March 16, 2002
Saturday, March 16, 2002
Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Mo.
Second Round, Game No. 2 - Game Notes
#2 Kansas 86, # 8 Stanford 63
KANSAS NOTES: The Jayhawks, who have won 18 of their last 19 games, improved their season record to 31-3, marking the fourth team in school history to win 31 or more games in a season. That also is the most victories at the school since the 1997-98 team went 35-4...Kansas, playing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament for a 13th straight year, pushes its NCAA Tournament record to 63-30 and advances to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the 21st time in school history...Kansas has a 12-7 record in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, while advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the second straight year...Kansas has a 29-13 record in games played in St. Louis, including a 4-0 NCAA Tournament mark...This marks the second straight year Kansas has defeated an opponent by 23 or more points in the second round of the NCAA Tournament after beating Syracuse, 87-58, in the Midwest Region.
Roy Williams pushed his career coaching record to 386-92 at Kansas, including a 27-12 record in the NCAA Tournament and an 8-5 record in NCAA Tournament second-round games...Kansas has an 8-1 record against Stanford, having won the last four games...Kansas moved its record to 28-0 when leading at halftime this season.
Nick Collison enjoyed his 19th career double-double (10th this season) with 17 points and 13 rebounds. He moved into No. 11 on the school career rebounding list with 729 rebounds, surpassing Mark Randall (1987-91, 723)...Jeff Boschee moved into No. 11 on the school career scoring list with 1,527 points, surpassing Ron Kellogg (1983-86, 1508 points).
STANFORD NOTES: Stanford closes out the season with a 20-10 record...Stanford' s NCAA Tournament record falls to 17-10, including a 3-5 record in second round games...This marks the third time in the last four years Stanford has lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...Coach Mike Montgomery's NCAA Tournament record falls to 14-10.
This was Stanford's worst NCAA Tournament loss with the previous a 75-53 setback to UMass in the 1995 East Regional...This also was the second worst loss of season, trailing a 103-78 loss to Southern Cal in the first round of the Pac 10 Conference Tournament March 7...This marked the fifth time Stanford has allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent or better.
Casey Jacobsen enjoyed his 20th 20-plus scoring game of the season, finishing with 24 points. He moved into No. 3 on the school career charts with 1,723 points, surpassing Brevin Knight (1993-97, 1,714)...Center Curtis Borchardt enjoyed his 17th double-double of the season (including his fourth straight game) with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
First Half Highlights - Stanford committed five turnovers and missed five shots on its initial eight possessions, while Kansas came out of the block making six of its first eight shots (75%) to race to a 15-0 lead with 15:47 left in the first half...Kansas scored the last 10 points of the first half to enjoy its biggest lead at 48-26...It also marked the 10th game this season in which Kansas had enjoyed a halftime lead of 20 points or more...Stanford did not score a basket in the last 3:16 of the half.
Stanford tied a season low for points in the first half with 26 against Cal Jan. 6...This was the biggest halftime deficit Stanford had encountered this season with the previous being 52-35 against Southern Cal in the first round of the Pac 10 tournament March 7...The 48 points were the third most points the Cardinal had allowed in the first half this season.
Casey Jacobsen led Stanford with 12 points, while Curtis Borchardt had six points and a game high eight rebounds...Jeff Boschee's game high 14 points surpassed his entire output of 13 against Holy Cross in the first round Thursday...Kirk Hinrich came off the bench to collect 10 points and four assists in 12 minutes of playing time...Nick Collison with 10 points doubled his effort of five against Holy Cross Thursday.
Second Half Highlights - The Jayhawks shot 51.6 percent in the second half
EDWARD JONES DOME MARKS: A crowd of 31,484 was the fifth largest crowd to watch a college basketball game in the Edward Jones Dome...The 23-point margin of victory by Kansas was the largest victory margin in the Dome with the previous mark of 21 by Southern Illinois in a 70-49 triumph past Southeast Missouri State Dec. 26, 1998...Kansas also set dome marks for assists (21) and field goals (35).