Kansas Postgame Notes vs. North Texas

Nov. 19, 2010

Recap | Box Score | Quotes |

Kansas’ Win over North Texas…

… Made KU 3-0 for the fourth-straight season and the sixth time under Bill Self.

….Kansas’ win coupled with North Carolina’s loss against Minnesota leaves both schools ranked second on the all-time NCAA victory list with 2,006 wins apiece. Kentucky is in first place with 2,024 wins prior to its game tonight vs. Portland.

… Improved KU to 1-0 all-time against North Texas and 18-3 against current members of the Sun Belt Conference.

… Extended the nation’s longest home court winning streak to 62 games, which ties the school record.

… Improved Kansas Head Coach Bill Self to 205-43 while at KU, 412-148 overall and 3-0 all-time against North Texas.

… Improved Kansas to 654-106 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 116-6 under Bill Self.

… Made Kansas 2,006-796 all-time.

Game Notes:

– Kansas G Brady Morningstar made his first start of the season and first since he started last year’s win at Texas A&M on Feb. 15.

– KU held an opponent without a three-point field goal for the first time since Albany was 0-for-15 from three-point range on Dec. 30, 2008.

– Kansas has not allowed a three-pointer to an opponent since the first half of the Valparaiso game.

– Kansas opened the game 1-of-5 from three-point range, before connecting on 7-of-8 to start the second half. KU finished the second half 8-for-10 from three-point range.

– Kansas’ eight three pointers in the second half were the most in a half by KU since it had eight against Tennessee Tech on Nov. 27, 2009.

– Kansas F Marcus Morris missed his first four shots in the first half, but finished by making his final seven field goal attempts for a game-high 20 points.

– Marcus Morris’ 20 points marked his seventh career game with 20 points or more.

– Kansas F Markieff Morris added 13 points and eight rebounds, which included 10 points and seven rebounds in the first half.

– Kansas G Elijah Johnson scored a career-high 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting. Johnson also matched a career high with two three-point field goals.

– Kansas G Brady Morningstar set a career best with 10 assists. He became the second Jayhawk this season to record 10-plus assists in a game (Tyshawn Taylor 10 assists vs. Longwood).

– Morningstar also matched his career high with four steals in the game.

– Kansas G Tyrel Reed matched his career best with three steals, while F Thomas Robinson matched his career-high with two thefts.

– KU’s 23 assists were the most since it had 24 against Belmont on Dec. 29 of last season.

– KU was outscored in the paint (40-38) for the first time since Feb. 27 of last year against Oklahoma State.

– KU’s eight turnovers are the fewest in a game since the Jayhawks also had eight turnovers against Baylor on Feb. 9, 2008.