Postgame Notes

Jan. 31, 2009

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Postgame Notes

Kansas 66, Colorado 61

Jan. 31, 2009

Kansas‘ win over Colorado:

– Gave Kansas a 167-39 series advantage against Colorado, including 13 straight wins and 39 of the last 40 games, dating back to the 1991 season.

— Gave KU its 36th-straight win in Allen Fieldhouse, the longest streak in school history and the longest active streak in the country.

— Gave Kansas its sixth-straight win, the longest winning streak of the season.

— Gave Kansas an 8-1 record during the month of January.

— Improved Kansas head coach Bill Self’s record to 159-36 while at KU, 366-141 overall and 12-0 all-time against Colorado.

— Improved Kansas to 1,959-790 all-time.

Game Notes:

— Sophomore Cole Aldrich scored 11 of the Jayhawks’ first 17 points. Aldrich finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds, marking his 12th double-double of the season.

— The Jayhawks shot 95% from the free-throw line on 19-20 shooting, marking their season high and best since the Jayhawks shot 95.7% (22-23) against Princeton Dec. 22, 1999. It also marks the Jayhawks’ top percentage in conference play since the 1988-89 season, the previous high was 94.4% (17-18) against Oklahoma on Jan. 8, 2008.

— Freshman Markieff Morris set a career-high in points with 10. Morris was 4-5 from the field and also pulled down four rebounds.

— Junior Sherron Collins went 2-2 from the free-throw line and has now made 29 straight free throws.

— Sophomore Brady Morningstar played 39 minutes, the most in any game of his career and tying Collins for the most minutes in a regulation game this year. Aldrich and Collins also played 30+ minutes for the Jayhawks.

— The Jayhawks shot under 50% for the first time during Big 12 play. Colorado outshot Kansas 47.1%-41.2%, marking the second time the Jayhawks have won while being outshot this season. The Jayhawks have been outshot in only five of 21 games this year.

— The Jayhawks outrebounded Colorado, 37-24.

— The Jayhawks held a 20-2 bench points advantage.

— The Jayhawks utilized the starting lineup of Collins, Aldrich, Morningstar, Marcus Morris and Tyshawn Taylor for the fourth-straight game. The Jayhawks are 8-2 on the season with this starting lineup.

— The Jayhawks’ margin of victory of five marks the smallest margin of victory for the Jayhawks on the season.

— The Jayhawks were held without a FG for 7:10 and scoreless for 5:30 during the middle portions of the second half.

— Colorado shot 65.2 percent in the second half, the highest mark against KU in a Conference game since Oklahoma shot 68.4 percent on January 18, 1989.