Nov. 18, 2008
Kansas Postgame Notes
Kansas 85, FGCU 45
Kansas‘ win over FGCU…
… Marked Kansas’ 25th straight win in Allen Fieldhouse.
… Made the Jayhawks 1-0 all-time against FGCU. Kansas is 4-0 against teams from the Atlantic Sun Conference (3-0 versus East Tennessee State).
… Improved Kansas head coach Bill Self’s record to 144-32 at KU and 351-137 overall.
… Made Kansas 1,945-785 all-time.
– Freshmen Markieff Morris and Tyshawn Taylor each made their first career start for the Jayhawks.
– Nov. 18 marked the birthday of Phog Allen. Allen was born in 1885 and would have been 123 years old. The Jayhawks are now 3-0 in games played on this date.
– Kansas started the game on an 8-0 run. FGCU scored its first two points on a pair of free throws at the 15:32 mark and its first field goal at the 12:03 mark. KU finished the half on a 27-4 run to take a 45-13 lead into the locker room.
– Junior guard Sherron Collins led the Jayhawks in the first half with 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Collins accounted for 12 of the Jayhawks’ first 23 points, including a stretch in which he scored 12-of-17 points.
– Collins finished the game with a new career high of 25 points (9-of-14). His previous best was 23 points in an 88-77 win over Missouri on Jan. 15, 2007.
– The Jayhawks held FGCU to 23.6 percent (13-of-55) from the field. The Eagles started the game on a stretch of 1-for-13 shooting during which eight different players each missed a shot. The Eagles’ shooting percentage was the lowest by an opponent since Oklahoma State shot 23.1 percent on March 7, 1999 in a 53-37 KU victory.
– FGCU’s three baskets in the first half tied for the fewest since Cornell made three in the second half on Jan. 2, 1996. FGCU’s halftime field goal percentage of 12 percent (3-of-25) was the lowest since Cornell shot 12 percent in the second half of the 1996 game. Kansas won that game 100-46.
– The 13 field goals by the Eagles were the fewest allowed by KU since holding UNLV to 12 buckets on March 22, 2008 on its way to a 75-56 victory in the second round of the 2008 NCAA tournament.
– FGCU recorded no assists in the first half. The last time a Kansas opponent had no assists in a half was during the first half in a 73-46 win over Kentucky on Jan. 7, 2006.
– KU’s 10 first-half steals were the most since the Jayhawks recorded 10 against Colorado in the second-half Jan. 27, 2007. KU won the game 97-74 in Lawrence.
– Besides Collins, sophomore center Cole Aldrich was the only other Jayhawk in double figures, finishing with 12 points. He also grabbed six rebounds.
– Freshman forward Marcus Morris recorded four steals, which ties Mario Chalmers as the second-most by a Kansas freshman since 1988-89. Chalmers’ six against Iowa State in 2006 marks the most steals by a freshman. Four or more steals by an individual only occurred 15 times last season and Darnell Jackson was the only non-guard player to accomplish the feat. Morris also grabbed 10 rebounds and put in five points.
– Sophomore guard Brady Morningstar dished out six assists for a new career high. His previous best was three assists during the 2006 season.
– Twelve of the 15 Jayhawks who saw minutes against the Eagles scored points. Sophomore guard Tyrel Reed led the bench-scoring with nine points and Kansas’ bench outscored that of FGCU 40-12.