Kansas-Kent State Postgame Notes

Dec. 1, 2008

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Kansas Postgame Notes

Kansas 87, Kent State 60

December 1, 2008

Kansas‘ win over Kent State…

… Marks Kansas’ 28th straight home win.

… Makes the Jayhawks 1-0 all-time against Kent State.

… Improves Kansas head coach Bill Self’s record to 148-32 at KU, 354-138 overall, and 1-0 against Kent State.

… Makes Kansas 1,948-786 all-time.


– The Jayhawks scored 19 points off 14 Kent State turnovers in the first half. Kansas led 37-24 going into the locker room.

– Kansas had nine steals in the first half, led by Brady Morningstar with four steals, a new career high. Morningstar’s previous record was three steals against Florida Gulf Coast on Nov. 18 earlier this season.

– In the first half, Kansas’ defense held Kent State’s leading scorer, Al Fisher, to just five points. He did not score the rest of the contest. Fisher entered the game averaging 21.8 points per game.

– Kansas and Kent State combined for 46 fouls in the game, the second most this season. Fifty fouls were called in the Florida Gulf Coast game on Nov. 18.

– The contest marked the first technical fouls of this season. Only five technical fouls were called all of last season in Jayhawk contests.

– Junior Sherron Collins led the Jayhawks in scoring for the fifth time this season with 19 points while freshman Tyshawn Taylor contributed 12 points. Taylor added a career-high three steals as well.

– Collins’ 12 field goal attempts in the second half were the most by a Jayhawk in a half since Keith Langford shot 12 in the first half against Baylor on Feb. 18, 2004.

– Sophomore Cole Aldrich recorded his third double-double of the season and fourth of his career with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

– Freshman Marcus Morris contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. Morris’ 10 free throw attempts in the second half are the most since Russell Robinson had 10 in the second half against Baylor on Feb. 9, 2008.

– Kansas held Kent State to 37.7 percent from the field. The Jayhawks have held 116 of their last 119 opponents under 50 percent shooting.

– The Jayhawks have outshot their last 38 opponents. The last team to record a better percentage than KU was USC one year ago tomorrow on Dec. 2, 2007. Kansas won the game 59-55 despite being outshot 38.5 to 37.9 percent.

– Kansas shot 42.4 percent on 25-of-59 from the floor, its lowest percentage of the season. The Jayhawks shot 47.9 percent against UMKC on Nov. 16.

– KU set a season high for points (87), points in a half (50) in the second, free throws (32) and free throw percentage (88.9).

– Kansas set season lows for field goal percentage (42.4), two-point field goals (20), defensive rebounds (24) and 10 turnovers tied the season low.