2009–10 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team

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2009–10 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
University of Kansas athletics (logo).svg
Big 12 Regular Season Champions
Big 12 Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Big 12
Division North
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 1
2009–10 record 33–3 (15–1 Big 12)
Head coach Bill Self
Assistant coach Danny Manning
Assistant coach Joe Dooley
Assistant coach Kurtis Townsend
Home arena Allen Fieldhouse
Seasons
2009–10 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Kansas 15 1   .938     33 3   .917
#7 Kansas State 11 5   .688     29 8   .784
#19 Baylor 11 5   .688     28 8   .778
#23 Texas A&M 11 5   .688     24 10   .706
Missouri 10 6   .625     23 11   .676
Texas 9 7   .563     24 10   .706
Oklahoma State 9 7   .563     22 11   .667
Colorado 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Texas Tech 4 12   .250     19 16   .543
Iowa State 4 12   .250     15 17   .469
Oklahoma 4 12   .250     13 18   .419
Nebraska 2 14   .125     15 18   .455
2010 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll • Through March 28, 2010

The 2009–10 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team represented the University of Kansas in the 2009-10 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, which was the Jayhawks' 112th basketball season. Their head coach was Bill Self, who was serving his 7th year. The team played its home games in Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas and are members of the Big 12 Conference. The Jayhawks finished the season 33–3, 15–1 in Big 12 play to capture the Big 12 regular season championship. They also won the 2010 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament to earn the conference's automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. They earned the #1 overall seed in the entire tournament and were the 1 seed in the Midwest Region. They defeated 16 seed Lehigh in the first round and were upset by 9 seed Northern Iowa in the second round.

Pre-Season[edit]

On April 13, 2009 key players Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich announced that they would forgo the NBA draft and return for the 2009–10 season.[1] The Jayhawks will return all players who saw significant minutes on last years Sweet 16 team. In early polls for the season, The Jayhawks were almost the consensus #1 ranked team for the 09–10 season, the only other team that was #1 in any other pre-season polls, was Michigan State, which defeated KU in the Sweet 16 of the 2009 NCAA tournament.

Departures[edit]

In the offseason the Jayhawks lost Senior walk-ons Matt Kleinmann and Brennan Bechard from the 2008–09 roster. On April 9, Quintrell Thomas and Tyrone Appleton announced their intention to transfer to other schools due to lack of available playing time.[2] Appleton averaged 0.8 points on 2.2 minutes per game in 2008–09 and Thomas averaged 1.5 points on 5.4 minutes.

Quintrell Thomas announced that he will be joining the UNLV squad, however will not be eligible to play until the 2010–2011 season. Appleton transferred to Southwest Baptist University in Missouri.

Recruiting[edit]

In October 2008, the Jayhawks received commitments from a pair of five-star recruits, Elijah Johnson from North Las Vegas and Thomas Robinson of Washington, D.C.. On Thursday April 23, 2009 McDonald's All-American Xavier Henry of Oklahoma City announced his intention to play at Kansas, prompting ESPN to name the Jayhawks as "the team to beat in 2010." The Jayhawks will add center Jeff Withey, who transferred from the University of Arizona, and C.J. Henry who will transfer from the University of Memphis to join his brother Xavier. C.J. will walk on as his tuition is paid by the New York Yankees who took him in the 2005 MLB Draft. Withey will not be eligible to play until the end of the fall semester.

Class of 2009[edit]

[3][4][5]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Xavier Henry
SG
Oklahoma City, OK Putnam City HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Apr 23, 2009 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 98
Elijah Johnson
SG
North Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oct 19, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 95
Thomas Robinson
PF
Wolfeboro, NH Brewster Academy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Oct 10, 2008 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 93
Overall Recruiting Rankings:     Scout4 [6]    Rivals6 [7]     ESPN5 [8]

Transfers[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jeff Withey
C
San Diego, CA Horizon Jr Sr HS 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Transfer 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96
C. J. Henry
SG
Oklahoma City, OK Putnam City HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Transfer 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A

Accolades[edit]

Team:

Sherron Collins:

  • Big 12 Preseason Co-Player of the Year[12]
  • John R. Wooden All-American and player of the year candidate[13]
  • Blue Ribbon Yearbook preseason all-American team candidate
  • Associated Press preseason All-American[14]

Cole Aldrich:

