Postgame Notes

Dec. 2, 2009

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Postgame Notes

Kansas 98, Alcorn State 31

December 2, 2009

Kansas‘ win over Alcorn State…

… Makes Kansas 6-0 for the third time under Head Coach Bill Self (2004, 2007, 2009).

… Extends the nation’s longest home court winning streak to 46 games.

… Makes KU 4-0 against Alcorn State all-time, and 15-0 against current members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

… Improves Kansas to 638-106 all-time at Allen Fieldhouse, including 100-6 under Bill Self.

… Makes Coach Self 175-40 at KU, 382-145 overall and 3-0 against Alcorn State.

… Makes Kansas 1,976-793 all-time.

Game Notes:

– Kansas started the lineup of Xavier Henry, Sherron Collins, Tyshawn Taylor, Marcus Morris and Cole Aldrich for the third-straight game.

– During the first half, Kansas scored 36-straight points. The mark was one point shy of the NCAA record, which is held by Utah State in a game against Idaho in 2006.

– Alcorn State’s 31 points were the fewest allowed by a Kansas team since 1951, when Oklahoma State scored 27 (March 10, 1951 in Stillwater, Okla.). It also marked the fewest points by an opponent in Allen Fieldhouse. It was the fewest points allowed to an opponent in Lawrence, Kan., since KU held Idaho to 28 on Dec. 11, 1946 at Hoch Auditorium.

– Kansas outscored the Braves 53-12 in the first half, marking the second-straight game that KU has scored 50-plus points in the first half.

– Alcorn State’s 12 first half points were the fewest by a KU opponent since the Jayhawks allowed 10 points in the first half to Northern Arizona in 2007.

– The 41-point halftime lead was the largest by a Jayhawk team since KU led Emporia State by 41 points on Dec. 14, 2002.

– KU’s 67-point victory was the largest since a 68-point victory over Oral Roberts on Jan. 14, 1993.

– The Jayhawks collected 21 steals in Wednesday’s contest, which is tied for the second-most in team history. It was the most in a game since the team also collected 21 steals against Pittsburg State on Nov. 28, 2001.

– KU’s 34 three-point attempts were the most since KU attempted 34 treys against Temple on Dec. 22, 1995.

– The Jayhawks’ 61 rebounds are the most since they grabbed 63 boards against Oregon on March 25, 2002.

– Alcorn State’s 30 turnovers were the most by a KU opponent since the team forced Colorado into 30 turnovers on Jan. 27, 2007.

– The Braves’ 12 field goals were the fewest by a KU opponent since UNLV also had 12 field goals on March 22, 2008.

– Guard Elijah Johnson’s nine assists were a career high and the most by a Jayhawk this season.

– Guard Sherron Collins’ five three-point field goals and 12 three-point attempts both matched career highs. Collins’ three steals also tied a season high.

– Guard Xavier Henry matched season highs with five three-point field goals and four steals.

– Guard Tyshawn Taylor’s five steals were a career high.

– Center Cole Aldrich’s 16 rebounds were a season high. He also added three blocked shots, increasing his streak to six straight games with at least three blocks.

– Aldrich’s 13 points and 16 rebounds gives him his third double-double of the season and 25th of his career. His 16 boards were the most by a Jayhawk this year.

– Center Thomas Robinson’s 15 points were a season high. His 15 points and 10 boards earned him his first career double-double.

– Guard Conner Teahan’s seven rebounds were a career high.