Posted February 15, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Kansas coach Bill Self admits that 7-footer Jeff Withey's dominant play has come out of ''left field.'' Withey has been crucial for the fourth-ranked Jayhawks over their past three games. First came a career-high 25 points in a win at Baylor, and then an 18-point, 20-rebound performance against Oklahoma State that left Cowboys coach Travis Ford scratching his head. Withey kept the roll going Monday night with 18 points and 11 boards at Kansas State. The senior could barely get on the court last season when the Jayhawks went 35-3 and won their seventh straight Big 12 title. It just might be Withey who emerges as the anchor for another March run by Kansas.

Kansas center Withey embraces new role

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kansas coach Bill Self has a way of motivating his players. Center Jeff Withey got the message loud and clear. Unhappy with his seven-footer's effort level a few days after going scoreless in the biggest game of the season at Missouri, Self excused Withey from practice. He had a new assignment. "I didn't get a rebound or something and coach was kind...

KU's Withey Moves Past Davis In Block Percentage

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Gettin' Withey With It

Lately, Kansas center Jeff Withey has resembled nothing so much as the Kool-Aid Man - albeit a much taller, thinner version - breaking through the proverbial wall. He's earned conference and national Player of the Week honors, and in the process has made the Jayhawks that much tougher to deal with on the court.

Your Guide To Shabazz Muhammad’s Kansas Visit

Bill Self checked in a couple of recruits on Valentine’s Day yesterday in Las Vegas and scored his dream date when it was reported that the #2 player in the Class of 2012, Shabazz Muhammad, would make an official visit to Lawrence, KS for an upcoming game.  The 6′-6 Muhammad has narrowed his choice to six schools, including UCLA, UNLV, Kentucky, Duke, and Arizona to go along...

Scouting Report - Jeffrey Taylor

The NBA Draft Blog Scouting Report heads back to the SEC to take a look at one of the best seniors in the country, Vanderbilt’s Jeffrey Taylor.  Taylor has been a solid scoring option for 4 years now for the Commodores, while also becoming a standout on the defensive end.  A solid all-around player, he is ready for the NBA, but how high can he go?  Let’s take a look at Jeffrey...

Recap: Bill Self Weekly Presser

Kansas head coach Bill Self met with the media at Allen Fieldhouse on Thursday afternoon, to discuss the K-State game, preview Texas Tech, talk about the rapid improvement of Jeff Withey and much more. was on hand, and is here with the recap.

2012 NBA Draft stock report (2/14/12)

The NBA Draft Stock Report checks in on which college basketball players have made a name for themselves in the past week; either helping or hurting their future draft position. Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2012 NBA Mock Draft. BUYING: Jeff Withey, C, Kansas, Jr. Dude is playing out of his mind right now.  Check out his last three stat lines: -25 points, 5 rebounds, 3 blocked...

Jayhawks Land Two on Academic All-Big 12 Team

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MANHATTAN, Kan. - K-State fought back from a 10-point halftime deficit to lead 37-36 for a moment in the second, but that’s when Tyshawn Taylor netted consecutive 3-pointers and Kansas was on its way to win No. 22 in 24 tries in the history of Bramlage Coliseum.

KU Junior Day: Dan Morin

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M. Basketball. No. 4/5 Kansas Completes Sunflower Showdown Sweep, 59-53

For the second time this season, junior center Jeff Withey missed a triple-double by a single block to lead No. 4/5 Kansas to a season sweep of Sunflower Showdown rival Kansas State, 59-53, on ESPN Big Monday at Bramlage Coliseum.

Kansas beats K-State, alone atop Big 12 (AP)

Tyshawn Taylor had 20 points in a virtuoso performance for No. 4 Kansas, which fended off a stiff test from Kansas State for a 59-53 victory Monday night that put the Jayhawks alone in first place in the Big 12. Jeff Withey added 18 points and 11 rebounds in another impressive performance, helping make up for an off game by Thomas Robinson and allow the Jayhawks (21-5, 11-2) to win for the 36th...
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