  • Big 12 Preseason Co-Player of the Year
  • John R. Wooden All-American and player of the year candidate
  • Blue Ribbon Yearbook preseason player of the year candidate.
  • Associated Press preseason All-American[14]

Season summary[edit]

Highlights[edit]

  • Bill Self gained his 400th career victory with a 73–59 win over Iowa State on Feb. 13, 2010.[15]
  • Bill Self gained his 100th win over a Big 12 opponent as coach of the Jayhawks with a 59–54 win over Texas A&M on Feb. 15, 2010. Self achieved the milestone in less than 7 seasons and in 121 games played.
  • Cole Aldrich broke Greg Ostertag's single season block record of 97. Aldrich had 98 as of Feb. 15, 2010.[16]
  • Sherron Collins set the record for winningest Jayhawk in a four-year span with his 124th win, an 81–68 victory over Oklahoma on Feb. 22, 2010.[17] Breaking the previous record of 123 set by Raef LaFrentz, Billy Thomas and C.B. McGrath.
  • Kansas won their sixth consecutive Big 12 Championship, a feat that hadn't been accomplished in a BCS conference since John Wooden's UCLA teams of the 1960-70's.[18]
  • Kansas claimed their 2,000th program victory on March 11, 2010 when they defeated Texas Tech in the Big 12 tournament. They now rank 2nd in overall Division I wins, behind only Kentucky.
  • Bill Self scored his 200th win as Kansas head coach on March 12, 2010 when they defeated Texas A&M in the Big 12 tournament, the fastest to reach that mark in KU history.
  • The Jayhawks won the Big 12 tournament championship on March 13, by defeating Kansas State 72–64 and improving their record to 32–2. The following day, they became the #1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Awards[edit]

Cole Aldrich

  • Consensus Second Team All-American
  • NABC Second Team All-American
  • USBWA Second Team All-American
  • AP Third Team All-American
  • ESPN and CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year[19]
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team[20]
  • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
  • All-Big 12 First Team
  • All-Big 12 Defensive Team
  • AP Big 12 First Team[21]
  • USBWA All-District VI Team[22]
  • Yahoo! Sports Third Team All-American[23]
  • Foxsports.com Third Team All-American[23]

Sherron Collins

  • Consensus First Team All-American
  • NABC First Team All-American
  • USBWA First Team All-American
  • AP Second Team All-American
  • Sporting News Second Team All-American
  • All-Big 12 First Team
  • AP Big 12 First Team
  • USBWA All-District VI Team
  • Yahoo! Sports Second Team All-American
  • Foxsports.com Second Team All-American
  • Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award
  • Lute Olson Award
  • NABC Senior Achievement Award

Xavier Henry

  • All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • Sporting News All-Freshman Team[24]
  • USBWA All-District VI Team
  • Foxsports.com All-Freshman Team

Marcus Morris

  • All-Big 12 Second Team
  • AP Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • Yahoo! Sports Most Improved Player of the Year

Tyrel Reed

  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team

Roster[edit]

2009–10 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 0 Robinson, ThomasThomas Robinson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Washington, District of Columbia
G 1 Henry, XavierXavier Henry 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
G 2 Teahan, ConnerConner Teahan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Leawood, Kansas
G 4 Collins, SherronSherron Collins (C) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Chicago, Illinois
C 5 Withey, JeffJeff Withey 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr San Diego, California
G 10 Taylor, TyshawnTyshawn Taylor 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Hoboken, New Jersey
G 12 Morningstar, BradyBrady Morningstar 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Jr Lawrence, Kansas
G 13 Henry, C. J.C. J. Henry 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Fr Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
G 14 Reed, TyrelTyrel Reed 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Burlington, Kansas
G 15 Johnson, ElijahElijah Johnson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Fr North Las Vegas, Nevada
C 21 Morris, MarkieffMarkieff Morris 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 232 lb (105 kg) So Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
F 22 Morris, MarcusMarcus Morris 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
G 23 Little, MarioMario Little Current redshirt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Chicago, Illinois
G 24 Releford, TravisTravis Releford Current redshirt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Shawnee Mission, Kansaslink=y
G 40 Juenemann, JordanJordan Juenemann 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Hays, Kansas
G 41 Buford, ChaseChase Buford 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr San Antonio, Texas
C 45 Aldrich, ColeCole Aldrich (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Bloomington, Minnesota
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2009-11-13

