Kansas-Syracuse Postgame Notes

Nov. 26, 2008

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Kansas Postgame Notes

Syracuse 89, Kansas 81 (OT)

Kansas‘ loss to Syracuse…

… Dropped Kansas to 3-1 on the season.

… Marked Kansas’ first overtime game since it defeated Memphis, 75-68 on April 7, 2008 in the 2008 National Championship game.

… The overtime loss was the first for the Jayhawks since the fell to Missouri, 89-86, on Jan. 16, 2006 in Columbia.

… Gave Syracuse a 3-2 edge in the series with Kansas.

… Marked Kansas’ first regular season loss in Kansas City in its last 29 games and dropped the Jayhawks to 5-1 in the Sprint Center. Kansas is now 190-75 all-time in games played in Kansas City.

… Made Kansas head coach Bill Self’s record to 145-33 at KU and 352-138 overall. It also made Self 0-1 all-time versus Syracuse.

… Made Kansas 1,946-786 all-time.


– Kansas used the starting line-up of Sherron Collins, Brady Morningstar, Tyshawn Taylor, Marcus Morris and Cole Aldrich for the second-straight game. It marked the first time this season the same starting line-up was employed in back-to-back games.

– Syracuse held a decided advantage at the free throw line. SU made 25-of-37 free throws, while Kansas went to the foul line just 20 times, making 11 of their attempts.

– Syracuse shot 48.3 percent from the field, the highest for a KU opponent this season. In keeping the Orangemen to below 50 percent, KU has now held 114 of its last 117 opponents to below 50 percent.

– Sherron Collins led the Jayhawks in scoring with 21 points. It marked the fourth-straight game Collins has led the team in scoring and the second time this season he has scored 20 or more points.

-Collins’ 21 points marked the 39th time in his career he has scored in double figures, including five-straight games.

– Cole Aldrich recorded his second career double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds. His 16 rebounds also marked a new career-best. His previous career high was 11 versus Texas Tech on March 3, 2008. That game also marked his other game with a double-double as he had 11 points and 11 boards versus the Red Raiders.

– Aldrich’s 15 points marked the fourth-straight game he totaled double figures this season and the fifth time in his career.

-Aldrich’s 16 boards are the most for a Jayhawk this season as he surpassed Markieff Morris who recorded 15 boards in KU’s season-opening win versus UMKC.

– Marcus Morris tallied his first career double-double with 11 points and a career-best 11 rebounds.

– Morris also dished out a personal best six assists and led the team in that category for the first time this season.

– Tyshawn Taylor recorded a career high 17 points besting his career-high point total for the second-straight outing. Taylor recorded 10 points in KU’s win over Washington on Monday evening. On his way to 17 points, Taylor knocked down his first career three-point field goal.

– Taylor also set new career marks in field goals made (8) and field goals attempted (13).

– Markieff Morris knocked down his first career three-point basket versus Syracuse. Morris finished the night with five points and four rebounds.

– Tyrel Reed tied his career-high with five assists. Reed also posted five dimes versus Northern Arizona on Nov. 21, 2007.