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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Notebook: Examining the numbers from KU’s home win

Kansas players Perry Ellis, left, Evan Manning and Tyler Self have a laugh late in the game.

Kansas players Perry Ellis, left, Evan Manning and Tyler Self have a laugh late in the game.

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With an 88-46 shellacking of Montana on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas University’s men’s basketball program added another win in a number of sections of the record book.

• KU is now 2-0 all-time against Montana. It was the first meeting between the teams since Dec. 1, 1962, a 68-56 Kansas win in Allen Fieldhouse.

• KU is 17-0 all-time against current membership of the Big Sky Conference. The Jayhawks pounded Northern Colorado, 109-72, in the season opener.

• KU’s crowd of 16,300 marked its 232nd consecutive sellout.

• KU has won eight straight, tying the longest winning streak from 2014-15.

• KU is 98-4 versus non-conference opponents in Allen Fieldhouse during the Bill Self era.

• KU has won 29 in a row in Allen.

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• KU is 195-9 in Allen during the Self era.

Team notes: Montana’s Fabijan Krslovic scored the game’s first points off a layup at 19:42. That marked the first time in 163:57 that the Jayhawks have trailed inside Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas last found itself behind on its home floor on March 3, 2015, against West Virginia with 3:39 remaining in overtime. ... KU’s 42-point margin of victory was second largest of the season and the largest at home. KU defeated Chaminade 123-72 (51 points) in the Maui Invitational. ... KU has hit 62.8 percent (54-of-86) in the second halves of its last three contests. ... The Grizzlies shot 26.4 percent (14-of-53), the lowest field goal percentage by a KU opponent this season. ... KU out-rebounded Montana by a margin of 18, its second-largest margin of year (25 vs. Chaminade). ... The KU bench, which scored 48 points, is averaging 32.1 points per game in 2015-16, compared to 22.5 by its opponents. ...The Jayhawks hit 43.8 percent (7-of-16) of their three-point attempts, marking the eighth-straight game Kansas has shot 40 percent or better from behind the three-point arc. KU has also now made seven or more three-pointers in eight of 10 games this season.

Individual notes: Brannen Greene is 11 of 14 from three this season. ... Frank Mason III tied a career-high with nine assists against no bobbles. ... Wayne Selden Jr., failed to make a three pointer (0-of-4) for the first time this season. ... Svi Mykhailiuk scored in double figures for the fourth time this season and connected on multiple three-pointers (2-of-4) for the second time in 2015-16.

— See what people were saying about the game during KUsports.com’s live blog


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By the Numbers: Kansas 88, Montana 46

By the Numbers: Kansas 88, Montana 46

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