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Kansas vs. Oklahoma
No. 1 Kansas (26-1, 12-0) hosts Oklahoma (13-13, 4-8) in its fourth ESPN Big Monday appearance of the season. The Jayhawks won their 12th straight game with a 94-74 victory against Colorado Saturday.  Kansas' 12-0 record in league play is the second best in Big 12 history next to KU's 16-0 mark in 2002. A Jayhawk victory against OU would guarantee its sixth-straight Big 12 regular-season conference championship. Oklahoma lost its fourth-straight game with an 83-68 loss to No. 7 Kansas State in Norman Saturday. 



PPG FG% FT% 3P% RPG ORPG DRPG APG TPG SPG BPG FPG
Oklahoma OU 73.3 43.4 73.5 35.3 35.5 10.7 24.8 12.6 12.4 5.8 2.7 16.0
Kansas KU 82.7 48.7 69.3 39.8 41.5 13.5 28.0 17.6 13.0 8.7 6.6 18.4
Oklahoma OU Opponents 72.9 44.5 70.9 38.4 35.7 10.8 24.8 14.1 12.1 6.3 3.4 18.6
Kansas KU Opponents 62.9 36.7 67.7 33.5 33.9 13.0 21.0 12.4 14.8 6.3 3.6 20.3

Rank and Records OU
KU
RPI #102
#1
Strength of Schedule #34
#20
Overall 13-13
26-1
Conference 4-8
12-0
Home 11-2
16-0
Away 1-7
8-1
Top 25 1-2
4-1
RPI Top 50 3-6
9-1
About Kansas

Kansas won its 12th conference game for a remarkable 10th-straight season with its win against Colorado. The Jayhawks have the nation's longest active home court winning streak at 57 games. Kansas' 26-1 record is its best record since the 1996-97 team was also 26-1 and eventually went 34-2. KU averages 82.7 points per game and gives up 62.9 ppg for a Big 12-leading +19.8 scoring margin. In Big 12 play, Kansas is scoring 79.7 points per game and holds a +13 scoring margin.


Senior guard Sherron Collins leads the team in scoring at 15.0 points per game and has scored in double figures 21 times this season. Collins is third in the Big 12 in free throw percentage at 85.4 percent and he leads KU in assists with 116 and three-pointers with 53, one ahead of freshman Xavier Henry. Henry is coming off his league-high 24 points versus Colorado and is scoring 13.6 points per game. He averages 4.2 rebounds per game and leads KU with 44 steals.

Sophomore forward Marcus Morris has stepped up his game in Big 12 play and leads KU in scoring with 15.7 points per game and is pulling down 7.8 rebounds in league games. In all games, Morris averages 12.8 points and 6.3 rebounds.

Junior center Cole Aldrich has seven double-doubles in his last nine games and 13 DDs for the season. He is one of three Big 12 players to average a double-double with 11.6 ppg and 10.1 rpg this season. He has 10 blocked shots in his last two games and his 103 blocked shots are a KU single-season record. Aldrich's 3.8 blocked shots per contest rank second in the Big 12 and sixth nationally.

Sophomore guard Tyshawn Taylor moved back into the starting lineup against Colorado and has started 16 games this season. He is second on the team with 89 assists and his 17 points against Colorado were one shy of his season high.

Junior guard Brady Morningstar is scoring 4.8 points per game and averaging 3.3 assists per contest. Sophomore forward Markieff Morris, twin of Marcus, had 11 points and seven rebounds against Colorado Saturday. He is averaging 6.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. 

About Oklahoma

Oklahoma looks to snap a four-game losing streak after its 83-68 loss to No. 7 Kansas State Saturday. OU averages 73.3 points and gives up 72.9 for a +0.5 scoring margin. OU leads the Big 12 in three-point field goals made per game at 8.4 and is a solid free throw shooting team, ranking second in the Big 12 with a 73.5 percent.

