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Notes & Numbers: KU-Gonzaga

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KU guard Johnny Furphy lets a 3-pointer fly during the Jayhawks' 2nd-round, NCAA Tournament loss to Gonzaga on Saturday in Salt Lake City, Utah. [Kansas Athletics photo]

Here's a quick look back at some of the most noteworthy stats and milestones from 4th-seeded Kansas' 89-68 second-round loss to No. 5 seed Gonzaga in the 2024 NCAA Tournament on Saturday in Salt Lake City.

KU Starters (starts at KU/career starts): Dajuan Harris Jr. (111/111); Nicolas Timberlake (8/98); Johnny Furphy (19/19); KJ Adams (69/69); Hunter Dickinson (33/122)

Series Info: Gonzaga leads the three-game series, 2-1.


• Ended Kansas’ season at 23-11.

• Made Kansas 5-3 in neutral site games in 2023-24.

• Dropped Kansas to 113-50 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

• Made Kansas 24-14 in second round games in the NCAA Tournament since 1981.

• Made Bill Self 795-247 all-time, including 588-142 while at Kansas and 53-23 all-time in the NCAA tournament (43-18 while at KU).

• Made Kansas 2,394-895 all-time.


• Kansas shot 63.6% (7-of-11) from deep in the first half, which is the best first-half three-point shooting percentage for Kansas in a NCAA Tournament game since at least 2013-14. Kansas shot 62.5% (5-of-8) from deep in the first half against New Mexico State on March 20, 2015.

• Kansas dished out 20 assists, marking the 15th game this season with 20+ assists.

• The contest consisted of eight lead changes and four ties.


• Redshirt senior Dajuan Harris Jr. posted a 10-point, 11-assist double-double which marked the second of his career. The 11 assists tied a career high for Harris, who passed Kirk Hinrich (2000-03; 668 ast) for fourth on Kansas’ all-time assist list now with 676 assists. Harris added a 2-for-2 clip from beyond the arc and picked a steal.

• The 11 assists were the most in an NCAA Tournament game for Harris, having previously dished out seven twice (March 21, 2024 vs. Samford and March 16, 2023 vs. Howard).

• Senior Hunter Dickinson scored 15 points and pulled down five rebounds, also dishing out four assists. Dickinson went 2-of-4 (50.0 percent) from the three-point line.

• Junior KJ Adams added 10 points for Kansas, which included six boards and a steal. Adams scored 10+ points in 26 games this season, including 46 for his career.

• Freshman Johnny Furphy contributed nine points, seven boards and a steal.

• Graduate senior Nicolas Timberlake also scored nine points and grabbed a season-high tying six rebounds.

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