Jan. 28, 2009
Kansas 68, Nebraska 62January 28, 2009Postgame Notes
Kansas’ win at Nebraska…-Improves Kansas to 16-4 on the season and 5-0 in Big 12 play for the second straight season.
-Gives Kansas its fifth straight win, the longest winning streak of the season and its third straight true road win of the season.
-Gives KU its 12th straight win against Nebraska and give Kansas a 165-71 series advantage against the Huskers.
-Improves Bill Self to 158-36 while at KU, 365-141 overall and 14-1 against Nebraska.
-Makes Kansas 1,959-789 all-time.
Game Notes-KU trailed at halftime for just the third time this year (UMass, 36-30 and Michigan State, 37-18). It is the first time the Jayhawks have come out victorius when behind after the first 20 minutes.
-The Jayhawks shot over 50 percent from the field for the fifth straight game as they made 56.4 percent.
-The KU bench outscored the Cornhuskers’ bench 21-6.
-Kansas turned the ball over a season-high 21 times at Nebraska but still managed to outrebound the Cornhuskers 38-22 for a +16 rebound margin, the third largest for the Jayhawks this season.
-Brady Morningstar scored 11 points, his first time with double figure points since the Tennessee game on Jan. 3 and fourth time this season. Morningstar, also added five rebounds in the effort, made two three-pointers in the game for his eighth outing with two or more treys.
-Sherron Collins led the team in scoring for the 16th time this year recording 17 points as he jumped two spots in the KU career points list coming in at No. 45 with 1,042 points.
-Collins also finished perfect from the free throw line for the fifth straight game. He made all four of his free throw attempts at Nebraska and has now made 27 straight shots from the charity stripe.
-Cole Aldrich finished just shy of a double-double with eight points and eight rebounds, all in the second half. Aldrich leads the league in blocks per game but failed to record a block for just the second time this season.
-Mario Little finished with a career-best seven rebounds while playing 30 minutes, also a personal high. He tied his career mark dishing out two assists.
-Tyshawn Taylor handed out three assists for the second straight game. He has three or more dimes in 11 games this season.