Postgame Notes

Jan. 24, 2009

Recap | Box Score

Kansas 82, Iowa State 67

January 24, 2009

Postgame Notes

Kansas‘ Win Over Iowa State…

-Improves Kansas to 15-4 on the season, 4-0 in Big 12 play for the second straight season.

-Gives Kansas its second straight and second overall true road win of the season.

-Gives KU its seventh straight win against Iowa State, including fifth straight at Hilton Coliseum, and gives Kansas a 165-58 series advantage against the Cyclones.

-Improves Bill Self to 157-36 while at KU, 364-141 overall and 10-2 against Iowa State.

-Makes Kansas 1,958-789 all time.

Team Notes

-Kansas opened the game on an 8-0 run highlighted by a pair of Sherron Collins free throws. Collins finished 3-for-4 from behind the three-point arc in the first half and 3-of-6 for the game, his fourth straight game of hitting 50 percent or better from the three-point arc.

-A basket from Markieff Morris at the 11:00 mark in the second half pushed the Jayhawks up by 17 points, its largest lead of the contest.

-For the game, KU made 50.8 percent of its shots (31-for-61). It is the highest shooting percentage by an Iowa State opponent this season and the first Cyclone opponent to shoot over 50 percent this year.

-Iowa State’s Craig Brackins was one point shy of tying a Big 12 Conference game record as he scored 42 points against the Jayhawks, the most by a KU opponent since Oklahoma State’s Randy Rutherford scored 45 points against the Jayhawks on March 5, 1995. Brackins’ 42 points are the seventh-most ever scored against KU.

-Ku committed 11 turnovers during the contest, one shy of its season low, while ISU had just nine turnovers, also one shy of a KU opponent low this year.

-The Cyclones made 23-of-27 from the free throw line for an 85.2 percent, the highest free throw percentage of a KU opponent this season.

-Four Jayhawks were perfect from the free throw line: Tyrel Reed (4-for-4), Tyshawn Taylor (4-for-4), Sherron Collins (3-for-3) and Cole Aldrich (2-for-2). As a team, KU shot 77.8 percent (14-for-18) at the charity stripe.

-Collins became the 51st player in KU basketball history to reach 1,000 points for his career. Collins tied a career-high 26 points and ranks 47th all-time with 1,025 points. He also scored 26 points against Tennessee on Jan. 3, 2009.

-Collins was perfect from the free throw line for the third straight game as he hit 3-for-3 from the charity stripe. Collins has made 23 straight free throws dating back to his last four attempts on Jan. 10 at Michigan State.

-Collins also dished out five assists, while Brady Morningstar and Tyshawn Taylor handed out three each. Collins has recorded five or more dimes in three straight games and 10 times so far this season.

-Sophomore Cole Aldrich finished with his 11th double-double of the season scoring 16 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. He scored 12 of his points in the second half. Aldrich also added a pair of blocks for his eighth straight game with multiple blocks.

-Junior Mario Little made all four of his attempts from the field and has now made 11 straight shots dating back to the Kansas State game on Jan. 13.

-Freshman Tyshawn Taylor pulled down a career-high six rebounds and finished with double digit points for the third time in the last four contests as he added 10 points against Iowa State.

-Sophomore Tyrel Reed scored 10 points. It marked his eighth double-digit scoring effort of the year and second in his last two outings and fourth in his last six.

-Freshman Quintrell Thomas pulled down four rebounds in just seven minutes of play. Both numbers were his most since recording five rebounds in 15 minutes against Albany on Dec. 30 (a span of seven games).