Postgame Notes

March 12, 2009

Recap | Box Score

Big 12 Championship
Kansas 64, Baylor 71
March 12, 2009
Postgame Notes

Kansas‘ loss to Baylor…

-Drops Kansas to 25-7 on the season.

-Ends a 12-game first-game winning streak for KU in the Big 12 Championship.

-Drops Kansas to 55-23 in league tournament play overall, including 25-7 in Big 12 Championship play.

-Gives Kansas a 5-2 record in the Ford Center.

-Makes Bill Self 167-39 while at Kansas, 374-144 overall and 20-8 in league tournament games, including 11-3 while at Kansas.

-Makes Kansas 1,968-792 all time.

Game Notes

-Kansas’ game against Baylor was the first time the two teams have met in the Big 12 Championship.

-Kansas trailed at the half for the seventh time this season as the Jayhawks were behind 37-33. KU is 3-4 when trailing at the half.

– KU took its second lead of the contest with 9:41 left in game after a Tyrel Reed three-pointer to cap a 10-2 KU run.

-Baylor outshot Kansas from the field 45 percent to 40.3 percent. KU is 2-5 this year when outshot from the field.

-Kansas outrebounded its opponent for the 24th time this season and fifth time in the last seven games as KU pulled down 41 rebounds compared to the Bears’ 34 caroms.

-The Jayhawks tied a season low with four steals, while Baylor tied a Kansas opponent season low with seven turnovers.

-Sherron Collins led the Jayhawks in scoring for the 24th time this season with 16 points. Collins also tied a Kansas Big 12 Championship record with 20 field goal attempts and 12 three-point field goal attempts. His 12 three-point attempts are also a career high.

-For the ninth straight game, Collins led the Jayhawks (or tied for the lead) in assists with six.

-Cole Aldrich went 2-for-2 from the free throw line and has now made 16 straight free throws dating back to Feb. 23 at Oklahoma.

-Tyshawn Taylor finished with 12 points for his fifth straight game with 10 or more points and 18th time this season.

-Marcus Morris also finished with double digit points scoring 12 against Baylor marking his 11th outing with 10 or more points and second time in the last three games.

-Brady Morningstar dished out five assists, one shy of his career high.

-For the 17th time this season, Reed hit two or more three-pointers in a game as he made a pair of treys against Baylor. Reed also pulled down four rebounds, one behind his career best.

-Cole Aldrich tied a Kansas individual season-high six offensive rebounds.