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Sunday, January 25, 2009

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2009 KU-ISU Jan. 24

Reader poll

Which Big 12 North team has the best home-court advantage (other than KU)?

  • Iowa State 37% 762 votes
  • Nebraska 9% 204 votes
  • Kansas State 4% 101 votes
  • Colorado 1% 26 votes
  • Missouri 46% 960 votes

2053 total votes.

Remembering Yow

Kansas University coach Bill Self was saddened to learn of the death of North Carolina State women’s coach Kay Yow, who had battled cancer for many years.

Hall of Famer Yow, who won over 737 games in 38 years, was first diagnosed with cancer in 1987. She died Saturday.

“She was unbelievable, incredible, an inspiration to a lot of people,” Self said.

He met Yow at the 2000 Wooden Awards ceremony in Salt Lake City, and they remained friends ever since.

“She asked me to come to her golf tournament last summer. It was like, ‘Of course I’ll be there,’’’ Self said of the tourney for cancer research. “She was a great person, a great coach. She will be greatly missed by so many.”

Good stats

KU’s Cole Aldrich scored 16 points off 7-of-12 shooting with 12 rebounds.

“I was on Cole. I thought it was one of his least effective games of late,” Self said. “The kid still gets 16 and 12. I didn’t think he played near as smart in certain situations. He was still effective.”

Aldrich speaks

Aldrich on ISU’s Craig Brackins: “He showed again he’s one of the best in the Big 12. I guarded him a little bit. He’s so tough as an outside-inside guy.”

Aldrich on Sherron Collins: “Amazing, amazing. He was the only one who kept us in the game the first half. He had 18 the first half, making shots, moving the ball.”

Keating at reunion

KU senior associate athletic director Larry Keating and players, coaches and managers from the 1989 Seton Hall basketball team will be honored at halftime of the Seton Hall-Georgetown game today in Newark, N.J.

The ’89 Pirates advanced to the Final Four 20 years ago, losing to Michigan in the national championship game.

Keating served as Seton Hall AD for 12 years.

Stats, facts

KU has won five in a row at Hilton Coliseum and seven of eight. KU is 20-18 all-time at Hilton. … KU has won seven in a row overall versus the Cyclones. … Collins became the 51st player in KU history to score 1,000 points. He has 1,025. … Collins, who hit three of four threes, has made at least 50 percent of his treys in four straight games. … KU made 50.8 percent of its shots (31-61). It’s the first Cyclone opponent to shoot 50 percent this year. … Collins was perfect from the free-throw line for the third straight game. He has made 23 straight free throws. … Aldrich, who had two blocks, has had two or more blocks in eight straight games. … Mario Little has made 11 straight shots dating to the Kansas State game. The KU record for shots made in a single game is nine, set by both C.J. Giles (2005 vs. Chaminade) and Mark Randall (1990 vs. Rider). There are no records available for consecutive shots made in multiple games. … Tyshawn Taylor had a career-high six boards to go with his 10 points.

Comments

actorman 5 years, 11 months ago

"The KU record for shots made in a single game is nine, set by both C.J. Giles (2005 vs. Chaminade) and Mark Randall (1990 vs. Rider)."Obviously you mean the record for shots made without a miss, since of course there have been many times when a KU player has made more than nine shots in a game.

John Brown 5 years, 11 months ago

I just read in the Atlanta Journal Constitution that Aaron Miles is hanging out with Josh Childress in Greece. Their team is doing well and it is one of the contenders in the European League.

ku98 5 years, 11 months ago

jbrownjib, actually, Childress and Aaron don't play for the same team. Childress plays for Olympiakos and Aaron plays for Panionios. If you want to keep track, check:http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?pcode=LIZI heard Childress has a sports hernia and he is going to be out for a few weeks, and Olympiakos is looking to sign Jannero Pargo to replace him, NOT Stephon Marbury as originally advertised by the media.

5yardfuller 5 years, 11 months ago

The KU record book is wrong. Danny Manning went 10 for 10 against Oklahoma State on January 18, 1986.A few days later, Greg Dreiling went four for four against Missouri on January 23 and seven for seven in the next game against Louisville on January 25. That would have given him at least 11 straight FGs. Overall, quite a week for KU marksmanship.After going nine for nine against Rider, Mark Randall made his first three shots in the next game for 12 straight FGS.Didn't Mario Little miss a last-second shot before halftime in the TAMU game?

s6u6r6f 5 years, 10 months ago

Norm Cook, may he rest in peace, went 10 for 10 from the field his first game as a Jayhawk. I was there.Rock chalk.

Lance Hobson 5 years, 10 months ago

I don't know where you guys get all of these numbers but keep it up. I hope Miles gets another shot at the NBA, he is such a solid point guard.

Cody Stumma 5 years, 10 months ago

Didn't Mario Little miss a last-second shot before halftime in the TAMU game?It was after the buzzer had gone off so it didn't count.

Michael Auchard 5 years, 10 months ago

Surprised Wayne Simien doesn't have that record (most shots).

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