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Kansas vs. Texas Tech

No. 3 Kansas (15-1, 1-0 Big 12) returns home to face Texas Tech (12-4, 0-2 Big 12) Saturday, Jan. 16, at 12:45 p.m.  Kansas won its 19th-straight conference opener with an 84-72 win at Nebraska on Wednesday. Texas Tech is coming off a 94-89 overtime loss to Missouri on Wednesday.

 



PPG FG% FT% 3P% RPG ORPG DRPG APG TPG SPG BPG FPG
Texas-tech TTU 79.1 45.5 71.9 35.0 37.9 12.7 25.2 14.0 14.9 7.0 4.8 20.9
Kansas KU 85.0 50.7 69.3 42.9 41.2 12.2 29.1 18.6 12.7 8.8 6.8 18.2
Texas-tech TTU Opponents 72.7 41.4 69.6 33.7 37.2 13.1 24.1 11.1 16.0 7.4 2.6 23.1
Kansas KU Opponents 60.6 35.7 65.9 30.3 33.2 12.7 20.6 12.7 14.9 6.2 2.7 20.1
Rank and Records TTU
KU
RPI #51
#3
Strength of Schedule #85
#47
Overall 12-4
15-1
Conference 0-2
1-0
Home 10-1
10-0
Away 2-3
3-1
Top 25 1-1
3-1
RPI Top 50 1-2
3-1

 

About Kansas

Kansas puts the nation's longest home court winning streak on the line at 51 games when it hosts Texas Tech. The Jayhawks average 85 points per game and give up 60.6 ppg for a +24.4 scoring margin. The Jayhawks shot 57.8 percent from the field in the win at Nebraska on Wednesday and have shot 50 percent or better in seven of their last nine games. KU has held 12 opponents to under 40 percent shooting in 2009-10. KU ranks in the top three in all but two Big 12 statistical categories and leads the conference in scoring margin, assists (18.6) and assist--turnover
ratio (1.5).

Senior guard Sherron Collins leads the team in scoring at 16 points per game and has scored 22 or more points in each of his last three games. In that span he is averaging 25.7 points. Collins leads the team with 69 assists and is second on the team with 34 three-pointers, one behind freshman guard Xavier Henry's 35 treys. Henry averages 15 points per game and also has a team-high 26 steals. He has shot 50 percent or better in nine games this season and is making 47.9 percent of his shots from the field.

Junior center Cole Aldrich, an Academic All-America candidate, has pulled down 27 rebounds in his last two games, including a season-high 18 boards at Tennessee. He has six double-doubles on the year and 28 for his career. Aldrich leads KU in rebounds with 10.4 per game and blocked shots at 3.7. His rebounds are third in the Big 12 and his blocked shots are second.

Sophomore guard Tyshawn Taylor has averaged 12 points in his last two games and scores 7.5 points per game for the season. He is just behind Collins in assists with 62.

Sophomore forward Marcus Morris scored 19 points at Nebraska on Wednesday and is scoring 11.1 points per contest in 2009-10. He has scored in double figures in five of his last seven outings.

Junior guard Tyrel Reed had 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting at Nebraska and scores 4.8 points per outing. He has 20 three-pointers and 27 field goals made this season.

About Texas Tech

Texas Tech is looking to rebound from an 0-2 start in Big 12 play after its 94-89 overtime loss to Missouri on Wednesday. Coached by Pat Knight, who is 30-30 in his second full season, Texas Tech scores 79.1 points per game and has a +6.4 scoring margin. The Red Raiders average 20.1 free throws made per game and 14 assists per game.

Mike Singletary leads Tech in scoring with a 15.4 scoring average. He is second on the team in rebounds at 6.6 rpg. John Roberson is next in scoring at 13.8 ppg and he leads Tech with 87 assists, 27 steals and 28 three-pointers.

David Tairu scores 12.1 points per game and he is shooting 50 percent from three-point range (15-for-30). Nick Okorie is second on the team with 20 steals to complement his 8.8 scoring average.

D'Walyn Roberts is a starter who scores 8.1 points per game and leads the Red Raiders with a 7.2 rebound average and 22 blocked shots. Brad Reese comes off the bench to score 7.1 points per game, while Darko Cohadarevic is a starter who also scores 7.1 points per contest. Theron Jenkins (3.9 ppg) is another regular off the bench for Texas Tech.

 

 

 

Meet the Opposing Coach

Pat Knight's first collegiate head coaching position has him at 30-30 in his second full season at Texas Tech. Knight is in his ninth season at Texas Tech with the first six-plus seasons as an assistant to Bob Knight, the winningest coach in NCAA Division I men's basketball. After his four-year collegiate playing career at Indiana (1991-95), Knight joined the staff of the NBA's Phoenix Suns where he served as an administrative assistant and scout. In 1997, he was an assistant coach for the CBA's Connecticut Pride. In 1998, Knight was named to his first head coaching position as the leader of the Wisconsin Blast of the International Basketball Association. After serving as an assistant at Indiana for two years and one season as an assistant coach at Akron, Knight followed his father to Texas Tech in 2001-02 to be an assistant coach. He was named head coach designate prior to the 2005-06 season.

 

The Series

Kansas leads the series with Texas Tech 17-4 as this series dates back to 1959. KU is 10-0 against TTU in Lawrence with all games played in Allen Fieldhouse. Texas Tech won the last meeting 84-65 last season in Lubbock, Texas. Since the inception of the Big 12, KU is 10-4 against Tech with a 9-4 record in the regular season and 1-0 mark in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.

