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Notes & Numbers: KU-Indiana

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KU big man Hunter Dickinson warms up before dropping a double-double on the Indiana Hoosiers in KU's 75-71 win at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. [R1S1 Sports photo]

The 2nd-ranked Kansas men's basketball team picked up a gritty, come-from-behind, 75-71 road win at Indiana on Saturday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana.

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. (88/88), Elmarko Jackson (11/11), Kevin McCullar Jr. (44/93), KJ Adams (47/47), Hunter Dickinson (11/100)

Series Info: The Kansas-Indiana series is now tied at 8 wins apiece, with the Jayhawks having won 8 of the last 10 matchups.


• Marked the first Kansas victory in Bloomington in program history.

• Extended Kansas’ win streak against Big Ten opponents to nine consecutive games, a streak which began on Dec. 10, 2016 vs. Nebraska.

• Made Kansas 10-1 or better for the third-straight season and sixth time in the last nine seasons beginning in 2015-16.

• Gave Kansas its second-straight win against Indiana and tied the all-time series at 8-8.

• Made Kansas 1-0 in true road games this season and 4-1 in games not played in Allen Fieldhouse.

• Made Bill Self 575-133 while at Kansas, 782-238 overall and 6-4 versus Indiana (2-1 while at Kansas).

• Made Kansas 2,380-886 all-time.


• Kansas erased a 13-point deficit in the 2nd half to win its second game of the season when trailing by double-digits. Earlier this season, KU overcame a 14-point deficit in the 2nd half against Kentucky on Nov. 14, 2023 (W, 89-84).

• Kansas led for only 4:15 in the game. The first Kansas lead came with 4:53 remaining in the second half.

• Kansas is 3-0 this season in games decided by five points or fewer.

• Kansas assisted on 18 of its 26 made field goals (69.2 percent). Kansas has assisted on 73.5 percent of its made field goals this season.

• Kansas added 36 points in the paint, 12 points off turnovers and 10 second-chance points.


• Senior center Hunter Dickinson recorded his seventh double-double of this season (38th career) with 17 points and 14 boards. Dickinson has now recorded his third straight double-double and fifth in the last six games. The three straight
double-doubles is the longest streak of Dickinson’s KU career. The longest double-double streak of Dickinson’s career is four consecutive games, which he has done twice in his career (last Feb. 23-March 5, 2023, with Michigan). Dickinson also
added a blocked shot and steal to his stat line.

• Graduate senior Kevin McCullar Jr. had a team-high 21 points, vaulted by a career-high 13 made free throws. McCullar also added six rebounds, four assists, a game-high three steals and a blocked shot. McCullar now has four games in his career with at least 10 FTM. Three of those four have been with KU (last Feb. 6, 2023 vs. Texas). McCullar’s 21-point performance is his sixth contest of 20+ points this season and the ninth of his career.

• Junior KJ Adams added 14 points on 6-of-12 (50.0 percent) shooting, while also pulling in four boards and dishing out three assists. Adams also recorded a blocked shot, a steal and went 2-of-3 from FT.

• Redshirt-senior Dajuan Harris Jr. put together 12 points, five assists, two rebounds and two steals in 40 minutes of game time. Harris knocked down two three-pointers, and Kansas improved to 27-1 when Harris scores in double figures.

• Freshman Elmarko Jackson contributed five points, three assists and two steals in 25 minutes.

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