff Withey and Travis Releford had 12 points apiece.

Williams made three free throws with 5 seconds left in the first half to trim Kansas' lead to 27-25 at the break. Dejan Kravic then made a foul shot at the beginning of the second half to get the Red Raiders within one.

Kansas responded with a 14-2 run to open a 41-28 lead with 13:41 remaining. Young started the spurt with a layup and Releford closed it out with two free throws.

Kravic had nine points and eight rebounds for the Red Raiders (8-6, 1-2), who shot 35 percent from the field and committed 16 turnovers.

Releford got back-to-back steals during a 12-3 run late in the game. On one, he fed Young for a layup and on the second one he outraced his defender and dunked to put the Jayhawks up 58-40.

Red Raiders reserve Jaye Crockett, who averages 14.8 points, was held to three points on 1-of-8 shooting. He made a 3-pointer with 1:21 left in the game.

The Jayhawks continued their pursuit of a record ninth straight Big 12 title. Kansas has won six outright championships and twice shared the title with Texas, in 2006 and `08 - the year the Jayhawks won the national title.

Kansas went 16 for 18 at the line in the first half. It was the Jayhawks' lowest scoring first half of the season.

The Red Raiders scored five of the final six points of the half, including Williams' foul shots after he was fouled by Elijah Johnson while attempting a 3-pointer.

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • DSC_0237web.jpg Hrdlicka, Teter pour ‘heart’ into Zebra soccer program

    For the past four years, Claremore High School seniors Katelin Teter and Nick Hrdlicka have represented the ‘heart and soul’ of the Lady Zebra and Zebra soccer programs.
    The soccer duo will join seven other seniors on Friday night for Homecoming against Collinsville at Lantow Field.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • DSC_0114web.jpg SOCCER: JV Lady Zebras edge Verdigris, 2-1

    Claremore sophomore forward Brylee Brasher may have felt a little out of position Monday night during the junior varsity game against Verdigris.
    Normally, starting in the goal for the Lady Zebras varsity team, Brasher came out of her comfort zone to start at forward for the Claremore JV.
    The position switch proved to be a great decision for head coach Robin Sutherland, as Brasher showed a tenacity on offense that led to Claremore’s 2-1 win over Verdigris.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Claremore’s Stone leads NSU tennis to MIAA title

    Amanda Stone was a player the last time Northeastern State won a conference title in tennis. This time, she’s the coach.
    Thanks to a 9-0 rout of Lindenwood on Saturday, No. 31 Northeastern State claimed no worse than a share of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association championship.

    April 16, 2014

  • Vian's Rowdy Simon seeks playing time in Tulsa backfield

    The Tulsa football team practiced for two hours on Saturday and finished the workout with a 102-play scrimmage.

    Whereas last Saturday's scrimmage was dominated by the Tulsa defense, today's scrimmage session was a more balanced. The Tulsa offense scored on 10 of 21 possessions, including six touchdowns and four field goals, and the Tulsa defense had two takeaways.

    April 16, 2014

  • FOOTBALL: Tulsa-Tulane season opener moved to Aug. 28

    The American Athletic Conference announced today that the Tulsa-Tulane football game, scheduled for the first weekend of the 2014 season, will be played on Aug. 28 at The University of Tulsa's H.A. Chapman Stadium.

    April 16, 2014

  • BASEBALL: Arkansas cruises past SFA, 7-2

    The Arkansas baseball team (23-15) jumped out to an early lead Tuesday evening and never looked back, picking up a 7-2 win over Stephen F. Austin (15-21) at Baum Stadium.

    April 16, 2014

  • Hornbeak leaving OU men's basketball program

    In a surprising decision, sophomore guard Je’lon Hornbeak informed Oklahoma’s coaching staff on Tuesday he will transfer at the end of the spring semester.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rave reviews following OU's spring game

    Oklahoma didn’t play a game as much as it put on a show Saturday at Owen Field. At least, that was the intent.

    April 16, 2014

  • BASEBALL: Sooners outlast Cowboys in 18-inning marathon

    The longest game at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium lasted 18 innings between the Bedlam rivals. The Oklahoma Sooners converted three runs in the top of the 18th to come away with a 12-9 victory.

    April 16, 2014

  • Locust Grove cleans house, ousts four coaches

    Locust Grove High School has relieved head wrestling coach Johnny Cook and head boys basketball coach Ronnie Maple of their coaching duties, school sources said Tuesday.

    April 16, 2014