Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Kansas State

Feb. 14, 2009

Recap | Box Score

Kansas‘ win over Kansas State…

…Improved KU to 20-5 on the season and marked the Jayhawks’ 20th straight 20-win season dating back to 1989-90.

…Made KU 9-1 in Big 12 play for first time since the 2004-05 team also opened league play 9-1.

…Gave KU its third straight win against Kansas State.

…Made the all-time series with Kansas State 177-90 in favor of KU, including 72-44 in games played in Manhattan, 20-1 in Bramlage Coliseum and 24-2 in the Big 12 era.

…Improved Bill Self to 162-37 in his sixth year at KU, 369-142 in his 16th season as a head coach overall, and 12-2 against Kansas State (11-2 at KU).

…Made the Jayhawks 1,963-790 all-time.

Game Notes:

– Kansas started the group of Sherron Collins, Brady Morningstar, Tyrel Reed, Mario Little and Cole Aldrich for the first time. It was the sixth different starting lineup used by Bill Self of the season. It marked Reed’s second start and Little’s third of the year.

– Kansas trailed by as many as 16 points (14-30, 8:35 first half) before eventually completely erasing that deficit. It was the largest deficit overcome of the season. The previous largest deficit overcome was 13 at Nebraska.

– Collins’ 19 points were his highest output since a 26-point effort at Iowa State. It was his seventh game with 20 or more points of the season.

– Morningstar scored 12 points to tie his second-highest scoring output of the season. He has reached double figures six times.

– Morningstar and Tyshawn Taylor each fouled out mark the first time multiple Jayhawks fouled out since the Michigan State game.

– Kansas had no blocked shots in the first half and finished the game with just one (by Aldrich). It snapped a streak of four straight games where Aldrich posted multiple blocks.

– Aldrich reached double figures in scoring with 21 points for the 22nd time of the season. It was his fifth game with 20 or more points and first since the Siena game.

– Marcus Morris had one of his finest games of the season with 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals in 28 minutes with just one turnover.

– Morris reached double-figure scoring for the eighth time overall and fourth time in Big 12 play.

– Kansas was outrebounded by K-State 29-27 marking just the fifth game KU trailed in the category. The Jayhawks are now 3-2 in the contests.

– Kansas’ 42 first-half points were its second most in the opening period this season in a conference game. KU opened with 44 points at Iowa State.

– K-State’s 43 points were the most by a KU opponent in a first half of the season. The largest overall half by an opponent was 54 in the second half.