Postgame Notes

Feb. 8, 2010

Recap | Box Score

Postgame Notes

Kansas 80, Texas 68

February 8, 2010 – Austin, Texas

Kansas‘ win at Texas…

… Makes Kansas 23-1 on the season, the same record it had during the 2007-08 NCAA National Championship season.

… Makes Kansas 9-0 in conference play for first time since the 2005 season.

… Gives Kansas its third-straight win against Texas and makes the all-time series 17-6 in favor of KU.

… Ends a three-game Texas winning streak over Kansas in games played in Austin.

… Gives Kansas a 13-5 record against Texas since the inception of the Big 12 in 1996-97.

… Makes Kansas 7-1 in games away from Allen Fieldhouse this season.

… Makes Bill Self 192-41 while at Kansas, 399-146 overall and 7-6 all-time against Texas, 7-4 while at Kansas.

… Makes Kansas 1,993-794 all-time.

Game Notes:

-The win marked Kansas’ first win in Austin since Feb. 11, 2002, snapping a three-game skid at the Erwin Center.

-Kansas used a 22-0 run in the first half to pull away from the Longhorns.

-KU converted 17 Longhorn turnovers into 27 points, its most points of turnovers in Big 12 play this season.

-The Jayhawks held Texas to 37.3 percent shooting from the field and has held 18 of 24 opponents this season to under 40 percent shooting.

-Texas’ 24 points in the first half were the second-fewest points scored by a KU opponent during conference play this season. Texas Tech had 18 points in the first half versus Kansas (Jan. 16).

-Marcus Morris continued his Big 12 dominance leading Kansas with 18 points to go along with a season-high four assists. He hit 7-of-10 from the field and has shot 50 percent or better in four of his last six games.

-Sherron Collins moved up a spot to No. 10 on the KU career scoring list. He had 15 points and has 1,704 for his career becoming the 10th player in KU history to score 1,700 points. Collins has scored in double figures in 10 of the last 13 games.

-Collins tied a career high with four steals and dished out five assists and has 16 dimes in the last three games.

-Markieff Morris pulled down nine rebounds to lead KU for just the second time this season. He also had three blocked shots for the second straight game, one shy of his career high.

-Cole Aldrich recorded six blocks, one shy of his season high, to move up to No. 4 on the KU career blocked shots list with 218 career rejections along with Scot Pollard (1994-97).

-Aldrich fouled out for the first time in his career.

-Xavier Henry finished with 15 points, his biggest output in six games and his 17th outing of double-digit points.