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Redshirt
C Cole Aldrich Jeff Withey
PF Marcus Morris Markieff Morris Thomas Robinson
SF Xavier Henry Brady Morningstar Connor Teahan Mario Little
SG Tyshawn Taylor Tyrel Reed Chase Buford, Jordan Juenemann Travis Releford
PG Sherron Collins Elijah Johnson C.J. Henry

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/03/09*
7:05 PM, Jayhawk
Network
No. 1 Fort Hays State W 107–68 
 19  Collins   13  Aldrich   5  Taylor  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
11/10/09*
7:00 PM, Jayhawk
Network
No. 1 Pittsburg State W 103–45 
 17  Robinson   10  Mk. Morris   5  Collins  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
Regular season
11/13/09*
7:00 PM, Jayhawk
Network
No. 1 Hofstra W 101–65  1–0
 27  X. Henry   8  Aldrich   6  Taylor  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
11/17/09*
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 1 vs. Memphis
Hall of Fame Showcase
W 57–55  2–0
 18  Aldrich   11  Aldrich   5  Taylor  Scottrade Center (12,107)
St. Louis, MO
11/19/09*
7:00 PM, Jayhawk
Network
No. 1 Central Arkansas W 94–44  3–0
 12  (4 Tied)   11  Robinson   3  (3 Tied)  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
11/25/09*
7:00 PM, Jayhawk
Network
No. 1 Oakland W 89–59  4–0
 19  (2 Tied)   11  Mc. Morris   7  Collins  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
11/27/09*
7:00 PM, Jayhawk
Network
No. 1 Tennessee Tech W 112–75  5–0
 18  Taylor   10  Aldrich   5  (2 Tied)  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
12/02/09*
7:00 PM, Jayhawk
Network
No. 1 Alcorn State W 98–31  6–0
 18  (2 Tied)   16  Aldrich   9  Johnson  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
12/06/09*
4:30 PM, FSN
No. 1 at UCLA
Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series
W 73–61  7–0
 19  Mk. Morris   12  Aldrich   4  Collins  Pauley Pavilion (10,451)
Los Angeles, CA
12/09/09*
7:00 PM, ESPN U
No. 1 Radford W 99–64  8–0
 15  (2 Tied)   9  Aldrich   8  Collins  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
12/12/09*
1:00 PM, ESPN
No. 1 vs. La Salle
M&I Bank Kansas City Shootout
W 90–65  9–0
 31  X. Henry   12  Mk. Morris   6  (2 Tied)  Sprint Center (18,830)
Kansas City, MO
12/19/09*
11:00 AM, ESPN
No. 1 Michigan
The ESPN Green Game
W 75–64  10–0
 23  Mc. Morris   11  Aldrich   5  Taylor  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
12/22/09*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 1 California W 84–69  11–0
 17  Collins   10  Aldrich   7  (2 Tied)  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
12/29/09*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 1 Belmont W 81–51  12–0
 14  Mc. Morris   14  Aldrich   5  (2 Tied)  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
01/02/10*
4:30 PM, ESPN 2
No. 1 at No. 18 Temple W 84–52  13–0
 15  X. Henry   10  Aldrich   5  Morningstar  Liacouras Center (10,206)
Philadelphia, PA
01/06/10*
7:00 PM, Jayhawk
Network
No. 1 Cornell W 71–66  14–0
 33  Collins   9  Aldrich   3  (2 Tied)  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
01/10/10*
3:30 PM, CBS
No. 1 at No. 16 Tennessee L 68–76  14–1
 22  Collins   18  Aldrich   5  Collins  Thompson-Boling Arena (21,936)
Knoxville, TN
01/13/10
8:00 PM, ESPN 2
No. 3 at Nebraska W 84–72  15–1 (1–0)
 22  Collins   9  Aldrich   5  Collins  Bob Devaney Sports Center (12,510)
Lincoln, NE
01/16/10
12:45 PM, Big 12
No. 3 Texas Tech W 89–63  16–1 (2–0)
 20  Mc. Morris   8  Mc. Morris   5  X. Henry  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
01/20/10
8:00 PM, ESPN 2
No. 3 No. 25 Baylor W 81–75  17–1 (3–0)
 28  Collins   8  Mc. Morris   5  Taylor  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
01/23/10
1:00 PM, ESPN
No. 3 at Iowa State W 84–61  18–1 (4–0)
 19  Aldrich   11  Aldrich   6  Collins  Hilton Coliseum (14,356)
Ames, IA
01/25/10
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 2 Missouri
Border War
W 84–65  19–1 (5–0)
