Kansas 79, Texas A&M 66 Postgame Notes

March 12, 2010

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Kansas 79, Texas A&M 66

Postgame Notes

March 12, 2010

Kansas‘ Win Over Texas A&M…
…Made KU 31-2 on the season overall.
…Made KU 8-4 in Big 12 Championship semifinal games.

…Advanced Kansas to the conference tourney finals for the eighth time in Big 12 history.

…Improved Kansas to 57-23 in league tournament play, 27-7 at the Big 12 Championship.

…Made KU 3-0 at the Sprint Center this season and 4-0 in neutral site games.
…Made the Kansas all-time series with Texas A&M 16-1 in favor of KU.
…Made the series 2-0 in favor of the Jayhawks in games played in Sprint Center.
…Gave KU a 15-1 record against Texas A&M since the inception of the Big 12 in 1996-97.

…Improved KU to 4-1 on the season when trailing at the half.
…Made KU coach Bill Self 200-42 while at Kansas, 407-147 overall, 22-8 in conference tournaments (13-3 at KU.)
…Made KU 2,001-795 all-time.

Notes
— Jayhawk junior center Cole Aldrich scored eight points, becoming the 52nd player in Kansas history to record 1,000 or more points in a career. Aldrich now has 1,003 points in 108 career games.

–Aldrich also posted three blocks in the win, giving him 245 in his career and moving him into second place on the KU all-time blocks chart. He passed Eric Chenowith and Nick Collison, who completed their Jayhawk careers with 242 and 243 blocks, respectively. He needs 13 more to tie Greg Ostertag as the KU all-time leader in blocked shots.

–Aldrich’s three blocks marked the 28th game this season he has recorded three or more blocks.

–Kansas senior guard Sherron Collins turned in a game-high 26 points, the most points he has scored in game since he recorded 28 points versus Baylor on Jan. 20.

–Collins’ 26 points marked his 27th double-figure scoring game this season and 95th of his career. It also marked his seventh game this season with 20 or more points and the 27th time he has hit the 20-point plateau in his career.

–With 15 points, KU freshman forward Xavier Henry now has scored 460 points in his first season with the Jayhawks. Henry needs 36 more points to become the all-time leading scorer among KU freshmen. Danny Manning is the current leader with 496 points during the 1985 season.

–Henry’s 15 points marked his 25th double-figure scoring game of the season, including scoring 10 or more in nine of the last 10 games.

–KU sophomore forward Markieff Morris registered 10 points, marking his seventh double-figure scoring game of the season and second consecutive as he had 11 points in KU’s opening round game versus Texas Tech.

–Kansas took control of the game midway through the second half as the Jayhawks went on a 21-2 run from the 10:19 mark to the 4:23 mark, led by 11 points from Xavier Henry.

–With 79 points in the win over Texas A&M, KU has now scored 77 or more points in seven-straight games.

— KU committed 12 first-half turnovers, which is its season average for a game. The Jayhawks finished the game with 19 turnovers, which the Aggies turned into 19 points. Texas A&M collected 12 steals off of KU’s miscues, marking an opponent season high.

— Kansas used the starting lineup of Xavier Henry, Sherron Collins, Tyshawn Taylor, Marcus Morris and Cole Aldrich for the seventh straight game. The lineup was Kansas’ most-used starting five of the season with a record of 17-2.