Postgame Notes

Nov. 12, 2010

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Postgame Notes

Kansas 113, Longwood 75

Lawrence, Kan. – Nov. 12, 2010

KU’s Win…

… Marked the ninth-straight year KU has won its season opener

… Gave the Jayhawks 19 wins in their last 20 season opening games

… Marked Kansas’ 38th-straight home-opening win

… Made Kansas 1-0 against Longwood all-time

… Extended the nation’s longest home court winning streak to 60 games

… Improved Kansas Head Coach Bill Self to 203-43 while at KU and 410-148 overall

… Improved KU to 652-106 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 114-6 under Self

… Made KU 2,004-796 all-time

Game Notes:

– Kansas scored 12 of its first 15 points off of Longwood turnovers, and scored 36 off turnovers in the game.

– During the last 9:03 of the first half, KU outscored the Lancers 30-9.

– Kansas broke 100 points in its season opener for the second-straight year (101-65 vs. Hofstra last season), and for the third time in the last four seasons. This marked the 103rd time that KU has broken 100 points in a game.

– KU’s 113 points were the most during the Bill Self era, and its top total since tallying 113 against Emporia State on Dec. 14, 2002.

– KU’s 113 points were the most in a season-opener since it scored 122 against UMBC on Nov. 23, 1991.

– Kansas guards Niko Roberts and Royce Woolridge both made their first appearances in a regular season game in a Jayhawk uniform.

– KU had two players record double-doubles: F Markieff Morris collected his second-career double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds, while G Tyshawn Taylor had 17 points and 10 assists for his first career double-double.

– Taylor’s 17 points were one away from matching his season high from last year (18, vs. Tennessee Tech), while his 10 assists were one shy of his career high (11, vs. Jackson State in 2008).

– Markieff Morris’ 15 rebounds matched a career high (15 vs. UMKC on Nov. 16, 2008). Morris also set career highs in assists (five) and steals (four).

– F Thomas Robinson tallied a career-best 16 points, which included a career-high six from the free throw line. This was Robinson’s first game in double-figures since scoring 10 against Radford on Dec. 9 of last year.

– F Marcus Morris matched a career high with two three-point field goals.

– G Tyrel Reed scored 11 points, marking the first time he has scored in double figures since recording 10 against Iowa State on Jan. 23 of last season.

– Reed made two three-point field goals to give him 106 in his career, moving him past Aaron Miles and Jacque Vaughn for 17th all-time in Kansas history.

– C Jeff Withey matched a career-high with eight points. He also tallied eight at Iowa State last season on Jan. 23. Withey also set career-bests in steals (two) and assists (two) and matched his career high with four field goals.

– G Mario Little’s three assists matched a career high.

– Kansas’ 24 second-half field goals are the most since the Jayhawks made 24 in the second half against Radford on Dec. 9 last year.

– KU’s 10 steals in the first half are the most since it recorded 11 thefts in the second half against Belmont on Dec. 29, 2009.

– Longwood’s eight second-half three-pointers are the most by a KU opponent since Baylor had nine in the second half on Feb. 21, 2006.

– Longwood’s 12 assists in the second half are the most by a KU opponent since Missouri had 13 in the second half on March 1 of last year.