Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Texas Tech

March 4, 2009

Recap | Box Score

Kansas‘ Loss To Texas Tech…

…Dropped KU to 24-6 on the season and 13-2 in Big 12 play.

…Ended a five-game winning streak, the second longest of the season for Kansas.

…Gave Texas Tech its third straight win against Kansas in games played in Lubbock and the United Spirit Arena.

…Made the overall series with Texas Tech 17-4 in KU’s favor, including 6-4 in games played in Lubbock

…Made KU 10-4 against Texas Tech in the Big 12 era.

…Make Bill Self 166-38 in his sixth year at Kansas, 373-143 in his 16th year as a head coach overall and 4-6 against Texas Tech (3-3 while at Kansas).

…Made Kansas 1,967-791 all-time.

Game Notes:

– Despite the loss Kansas still is guaranteed at least a share of its fifth straight Big 12 regular season crown. It marks the Jayhawks ninth Big 12 title in the 13 year history of the league and KU’s 52nd conference regular-season title all-time, which leads the nation. Kansas was helped by a Missouri win over Oklahoma Wednesday night which gave MU and OU both three losses, while KU has just two heading into the final weekend of the season.

– Kansas started the group of Sherron Collins, Brady Morningstar, Tyshawn Taylor, Marcus Morris and Cole Aldrich for fifth-straight game and the 18th time overall. Kansas is 14-4 when using this starting lineup.

– Kansas trailed by 18 points in the first half marking the fourth conference road game of the season the Jayhawks trailed by double figures (Oklahoma-14, Kansas State-16, Nebraska-13). Kansas was able to completely erase the deficit in the previous three games, but could come no closer than two against Texas Tech.

– Kansas trailed at halftime for the fifth time of the season and is now 2-3 in those games.

– Texas Tech shot 41.4% from the field to mark the 69th-straight game the Jayhawks held their opponent under 50 percent shooting.

– Collins snapped a streak of four games scoring 20 or more points. His 11 points moved his career total to 1,216 and into 30th place on the KU all-time scoring list. He moved past Jacque Vaughn, Greg Dreiling, and Scot Pollard.

– Collins had one steal to move his career total to 103 and gave him sole possession of 25th place on the KU career list ahead of Scot Pollard.

– KU low posted a season low 33.3 percent field goal shooting. The previous low was 33.9 percent vs. Massachusetts.

– The game started uniquely when KU’s Brady Morningstar and Tech’s John Roberson tied the ball up on the opening tip. The two guards then had to square off in a second jump ball at center court to begin the contest. Morningstar won the tip over the 5′-11″ Roberson.

– Junior Tyrone Appleton was unable to make the trip due to illness.

– Kansas is 88-12 in its last 100 games dating back to the 2006-07 season.