Postgame Notes

Dec. 20, 2008

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Postgame Notes

Kansas 71, Temple 59

Dec. 20, 2008

Kansas‘ win over Temple:

– Gives KU a 6-3 series edge against Temple, snapping a two-game losing streak against the Owls.

— Gives KU its 30th-straight win in Allen Fieldhouse, the fourth longest streak in school history and the fourth longest in the country.

— Improves Kansas head coach Bill Self’s record to 150-34 while at KU, 357-139 overall and 2-0 all-time against Temple.

— Improves Kansas to 1,951-787 all-time.


— Freshman Markeiff Morris recorded his second start of the season, his first since Florida Gulf Coast (11/18). His twin brother, Marcus, started in his place in the second half.

— Kansas opened the contest with a 13-2 run, spanning the first 4:24 of the first half. Temple then countered with a 16-7 run over the next 7:50.

— The Jayhawks broke open the game with a 27-12 run late in the second half, spanning 11:56, from the 15:08 mark to the 3:12 mark.

— Sophomore Cole Aldrich recorded his sixth double-double of the year with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Aldrich now has seven in his career.

— Markeiff Morris tied a career-high in points with eight. He had previously reached the mark twice, most recently against Jackson State (12/06/08).

— Junior Sherron Collins tallied 19 points and continued his streak of scoring in double-digits to 12 games.

— The Jayhawks’ 10 free-throw attempts is their lowest total of the year and the fewest since they attempted nine free-throw attempts last season against Miami Ohio (12/22/07).

— The Jayhawks’ eight offensive rebounds are the fewest in a game this season. The 34 total rebounds is also the Jayhawks’ lowest total rebounds in a game this season.

— Senior Matt Kleinmann set his career-high in rebounds with four. His previous-best was three rebounds, most recently against Northern Arizona on Nov. 21, 2007.

— Kansas held a 14-0 fastbreak points advantage. This marks the third game this season that the Jayhawks held its opponent to zero fastbreak points.

— The Jayhawks shot 52.7 percent from the field, marking their second best percentage of the season. The Jayhawks shot just 33.9 percent, their worst of the season, against Massachusetts.

— Temple’s Dionte Christmas made six three-pointers, the most by an opponent this season and the most since Arizona’s Chase Budinger made six three-pointers last season (11/25/07) against the Jayhawks. Christmas’ five three-point makes in the second half marks the most since Texas’ Kevin Durant made five in the first half on March 3, 2007.