Nov. 13, 2009
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.