Dec. 29, 2009
Kansas 81, Belmont 51
December 29, 2009
Kansas‘ win over Belmont…
…Makes Kansas 12-0 for the third time in the Bill Self era (14-0 in 2004-05, 20-0 in 2007-08).
…Gives Kansas a 1-0 series advantage against Belmont.
…Extends the nation’s longest home court winning streak to 50 games.
…Makes Bill Self 181-40 while at Kansas, 388-145 overall and 1-0 all-time against Belmont.
…Makes Kansas 9-0 in Allen Fieldhouse this season.
…Gives KU an all-time record of 642-106 in Allen Fieldhouse, including a 104-7 record under Bill Self.
…Makes Kansas 1,982-793 all-time.
–Kansas has held 86-straight opponents to under 50 percent shooting. It has also held 13 of its last 14 opponents to under 40 percent. Conversely, tonight’s game marked the fifth consecutive game in which the Jayhawks have shot 50 percent or better from the field.
–The Jayhawks’ 11 made free throws ties a season low. Kansas also made just 11 free throws against California.
–Kansas started both halves with an 11-0 run and extended the second half run to 16-2.
–Through 12 games this season, Kansas has won by 30 or more points seven times.
–Freshman Jeff Withey logged his first career minutes as a Jayhawk playing six minutes in the second half and scoring his first career points on a dunk late in the second half. Withey finished with two points and two rebounds.
–Junior center Cole Aldrich recorded a season-high six blocks, five of those in the first half, giving him six games with four or more blocks on the year. Aldrich has 19 blocks in 4 games.
–Aldrich had 14 rebounds and moved to 18th on KU’s all-time rebounds list with 627 passing Norman Cook. Those 14 rebounds along with 11 points gave Aldrich his fifth double-double of the season and 27th of his career.
–Senior guard Sherron Collins scored nine points on the night and moved ahead of Tony Guy and into a tie with Bud Stallworth for 19th all-time in scoring with 1,495 points.
–Tyshawn Taylor’s five assists and one turnover gave the sophomore guard 29 assists versus three turnovers over his last five games.
–Belmont’s 23 turnovers are a season-high for an opponent against the Jayhawks this season. The Bruins also set an opponent season-high for in rebounds grabbing 39.