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Statistical Rearview: Home Sweet Home

It's been a long week and a half since the Jayhawks last played in the Phog. Stumbling in Knoxville, a late wake up call in Lincoln.  What better way to reenergize a team than a little home crowd and Allen Fieldhouse.  Students are back, classes have started and a little bit of the normalcy and routine returns that is lost during the long winter break. 

Texas Tech put up very little fight in this one.  I'll defer you to KC's recap for the good and the bad, while I'll let the stats tell the tale on my end.  Kansas controlled this one from the outset.  The Red Raiders have to be growing tired of visiting Lawrence as recent years haven't been kind.  Satruday was no different.

 


A quick glance at the four factors to a win show exactly why this one was out of hand.  Kansas was good but not great from the field but their defense returned to from holding the Red Raiders to a pretty abysmal shooting day. 

While the Jayhawks still struggle to take better care of the ball then their opponents, dominating the offensive boards as well as getting to the free throw line continue to be a strength.  At some point though you have to begin to wonder when Kansas starts to limit the unforced errors.  It's one thing if a defense is forcing all of the turnovers but in yesterday's case as has been all year, most of Kansas' turnovers are of their own doing.  That will be a critical stat area for the all too near game against the Missouri Tigers.

The other area particularly impressive for Kansas on Saturday, and a critical area for a National title run was in the free throw shooting department.  Kansas converted 88% of the free throw attempts on a 24 of 27 night from the stripe.

 


Stat Game Season Avg Opp Season Avg
Points 63 89 78 85 73 60
FG Att 64 67 59 59 60 59
FG Made 21 29 26 29 25 21
FG Pct 32.8 43.3 44.7 50.2 41.5 35.5
FT Att 19 27 27 24 24 18
FT Made 16 24 19 17 17 12
FT Pct 84.2 88.9 72.4 70.5 70.9 67.0
3pt FG Att 18 23 14 19 18 19
3pt FG Made 5 7 4 8 6 5
3pt FG Pct 27.8 30.4 34.4 42.0 33.4 30.2
Rebounds 37 48 37 41 37 33
Off Rebs 15 19 12 12 13 12
Def Rebs 22 29 25 29 24 20
Team Rebs 9 4 4 2 4 4
Assists 12 18 13 18 11 12
Steals 9 11 7 8 7 6
Blocks 10 7 5 6 2 3
Turnovers 16 17 14 12 16 15
Fouls 21 16 20 18 22 20

 

From an individual standpoint, Tech marked the second consecutive game where Kansas relied very little on the dynamic duo of Cole and Sherron.  Player impact was spread across the board, Marcus Morris continues on his recent hot streak and the Kansas boys kept it going as well. 

The Jayhawks are easily at their best when everyone gets involved and their depth can flex it's muscle.  Saturdays nine man rotation as it essentially played out, marked a small but recent trend of Bill Self forcing others to step up.  Now maybe that isn't the design, but it certainly appears to be working. 

 


 

When Kansas has struggled early in the season it was due largly to the fact that others weren't playing well and the team looked almost entirely to Sherron or possibly Cole to carry them.  In the last two games that mentality appears to have shifted.  Those players that maybe didn't fully understand their role or perhaps lacked the confidence ot assert themselves appear to be doing so. 

The impact of the Morri, Brady, Tyrel and Tyshawn cannot be understated at this point.  If those four put together a solid game, Kansas will be tough to beat.  If Sherron, Cole and Xavier put together a good game that's obviously the case as well, but Kansas has never looked better than when top to bottom the group is clicking.  If it becomes all about the top three, the Jayhawks become easier to defend.  Baylor comes into the phog next and should present a good challenge.  Followed by a trip to Ames and another dance with Hilton magic.  Conference season is here and it's looking like a whole lot of fun



S MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% 3PM 3PA 3P% OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO PF
Texas-tech J. Roberson * 36 16 5 14 35 3 4 75 3 8 37 3 0 3 5 0 0 1 1
Texas-tech R. Lewandowski * 26 8 3 9 33 2 2 100 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 2 1 3
Texas-tech B. Reese * 23 9 3 7 42 1 1 100 2 3 66 0 5 5 0 0 3 0 0
Texas-tech M. Singletary * 20 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 4 0 1 1 4 1
Texas-tech D. Roberts * 15 9 2 4 50 5 6 83 0 0 0 1 4 5 2 1 1 0 4
Texas-tech N. Okorie 28 5 1 10 10 3 4 75 0 4 0 0 3 3 1 6 1 3 3
Texas-tech D. Tairu 20 2 1 5 20 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 4 2
Texas-tech D. Cohadarevic 16 8 4 8 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 5
Texas-tech T. Jenkins 10 6 2 2 100 2 2 100 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
Texas-tech M. Davis 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0


S MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% 3PM 3PA 3P% OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO PF
Kansas S. Collins * 26 9 3 10 30 2 2 100 1 4 25 1 3 4 3 0 0 2 2
Kansas X. Henry * 26 14 4 11 36 4 4 100 2 6 33 2 0 2 5 1 0 1 1
Kansas M. Morris * 22 20 7 10 70 6 6 100 0 2 0 5 3 8 0 1 0 1 3
Kansas C. Aldrich * 22 14 3 6 50 8 9 88 0 0 0 4 3 7 0 1 3 0 3
Kansas T. Taylor * 12 4 2 3 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 1
Kansas B. Morningstar 23 8 2 5 40 2 2 100 2 5 40 2 4 6 4 2 0 3 1
Kansas M. Morris 21 7 3 6 50 0 2 0 1 1 100 0 3 3 0 1 2 1 1
Kansas T. Reed 20 5 2 4 50 0 0 0 1 2 50 0 2 2 3 3 0 3 1
Kansas T. Robinson 11 4 2 4 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 5 1 0 1 4 2
Kansas C. Henry 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Kansas C. Teahan 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Kansas J. Withey 3 2 0 0 0 2 2 100 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
Kansas E. Johnson 3 2 1 2 50 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kansas C. Buford 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1