Kansas-NMSU Postgame Notes

Dec. 3, 2008

Recap | Box Score | Quotes |

Kansas‘ Win Over New Mexico State

… Marks Kansas’ 29th straight home win.

… Makes Kansas 3-0 all-time against New Mexico State.

… Improves Kansas head coach Bill Self’s record to 148-33 at KU, 355-138 overall, and 1-0 against New Mexico State.

… Makes Kansas 1,949-786 all-time.


-Kansas started the game on an 11-2 run.

-Freshman Quintrell Thomas had a career high six points at halftime and finished the game with 10. Thomas also tied his career high for minutes in after the first half logging 12, Thomas finished the game with 17 minutes played.

-Freshman Tyshawn Taylor had 14 points in the first half, just three points shy of his career high of 17. With 16:27 to play in the second half, Taylor surpassed his career high of 17, he would finish with a new career high of 23. The freshman’s 23 points also made him the third Jayhawk to lead the team in scoring this season.

-Kansas went 9-of-9 from the free throw line in the first half. The last time Kansas was perfect from the charity stripe in a half was in the first half versus Oklahoma on Jan. 14, 2008, going 10-of-10.

-The Jayhawks had 23 rebounds, including 10 offensive, at halftime while New Mexico State only had nine. Thomas led Kansas with five rebounds in the first half.

-Sophomore Cole Aldrich posted his fourth straight double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. The effort gives him four on the season and five for his career.

-Tyrone Appleton recorded a career-high with four points in three minutes.

-The Jayhawks’ 40 bench points are the most in a single game this season.

-Sherron Collin’s 11 assists are the most by a Jayhawk since Russell Robinson had 11 against Ohio on Dec. 15, 2007, is also a new career high. His eight second half assists are the most by a Jayhawk since Aaron Miles dished out eight in the second half against Nebraska on Feb. 1, 2003.

-Collins logged his first career double-double with 15 points and 11 assists.

-Kansas’ +26 rebound margin is the most since the Jayhawks outrebounded Texas Tech 54-24 on Mar. 3, 2008.

-Kansas’ 100 points for the 100th time in its history. It’s the seventh 100-point game in the Bill Self Era.

-Kansas has shot 47-of-53, 88.7 percent, from the foul line in the last two games.

-It marks the second straight game that KU has had two players log double-doubles.

-Kansas’ 24 second half field goals are the most since the Jayhawks made 24 first half baskets against Marquette in the NCAA Final Four on Apr. 5, 2003.