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Kansas vs. Oakland

No. 1 Kansas continues its four-game home stand when it hosts Oakland in the third game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase, Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. The Jayhawks are 3-0vfor the third-straight season after defeating Central Arkansas 94-44von Nov. 19. At press time, Oakland is 2-2 on the season after winning at Tennessee Tech 77-56 on Monday. The Golden Grizzlies are thevpreseason favorite to win the Summit League in 2010.

About Kansas

Kansas extended the nation's longest home court winning streak to 43 games with its 94-44 win against Central Arkansas. The top ranked Jayhawks average 84 points per game and are giving up 54.7 points for a +29.3 scoring margin. KU is shooting 51.8 percent from the field, while its opponents are shooting 32.6 percent.

Freshman guard Xavier Henry leads the team with a 16.7 scoring average. Senior guard Sherron Collins is at 15.7 points and he leads the team with six steals. He and Xavier Henry each have seven three-point field goals to lead KU.

Junior center Cole Aldrich is scoring 12 points per game. He leads the team with eight rebounds per game and 12 blocked shots.

About Oakland

Located in Rochester, Mich., with an enrollment of 18,169, Oakland is 2-2 after its 77-56 win at Tennessee Tech Monday, Nov. 23. OU averages 73.2 points per game and is giving up 64.5. The Golden Grizzlies are outrebounding foes 41.8 to 35.2 per game.

Junior center Keith Benson leads Oakland in scoring with 16.3 points per game. He has a team-best 10.3 rebounds per game and a team-high 15 blocked shots. Senior forward Derick Nelson had 20 points at Tennessee Tech and is scoring 14.8 points and pulling down 7.3 rebounds per game. Senior guard Jonathan Jones is scoring
13.8 points per game and leads the team with six three-point field goals, 24 assists and 11 steals.


Junior guard Larry Wright (8.5 ppg) and junior forward Will Hudson (6.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg) round out the starters.

 

 



PPG FG% FT% 3P% RPG ORPG DRPG APG TPG SPG BPG FPG
Oakland OAK 73.2 41.2 70.0 23.7 46.0 15.5 26.2 15.2 12.5 7.5 5.0 18.0
Kansas KU 84.0 51.8 69.4 45.1 42.0 12.0 28.3 16.3 13.3 9.7 7.7 16.0
Oakland OAK Opponents 64.5 42.4 60.5 32.1 39.2 11.0 24.2 11.0 14.0 6.2 3.0 20.5
Kansas KU Opponents 54.7 32.6 70.8 20.0 37.0 15.0 18.3 8.7 16.3 6.0 2.7 22.7

Rank and Records OAK
KU
RPI #
#
Strength of Schedule #
#
Overall 2-2
3-0
Conference 0-0
0-0
Home 1-1
3-0
Away 1-1
0-0
Top 25 0-0
0-0
RPI Top 50 0-0
0-0

 




GP GS MPG PPG FG% FT% 3P% RPG ORPG DRPG APG TPG SPG BPG FPG
Oakland #23 J. Jones 4 4 34.75 13.75 44.7 88.2 42.9 2.0 0.25 1.75 6.0 2.5 2.75 0.25 1.75
Oakland #1 D. Nelson 4 4 31.0 14.75 42.9 36.4 30.0 7.25 3.5 3.75 2.0 1.0 0.75 0.0 2.25
Oakland #34 K. Benson 4 4 29.25 16.25 59.0 67.9 0.0 10.25 2.0 8.25 0.25 1.5 0.25 3.75 3.0
Oakland #2 L. Wright 4 4 27.5 8.5 25.6 100.0 17.4 2.25 0.5 1.75 2.5 2.25 0.25 0.0 2.25
Oakland #11 W. Hudson 4 4 22.5 6.25 66.7 81.2 0.0 6.75 3.25 3.5 0.75 1.75 0.5 0.25 2.5
Oakland #22 B. Cushingberry 4 0 16.5 5.0 33.3 100.0 23.5 2.5 0.75 1.75 0.5 0.5 0.25 0.0 1.5
Oakland #32 D. Maynard 4 0 12.0 5.0 47.1 75.0 14.3 1.75 0.75 1.0 0.5 0.75 0.5 0.25 1.75
Oakland #12 L. Eackles 4 0 10.5 1.25 0.0 83.3 0.0 2.25 0.75 1.5 1.5 0.75 1.5 0.0 1.0



GP GS MPG PPG FG% FT% 3P% RPG ORPG DRPG APG TPG SPG BPG FPG
Kansas #4 S. Collins 3 3 28.667 15.667 55.2 80.0 46.7 3.333 0.333 3.0 2.667 1.667 2.0 0.0 1.0
Kansas #1 X. Henry 3 3 26.333 16.667 48.4 92.9 53.8 4.667 1.0 3.667 1.667 1.667 1.333 0.333 2.0
Kansas #45 C. Aldrich 3 3 26.0 12.0 63.6 61.5 0.0 8.0 2.333 5.667 0.667 1.0 0.667 4.0 2.0
Kansas T. Taylor 3 3 25.667 4.667 21.4 58.3 25.0 2.667 0.333 2.333 4.333 3.0 1.333 0.333 1.333
Kansas #22 M. Morris 3 1 24.333 10.333 64.7 69.2 0.0 3.0 0.667 2.333 2.0 1.0 1.333 0.667 2.333
Kansas #14 T. Reed 3 0 17.0 4.0 36.4 0.0 40.0 2.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.667 0.333 0.333
Kansas #21 M. Morris 3 2 13.667 6.0 87.5 100.0 0.0 5.667 2.333 3.333 0.333 1.333 0.667 0.667 2.0
Kansas #15 E. Johnson 3 0 12.667 5.0 77.8 0.0 50.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.667 2.0 1.0 0.0 2.0