Jan. 10, 2009
Kansas 62, Michigan State 75
January 10, 2009
Kansas’ loss at Michigan State…
-Drops the Jayhawks to 11-4 on the season.
-Ties the series between Kansas and Michigan State at 4-4.
-Makes Bill Self 153-36 at KU, 360-141 overall, and 4-4 against Michigan State.
-Makes Kansas 1,954-787 all-time.
-Sophomore Sherron Collins scored 25 points, his fourth 20-point outing this season and 11th time this year leading the team in scoring. Collins’ points were one shy of his career-high 26 points against Tennessee on Jan. 3, just two games prior.
-Collins also finished with a career-high 11 made free throws while tying a personal high of 14 attempts for a 78.6 percent from the charity stripe.
-Additionally, Collins recorded eight assists, the second time in his last three outings with eight or more dimes and fourth time this season.
-Aldrich added 14 points and 11 rebounds for his third straight double-double and ninth overall this season. Aldrich also shot 75.0 percent (6-for-8) from the free throw line and blocked three shots. Aldrich has recorded multiple blocks 12 times this year.
-For the third straight game, sophomore Tyrel Reed hit multiple three-pointers sinking 2 shots from beyond the arc. Reed finished with 10 points, all in the final 10 minutes of the game, the third time in the last four games he has scored double digit points and sixth this season.
-In his third contest of the season, junior Mario Little pulled down three rebounds in just seven minutes of play, two shy of his season high.
-After turning the ball over 12 times in the first half, Kansas took much better care of the ball in final 20 minutes committing just two miscues.
-Michigan State shot 39.3 percent from the field. KU has now held 125 of its last 128 opponents to under 50 percent shooting.
-KU shot just a hair better at 40.0 percent as they have now outshot 11 of its 15 opponents this season.
-Kansas trailed 37-18 (19 points) at halftime. It marked the Jayhawks’ largest halftime deficit since Feb. 23, 2003, when KU trailed 47-26 (21 points) at Oklahoma.
-Kansas’ 18 points in the first half were KU’s fewest points in a half since Feb. 28, 1999, when KU also scored 18 points in the second half at Iowa State.
-KU recorded its second lowest offensive output of the season scoring 62 points. The Jayhawks had 60 in its lost to Massachusetts on Dec. 13.