Kansas-Oklahoma State Postgame Notes
Feb. 21, 2011
Kansas 92, Oklahoma State 65
Feb. 21, 2011
– Improved KU to 26-2 on the year and gives KU 26 wins for the fifth-straight season… Makes KU 11-2 in Big 12 play and gives KU 11 Big 12 wins for the 17th straight year… Was its 15th straight against Oklahoma State in Allen Fieldhouse… Improved KU’s record to 103-53 in the series… Improved KU to 3-1 in ESPN Big Monday games this season and 41-16 overall, including 22-8 in the Bill Self era.
– Bill Self improved to 8-7 coaching against his alma mater all-time, including a 7-4 mark while at Kansas.
– KU’s 92 points were its second-most in the last 14 games (beat Missouri 103-86).
– The 27-point victory margin was KU’s largest in Big 12 play this year (beat Colorado by 26 in last game).
– The 27-point margin was KU’s biggest in a Big 12 game since defeating Texas Tech by 58 (109-51) in the 2008 season.
– KU, the nation’s top field goal shooting percentage team at 52.1 percent, shot better than 50 percent for the 20th time in 28 games this season, including the eighth time in its last nine games.
– KU made at least 10 three-pointers for the second straight game and sixth time this season.
– The Morris brothers combined for all of KU’s first 12 points and 14 of the first 17 points (Tyrel Reed hit a three-pointer). Both Marcus and Markieff each had seven points in the game’s first five minutes.
– Both teams started well offensively as Oklahoma State made each of its first five shots and Kansas was seven of eight in the first five minutes of the game.
– KU’s 52 first-half points marked the fifth time the Jayhawks scored 50 or more in the first half this year.
– KU’s 24-point margin at halftime (52-28) was its biggest lead at the break in a Big 12 game this year (21 vs. both Baylor and Texas Tech).
– Elijah Johnson made his second start of the season (UT-Arlington) and fourth career start.
– Johnson recorded a career scoring high (previous best was 13 vs. UMKC this season).
– Johnson’s six first-half points were his most total points in his last 14 games.
– Johnson’s four of four three-point shooting was a career best for makes.
– Thomas Robinson returned to the court for the first time since playing against Missouri on Feb. 7. He missed three games after undergoing surgery for a meniscus tear in his right knee on Feb. 11.
– Marcus Morris scored 20-plus points for the eighth time this year and 13th time in his career.
– Morris’ 27 points were his second most this season behind his career high of 33 at Iowa State.
– Mario Little recorded a career rebounding high with 10 (previous best was eight vs. UCLA this season.
– Tyrel Reed matched his career assists mark of five for the fifth time.
– Reed passed Kevin Pritchard (379) on the KU career three-point field goals attempted list tonight. He was one of four tonight for 382 career attempts. He is ninth on the made list with 158.