Feb. 21, 2009
Kansas 70, Nebraska 53
Lawrence, Kan. – Feb. 21, 2009
Kansas’ win over Nebraska…
…improves the Jayhawks to 22-5 overall and 11-1 in the Big 12. Its conference record is the best for a KU team since it was 11-1 during the 2002-03 season.
…gives KU its 20th-straight season with at least 22 wins dating back to the 1989-90 season.
…improves the Jayhawks to 1965-790 all-time and 631-106 in Allen Fieldhouse.
…improves KU’s winning streak against Nebraska to 13 and gives KU its fifth-straight season sweep of the Huskers.
…improves their all-time series lead against Nebraska to 166-71 overall, 26-3 in the Big 12 era, and 86-23 in Lawrence.
…increases their home court winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse to 39 consecutive games.
-Kansas used the starting lineup of Sherron Collins, Tyshawn Taylor, Brady Morningstar, Marcus Morris, and Cole Aldrich for the 15th time this season. The Jayhawks are 12-3 using this starting five. KU has used this starting lineup in nine of its last 10 games.
-Brady Morningstar increased his conference leading 3-point percentage to 50.0%, going 2-3 from behind the arc.
-Kansas has held its opponents to under 40 percent shooting in five of its past six games.
-Kansas only committed three fouls in the first half and 11 for the game. That tied a season-record for fewest fouls committed in a game with the Coppin State effort on November 28, 2008.
-Cole Aldrich recorded his 100th career blocked shot in the second half today. Aldrich also recorded his 15th double-double of the season with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
-Collins’ 22 points moved him ahead of Billy Thomas into 36th place on Kansas’ all-time scoring list with 1,154 points.
-Collins attempted four 3-point shots, moving him past J.R. Giddens and into a tie with Sean Pearson for 10th place on KU’s all-time 3-point field goal attempts list with 371.
-Collins and Aldrich combined for 40 points in today’s game. It is their third-straight game to combine for at least 40 points and the sixth game of the season.
-Matt Kleinmann’s dunk was his first of the season and his first points in a game since a bucket versus Albany on December 30, 2008.
-Kansas was only the fourth team to score at least 70 points against Nebraska on the season. KU has held its opponent to under 60 points for the 10th time this season.
-Kansas’ four steals tied a season-low for the fewest number of steals in a game.
-KU had 23 second-chance points, compared to only two for Nebraska.
-KU out-rebounded Nebraska 46-24. That is the biggest rebounding margin for KU in conference play and the largest mark since KU outrebounded New Mexico State by 26 on December 3, 2008.
-Nebraska’s four offensive rebounds were the fewest by an opponent this season. It was the fewest offensive rebounds by an opponent since Baylor accomplished the feat on February 18, 2004.