Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Dayton

March 22, 2009

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The Kansas win…

– Advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third straight year and the seventh time in the last nine seasons.

– Was KU’s sixth straight victory in a dome and improved KU to 7-1 in the big venues in the Bill Self era.

– Improved KU to 27-7 on the season.

– KU has won eight straight NCAA Tournament games and 11 of its last 12 NCAA Tournament games in the last three years.

– Improved KU to 84-36 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

– Improved KU to 8-3 as the tournament’s number three seed.

– Improved KU to 18-7 in NCAA Tournament second round games all time.

– Improved KU to 3-2 in neutral site games this year and 9-6 in all games away from Allen Fieldhouse this year.

– Made the Jayhawks 14-4 in the NCAA Tournament in the Bill Self era.

– Gave KU its eighth win in its last 10 games this season.

Team

– KU held Dayton to just 22.2 percent shooting. That ranked as the lowest by a KU opponent this year (23.6 percent by Florida Gulf Coast).

– KU held Dayton to just 43 points, matching the fewest allowed by the Jayhawks this season (KU defeated Albany 79-43 early in the year).

– KU’s 60 points were its fewest in a victory since beating Davidson 59-57 in the NCAA Tournament last year.

– KU’s 60 points matched a season low as the Jayhawks lost to UMass 61-60 and to Missouri 62-60 this year.

– One game after recording a season-low five turnovers against North Dakota State in the first round of the tournament, KU committed 17 turnovers against Dayton, its most in the last eight games.

– KU’s 12 blocked shots tied for the eighth most in school history.

– KU’s 50 rebounds were a season best and the most since grabbing 54 vs. Texas Tech last year.

– After Dayton scored the first basket of the game, Kansas went on an 11-0 run. KU held the Flyers to just one field goal in the first seven minutes of the game.

– KU’s 29 first half points matched its third fewest at the break this year (18 at Michigan State and 28 at Texas Tech.

– KU held Dayton to 23 first half points marking the 12th time this year the Jayhawks limited the opponent to less than 25 points at the break.

– KU held a 35-30 lead before closing the game on a 25-13 run.

Individual

– Sherron Collins (25) and Cole Aldrich (13) combined for 38 of KU’s 60 points. The duo has scored 93 of 144 KU’s points in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

– Cole Aldrich scored KU’s first six points before Sherron Collins scored the Jayhawks’ next eight and Mario Little scored the following five. Collins then scored the next six points for KU. The three combined for 28 of KU’s 29 first half points as Tyshawn Taylor made a free throw.

– Sherron Collins led Kansas in scoring for the ninth straight game.

– Collins recorded 20-plus points for the 13th time this season and seventh time in the last nine games.

– Collins’ 25 points matched his fifth most this season. His season and career high came two days ago in the first round with 32 vs. North Dakota State.

– Collins matched a career rebounding high with seven (had seven vs. Missouri-Kansas City last season). His previous season high was five on six occasions.

– Cole Aldrich recorded the first official triple-double and third known triple double in Kansas basketball history as Wilt Chamberlain recorded two in the 1957 season although blocks were not officially an NCAA stat. Chamberlain had 39 points, 22 rebounds and 14 blocks vs. Marquette and 40 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocks vs. Colorado that year.

– Aldrich’s 10 blocks were a school record (eight by Greg Ostertag twice and Rick Suttle once).

– Aldrich matched a career high in rebounds with 20. He also had 20 at Oklahoma this season.

– Aldrich recorded his 20th double-double of the year, as well as his eighth in the last 10 games. He had nine points and 11 rebounds (and four blocks) at halftime.

– Aldrich registered double-figure rebound totals for the 22nd game this year and eighth time in the last nine games.

– Aldrich moved into third place on the KU season blocked shots list as he passed Scot Pollard, who had 84 in 1996. Aldrich entered the game with 80 blocks and had 10 today.

– Markieff Morris had five rebounds, his most in the last five games.