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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

More game notes from the KU-Oklahoma thriller

Kansas forward Jamari Traylor (31), forward Cheick Diallo (13) and forward Carlton Bragg Jr. (15) react to an and-one bucket by guard Devonte' Graham (4) to tie the game during the second half, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Jamari Traylor (31), forward Cheick Diallo (13) and forward Carlton Bragg Jr. (15) react to an and-one bucket by guard Devonte' Graham (4) to tie the game during the second half, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Monday’s game was the third triple overtime game in KU history. There have been two quadruple OT games.

The last triple OT contest was a 76-73 loss at Oklahoma State in 1981. It was the longest game ever played in Allen, the first triple OT game in KU's historic venue.

• OU scored the most points by a KU opponent inside Allen (106) and third-most ever vs. KU.

• KU has had back-to-back 100-point games for the first time since the 2002-03 season, when KU scored 102 and 100 in back-to-back blowout wins over UNC Asheville and UMKC.

• KU’s 109 points were most scored in a league game since KU tallied 109 vs. Texas Tech in 2008 in Allen.

• KU’s 94 shot attempts were most in a single game by the Jayhawks since stats for FG attempts were recorded in the media guide box scores. The previous high was 91 vs. Murray State in 1977, when KU went 45-of-91. KU hit 40 of 94 for 42.6 percent Monday.

• Devonté Graham matched a career high with 20 points set last year against TCU.

• Buddy Hield’s 13 field goals were most since Ben Woodside of North Dakota State hit 13 vs. KU in the 2009 NCAA Tournament. It was most in a conference game since Kevin Durant hit 13 in 2007 in Allen.

Hield's eight threes vs. KU were most since Alan Voskuil of Texas Tech hit nine in 2009.

• KU has won 14 of its last 16 with Oklahoma. The Jayhawks have won 15 in a row vs. the Sooners in Allen.

• KU has won 32 in a row in Allen. The Jayhawks are 198-9 under Self in Allen.

— See what people were saying about No. 1 versus No. 2 during KUsports.com’s live coverage


More news and notes from No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 2 Oklahoma




By the Numbers: Kansas 109, Oklahoma 106 (3OT)

By the Numbers: Kansas 109, Oklahoma 106 (3OT)

Comments

Brianna Zaleski 3 years, 10 months ago

I'm confused, I thought D. Graham ended up w 22, and I thought Buddy scored his 46 on 23 shots.

Joe Ross 3 years, 10 months ago

Unless it's corrected, the second paragraph makes it appear as if the 1981 game was the only triple OT game in KUs history, because it refers to it as the last and the first triple OT game.

Bryce Landon 3 years, 10 months ago

The LJW sportswriters were up late last night, so naturally they probably overlooked some details like that.

Suzi Marshall 3 years, 10 months ago

I thought the KU 70-74 loss to Indiana on December 4, '77 went to 3-OTs. This link only shows OT but being at the game, I could swear it was 3 OTs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974–75_Indiana_Hoosiers_men%27s_basketball_team

Steve Grimm 3 years, 10 months ago

Additional factoids: This marks the 10th time in KU history that an opponent has scored 100+. Interestingly, Oklahoma has done it the most: 4 times. (Kentucky has done it twice).

Joe Ross 3 years, 10 months ago

I dont think I saw it mentioned prior to the game the very well known fact that OUs coach was from Kansas, and KU's coach was from Oklahoma. Just an interesting story line

Suzi Marshall 3 years, 10 months ago

Furthermore, I believe they were both the HS 'Player of the Year' for their respective states. Back then, Kansas decided in favor of Aurora Illinois Tom Kivisto over home-state hero Kruger. Now, Kansas decided in favor of Roxbury, MA Wayne Selden over Wichita's Buddy Hield. I'm not complaining because things worked out great for everyone but it shows people need to look to where they best fit.

Harlan Hobbs 3 years, 10 months ago

You're right, Joe. Hadn't thought of that. That's one reason why you are unique. Not much slips past you. Good catch!

Benz Junque 3 years, 10 months ago

Has Kansas ever posted back to back 100 point games in conference games?

Bryce Landon 3 years, 10 months ago

Actually yes. They did in the 2001-02 season, the year Roy Williams' Final Four-bound Jayhawks went 16-0 through league play. In fact, they did it twice that season: They followed a 105-73 pasting of Missouri with a 100-73 dismantling of Colorado. Later, they took down Texas Tech 108-81 and then survived Texas 110-103 in OT.

Patricia Palmer 3 years, 10 months ago

Devonte' Graham is going to continue to be one of your best players. I've followed him since he was in Middle School and when he was the star of our Broughton High Basketball Team when he was a senior. A terrific BB player and an exceptional young man. We are pulling for him here in Raleigh. I pull for UNC here but if they were playing Kansas I would probably have to pull for Kansas.

Robin Smith 3 years, 10 months ago

We're glad he's here. He continues to impress and show us new dimensions with every game. A really smart and skilled player with moxie. We're happy to hear from you. I really like the dynamic team UNC has on the court this year. Johnson and Paige were both spectacular Monday night. Anyway, if we do meet up it will be deep in the tournament :-) Good luck to you and glad you chose to share!

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