Nov. 19, 2009
Kansas 94, Central Arkansas 44
November 19, 2009
Kansas‘ Win over Central Arkansas…
…Gives KU a 3-0 start for the third-consecutive season.
….Extends the nation’s longest home court winning streak to 43 games.
…Makes KU 1-0 all-time vs. Central Arkansas and 2-0 against current members of the Southland Conference.
…Improves KU to 635-106 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 97-6 under Bill Self.
…Makes Self 172-40 while at Kansas, 379-145 overall and 1-0 against Central Arkansas.
…Makes Kansas 1,973-793 all-time.
– Kansas outscored the Bears, 23-0 during a 12-minute span in the first half. During that stretch, Central Arkansas missed 15-straight shots.
– The Jayhawks held Central Arkansas to just 15 first half points, the lowest point total by a KU opponent in one half since the Jayhawks held Florida Gulf Coast to 13 points in the opening half on Nov. 16, 2008.
– The Jayhawks’ 50-point victory was the largest margin of victory since KU defeated Dartmouth by 51 points (83-32) on Nov. 28, 2007.
– The Jayhawks held Central Arkansas to 25.5 percent shooting for the game, and have held 77 straight opponents to under 50 percent shooting. The Bears’ field goal percentage was the lowest by a KU opponent since Dartmouth shot 25 percent from the field in their 2007 contest.
– KU’s 87.5 percent three-point percentage (7-of-8) is the best single half percentage since the Jayhawks also made 7-of-8 on Jan. 10, 1998, with a minimum of five attempts.
– Kansas sophomore Marcus Morris completed three separate three-point plays against Central Arkansas.
– Marcus Morris also made his first start of the season Thursday against the Bears.
– Kansas freshman C.J. Henry appeared in his first game of the season, playing nine minutes and scoring eight points.
– Kansas players Thomas Robinson (eight), Tyrel Reed (12), Markieff Morris (eight), Marcus Morris (12) and Chase Buford (four) all record season highs in points Thursday.
– Buford’s four points were a career high.
– Robinson’s eight points and 11 rebounds were both season high totals.
– KU’s seven turnovers were the fewest since it had seven against Texas A&M on March 8, 2008.
– KU’s Xavier Henry and Elijah Johnson both recorded season highs in assists with three.
– Cole Aldrich collected three blocks Thursday and is averaging 4.0 blocks per game this season.
– Robinson’s three blocks were a season high.
– Central Arkansas’ 7.1 percent shooting from three-point range was the lowest by a Kansas opponent since Albany did not make a three-point field goal on Dec. 30, 2008.
– KU wore its crimson jerseys against Central Arkansas, marking the first time the team has worn their alternate colors since Dec. 30 of last year (vs. Albany).