Jan. 13, 2009
Kansas 87, Kansas State 71
Jan. 13, 2009
Kansas‘ win over Kansas State:
–– Gave Kansas a 176-90 series advantage against Kansas State, including 36 of the last 38 games, dating back to the 1994 season.
— Gave KU its 34th-straight win in Allen Fieldhouse, the fourth longest streak in school history and the second longest active streak in the country.
— Extended KU’s conference opening winning streak to 18 games.
— Improved Kansas head coach Bill Self’s record to 154-36 while at KU, 361-141 overall and 12-2 all-time against Kansas State.
— Improved Kansas to 1,954-790 all-time.
— Junior Mario Little made his first start in a Jayhawk uniform, scoring his first points of the season at the 17:02 mark in the first half. Little finished with eight points and three rebounds in the victory.
— Kansas opened the contest with an 18-0 run, spanning the first 6:08 of the first period. The Jayhawks went into the locker room up 37-24 at the half.
— The 18-0 run to start the game was the largest since KU started 18-0 versus LSU on Nov. 25, 1996. Kansas won that game 82-53.
— Kansas State opened the second half on a 9-2 run to pull within four, 39-35, at the 17:40 mark. The Wildcats later pulled within three, 45-42, before KU went on a run of 8-2 to secure the lead.
— The Jayhawks recorded their best field goal percentage of the season at 58.3 percent on 28-of-48 shooting. The Jayhawks shot just 33.9 percent (21-of-62), their worst of the season, against Massachusetts.
— Three Jayhawks scored in double figures, including junior Sherron Collins (24), freshman Tyshawn Taylor (20) and sophomore Cole Aldrich (15). Aldrich led the Jayhawks with eight rebounds.
— Kansas’ 37 free throw attempts tied for the most this season. KU also attempted 37 against UMKC on Nov. 16, 2008.
— The Jayhawks limited Kansas State to just 39.1 percent shooting from the field, the fourth time an opponent has shot less than 40 percent in the last five games and the ninth time this season.
— The Jayhawks’ 48 field goal attempts tied for their fewest this season. KU also shot 48 field goals against both UMKC and Albany.
— Collins tallied four assists and Taylor dished three assists on the night.
— The Jayhawks’ seven offensive rebounds tied their fewest in a game this season. KU also grabbed seven in their 75-32 loss to Michigan State on Jan. 10.
— Collins’ performance was the fifth 20-point outing of the season and the 12th time this season he has led the team in scoring. He is averaging 23.3 points per game in the four games of 2009.
— The starting lineup of Aldrich, Collins, Little, Taylor and sophomore Brady Morningstar was the fifth different starting lineup used this season.