Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Oklahoma

Feb. 23, 2009

Recap | Box Score

Kansas‘ Win Over Oklahoma…

…Improved KU to 23-5 on the season and marked KU’s 20th-straight season with at least 23 wins dating back to 1989-90.

…Made KU 12-1 in Big 12 play, its best conference 13-game record since the 2001-02 team went 16-0.

…Marked the ninth-straight season KU has won at least 12 conference games dating back to 2000-01.

…Gave KU its fifth-straight win against Oklahoma.

…Made the all-time series with Oklahoma 134-64 in favor of KU, including 47-40 in games played in Norman, 15-15 in Lloyd Noble Center and 13-4 in the Big 12 era.

…Improved Bill Self to 165-37 in his sixth year at KU, 372-142 in his 16th season as a head coach overall and 6-3 against Oklahoma, 6-1 while at KU.

…Made Kansas 1,966-790 all-time.

Game Notes:

– Kansas started the group of Sherron Collins, Brady Morningstar, Tyshawn Taylor, Marcus Morris and Cole Aldrich for third-straight game and the the 16th time overall. Kansas is 13-3 when using this starting lineup.

– Kansas’ 87 points tied its most in a conference game this season, also done in the league opener against Kansas State.

– Oklahoma, at No. 3 in the AP poll, was the highest ranked team KU has beaten this season, and the highest-ranked since beating Memphis (No. 2) in last year’s National Championship game.

– The win gave KU sole possession of first place in the league standings with three games left to play.

– Kansas trailed by 14 when the score was 22-8 with 9:45 left in the first half and then completely erased that deficit when it took the lead 23-22 with 5:03 left. It represented the second largest deficit erased this season behind a 16-point comeback at Kansas State.

– The Jayhawks had just 14 turnovers, the fewest since the Colorado game on Jan. 31.

– Taylor scored a career-high 26 points to mark the third time he scored 20 or more points. He posted 23 against New Mexico State and 20 against Kansas State.

– Taylor surpassed his career high in 3-point field goals made with three – all in the first half. His previous high was two made on four occasions.

– Aldrich posted his 16th double-double of the season and the 17th of his career with 15 points and a career-high 20 rebounds. His previous high was 18 against Oklahoma State earlier this season.

– Aldrich went over 400 career rebounds in his second season in a Jayhawk uniform. His 20 boards pushed his total to 418.

– Aldrich collected double-digit rebounds (20) for the third straight game the 17th game of the season.

– Former Kansas All-American and current member of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder Nick Collison was in attendance with his family.

– Collins and Aldrich combined for 41 points, marking the fourth-straight game the duo combined for at least 40 points and the seventh game of the season.