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Notes & Numbers: KU-WSU

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KU veterans Kevin McCullar Jr., middle, and Hunter Dickinson, right, joke with an official during the Jayhawks' win over Wichita State on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023. [Chance Parker photo]

Kansas City, Missouri — The 2nd-ranked Kansas men's basketball team improved to 12-1 on the season with an easy win over Wichita State at T-Mobile Center on Saturday afternoon.

KU Starters (starts at KU/career starts): Dajuan Harris Jr. (90/90) Elmarko Jackson (13/13) Kevin McCullar Jr. (46/95) KJ Adams Jr. (49/49) Hunter Dickinson (13/102)

Series Info: Kansas moves to 13-3 against Wichita State in a series that dates back to 1908. Kansas has won six of the last seven contests.






• Made Kansas 12-1 or better for the third-straight season and sixth time in the last nine seasons beginning in 2015-16.

• Extended Kansas’ win streak to eight games.

• Made Kansas 6-0 in the month of December and extended its December winning streak to 24 games dating back to the final December game of the 2019-20 season.

• Made Kansas 46-11 all-time in the T-Mobile Center, which opened in 2007-08.

• Made Kansas 233-85 in games played in Kansas City.

• Made Bill Self 577-133 while at Kansas, 784-238 overall and 1-1 versus Wichita State while at KU.

• Made Kansas 2,382-886 all-time.


• Kansas shot 31-of-75 (41.9 percent) from the floor. Of the team’s 31 made field goals, 23 of those were converted thanks to an assist.

• Kansas outrebounded the Shockers 48-38, giving the Jayhawks their 60th-straight win when edging their opponents on the glass.


• Senior center Hunter Dickinson posted a 22-point, 13-rebound double-double on 10-of-17 (58.8 percent) shooting. The double-double marks Dickinson’s fifth straight game with 10-plus rebounds, his eighth double-double of the season and 39th of his career. Additionally, Dickinson knocked down two three-pointers, dished out four assists, added a career-high tying three steals and blocked a shot.

• Graduate-senior guard Kevin McCullar Jr. dropped 20 points and grabbed seven boards. This performance marks the eighth time this season (11th career) in which McCullar has scored 20 or more points. McCullar has also knocked down 22 consecutive free throws without a miss, dating back to the contest against Indiana (12.18.23). McCullar also added two steals and two assists to his stat line.

• Freshman guard Elmarko Jackson posted a career-high 12 points on 5-of-10 (50.0 percent) shooting, including two 3-pointers made on three attempts. Jackson has now found himself in double figure scoring twice this season, with his previous career-high of 11 points coming against Missouri (12.9.23).

• Junior forward KJ Adams pulled down a career-high 11 boards to accompany his nine points. Adams’ previous career high of nine rebounds came vs. Omaha (11.7.22). Adams dished out five assists and shot 4-of-8 (50.0 percent) from the floor.

• Redshirt-senior Dajuan Harris Jr. scored six points, dished out a game-high nine assists and stole the ball twice. Harris now has 182 career steals, which moves him into 10th on Kansas’ all-time career steals list.

• Freshman guard Johnny Furphy added seven points and three rebounds on 2-of-6 (33.3 percent) shooting in 14 minutes.

• Freshman guard Jamari McDowell scored six points and pulled down three rebounds, which included a perfect 4-of-4 (100 percent) from the free throw line.

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