Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Lehigh

March 18, 2010

Recap | Box Score | Quotes |

Kansas‘ Win Over Lehigh…

…Made KU 33-2 on the season.

…Gave KU its 25th NCAA Tournament first-round win in the last 27 years dating back to 1978.

…Gave KU an 87-37 record all-time in the NCAA tourney.

…Improved Kansas to 24-7 as a No. 1 seed.

…Made KU 1-0 against Lehigh and 5-2 against current membership of the Patriot League.

…Made KU 6-0 in neutral site games this season and 15-2 away from Allen Fieldhouse in 2009-10 (9-2 away, 6-0 neutral).

…Made Bill Self 202-42 at KU, 409-147 all time and 25-10 in the NCAA Tournament (15-5 while at Kansas).

…Made KU 2,003-795 all time.


— Marcus Morris had 26 points and 10 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season and the ninth of his career. The 26-point effort was a career-high and marked his fifth 20+ scoring game of the year. His previous career-high was 23 vs. Michigan.

— Morris shot 80 percent (12-of-15) from the field which was a KU individual season-high (minimum 10 made). Xavier Henry previously had the high with a 10-of-15 effort against LaSalle.

— Cole Aldrich had 11 points to move his career total to 1,025 and put him on 48th place on the KU career scoring list. He moved past Cedric Hunter (1984-87) and David Magley (1979-82) who each had 1,022 career points.

— Aldrich’s eight rebounds moved him up the KU season and career lists. He is now tied for 10th on the season list with 342, and tied for ninth with Scot Pollard on the career list with 850.

— Aldrich blocked five shots, his most in eight games. His KU record-setting season total increased to 123.

— Xavier Henry reached double-figure scoring (11) for the 26th time this season.

— Sherron Collins scored in double figures (18) for the ninth straight game. It was his 97th career game in double-figures.

— Collins dished six assists, which was the fourth-straight game he had six or more dimes.

— Tyshawn Taylor had a career-high six steals. His previous high was five vs. Alcorn State.

— Tyrel Reed hit his 100th career three-pointer. His 102 career threes moved him past Milt Newton (100 from 1985-89) and into a tie for 19th place on the all-time KU list with Keith Langford (2002-05).

— Kansas’ 90 points were its most in an NCAA Tournament game since scoring 107 against Niagara in 2007.

— Kansas scored its first basket at the game at 16:31. It was the longest drought to start a game for KU all season.