Postgame Notes

March 3, 2010

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Postgame Notes

Kansas 82, Kansas State 65

March 3, 2010 – Lawrence, Kan.

Kansas‘ Win…

… Makes Kansas 28-2 on the season, and 14-1 in conference play, clinching the Big 12 regular season title

… Gives Kansas 14 league wins for the second straight year and seventh time since joining the Big 12

… Extends the nation’s longest active home court winning streak to 59 games heading into the 2010-11 season. Kansas finished the regular season undefeated in Allen Fieldhouse for the third-straight season (19-0).

… Gives Kansas its 27th-straight final home game, and 26th-straight Senior Night, victory dating back to the 1983-84 season

… Gives Kansas its fifth-straight win over Kansas State, and makes the all-time series with the Wildcats 179-90 in favor of KU

… Makes Kansas 651-106 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 113-6 under Bill Self

… Makes Bill Self 197-42 while at Kansas, 404-147 overall and 15-2 all-time against Kansas State (14-2 while at KU)

… Makes KU 1,998-795 all-time

Game Notes:

– The Jayhawks scored the first six points of the game, and led by as many as 13 points in the first half. In the first meeting, the largest lead by either team was eight points.

– Fifth-ranked Kansas State is the highest-ranked opponent the Jayhawks have defeated this season; and also the highest-ranked team KU has taken down since it beat No. 3 Oklahoma on Feb. 23, 2009.

– Kansas shot 61.9 percent from the field in the second half, marking the team’s highest single-half shooting percentage since shooting 65.5 percent in the second half of the Belmont game (Dec. 29, 2009).

– Kansas freshman Xavier Henry scored a team-high 19 points, marking the seventh-straight game in which Henry has scored 15 points or more. Henry is shooting 51.9 percent from behind the three-point arc over his last six games (14-for-27).

– Henry’s 19 points give him 425 for the season, which gives him the third-highest total by a Kansas freshman, passing Kerry Boagni (1983).

– Henry also moved into a seventh-place tie for most field goals by a freshman (143), and fourth for most free throws by a freshman (80) and eighth-most free throw attempts by a freshman (103).

– Kansas senior Sherron Collins scored 17 points in his final game at Allen Fieldhouse.

– Collins’ 17 points gives him 1,791 for his career, and puts him 27 behind Keith Langford for sixth-place on KU’s all-time scoring list.

– Collins was 6-for-6 from the free throw line, which marks the fourth time this season his free throw percentage has been perfect when he has attempted six or more free throws.

– Junior center Cole Aldrich collected three blocks to move into a second-place tie with Greg Ostertag on the team’s single-season block list.

– Aldrich’s four rebounds also gave him an even 800 for his career, marking just the 12th Jayhawk to record at least 800 boards in his career.

– Sophomore Markieff Morris grabbed nine rebounds in a reserve role, which tied his third-highest total for the season and were the most since he had nine boards against Texas on Feb. 8 of this season.

– The four assists by Kansas State were the fewest by a Kansas opponent since the 1988-89 season.

– Kansas was outrebounded in the game for the seventh time this season, and for the second consecutive time this year. This is the first time KU has been outrebounded in back-to-back games since the Texas and Texas Tech games last year (March 4 and March 7).

– The Jayhawks committed a season-high 25 personal fouls.

– Kansas State shot 40 percent from the field, marking the 102nd opponent in the last 104 games that KU has held below 50 percent.