10:00 PM ET, November 17, 2009
Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Aldrich has double-double; Kansas avoids upset when Memphis' 3 is long
ST. LOUIS -- In the rematch, Kansas missed the free throws and Memphis had the final shot.The Jayhawks won again, but not without a tougher-than-expected fight from the undermanned and supposedly overmatched Tigers.
O'Neil: Expect Unexpected
Kansas was the preseason No. 1. Memphis was supposed to be rebuilding. What happened Tuesday night? The unexpected. Get used to it, Dana O'Neil writes. Story
• Kansas won the rematch of the 2008 national championship game to start the season 2-0 for the third straight season.
• Cole Aldrich led the way for Kansas with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Sherron Collins finished with 12 points despite battling leg cramps.
• This is Kansas' first win since 2007 when scoring fewer than 60 points.
• With the loss, Memphis is now 0-9 all-time vs. the top-ranked team in the country.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||19-55 (.345)||20-43 (.465)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-25 (.240)||1-5 (.200)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-16 (.688)||16-21 (.762)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
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