Nov. 10, 2009
Kansas 103, Pittsburg State 45
Nov. 10, 2009 – Lawrence, Kan.
The Kansas Win…
– Marks KU’s 35th consecutive exhibition victory dating back to 1995.
– Makes KU 8-0 against Pittsburg State all-time, including 4-0 in exhibition games
– Improves Kansas head coach Bill Self to 21-0 in exhibition play at KU.
– Makes KU 53-7 all-time in exhibition play, including 46-4 at Allen Fieldhouse.
- Kansas’ 103 points scored marked the 21st time in exhibition games that KU has cracked 100 points, and the third-straight contest.
- KU’s 45 points allowed Tuesday were the fewest scored by a Jayhawk opponent in an exhibition game since Fort Hays State tallied just 41 points in a 2001 contest. Pittsburg State’s total are the fifth-fewest points scored against KU in an exhibition game.
- KU’s 58 point margin of victory is the sixth-largest in exhibition history, and largest since KU defeated Emporia State (120-51) on Nov. 4, 2000.
- The Jayhawks shot 50 percent or better in all four halves of exhibition play this season, including 60 percent (21-for-35) in the first half against Pittsburg State.
- Kansas freshman Thomas Robinson scored six points in his first three minutes on the floor, matching his total from last week’s exhibition win against Fort Hays State. Robinson finished with a game-high 17 points on 7-for-12 shooting.
- KU sophomore Markieff Morris recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds, in what would be his first career double-double. His 10 boards would also be a career high.
- Senior guard Sherron Collins recorded four steals in the game, which would have matched a career high.
- Junior guard Connor Teahan’s two three-point baskets would have matched his total from the entire 2008-09 season.
- Sophomore Marcus Morris’ 14 points would have tied for his second-highest total of his career. Morris hit 5-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the foul line.
- KU outscored Pittsburg State 54-14 in the paint, and recorded 40 points off of 33 Gorilla turnovers.
- Pittsburg State’s 33 turnovers would have been the most by a KU opponent since Pitt State turned the ball over 33 times on Dec. 18, 1995.
- Kansas hit 11 straight free throws to open the game, before Xavier Henry missed the front end of a one-and-one with 55 seconds remaining in the half. KU finished, hitting 21-of-29 from the charity stripe.
- The Jayhawks scored 55 first half points, which was one more point then they scored in the first half against Fort Hays State. In the two opening halves of the team’s exhibition games, KU scored 109 points and shot 59 percent from the field (36-for-61).