Kansas Versus Texas Tech Postgame Notes
March 3, 2008
Kansas 109, Texas Tech 51
March 5, 2008 * Allen Fieldhouse * Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas’ Win Over Texas Tech…
…Made KU 27-3 on the season and 12-3 in Big 12 play.
…Gave KU 12 conference wins for the eighth-straight season, including all five years under head coach Bill Self.
…Made KU 35-3 in his last 38 regular season contests and 40-4 in its last 44 games. …Gave KU a 20-0 mark at home this season and extended its home game winning streak to 24 games.
…Made the all-time series with Texas Tech 17-3 in favor of the Jayhawks, including a 10-0 mark in Allen Fieldhouse.
…Gave Kansas a 615-106 all-time mark in Allen Fieldhouse.
…Improved head coach Bill Self to 132-32 while at Kansas, 339-137 overall and 4-5 all-time against Texas Tech.
…Made KU 1,933-785 all-time.
— Kansas’ 109 points marked a season-high besting the 107 points the Jayhawks had scored in their season-opener versus Louisiana-Monroe. The 109 points were the most scored by a Kansas team in the Bill Self era and marked the sixth time under Self the team has gone over 100 points.
— Kansas’ 58-point margin of victory was the largest ever in a conference game, topping a 56-point win against Nebraska on Feb. 8, 1958.
— Kansas’ 51 first-half points marked a season high. The Jayhawks had previously scored 50 points in the first half versus Louisiana-Monroe on November 9, 2007.
— KU pulled down 54 rebounds, compared to just 24 for Texas Tech. The 54 rebounds marked a season-high and so did the Jayhawks’ 39 defensive rebounds.
— The Jayhawks used the all senior class starting line-up of Darnell Jackson, Sasha Kaun, Jeremy Case, Rodrick Stewart and Russell Robinson for the first time this season. The start was the first of Case’s career.
— Six Jayhawks scored in double figures for the first time this season. Russell Robinson (15), Sherron Collins (13), Mario Chalmers (11), Cole Aldrich (11), Darnell Jackson (10) and Sasha Kaun (10) each went over the 10-point mark in the game.
— Kansas made a season-high 14 shots from beyond the arc. The Jayhawks previous season high was 12 versus Louisiana-Monroe. KU made nine three-point baskets in the second half, which ties a school record.
— KU made 40-of-67 shots from the field, good for 59.7 percent, a season-high in Big 12 games. The 40 field goals tied a season-high. KU also made 40 field goals versus Louisiana-Monroe on November 9, 2007.
— The Jayhawks posted a season-high 27 assists on the evening, as five different players recorded three or more dimes.
— Kansas’ average margin of victory over Texas Tech in its six Big 12 wins in Lawrence is 33.7 points per game.
— Senior guard Russell Robinson led the Jayhawks with 15 points in the win. Combined with his 14-point performance versus Kansas State, Robinson scored in double figures in back-to-back games for the second time this season.
–Robinson knocked down three three-point baskets on the night. His three three’s marked the fifth time in his career and third time this season he has made three treys in a game.
–Robinson had a perfect evening as he made all five of his shots in the game. He made two two-point attempts, three three-point attempts and two free throws. Robinson’s perfect line from three-point line tied a team best. Freshman Connor Teahan made all three of his three-point attempts versus Northern Arizona on Nov. 21, 2007.
— Freshman center Cole Aldrich recorded the first double-double of his career with 11 points and 11 rebounds, both career highs. Aldrich also recorded career-highs in field goals made (5) and field goals attempted (8).
— Junior guard Mario Chalmers made 3-of-4 shots from beyond the arc on his way to 11 points. Over the past three games, Chalmers has made 6-of-10 shots from three-point land.
— Senior guard Jeremy Case knocked down three-straight three-point baskets in the second half, on his way to a season-high nine points. His three three’s were a new season-high.
— Senior guard Brad Witherspoon scored his first two points of the season on a pair of free throws. His two points also tied his career high. Witherspoon also tied a career-high with one assist.
— Freshman guard Chase Buford recorded the first block and steal of his career.