Jan. 3, 2009
Kansas Postgame Notes
Kansas 92, Tennessee 85
January 3, 2009
Kansas‘ win over Tennessee…
… Improves the Jayhawks record to 10-3 on the season.
… Marks Kansas’ 32nd straight home win, the fourth-longest current streak in NCAA Division I basketball.
… Makes the Jayhawks 1-0 all-time against Tennessee.
… Improves Kansas head coach Bill Self’s record to 152-35 at KU, 359-140 overall, and 2-0 against Tennessee.
… Makes Kansas 1,953-788 all-time.
– Sherron Collins scored a career-high 26 points, which was the highest total by a Jayhawk this season.
– Collins’ 10-for-14 performance from the free throw line set individual career-highs for both free throws made and free throws attempted. All 14 free throws were attempted in the second half, which was the most by a KU player in a single half since Mario Chalmers attempted 11 on Jan. 19, 2008 against Missouri. His 10 successful free throws were the most by a Jayhawk in a single half since Wayne Simien made 11 free throws in the first half against Colorado (Feb. 12, 2005).
– Cole Aldrich tied a career-high with six blocked shots matching his total against Washington earlier this year.
– Alrich’s six blocked shots were the most since Nick Collison recorded seven rejections against Oklahoma State on March 1, 2003. Aldrich’s four blocks in the first half were the most blocks in one half by a Jayhawk since Sasha Kaun swatted four shots against Detroit (Dec. 28, 2007).
– Tennessee’s 10 blocked shots were the most by a Kansas opponent this season. It was the most blocks since Colorado swatted 11 Jayhawk shots on Jan. 11, 2006. Wayne Chism’s six blocks tied UMass center Tony Gaffney for the most by a KU opponent this season.
– The Jayhawks held Tennessee to 39.4 percent (26-for-66) shooting from the field. This marks the eighth time KU has held its opponent below 40 percent shooting this season.
– Cole Adrich’s ten field goals (10-for-14) were a career high and the most by a Jayhawk this season. His 14 attempts were also a career high.
– The Jayhawks’ 25 assists tied a team high for this season (Dec. 6 vs Jackson State).
– With 22 points and 10 rebounds, Cole Adrich recorded his sixth double-double of the season and seventh of his career.
– Junior guard Mario Little saw action for the first time this season after missing the first 12 games due to injuries. He recorded five rebounds and two assists in 10 minutes of play.
– The last time an unranked Kansas team defeated a ranked team was when Kansas upended No. 18 Oklahoma (59-58) on Feb. 5, 2006.