Kansas 72, Kansas State 64 Postgame Notes

March 13, 2010

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Kansas 72, Kansas State 64

Postgame Notes

March 13, 2010

Kansas‘ Win Over Kansas State…
…Made KU 32-2 on the season overall.

…Marked the seventh time KU has recorded 32 or more wins in school history, including three of the last four seasons.
…Made KU 7-1 in Big 12 Championship title games.

…Marked Kansas’ seventh Big 12 Championship title in 14 seasons and its 11th overall postseason league tourney title.

…Improved Kansas to 58-23 in league tournament play, 28-7 at the Big 12 Championship.

…Made KU 4-0 at the Sprint Center this season and 5-0 in neutral site games.
…Made the Kansas all-time series with Kansas State 180-90 in favor of KU.

…Gave KU its sixth-straight win over KSU and its 10th straight win over the Wildcats in conference tourney play, including its seventh-straight win in the series in the Big 12 Championship.
…Made KU coach Bill Self 201-42 while at Kansas, 408-147 overall, 23-8 in conference tournaments (14-3 at KU.)
…Made KU 2,002-795 all-time.

–Junior center Cole Aldrich and senior guard Sherron Collins were named to the 2010 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team, with Collins earning Most Outstanding Player honors. It is the first all-tournament team honors for each, while Collins became the sixth KU player to take home MOP honors.

–Aldrich pulled down eight rebounds, moving him into 10th place on the KU all-time rebounding chart with 842. Aldrich moved past Clyde Lovellette (1950-52) who collected 839 rebounds in his career.

–Aldrich fouled out of the game with 35 seconds remaining, marking just the second time in his career that he collected five fouls.

–Collins’ 12 points marked his 28th double-figure scoring game this season and 96th of his career.

–Collins dished a game-high seven assists, his third-straight game with five or more assists.

–KU sophomore forward Marcus Morris poured in 18 points, marking his 23rd double-figure scoring game of the season and 33rd of his career.

–Morris’ 18 points were the most he has scored since contributing 18 at Texas on Feb. 8 (20 versus Nebraska Feb. 6).

–Jayhawk junior guard Tyrel Reed registered his sixth double-figure scoring game of the season with career-best 15 points in the win. Reed now has 15 career games with 10 or more points.

–Reed knocked down a career-high seven free throws on a career-high nine attempts.

–Reed connected on 2-of-2 from beyond the arc, marking his eighth game this season and 27th career game with multiple three-point baskets. Reed was the only Jayhawk to knock down a three in the game.

–The Kansas defense held KSU star Jacob Pullen to just 13 points after allowing the junior guard to score 20 or more in its previous two meeting this season.

–Kansas knocked down 24-of-31 from the foul line, good for 77.4 percent. Kansas State made just 8-of-14 from the line, good for 57.1 percent.

–Kansas held a 43-39 rebounding advantage. The Jayhawks had been outrebounded by the Wildcats in their two previous meetings by a total of eight boards.

–Kansas State committed just five turnovers tying Missouri (Jan. 25) for a KU opponent season low.

— Kansas used the starting lineup of Xavier Henry, Sherron Collins, Tyshawn Taylor, Marcus Morris and Cole Aldrich for the eighth straight game. The lineup was Kansas’ most-used starting five of the season with a record of 18-2.