Postgame Notes

Nov. 13, 2009

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Postgame Notes

Nov. 13, 2009

Kansas 101, Hofstra 65

Kansas‘ win over Hofstra…

… Marks the eighth-straight year KU has won its season-opener and gives the Jayhawks 18 wins in their last 19 season-opening games.

… Marks Kansas’ 37th-straight home-opening win.

… Makes the Jayhawks 1-0 against Hofstra and 2-0 against current membership of the Colonial Athletic Association.

… Extends the nation’s longest home court winning streak to 42 games.

… Improves Kansas head coach Bill Self’s record to 170-40 at KU, 377-145 overall, and 1-0 against Hofstra.

… Makes Kansas 1,971-793 all-time.


-The contest marked the first action in a KU uniform for freshmen guards Elijah Johnson and Xavier Henry and forward Thomas Robinson.

-X. Henry’s 27 points were the most ever for a freshman in a debut game. The previous highest scoring freshman debut for a Jayhawk was 21 by Norm Cook on Dec. 1, 1973. X. Henry scored eight of the Jayhawks’ first 11 points.

– After Hofstra scored the first two points of the game, Kansas pulled ahead at the 19:17 mark with a three-pointer by X. Henry. Hofstra never led again.

-The Jayhawks’ 101 points are the most since defeating Texas Tech 109-51 at Allen Fieldhouse on March 3, 2008. It also marked the 101st 100-point game in Kansas history.

-KU’s 36-point victory margin was the in a season opener since the Jayhawks defeated Maryland-Baltimore County by 64 points (122-58) on Nov. 23, 1991.

-Hofstra shot 36.6 percent (26-71) which marked the 75th-straight game Kansas has held an opponent to under 50 percent shooting. The last opponent to shoot better than 50 percent against the Jayhawks was Louisiana-Monroe, which shot 51 percent (26-51) on Nov. 9, 2007, the season opener of 2007-08.

– Three Jayhawks scored in double-figures including senior guard Sherron Collins (23), junior center Cole Aldrich (11) and X. Henry. Collins’ 23 points was his personal best in a season opener.

-KU’s 27 three-point attempts are the most since 28 attempts versus Texas on March 16, 2008.

-KU scored 13 fastbreak points and held Hofstra to only four.