Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Missouri

Feb. 9, 2009

Recap | Box Score

Kansas‘ loss to Missouri…

…Dropped KU to 19-5 on the season and 8-1 in Big 12 play.

…Ended a KU eight-game winning streak.

…Snapped a KU five-game winning streak over Missouri.

…Made the overall series record against MU 166-94 in KU’s favor, including 63-52 in games played in Columbia. KU dropped to 2-3 in games played at Mizzou Arena.

…Made KU 19-9 against Missouri in the Big 12 era.

…Gave MU coach Mike Anderson his first win against Kansas in six tries.

…Made Bill Self’s record 161-37 in his sixth year at Kansas, 368-142 in his 16th season as a head coach overall and 12-3 against Missouri (9-3 at Kansas).

…Made the Jayhawks 1,962-790 all-time.

Game Notes:

– Kansas employed the starting lineup of Sherron Collins, Brady Morningstar, Tyshawn Taylor, Marcus Morris and Cole Aldrich for the 13th time including each of the last seven outings.

– Missouri was held to just 16 first half points which was an MU season low. It was the second lowest single half output by a KU opponent this season (Florida Gulf Coast 13 – 1st half). The 16 points qualifies as the third lowest total by a Big 12 opponent against KU since the 1988-89 season.

– All nine Jayhawks who played scored.

– Aldrich had five blocked shots in the game and now has multiple blocks in four straight games, and 20 of his 24 games this season.

– Collins increased his career point total to 1,091 and sits in 38th place on the KU career leader list.

– Collins passed Ryan Robertson on the KU career three-point field goal attempts list, and moved his career total to 356.

– Freshman Travis Releford scored a career-high nine points including a career-high three free throws made. He previously scored eight against Coppin State and Florida Gulf Coast.

– Kansas turned the ball over a season-high 27 times, surpassing the previous high of 21 at Nebraska. It tied the third-most turnovers by a KU team in a game since the 1988-89 season. KU most recently turned the ball over that many times against Arizona in 2005.

– Kansas blocked six shots to mark the fourth straight game with four or more swats.

– Kansas outrebounded Missouri 48-28, and have not been outrebounded in its last eight games. KU’s rebound margin in those eight games is +12.4.

– The Jayhawks collected 48 rebounds to mark the second straight game, and the sixth game of the season, KU grabbed over 45 rebounds. The total was a season-high for the Jayhawks, while MU’s 28 tied its season low.

– Kansas has now held eight of its last 10 opponents under 40 percent shooting as well as 16 of its 24 opponents this season.