KU-Nebraska Leftovers
  • Kansas hit 13 three-point shots, which tied KU's third-most three-pointers in a conference game and most since sinking 14 treys versus Texas Tech on March 3, 2008.
  • Nebraska opened the contest on a 12-1 run marking Kansas' largest deficit this season.
  • KU trailed at halftime (44-43) for just the second time this season. The Jayhawks also trailed at the half in its game versus Cornell on Jan. 6 (41-38).
  • The Jayhawks grabbed a season-low in rebounds but still managed to out-rebound Nebraska 31-23. NU's 23 boards were the fewest by a KU opponent this season.
  • Freshman Thomas Robinson made his first career start.
  • Senior Sherron Collins scored 20-plus points for the third-straight game and fourth time this season as he scored a team-high 22 points. Collins made four three-point baskets, one shy of his career-best set earlier this season versus Alcorn State (Dec. 2).
  • Marcus Morris reached double-digit points for the eighth time this season with 19 and tied a personal best seven field goals. He also tied a personal high with two three-point baskets. 
  • Junior Cole Aldrich had three blocked shots and has three or more blocks in eight-straight games.
  • Junior Tyrel Reed was one shy of his season high in points with 11. He also tied his season high with four field goals while making multiple treys for the fourth time this year.



GP GS MPG PPG FG% FT% 3P% RPG ORPG DRPG APG TPG SPG BPG FPG
Texas-tech #21 J. Roberson 16 16 35.625 13.75 42.2 82.7 37.8 2.25 0.25 2.0 5.438 2.688 1.688 0.062 2.188
Texas-tech #32 M. Singletary 16 16 31.938 15.375 49.4 73.0 15.0 6.562 1.375 5.188 2.188 3.5 0.938 0.875 2.875
Texas-tech #5 D. Roberts 16 16 24.188 8.125 61.5 77.3 0.0 7.188 2.75 4.438 0.438 0.812 0.5 1.375 2.625
Texas-tech #13 D. Tairu 16 6 22.875 12.125 52.8 75.0 50.0 3.312 1.625 1.688 0.5 1.062 0.25 0.188 2.0
Texas-tech #23 N. Okorie 15 10 22.867 8.8 37.8 68.8 40.5 2.333 0.4 1.933 2.067 1.933 1.333 0.067 2.333
Texas-tech #31 D. Cohadarevic 16 16 20.312 7.125 49.5 75.0 0.0 5.125 2.375 2.75 0.875 1.875 0.25 0.25 2.375
Texas-tech #1 B. Reese 16 0 18.562 7.125 37.5 65.2 33.3 2.062 0.5 1.562 1.312 1.125 0.688 1.062 2.188
Texas-tech #20 T. Jenkins 16 0 11.25 3.875 42.6 64.0 0.0 2.375 0.875 1.5 0.688 0.938 0.812 0.188 1.875
Texas-tech #15 R. Lewandowski 15 0 9.4 1.6 35.7 36.4 0.0 2.0 0.533 1.467 0.267 0.6 0.333 0.733 1.267
Texas-tech #2 M. Davis 15 0 6.733 1.333 27.6 30.0 12.5 1.067 0.533 0.533 0.333 0.2 0.2 0.0 1.133
Texas-tech #10 W. Dunn 6 0 3.833 1.667 50.0 50.0 50.0 0.167 0.167 0.0 0.0 0.333 0.333 0.0 0.5
Texas-tech #4 C. Ray 2 0 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0



GP GS MPG PPG FG% FT% 3P% RPG ORPG DRPG APG TPG SPG BPG FPG
Kansas #4 S. Collins 16 16 31.188 16.0 47.3 85.7 41.5 2.188 0.188 2.0 4.25 2.0 1.312 0.0 1.5
Kansas #1 X. Henry 16 16 28.0 15.125 47.9 75.0 44.9 4.188 0.812 3.375 1.812 2.125 1.625 0.562 2.062
Kansas #45 C. Aldrich 16 16 25.562 10.625 54.5 71.4 0.0 10.438 3.125 7.312 1.062 1.688 0.625 3.688 2.25
Kansas
T. Taylor 16 14 24.375 7.5 44.2 71.1 33.3 2.625 0.5 2.125 3.875 1.938 1.25 0.125 2.125
Kansas #22 M. Morris 16 13 23.688 11.062 57.8 69.2 37.5 5.188 2.062 3.125 1.0 1.062 1.062 0.375 2.125
Kansas #21 M. Morris 16 2 15.25 6.562 60.0 66.7 62.5 5.25 1.562 3.688 1.062 1.062 0.688 0.812 2.312
Kansas #14 T. Reed 16 0 14.688 4.812 45.0 75.0 40.8 1.562 0.125 1.438 1.312 0.375 0.75 0.125 0.75
Kansas #0 T. Robinson 16 1 9.875 3.75 46.8 42.1 0.0 3.625 1.5 2.125 0.5 0.812 0.25 0.75 1.688
Kansas #12 B. Morningstar 7 0 20.429 4.0 55.0 33.3 45.5 1.714 0.429 1.286 3.143 0.714 0.714 0.286 1.286
Kansas #15 E. Johnson 13 2 9.769 3.846 54.5 66.7 33.3 1.615 0.615 1.0 2.154 1.0 0.538 0.077 1.538
Kansas #13 C. Henry 9 0 7.111 4.444 66.7 50.0 61.1 1.0 0.111 0.889 0.333 0.222 0.556 0.111 1.222
Kansas #2 C. Teahan 9 0 6.444 2.111 43.8 66.7 42.9 1.444 0.778 0.667 0.667 0.444 0.222 0.111 0.556