Postgame Notes

Jan. 5, 2011

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Postgame Notes

Kansas 99, UMKC 52

Jan. 5, 2011 – Lawrence, Kan.

KU’s Win Over UMKC…

… Makes Kansas 14-0 for the second straight season and the fourth time in the Bill Self era.

… Moves KU to 9-0 in Allen Fieldhouse this season and extends the nation’s longest active home court winning streak to 68 games.

… Gives KU a 6-0 edge in the series with UMKC.

… Improves the Jayhawks to 660-106 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 122-6 in the Bill Self era.

… Makes Bill Self 216-43 while at Kansas, 423-148 all-time and 4-1 versus UMKC.

… Improves Kansas to 2,017-796 all-time.

Game Notes:

– Kansas started the lineup of G Tyshawn Taylor, G Tyrel Reed, G Josh Selby, F Markieff Morris and F Marcus Morris. This marked the first time that the Morris twins started together since the Colorado State game (Dec. 11). It marked the sixth different starting lineup for the season.

– Kansas opened the game on a 15-0 run over the first 14:13 of the game. It was the best to open a game since an 18-0 start against K-State on Jan. 13, 2009. UMKC did not record its first field goal until the 13:23 mark.

– The Jayhawks scored 52 points in the first half, marking just the third time this season that the team has scored more than 50 in a single half and first time since the Longwood game (Nov. 12).

– As a team, Kansas set season highs in three-point field goals (11), three-point field goal attempts (26), free throw percentage (87.0 percent) and steals (18). UMKC’s 26 turnovers were also the most by a KU opponent this season.

– KU’s 18 steals were the most since the Jayhawks had 21 thefts against Alcorn State on Dec. 2, 2009.

– Kansas G Tyrel Reed collected five steals, which matched the most by a Jayhawk this year. Tyshawn Taylor also had five steals against UCLA on Dec. 2.

– Reed’s five assists also matched a season high.

– Reed’s three three-point field goals moved him past Steve Woodbury for 14th on KU’s all-time list (128). With four three-point attempts he also moves past Aaron Miles for 15th on the team’s all-time list (310).

– Kansas had six players score in double figures, including G Elijah Johnson (13 points), who set a season high and G Travis Releford (13 points), who matched a season best.

– Johnson recorded his 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the field, which included going 3-for-8 from the three point line. All four totals were season highs.

– Kansas G Josh Selby set season highs in assists (seven) and steals (four).

– KU G Niko Roberts’ three rebounds were a season high.

– Kansas G Tyshawn Taylor recorded his 300th assist in the game. His seven assists give him 302 for his career.

– Kansas has now held seven opponents to less than 60 points this season.

– KU’s five offensive rebounds were the fewest since the team also had five against Oklahoma on Feb. 21, 2005.