Kansas Jayhawks 2008/09

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Jayhawks Big 12
Coach: Bill Self
Record: 27-8
Dance Seed: 3
Dance Result: Round of 16
Players: Sherron Collins
*Cole Aldrish
*Tyshawn Taylor
NCAA Stats CategoryRank+/-
RPI absolute 1 A+
Scoring Offense * 38 B+
Scoring Defense * 106 C+
Free-Throw Percentage * 60
Rebound Margin * 10
Assists Per Game * 24 A-
Turnovers Per Game * 227 C-
Scoring Margin 14
Field-Goal Percentage 22 A-
Field-Goal Percentage Defense 5 A+
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage 54
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game 164
Won-Lost Percentage 17
Blocked Shots Per Game 50
Steals Per Game 135 C+
Personal Fouls Per Game 216 C-
Assist Turnover Ratio 67
ThreePt FG Defense 123 C+
Turnover Margin 233 D+
MPI - Marchpool Index 11
Dance of 68 StatsRank+/-
Ball Control66D
RPI Decade56C-
Round of 16
#15 Seed: The 2008/09 Kansas Jayhawks entered the season as defending National champions, and immediately reloaded with young and developed talent.  Sherron Collins took over the point, with Cole Aldrich and the freshman Morris twins securing the paint.  The Jayhawks used a dominant front line to run their High Low offense, a staple for Bill Self's teams. Turnovers and fouls were this Kansas squad's achilles heel.  It was turnovers that drove a to a hard fought loss to a well-disciplined 08/09 Michigan State Spartan team-on-a-mission. These young Jayhawks team greatly into the dominant force they would regularly demonstrate throughout the followup 2009/10 CBB season.