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Notes & Numbers: Kansas-Yale

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KU big man Hunter Dickinson flips the ball to an official after a tie-up on the ground during the Jayhawks' 75-60 home win over Yale on Friday night. [Chance Parker photo]

The 2nd-ranked Kansas men's basketball team picked up a tough, 75-60 win over Yale at Allen Fieldhouse on Friday night, just before the players head home for a few days for the holiday break.

Here's a look at some of the numbers and significant stats that emerged from that victory.

KU STARTERS (Starts at KU/Career starts): Dajuan Harris Jr. (89/89) Elmarko Jackson (12/12) Kevin McCullar Jr. (45/94) KJ Adams Jr. (48/48) Hunter Dickinson (12/101)

SERIES INFO: The Kansas-Yale series is now at 4-0 in favor of the Jayhawks.


• Made Kansas 11-1 or better for the third-straight season and sixth time in the last nine seasons beginning in 2015-16.

• Extended Kansas’ win streak in Allen Fieldhouse to 12, including 7-0 this season.

• Made KU 847-117 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 306-17 under Bill Self.

• Made Self 152-6 against nonconference opponents in Allen Fieldhouse.

• Made Bill Self 576-133 while at Kansas, 783-238 overall and 3-0 versus Yale while at KU.

• Made Kansas 2,381-886 all-time.


• Kansas shot a perfect 12-of-12 from the free throw line. This is the most makes without a miss since Dec. 9, 2015 when KU shot 12-of-12 from the charity stripe against Holy Cross in a 92-59 victory.

• Kansas edged Yale on rebounds, 32-30, giving the Jayhawks their 59th-straight win when out-rebounding their opponent.

• Kansas trailed at the break for the fourth time this season and in the second-straight game. The Jayhawks are now 3-1 after trailing at half.

• Kansas overcame a double-figure deficit for the second-straight time this season after trailing by 11 late in the first half. KU trailed by 13 last Saturday, Dec. 16 against Indiana, in which the Jayhawks were able to come away with a 75-71 victory.


• Graduate senior Kevin McCullar Jr. scored a career-high 34 points on 61.1 percent (11-of-18) from the floor. This was the first time a Jayhawk has scored 34 or more points since Jalen Wilson scored 38 at Kansas State (1/17/23). This was the first time McCullar scored 30 or more points and he has now scored 20 or more points for the second-straight time and fourth in his last five games. He now has seven games with 20 or more points this season and 10 throughout his career. He added four assists and six rebounds, while shooting a perfect 8-of-8 from the charity stripe.

• McCullar joins Jalen Wilson and Ochai Agbaji for the second-most games with 20 or more points through 12 games with seven. He trails Dedric Lawson and Raef LaFrentz, who both had eight at the 12-game mark.

• Graduate Senior Nicolas Timberlake tied his season-high with 13 points, the second time he has scored in double-figures this season. He shot 50 percent from the floor which included three three-pointers.

• Redshirt-senior Dajuan Harris Jr. stole the ball a season-high four times. His four steals are the most by an individual this season since KJ Adams Jr. had four against Kansas City on Dec. 5. Harris added 10 points and six assists and has now scored in double-figures three times this season and 28 times in his career. Additionally, Kansas holds a 28-1 record when Harris scores 10 or more points in a contest.

• Senior Hunter Dickinson corralled 10 rebounds for the fourth-straight time and eighth time this season. He added eight points along with two blocks.

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