Postgame Notes

Jan. 30, 2010

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Postgame Notes

Kansas 81, Kansas State 79

January 30, 2010

Kansas‘ win at Kansas State…

…Makes Kansas 20-1 on the season, the same record it had during the 2007-08 NCAA National Championship season.

… Makes Kansas 6-0 in conference play for the second-straight season.

…Makes the KU-KSU series 178-90 in favor of Kansas, including a 73-44 KU advantage in Manhattan match-ups and 21-1 in Bramlage Coliseum.

… Gives Kansas a 31-2 record against Kansas State since the inception of the Big 12 in


… Makes Kansas 7-1 in games played away from Allen Fieldhouse this season (5-1 in true road games and 2-0 in neutral contests).

… Makes Bill Self 189-41 while at Kansas, 396-146 overall and 14-2 all-time against Kansas

State, 13-2 while at Kansas.

… Makes Kansas 1,990-794 all-time.

Game Notes

-Kansas played its first overtime game of the season at Kansas State and its first overtime versus the Wildcats since Jan. 14, 1989, a Kansas 75-74 win in Manhattan. KU’s most recent overtime game against anybody was against Syracuse on Nov. 25, 2008. KU lost 89-81.

-The Jayhawks shot 50.0 percent from the field and has made at least half of its field goals in 12 of 21 games this season.

-KU held the Wildcats to 40.0 percent shooting from the field and held 16 of 21 opponents this season to under 40 percent shooting.

-Kansas scored 81 or more points for the sixth game in a row and 16th time this season.

-Kansas’ two-point victory is its narrowest margin of victory since defeating Memphis by two points (57-55) on Nov. 17 earlier this season.

-Kansas State’s 29 field goals and 79 points scored were the most by a KU opponent this season.

-Junior Cole Aldrich scored a team-high 18 points for his fifth-straight game of double-digit scoring. He added 11 rebounds for his third consecutive outing with a double-double and his ninth double-double this season. He has nine-plus boards in 10 of last 12 games. He also logged a season-high 37 minutes of playing time.

-Cole Aldrich recorded three blocked shots to take sole possession of the fifth-most career blocked shots in KU history with 203. He also moved into seventh on KU’s single-season blocks list with 75 so far this year.

-Cole Aldrich established career highs for free throws made (eight) and attempted (12).

-Marcus Morris finished with his third double-double of the season scoring 13 points and pulling down 10 rebounds, which were one shy of his career high, before fouling out of the contest.

-Sherron Collins scored in double figures for the seventh time in the last 10 games tallying 16 points. He scored 12 of his points after halftime. Collins also dished out four assists and has three or more dimes 17 times this season.

-Xavier Henry had one steal versus Kansas State and now has 39 assists this season which ranks as the seventh-most by a KU freshmen along with Tony Guy (1979).

-Brady Morningstar scored a season-high 14 points and added a season-high three steals. He sank a pair of three-pointers in the win for his second contest with multiple treys this season.

-Tyshawn Taylor made a season-high eight free throws. He scored in double figures (12) for the sixth time this year.