Kansas Verus Louisiana Monroe Postgame Notes

Nov. 9, 2007

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Kansas Postgame Notes

Kansas 107, ULM 78

November 9, 2007

Kansas’ win over Louisiana Monroe…

… Marks the sixth straight year KU has won its season-opener.

… Gives the Jayhawks 16 wins in their last 17 season-opening games.

… Marks Kansas’ 35th straight home-opening win.

… Makes the Jayhawks 1-0 all-time against ULM.

… Improves Kansas head coach Bill Self’s record to 106-29 at KU, 313-134 overall, and 1-0 against ULM.

… Makes Kansas 1,908-782 all-time.


– The contest marked the first action in a KU uniform for freshmen Cole Aldrich, Chase Buford, Tyrel Reed and Conner Teahan.

– After leading 50-35 at the half, Kansas went on a 17-2 run early in the second half to open up a 75-45 lead over the Warhawks with 13 minutes remaining, putting the game out of reach.

– The 107 points scored by KU were the most points scored in a season-opening win since the Jayhawks defeated UMBC 122-58 on Nov. 23, 1991. It marked the fourth time Kansas has scored 100 or more points in the Bill Self era and ties for the most points by the Jayhawks under Self. Kansas also scored 107 points versus Niagara on March 16, 2007.

– Five Kansas players scored in double figures, led by sophomore Sherron Collins’ 22 points, marking the first time five Kansas players have scored in double figures since March 16, 2007 versus Niagara. It marked the sixth time in Collins’ career he led the Jayhawks in scoring.

– Senior Darnell Jackson scored a career-best 21 points, besting his previous personal high of 13 points which he had reached on five occasions, most recently versus Kansas State on Feb. 7, 2007. Jackson’s 21 points marked his 21st career double-figure scoring performance.

– Jackson also set a career high in field goals made (8), while tying his career high for field goals attempted (9). In addition, Jackson set a new personal best for field goal percentage with 89.9 percent.

– Collins scored 22 points, marking his 21st-career double-figure scoring performance. He also tied career highs in steals with four, three-point baskets made with four and three-point baskets attempted with seven.

– Senior Roderick Stewart dished a career-best eight assists on the evening. His previous personal best was five versus Washington (at USC).

– Three Kansas players dished six or more assists for the first time since March 16, 2007 versus Niagara.

– Freshman Tyrel Reed’s three three-point baskets are the most made in a Jayhawk debut since Sherron Collins connected on two on Nov. 11, 2006. They are also the most by a KU freshman in their debut since the inception of the three-point line in the 1986-87 season.

– Kansas’ 57 second-half points were the most scored in a half by the Jayhawks since they dropped 57 in the second half versus Iowa State on Jan. 28, 2006.