Kansas to Host Radford Tonight

Kansas vs. Radford

Following its 73-61 win at UCLA in the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series on Dec. 6, No. 1 Kansas (7-0) looks to extend the nation's longest home court winning streak against Radford on Wednesday night..  The Jayhawks have won 46 straight in Allen Fieldhouse. Radford is 4-2 on the season and 2-0 in Big South Conference play after its 61-57 win at Presbyterian College on Dec. 5.



PPG FG% FT% 3P% RPG ORPG DRPG APG TPG SPG BPG FPG
RAD 70.3 41.1 62.0 25.8 49.0 16.2 29.0 13.3 17.3 6.7 4.2 15.8
KU 89.1 51.0 65.0 42.6 46.0 14.4 29.1 19.4 12.4 10.7 7.1 16.9
RAD Opponents 71.0 39.5 62.5 31.6 43.2 13.7 26.2 14.8 14.2 10.5 3.5 21.7
KU Opponents 55.7 33.1 66.7 27.8 37.6 14.0 20.3 10.0 17.4 6.0 3.4 19.7
Rank and Records RAD
KU
RPI #62
#48
Strength of Schedule #142
#253
Overall 4-2
7-0
Conference 2-0
0-0
Home 2-0
5-0
Away 2-2
1-0
Top 25 0-1
0-0
RPI Top 50 0-1
0-0

About Kansas
The Jayhawks won their first true road game of the season at UCLA on Sunday.  Kansas averages 89.1 points per game and is giving up 59.1 points for a +33.4 scoring margin. KU is shooting 51 percent from the field, while its opponents are shooting 33.1 percent. No KU opponent has shot above 40 percent against the Jayhawks this season.

Freshman guard Xavier Henry continues to lead the team with a 16.9 point scoring average. He is making 50
percent of his shots from three-point range and leads KU with 19 threes through seven games. Henry was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week on Monday for his efforts against Alcorn State and at UCLA.

Senior guard Sherron Collins is at 14.3 points per game and he has made 17 three pointers. Collins leads the team with 26 assists, which is three ahead of sophomore guard Tyshawn Taylor (7.1 ppg). Taylor leads KU with 13 steals, one ahead of Collins and Henry who have 12 a piece.

Junior center Cole Aldrich leads the team in rebounds with 10.1 per game. He also leads KU and the Big 12 in blocked shots with 3.5 per outing.

Sophomore forward Marcus Morris is a starter who is scoring 10 points and pulling down 5.6 rebounds per game. Sophomore forward Markieff Morris is coming off a career-high 19 points at UCLA and he is scoring 9.1 points per game. Markieff is second on the team with his 5.7 rebound average and leads KU with 72.7 percent field goal  shooting.

About Radford
Located in Radford, Va., Radford is 4-2 on the season and 2-0 in Big South after its 61-57 win at Presbyterian on Dec. 5. The Highlanders won their 11th-straight Big South Conference game with their win at Presbyterian on Saturday. Radford has eight players who average 15 or more minutes per game.

Big South Preseason Player of the Year Art Parakhouski anchors the Highlanders with his 22.3 scoring and 14.8 rebound averages. The senior center has scored 20 or more points in all but one game this season and he leads the team with 14 blocked shots.

Senior forward/center Joey Lynch-Flohr is next in scoring at 13.2 points and he averages 8.2 rebounds. Junior forward Lazar Trifunovic has only played the last two games yet he is second on the team with 8.5 rebounds per game along with a 12 point scoring average.

Freshman guard Blake Smith has a team-high nine three pointers, 13 steals and is scoring 11 points per game.

Meet the Opposing Coach

Radford is coached by Brad Greenberg with a 35-34 record in his third season at RU. In 2008-09, Greenberg led his club to the biggest turnaround in league history, earning him 2008-09 Big South Coach of the Year honors. After finishing seventh in 2007-08, Radford claimed its fourth Big South regular season title and just its second tournament crown in school history. Prior to Radford, Greenberg spent four seasons as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech alongside his brother, Seth. Brad was the first assistant hired when Seth took the VT position. Brad was named associate head coach at Virginia Tech in 2004.

