Advertisement

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Notebook: Cliff Alexander goes ‘extreme’ on jam

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) takes some contact from Oklahoma State forward/center Anthony Allen Jr. (32) as he elevates for a dunk during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) takes some contact from Oklahoma State forward/center Anthony Allen Jr. (32) as he elevates for a dunk during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Advertisement

Podcast episode

Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews

Bill Self talks KU's 'long,' 'bad' game vs. OSU, which lacked any flow

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self speaks with the media following the Jayhawks' win over Oklahoma State, a game Self described as both "long" and "bad," due to the lack of flow.The KU coach said he was discouraged by the technical fouls his team picked up, as well.

Download podcast

Podcast episode

Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews

Mason, Oubre and Alexander discuss technicals, style of play vs. OSU

Kansas University basketball players Frank Mason III, Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre Jr. meet with the media following the Jayhawks' 67-57 home win over Oklahoma State. The Jayhawks discuss the technical fouls, the style of the game and Alexander's highlight jam.

Download podcast

KANSAS 67, OKLAHOMA STATE 57

Box score

Point guard Frank Mason III, like most in attendance for Kansas University’s 67-57 win over Oklahoma State Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse, left the game impressed with a vicious one-handed dunk by freshman forward Cliff Alexander in the first half.

“That was extreme. I thought he was just going to do a regular, old jump-hook, but he didn’t. It was extreme,” Mason said.

Minutes: Brannen Greene, who played three minutes the first half, did not play in the second half. He was removed after not going after a rebound hard and did not return. Self said it was coach’s decision. Svi Mykhailiuk did not play (coach’s decision).

This, that: Mason extended his double-digit scoring streak to 13-straight games. KU's longest double-digit scoring streak a year ago belonged to Andrew Wiggins (eight games). ... Devonté Graham has recorded nine assists without a turnover in 40 combined minutes over the last two games. … KU is 3-0 to start Big 12 play for the ninth-straight season and the 11th time under Self. ... KU leads the all-time series against OSU, 110-55. KU is 45-9 vs. OSU in Allen. OSU set a KU season opponent-high with 29 fouls, surpassing the previous season-high of 28 by Tennessee on Nov. 28. The Cowboys’ 29 fouls were most by a KU opponent since Texas committed 31 personal fouls on Feb. 1, 2014. ... KU held OSU to 16 field goals (31.4 percent) and three made three-point field goals, evening out to an 18.8 three-point percentage, while only giving up four offensive rebounds. All of these totals are Kansas opponent season lows. ... The last time KU was assessed with multiple technical fouls in a game came on Nov. 28, 2013 in a loss to Villanova (team technical and another on Andrew White III). ... The last time Kansas had two individual players assessed with a technical foul in a single game occurred when Brady Morningstar and Thomas Robinson drew one apiece in a 78-63 victory over Cal on Dec. 22, 2010.


More news and notes from Kansas vs. Oklahoma State


By the Numbers: Kansas beats Oklahoma State, 67-57

By the Numbers: Kansas beats Oklahoma State, 67-57

Comments

Erich Hartmann 5 years ago

Oh god that blasted Cal game...(see last sentence of article). That's the same game, I believe, where the Cal punk "Gutierrez" w/ponytail was instigating cheap contact all over the place, and even drove his elbow into Thomas Robinson's throat at the bottom of a dogpile. I thought Marcus got the T and ejected after retaliating for getting karate-chopped between the shoulder blade as he was simply running back on defense...And to make it worse, the Cal coach supported Gutierrez in the post game press conf.

Ron Sterling 5 years ago

It was Marcus Morris. Markieff avenged his bro by delivering the win, though (TRob was also pretty good).

kellerman411 5 years ago

Speaking of Andrew Wiggins. Don't look now but over the last 10 games he's averaging 21 points, 5 rebounds and is shooting nearly .500

Harlan Hobbs 5 years ago

That Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love trade isn't looking so good for the Cavaliers right now. Love was relegated to the bench last night against the Suns while Markieff Morris went on a tear for Phoenix and won the game.

Of course, you wouldn't really know that given the amount of press given to LeBron in his return to action. He obviously had a productive game, but geez, his team lost and is under .500 in the league.

Now, they are even saying that Love might opt out of his contract next year and go free agency. That would just be great for Cleveland who gave up their last two #1 draft choices to get him.

Aaron Paisley 5 years ago

That was never a good trade to begin with. LeBron James does not know how to run a franchise and Cleveland won't make it past the 2nd round of the playoffs this year because they don't play defense outside of LeBron.

Dirk Medema 5 years ago

Greene also had a typical Greene move - jacking a 3 from the top of the key early in the possession with no KU players and most of the Cowboys underneath. Not exactly within the flow of the game, which is exactly what Coach was most P'd about (in general) after the game. Lots of individual play, dribbling the ball without moving the ball to teammates ("sticking"). Lots of "teachable" video. Better after a W than L, but still not a film session I'd be excited to be on the receiving end.

Clarence Haynes 5 years ago

Alexander dunk on ESPN SC...top 10 plays!

Erich Hartmann 5 years ago

I can say 1 thing about Cliff Alexander: He actually is proving to be playable as a frosh (now). I remember my fave KU post player of the Self era, Thomas Robinson (followed narrowly by Marcus and Shady), was hardly playable as a freshman. Limited minutes as a frosh, and we all saw flashes. Then TRob explodes his Jr season. Just imagine Cliff next season. A top 5 bigman should be farther along than a top 40 guy like TRob was.

Erich Hartmann 5 years ago

Note to Perry Ellis: That is a 7 FOOTER for OSU that Cliff threw down on. Cliff is 6'8...

Russ McCaig 5 years ago

yeah... and as stated above regarding Greene getting pulled because HCBS didnt think that he went for a rebound good enough....what the heck kept Ellis in the game...4 TO's in the first 3 min, multiple shots of his blocked, turns in on post moves only to have the ball stripped, has a press breaking pass go thru his hands out of bounds...and HE stays in the game...Greene gets pulled for good due to one stated infraction??...

Commenting has been disabled for this item.