Postgame Notes

Jan. 20, 2010

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Postgame Notes

Kansas 81, Baylor 75

Jan. 20, 2010 – Lawrence, Kan.

Kansas‘ Win…

… Makes Kansas 17-1 this season, including 3-0 in conference play. This marks the fourth-straight year that KU has won its first three Big 12 games.

… Makes the series with Baylor 15-2 in favor of Kansas, including 9-0 in games played in Lawrence.

… Extends the nation’s longest home court winning streak to 53 games.

… Gives KU 200 all-time wins against Big 12 competition since the league’s inception in 1996-97. The Jayhawks are the first team in the league to amass 200 victories in conference play.

… Makes Bill Self 186-41 at Kansas, 393-146 overall and 7-2 all-time against Baylor (7-1 while at Kansas).

… Makes KU 12-0 at Allen Fieldhouse this season, and 645-106 all-time in the building, including 107-6 under Bill Self.

… Makes Kansas 1,987-794 all-time.

Game Notes:

– Junior guard Brady Morningstar made his first start of the season, joining Sherron Collins, Cole Aldrich, Marcus Morris and Xavier Henry in the starting lineup.

– Freshman Xavier Henry collected seven steals in the game, which was the most by a Jayhawk this season. Henry’s seven thefts were the most by a Jayhawk since Russell Robinson had eight steals against Yale on Dec. 29, 2007. Since steals were recorded during the 1988-89 season, Henry had the most steals by a KU freshman passing the previous mark set by Mario Chalmers at Iowa State in 2006.

– As a team, Kansas collected 15 steals, which was the most by KU in a Big 12 game since it had 15 thefts against Kansas State on March 1, 2008.

– Baylor shot 52.1 percent from the field marking the first time in 92 games that a Kansas opponent has shot better than 50 percent in a game. The last Jayhawk opponent to hit more than half of its shots was Louisiana-Monroe on Nov. 9, 2007 when it shot 51 percent.

– Sherron Collins scored a game-high 28 points, marking the fourth time in the last five games that he has scored 22 points or more. His 28 points marked the third-highest total by a Jayhawk this season.

– Collins shot 9-of-16 from the field, including 6-for-7 in the second half. His nine field goals matched a season high, while his five three-point field goals matched a career high.

– Kansas sophomore Marcus Morris added 22 points and eight rebounds. Morris’ 22 points marked his second-highest career total, one shy of his career high 23 points against Michigan earlier this year.

– Morris shot 8-of-11 from the field (72.7 percent). In three Big 12 games this season, Morris has shot 22-for-29 (75.8 percent), and is averaging 20.3 points per game. His eight field goals Wednesday were a career high.

– Collins’ 28 points gives him 1,623 for his career, making him the 12th player in Kansas history to amass 1,600 points. He is currently 12th in career scoring at KU, just four points behind Mark Randall.

– Collins’ five three-point field goals gives him 202 for his career, moving him past Terry Brown for fifth on the school’s all-time list. Collins is now three three-pointers away from tying former teammate Brandon Rush for fourth on the list.

– Junior Cole Aldrich’s four rebounds gives him 684 for his career, moving him into sole possession of 13th place on the team’s all-time list.

– Freshman Xavier Henry’s two three-point field goals gives him 39 for the season, and move him one away from seventh-place Kevin Pritchard on the single-season list by a freshman.