Sophomore guard Willie Warren leads Oklahoma in scoring at 16.3 points per game, which is ninth in the Big 12. He is second on the team with 86 assists for the season. Freshman guard Tommy Mason-Griffin is next in scoring at 14 points per game and he leads OU with 64 three-point field goals and 118 assists. His 4.5 assists per game are fourth in the conference.

Senior guard Tony Crocker is scoring 11.6 points per outing and he is second on the team with 6.5 rebounds per game and 15 blocked shots.

Freshman forward Tiny Gallon leads OU in rebounds with 8.1 rpg, which ranks seventh in the Big 12. Gallon has a team-high 18 blocked shots and he is scoring 10.1 ppg. Junior guard Cade Davis is just behind Gallon with a 10-point scoring average and he leads OU with 39 steals. Davis is second on the team with 48 three-pointers made. Freshman guard Steven Pledger (6.0 ppg), senior forward Ryan Wright (4.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg) and freshman forward Andrew Fitzgerald (4.3 ppg) round out the OU regulars.

 


 


 

Meet the Opposing Coach

Oklahoma head coach Jeff Capel is 82-46 in his fourth season at OU and 161-87 in his eighth season overall. Under Capel, the Sooners' last two seasons have been particularly impressive, with seven-win improvements occurring both years. Oklahoma posted a 23-12 record in 2007-08 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. It followed with a 30-6 mark in 2008-09 and made the program's first Elite Eight showing since 2003. Last year's 30-win season was just the sixth ever for the school. Capel is 0-4 against Kansas.

The Series

This series dates back to 1920 when both schools were members of the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Kansas leads 134-64. Since 2006, the Jayhawks have won five straight against the Sooners. Kansas is 67-16 against Oklahoma in games played in Lawrence, including a 40-7 record in Allen Fieldhouse. Since 1994, KU has won nine straight versus OU in Allen Fieldhouse. Since the inception of the Big 12, Kansas is 13-4 against Oklahoma - 11-2 in regular-season play and 2-2 in the Big 12 Championship. Kansas coach Bill Self is 6-3 all-time against Oklahoma, including a 6-1 mark while at KU. OU's Jeff Capel is 0-4 against Kansas.

A Kansas Win Would...
  • Make Kansas 27-1 on the season, the best KU record since the 1996-97 team was 34-1.
  •  Make Kansas 13-0 in conference play for first time since the 2002 KU team went 16-0.
  •  Guarantee Kansas at least a share of its 53rd conference championship and 10th Big 12 regular-season title.
  •  Give Kansas its 13th-straight victory, one win shy of its 14-0 start.
  •  Give Kansas 13 league wins for the fifth-straight season, starting in 2001.
  •  Extend the nation's longest home court winning streak to 58 games.
  •  Give Kansas its sixth straight win against Oklahoma and make the all-time series 135-64 in favor of KU.
  •  Give Kansas a 14-4 record against Oklahoma since the inception of the Big 12 in 1996-97.
  • Give Kansas its 10th-straight win against Oklahoma in Allen Fieldhouse and make the series in Lawrence 41-7 in favor of KU.
  • Make KU's record in Allen Fieldhouse 17-0 this season, 111-6 under Bill Self and 649-106 all-time.
  • Make Bill Self 196-41 while at Kansas, 403-146 overall and 7-3 all-time against Oklahoma, 7-1 while at Kansas.
  •  Make Kansas 1,997-794 all-time.



