Post Game Notes
Nov. 11, 2008
– With the win, Kansas completed its exhibition season with a 5-0 record…Kansas has won 31 straight home exhibition games… KU is now 51-7 all-time in exhibition games… KU improved to 42-4 in exhibition games in Allen Fieldhouse… KU improved to 19-0 in exhibition games under Bill Self… KU is now 4-0 against Emporia State in exhibition games (13-3 in regular season games).
– The Jayhawks wore red jerseys for the first time in the 2008-2009 campaign. They are 3-0 in their last three games when wearing red with wins last season over Fort Hays State (in exhibition) and Ohio.
– Emporia State led 5-4 at the 18:19 mark in the first half, and was within four points (18-22) at the 11:28 mark before Kansas went on a 19-1 scoring run midway through the first half to take a 41-19 lead. KU led 56-30 at halftime.
– Sophomore center Cole Aldrich recorded three blocks for the night, giving him 14 during the 2008-2009 exhibition season. He tallied 34 blocks as a true freshman last season.
– Kansas shot 80 percent from the floor in the first half and finished with a shooting percentage of 63.1 percent. Kansas’ best percentage during the regular season last year was 61.4 percent against Northern Arizona.
– Both Aldrich and junior guard Sherron Collins scored in double figures by halftime with 13 and 14, respectively. Collins finished with 22 points on 7-9 shooting and Aldrich ended the night with 17 points on 7-10 shooting and 10 rebounds.
– Including the three games in Canada, Aldrich shot 62.8 percent (22-35) from the field for the exhibition season. – Aldrich would have recorded the second double-double of his career if this were a regular season game. Collins would have tied his season-high from last season with 22 points.
– Three other Jayhawks scored in double figures on the night. Redshirt sophomore guard Brady Morningstar scored 13 points, freshman forward Marcus Morris had 11 and freshman guard Travis Releford chipped in with 10 points.
– Sophomore guard Tyrel Reed would have recorded a new career high with six assists. Freshman guard Tyshawn Taylor tallied four assists while Morningstar and Collins each recorded three assists.
– Freshman walk-on Jordan Juenemann would have scored two points in his first appearance in a Jayhawk uniform.
– Kansas’ 103 points is the most in an exhibition game since the Jayhawks defeated Emporia State 115-70 on Nov. 7, 2004. The 45-point margin of victory matched the 45-point margin from that same game. This marks the 21st game in which Kansas has scored 100-plus points in exhibition play.