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Notes & Numbers: KU at Baylor

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KU point guard Dajuan Harris Jr. tries to get around a defender during the Jayhawks' road loss at Baylor on Saturday, March 2, 2024 in Waco, Texas. [Kansas Athletics photo]

Here's a quick look back at some of the most noteworthy stats and milestones from 7th-ranked Kansas' road loss at No. 15 Baylor on Saturday afternoon in Waco, Texas.

KU Starters (starts at KU/career starts): Dajuan Harris (106/106); Johnny Furphy (15/15); Kevin McCullar Jr. (57/106); KJ Adams (65/65); Hunter Dickinson (29/118)

Series Info: KU leads the series, 36-10 (14-7 in Waco, 0-1 in Foster Pavilion)


• Made Kansas 21-8 on the season and 9-7 in Big 12 play.

• Made the Kansas-Baylor series 36-10 in favor of Kansas, including a 14-7 mark in games played in Waco, 0-1 in Foster Pavilion.

• Made Kansas 3-6 in true road games this season and 7-7 in games not played in Allen Fieldhouse.

• Made Bill Self 793-245 all-time, including 586-140 while at Kansas (28-10 all-time versus Baylor, including 28-9 while at KU).

• Made Kansas 2,391-893 all-time.


• Kansas returned to the starting lineup of Harris, Furphy, McCullar, Adams and Dickinson for the ninth game this season. The lineup has combined for 410 starts over their career, and have fallen to 6-4 as a starting lineup this season.

• Kansas shot 65.2% (15-of-23) in the first half, marking Kansas’ 15th time shooting 50% or better in the first half this season. The Jayhawks are 11-4 in games when shooting 50% or better in the first half this season. It is also the ninth time Kansas has shot 50% or better in the first half in Big 12 Conference play and is the best first half field goal percentage since shooting 68% (17-of-25) against Houston on Feb. 3, 2024.

• Kansas trailed at halftime, 35-34, for just the eighth time this season. The Jayhawks are now 4-4 in games when trailing at the half this season.

• Kansas scored 46 points in the paint on Saturday, marking the fourth Big 12 Conference game this season with 45+ points in the paint. The season-high of 52 points in the paint came against Texas on Feb. 24, 2024.

• Kansas shot 55.1% (32-of-58) from the field on Saturday, marking Kansas’ 15th game shooting 50% or better this season. The Jayhawks fall to 12-3 in games when shooting 50% or better this season.

• Baylor shot 55.5% (30-of-54) from the floor on Saturday, marking just the second time this season a team has shot 50% or better against the Jayhawks (Jan. 20 at West Virginia, 51%). The Jayhawks are now 0-2 in games when their opponent shoots 50% or better.


• With 38 minutes on Saturday, Dajuan Harris Jr. surpassed Darnell Valentine for 11th most minutes played all-time. Harris has now played 3,908 career minutes.

• Bob Cousy Award top-10 candidate Dajuan Harris Jr. led the team with 9 assists on Saturday, marking his third game with nine or more assists this season and 11th of his career. Harris entered Saturday averaging 6.5 assists per game, which ranked ninth nationally.

• Harris scored 12 points on 6-of-11 from the field, his 12th double-digit scoring effort of the season and 37th of his career. The Jayhawks fall to 33-4 when Harris scores 10 or more points, including 9-3 this season.

• Hunter Dickinson scored 20 points on 9-of-12 from the field on Saturday, marking his 27th double-digit scoring effort of the season. Dickinson now has 110 games in double-figures over his career.

• Kevin McCullar Jr. scored 20 points on 9-of-19 from the field, marking his 24th game in double-figures this season and 83rd of his career. McCullar’s 20 points mark his 12th game this season and 15th of his KU career with 20+ points in a game.

• Dickinson leads the Big 12 with 14 games of 20 or more points this season, while McCullar is second in the Big 12 Conference with 12 games of 20+ points.

• Dickinson scored 10 points in the first half on Saturday, marking his 16th game with 10+ points in a first half this season. Dickinson’s most first half points (18) came against TCU on Jan. 6, 2024.

• Dickinson added 4 blocks on Saturday, marking his third game this season and 12th game of his career with four or more blocks. Dickinson has recorded two or more blocks in 49 career games, including eight this season.

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