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Notes & Numbers: KU-UH

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Kansas guard Kevin McCullar Jr. signals to the KU crowd during the first half of Saturday's run-away win over No. 4 Houston at Allen Fieldhouse. [Chance Parker photo]

Here's a quick look back at some of the most noteworthy stats and milestones from 8th-ranked Kansas' dominant, 78-65 win over No. 4 Houston on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU Starters (starts at KU/career starts): Dajuan Harris Jr. (99/99) Kevin McCullar Jr. (54/103) Johnny Furphy (8/8) KJ Adams Jr. (58/58) Hunter Dickinson (22/111)

Series Info: Kansas leads the all-time series against Houston, 6-2 (3-1 in AFH).

The KU win...

• Made Kansas 18-4 and 6-3 or better in Big 12 play.

• Made KU 4-1 against AP top-10 teams and 5-2 versus ranked foes this season.

• Gave KU four-straight wins against Houston, making the series 6-2 in favor of KU (3-1 in Allen Fieldhouse.

• Made Kansas 12-0 at home this season and extend its home court winning streak to 17 games.

• Gave Kansas eight-straight wins against top-10 teams in Allen Fieldhouse, including 3-0 this season.

• Made KU 852-117 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 311-17 under head coach Bill Self.

• Made Bill Self 583-136 while at Kansas, 790-241 overall and 1-1 against Houston (1-0 while at Kansas).

• Made Kansas 2,388-889 all-time.

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Team Notes

• Kansas shot 68.9 percent (31-of-45) from the field. That is the highest percentage in a game since shooting 72.1 percent (44-of-61) vs. Niagara on Jan. 9, 1997. It is the highest percentage in a conference game since 69.6 percent vs. Missouri on Jan. 19, 1991 (32-of-46). The last team to shoot better than Kansas did today against a top-five ranked opponent was Xavier on March 11, 2004 vs. #1 St. Joseph’s (71.1 percent).

• Under Bill Self (2003-04), Kansas is 19-1 in Allen Fieldhouse when facing an opponent ranked higher than KU. Kansas has won 16 straight under that scenario beginning on Feb. 5, 2006. The 19-1 record includes a 14-0 mark against top-10 opponents and a 10-0 record against top-five opponents.

• Since Bill Self’s first season, 2003-04, the Jayhawks are 24-4 against AP top-10 teams inside Allen Fieldhouse, 12-1 versus top-five opponents.

• Kansas’ 13-point margin of victory was its largest against an AP top-five ranked opponent since Feb. 27, 2021 vs. #2 Baylor (+13, 71-58).

• Kansas dished out 20 assists. The Jayhawks have at least 20 assists in 12 games this season, which is the most in the country.

• Kansas’ 78 points were the most allowed by Houston this season. The most they allowed entering today’s game was 72 in an overtime contest at Texas.

• Kansas held a 43-28 lead at halftime. The 15-point halftime lead for KU is the largest against an AP top-five ranked opponent since April 5, 2008 vs. #1 North Carolina (+17, 44-27). It is the largest halftime lead against an AP top-five ranked opponent in a regular season game since Dec. 1, 2001 at #4 Arizona (+15, 53-38).

• Kansas shot 68.0 percent (17-of-25) from the field in the first half. That marks the seventh time this season Kansas has shot 60.0 percent or better in the first half, including the fifth time in Big 12 play.

Individual Notes

• Senior Hunter Dickinson had a team-high 20 points on 9-of-15 (60.0 percent) shooting, eight rebounds and four assists in 33 minutes. Dickinson has scored at least 20 points in 10 games this season and 44 times in his career.

• Freshman Johnny Furphy finished with 17 points on 6-of-7 (85.7 percent) shooting, including three three-pointers, eight rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes. Furphy has scored in double figures in six-straight games and eight times this season.

• Graduate-senior Kevin McCullar Jr. contributed 17 points on 7-of-8 (87.5 percent) shooting, seven rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes.

• Junior KJ Adams Jr. added 10 points, four rebounds and a career-high seven assists in 36 minutes. Adams has finished in double figures in nine-straight games and 18 times this season.

• Redshirt-senior Dajuan Harris Jr. surpassed 600 career assists and now has 601 in his career.

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