GP GS MPG PPG FG% FT% 3P% RPG ORPG DRPG APG TPG SPG BPG FPG
Oklahoma #11 T. Mason-Griffi 26 22 35.038 14.038 41.5 77.9 44.8 3.038 0.5 2.538 4.538 2.654 0.808 0.0 1.346
Oklahoma #5 T. Crocker 25 25 32.16 11.64 41.8 73.4 35.0 6.52 1.84 4.68 1.76 1.32 1.04 0.6 2.2
Oklahoma #34 C. Davis 26 22 30.692 10.0 39.7 75.0 34.5 3.654 0.731 2.923 0.846 0.615 1.5 0.231 2.192
Oklahoma #13 W. Warren 21 19 32.286 16.333 43.8 79.5 30.9 3.286 0.667 2.619 4.095 3.81 1.0 0.048 2.286
Oklahoma #24 T. Gallon 25 17 23.28 10.12 53.3 70.4 26.7 8.08 2.72 5.36 0.84 2.32 0.68 0.72 2.8
Oklahoma #2 S. Pledger 25 3 18.64 6.0 36.6 84.6 30.5 1.64 0.56 1.08 0.6 0.72 0.36 0.16 1.52
Oklahoma #1 R. Wright 25 12 18.56 4.12 55.7 62.5 0.0 4.48 1.4 3.08 0.28 0.64 0.28 0.4 2.28
Oklahoma #4 A. Fitzgerald 21 7 14.0 4.333 53.7 57.6 0.0 1.762 0.81 0.952 0.333 0.619 0.381 0.238 1.143
Oklahoma #41 R. Willis 12 2 13.0 2.833 25.0 75.0 31.6 2.333 0.75 1.583 0.333 0.75 0.333 0.417 1.167
Oklahoma #21 O. Allen 9 1 7.0 1.222 50.0 75.0 0.0 1.889 0.556 1.333 0.0 0.444 0.0 0.556 1.333
Oklahoma #3 T. Franklin 12 0 1.833 0.167 0.0 33.3 0.0 0.167 0.0 0.167 0.333 0.25 0.0 0.0 0.25
Oklahoma #45 B. Gerber 7 0 1.286 0.571 66.7 0.0 0.0 0.286 0.143 0.143 0.0 0.286 0.0 0.0 0.0



GP GS MPG PPG FG% FT% 3P% RPG ORPG DRPG APG TPG SPG BPG FPG
Kansas #4 S. Collins 27 27 32.481 15.0 42.2 85.4 36.8 2.037 0.148 1.889 4.296 2.148 1.222 0.037 1.519
Kansas #1 X. Henry 27 27 27.037 13.556 44.2 76.9 40.0 4.185 1.222 2.963 1.741 2.037 1.63 0.407 2.0
Kansas #45 C. Aldrich 27 27 26.741 11.63 55.8 69.7 0.0 10.111 3.111 7.0 1.0 1.444 0.667 3.815 2.63
Kansas #22 M. Morris 27 24 24.778 12.815 56.8 69.0 34.8 6.296 2.852 3.444 1.0 1.074 1.0 0.296 2.444
Kansas
T. Taylor 27 16 22.333 7.222 45.9 70.1 35.0 2.407 0.407 2.0 3.296 1.889 1.111 0.148 2.148
Kansas #12 B. Morningstar 18 9 24.278 4.833 42.3 66.7 40.5 2.667 0.722 1.944 3.333 1.0 1.333 0.222 1.444
Kansas #21 M. Morris 27 2 16.0 6.519 56.1 57.4 56.2 5.222 1.667 3.556 1.074 1.333 0.519 0.889 2.556
Kansas #14 T. Reed 27 0 15.037 4.481 47.3 83.3 43.5 1.333 0.111 1.222 1.185 0.407 0.815 0.074 0.815
Kansas #0 T. Robinson 25 1 8.2 2.96 48.3 40.0 0.0 3.0 1.2 1.8 0.36 0.96 0.24 0.52 1.48
Kansas #15 E. Johnson 19 2 7.737 2.947 56.8 66.7 30.8 1.263 0.421 0.842 1.526 0.789 0.368 0.053 1.105
Kansas #13 C. Henry 12 1 8.25 4.083 53.1 50.0 50.0 1.0 0.167 0.833 0.417 0.5 0.5 0.083 1.167
Kansas #2 C. Teahan 14 0 4.929 1.357 33.3 66.7 37.5 1.286 0.714 0.571 0.429 0.286 0.143 0.071 0.5