 17  Mc. Morris   16  Aldrich   5  Morningstar  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
01/30/10
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 2 at No. 11 Kansas State
Sunflower Showdown
W 81–79 OT 20–1 (6–0)
 18  Aldrich   11  Aldrich   4  Collins  Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
02/03/10
8:00 PM, ESPN 2
No. 1 at Colorado W 72–66 OT 21–1 (7–0)
 16  (2 Tied)   14  Aldrich   6  Morningstar  Coors Events Center (11,027)
Boulder, CO
02/06/10
5:00 PM, ESPN U
No. 1 Nebraska W 75–64  22–1 (8–0)
 20  Mc. Morris   11  Mc. Morris   6  Collins  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
02/08/10
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 1 at No. 14 Texas W 80–68  23–1 (9–0)
 18  Mc. Morris   9  Mk. Morris   5  Collins  Frank Erwin Center (16,734)
Austin, TX
02/13/10
7:00 PM, ESPN U
No. 1 Iowa State W 73–59  24–1 (10–0)
 16  X. Henry   12  Aldrich   5  Collins  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
02/15/10
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 1 at No. 24 Texas A&M W 59–54  25–1 (11–0)
 12  (3 Tied)   10  Aldrich   5  Morningstar  Reed Arena (13,657)
College Station, TX
02/20/10
3:00 PM, Big 12
No. 1 Colorado W 94–74  26–1 (12–0)
 24  X. Henry   10  Aldrich   7  Collins  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
02/22/10
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 1 Oklahoma W 81–68  27–1 (13–0)
 23  X. Henry   12  Aldrich   6  Collins  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
02/27/10
3:00 PM, CBS
No. 1 at Oklahoma State L 77–85  27–2 (13–1)
 22  Collins   5  Aldrich   4  Collins  Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
Stillwater, OK
03/03/10
7:00 PM, Big 12
No. 2 No. 5 Kansas State
Sunflower Showdown
W 82–65  28–2 (14–1)
 19  X. Henry   9  Mk. Morris   4  (2 tied)  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
03/06/10
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 2 at Missouri
Border War
W 77–56  29–2 (15–1)
 13  Taylor   10  Mc. Morris   6  Taylor  Mizzou Arena (15,061)
Columbia, MO
Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament
03/11/10
11:30 AM, ESPN2
No. 1 vs. Texas Tech
Quarterfinals
W 80–68  30–2
 19  Collins   18  Aldrich   5  Collins  Sprint Center (18,879)
Kansas City, MO
03/12/10
6:00 PM, Big 12
No. 1 vs. No. 23 Texas A&M
Semifinals
W 79–66  31–2
 26  Collins   9  Aldrich   6  Collins  Sprint Center (18,879)
Kansas City, MO
03/13/10
5:00 PM, ESPN
No. 1 vs. No. 9 Kansas State
Championship game
W 72–64  32–2
 18  Mc. Morris   8  (2 Tied)   7  Collins  Sprint Center (19,003)
Kansas City, MO
2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
3/18/10
8:40 PM, CBS
No. 1 (1) vs. (16) Lehigh
Midwest Region First Round
W 90–74  33–2
 26  Mc. Morris   10  Mc. Morris   6  Collins  Ford Center (13,484)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
3/20/10*
4:40 PM, CBS
No. 1 (1) vs. (9) Northern Iowa
Midwest Region Second Round
L 67–69  33–3
 16  Mc. Morris   10  Aldrich   4  Collins  Ford Center (15,587)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time[25].

Rankings[edit]

Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Final
AP 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1  
Coaches 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ 2009 Team Recruiting Rankings – Rivals
  8. ^ 2009 Team Recruiting Rankings – ESPN
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  20. ^ Aldrich, Reed Earn Academic Recognition
  21. ^ "KU's Collins, Aldrich selected to AP's All-Big 12 first team". KUsports.com. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  22. ^ "KU freshman Henry: Buffs' Burks deserving of rookie honor". KUsports.com. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  23. ^ a b General Awards List
  24. ^ "NCAA Basketball news, scores, video highlights and more". Sporting News. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  25. ^ KU hoops non-conference schedule released