Dec. 12, 2009
Kansas 90, La Salle 65
Dec. 12, 2009 – Kansas City, Mo.
A Kansas Win…
… Makes Kansas 9-0 for the third time in the Bill Self era (2004-05, 2007-08)
… Makes Kansas 3-0 all-time against La Salle and 46-14 all-time against the Atlantic 10 Conference
… Improves Kansas to 6-2 in the Sprint Center and 191-76 all-time in games played in Kansas City
… Makes Bill Self 178-40 while at Kansas, 385-145 overall and 1-0 against La Salle
… Makes Kansas 1,979-793 all-time
… Makes Kansas 27-5 in the calendar year of 2009
– Kansas employed the starting lineup of Xavier Henry, Marcus Morris, Cole Aldrich, Sherron Collins and Elijah Johnson for the second-straight game and second time this season.
– The attendance at Saturday’s game (18,830) was the largest regular season crowd for a game played at Sprint Center.
– Kansas freshman guard Xavier Henry scored 31 points to set a career high. The last Jayhawk to score 30-plus points was Sherron Collins, who scored 32 against North Dakota State last season in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
– The last Jayhawk freshman to score 30-plus points in a game was Paul Pierce, who scored 30 against East Tennessee State on Jan. 6, 1998.
– X. Henry also set career highs in field goals (10), free throws made (seven) and free throws attempted (nine). His totals were also the most by a Jayhawk this season.
– Markieff Morris recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Morris’ 12 boards were his best output since his Jayhawk debut against UMKC on Nov. 16, 2008.
– Markieff Morris’ four blocked shots were also a career high.
– Junior center Cole Aldrich scored a season-high 19 points. He also set a season high in field goals (eight) and had five blocked shots to match a season high.
– Aldrich’s five blocked shots gave him 160 for his career and moved him into sixth place all-time at KU, behind Danny Manning (200).
– Aldrich leads the Big 12 with 3.56 blocks per game following Saturday’s game.
– Sophomore guard Tyshawn Taylor’s six assists matched a season high, and marked the fifth time this season that Taylor has had at least five assists in a game.
– Kansas held La Salle to 36.1 percent shooting from the field, marking the 83rd-straight opponent the Jayhawks have held under 50 percent. KU has also held eight of its nine opponents this season under 40 percent.
– KU’s 11 blocked shots Saturday were a season high.