Postgame Notes

Jan. 6, 2010

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Postgame Notes

Kansas 71, Cornell 66

Jan. 6, 2010 – Lawrence, Kan.

Kansas‘ Win…

… Makes Kansas 14-0 for the third time in the Bill Self era (also 14-0 in 2004-05, 20-0 in 2007-08)

… Gives Kansas its third-straight win against Cornell, making the series 3-0 in favor of KU

… Makes Kansas 14-0 against the Ivy League all-time

… Extends the nation’s longest home court winning streak to 51 games

… Makes Bill Self 183-40 at Kansas, 390-145 overall and 1-0 against Cornell

… Makes Kansas 10-0 at Allen Fieldhouse this season, and 643-106 all-time, including 105-6 under Bill Self

… Makes Kansas 1,984-793 all-time

Game Notes:

– Kansas trailed 41-38 at the half, marking the first time this season that the Jayhawks have faced a deficit at the intermission. The last time KU trailed at the half was against Baylor at the Big 12 Tournament on March 12, 2009.

– Cornell’s nine three-point baskets were the most by a KU opponent this season, and the most since North Dakota State made 10 three-point field goals against KU in the NCAA Tournament last season.

– Cornell’s eight-point lead (49-41) at the 17:22 mark was the largest deficit KU has faced this season.

– Senior guard Sherron Collins set career highs in points (33), free throws made (13), and matched his career high with 14 free throws attempted.

– Collins’ 33 points were the most by a Jayhawk since Julian Wright scored 33 points at Missouri on Feb. 10, 2007.

– Collins’ 13 free throws were the most since Russell Robinson had 14 free throws made against Baylor on Feb. 9, 2008.

– Collins also set season highs in field goals (nine) and field goal attempts (16).

– Collins scored 19 of his 33 points in the second half, including nine points in a row late in the period. Collins’ 12 free throws in the second half are the most by a Jayhawk since the 1988-89 season.

– Kansas guard Xavier Henry’s four steals matched a season high, which he’s accomplished three times this season.

– KU forward Marcus Morris’ three steals matched a season high.

– Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor has 34 assists to just six turnovers in his last seven games.

– Collins’ 33 points moved him into 16th place all-time on the Kansas career scoring list with (1,542) passing Drew Gooden. He trails Calvin Thompson by six points for the 15th position.

– Kansas junior Cole Aldrich’s nine rebounds gives him 646 for his career, passing Roger Brown for 17th on the Jayhawks’ all-time list. He trails Greg Dreiling by four boards for 16th place.

– KU’s 28 free throws made were the most by the team this season, and most since the Jayhawks had 28 free throws against Oklahoma last year.

– KU’s 18 field goals were the fewest by a Jayhawk team since it had 17 against Kansas State on Jan. 14, 2006.

– Cornell shot 43.6 percent from the field to KU’s 36.7 percent, marking the first time an opponent has had a better field goal percentage than the Jayhawks this year.

– Cornell became just the second KU opponent this season to shoot better than 40 percent from the field, joining Radford (42.3 percent) on Dec. 9. However, Kansas has held 88 consecutive opponents to under 50 percent shooting from the field.

– Kansas’ four-point win was the closest non-conference win at home since the Jayhawks defeated Arizona 76-72 in overtime on Nov. 25, 2007.