Postgame Notes

Jan. 19, 2009

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Postgame Notes

Kansas‘ win over Texas A&M:

– Gave Kansas a 14-1 series advantage over the Aggies, including a 6-1 record in Allen Fieldhouse.

— Gave KU its 35th-straight win in Allen Fieldhouse, the fourth longest streak in school history and the second longest active streak in the country.

— Improved Kansas head coach Bill Self’s record to 156-36 while at KU, 363-141 overall and 6-3 all-time against Texas A&M.

— Improved Kansas to 1,957-789 all-time.


— Junior Sherron Collins hit back-to-back three pointers as the Jayhawks started the game on an 8-0 run.

— The Jayhawks held Texas A&M without a field goal for 3:49 in the first half as they built a 20-6 lead at the 11:41 mark. KU led by as many as 21 points in the first half before going in to the locker room up 40-23.

— Junior Mario Little matched his total points for the season by scoring 11 points, including seven straight, in the first half. Little finished with 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting.

— KU began the second half on a 16-5 run to take a 56-30 lead at the 13:27 mark. During the run, freshman Marcus Morris hit back-to-back three-pointers, his third and fourth three-pointers of the season.

— Kansas took its largest lead of the game 68-41, on a free throw by Collins at the 5:10 mark of the second half.

— Four Jayhawks scored in double figures, including Collins (16), sophomore Cole Aldrich (16), Little (15), and Marcus Morris (10). Aldrich led the Jayhawks with eight rebounds and sophomore Brady Morningstar grabbed six boards.

— The Jayhawks tallied 23 points off 20 Aggie turnovers and outscored Texas A&M 30-18 in the paint.

— KU shot better than 50 percent for the ninth time this season.

— The Jayhawks limited Texas A&M to just 32.7 percent shooting from the field, the sixth time an opponent has shot less than 40 percent in the last seven games and the 11th time this season. KU has also held opponents to under 50 percent shooting in 128 of the last 131 games, including the last 57 opponents.

— Collins dished out seven assists while Morningstar recorded four assists. Collins also tallied three steals.

— Kansas held an opponent to under 30 points in a half for 13th time this season, including the last four out of six halves (all during conference play).

— Collins ended the night with 999 career points, just one shy of the 1,000-point career mark.

— The Jayhawks did not allow an opposing player to score in double figures for the first time since holding Northern Arizona without a double-figures scorer on Nov. 21, 2007. KU won the game, 87-46.