KU-UCLA Leftovers
--Kansas shot 70.6 from the free throw line in its third game this season shooting over 70 percent from the charity stripe.
--KU held UCLA to 36.1 percent shooting from the field. Eighty-one straight opponents have shot under 50 percent versus the Jayhawks. No team has shot more better 40 percent against KU this season.
--The KU bench outscored UCLA's bench 24-10.
--Sophomore Markieff Morris scored a career-high 19 points while making a career-best eight field goals and attempting a career-high 11 shots. His eight field goals also tied the 2009-10 season high by a Jayhawk.
--Sophomore Marcus Morris finished with nine rebounds, two shy of his career best and his second-straight game with seven-plus boards.
--Junior Cole Aldrich finished with three blocks and has at least three blocked shots in every game this season.
--Aldrich also had a team-high 12 rebounds for his third-straight contest with 10-plus boards.
--Senior Sherron Collins scored 14 points in his third-straight game with 10-plus points and sixth time in seven games this season. Collins is just three points shy of KU legend Wilt Chamberlain for the 21st spot on career scoring list.
--Freshman Xavier Henry netted 16 points and has scored double-digit points in every game this season.




GP GS MPG PPG FG% FT% 3P% RPG ORPG DRPG APG TPG SPG BPG FPG
Radford #40 J. Lynch-Flohr 6 6 35.333 13.167 43.1 74.2 0.0 8.167 3.333 4.833 0.833 3.167 0.333 0.167 3.5
Radford #45 A. Parakhouski 6 6 35.0 22.333 52.5 52.7 50.0 14.833 6.667 8.167 1.0 3.167 0.833 2.333 2.333
Radford #30 P. Martin 6 6 29.833 7.833 40.0 61.1 21.1 4.167 1.5 2.667 1.833 2.0 1.167 0.5 2.833
Radford #25 B. Smith 6 4 28.0 11.0 41.8 73.3 36.0 4.167 0.5 3.667 2.167 2.0 2.167 0.667 1.667
Radford #11 A. Johnson 4 4 35.5 4.0 15.6 62.5 7.1 3.5 0.5 3.0 5.75 2.25 1.0 0.0 2.25
Radford #2 E. Faulkner 6 2 21.0 3.833 28.6 0.0 29.2 2.167 0.167 2.0 1.333 1.833 0.833 0.5 1.5
Radford #12 L. Trifunovic 2 2 38.5 12.0 35.7 50.0 33.3 8.5 3.5 5.0 2.0 3.5 1.0 0.0 1.0
Radford #1 J. Robinson 4 0 15.75 5.5 46.2 62.5 0.0 2.25 0.25 2.0 2.0 2.25 0.0 0.0 2.5



GP GS MPG PPG FG% FT% 3P% RPG ORPG DRPG APG TPG SPG BPG FPG
Kansas #4 S. Collins 7 7 29.429 14.286 48.6 68.8 44.7 2.0 0.143 1.857 3.714 1.143 1.714 0.0 1.143
Kansas #1 X. Henry 7 7 26.571 16.857 53.3 90.5 50.0 4.286 0.857 3.429 1.857 2.0 1.714 0.429 1.857
Kansas #45 C. Aldrich 7 7 25.571 10.571 51.9 66.7 0.0 10.143 3.714 6.429 1.429 1.143 0.714 3.571 2.143
Kansas T. Taylor 7 7 23.857 7.143 40.0 62.5 30.8 2.429 0.286 2.143 3.286 2.571 1.857 0.143 1.429
Kansas #22 M. Morris 7 5 23.571 10.0 54.5 64.5 28.6 5.571 2.571 3.0 1.714 1.571 1.286 0.571 2.286
Kansas #14 T. Reed 7 0 17.143 5.714 48.3 75.0 39.1 1.571 0.143 1.429 2.0 0.429 1.143 0.143 0.714
Kansas #21 M. Morris 7 2 15.286 9.143 72.7 72.2 60.0 5.714 2.0 3.714 1.286 0.857 0.857 0.714 2.143
Kansas #15 E. Johnson 7 0 12.714 3.857 47.8 60.0 22.2 2.0 0.714 1.286 3.0 1.429 0.714 0.0 2.0

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