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KU-PRINCETON LINEUPS/NOTES

December 22, 1999

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Probable Starters

PRINCETON (6-4)

F -- Eugene Baah (6-5, 5.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg)

F-- Mason Rocca (6-9, 14.5 ppg, 7.3 rpg)

C -- Chris Young (6-11, 12.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg)

G -- Spencer Gloger (6-6, 12.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg)

G --Ahmed El-Nokali (6-4, 5.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg)

No. 12 KANSAS (8-2)

F -- Nick Collison (6-9, 9.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg)

F -- Nick Bradford (6-7, 6.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg)

C -- Eric Chenowith (7-1, 11.0 ppg, 7.1 rpg)

G -- Jeff Boschee (6-1, 11.2 ppg, 3.6 apg)

G -- Kenny Gregory (6-5, 15.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg)

Tipoff: 7:05 tonight Allen Fieldhouse.

Live telecast: Channels 13 and 62.

Rosters

KANSAS

0 -- Drew Gooden, 6-9, 221 Fr., Richmond, Calif.

3 -- Lester Earl, 6-8, 240 Sr., Baton Rouge, La.

4 -- Nick Collison, 6-9, 240 Fr., Iowa Falls, Iowa.

5 -- Terry Nooner, 6-1, 191 Sr., Raytown, Mo.

10 -- Kirk Hinrich, 6-3, 180 Fr., Sioux City, Iowa.

12 -- John Crider, 6-4, 180 Soph., Horton.

13 -- Jeff Boschee, 6-1, 185 Soph.,, Valley City, N.D.

20 -- Kenny Gregory, 6-5, 205 Jr., Columbus, Ohio.

21 -- Nick Bradford, 6-7, 205 Sr., Fayetteville, Ark.

22 -- Jeff Carey, 6-10, 247 Soph., Camdenton, Mo.

24 -- Marlon London, 6-4, 200 Soph., Broadview, Ill.

32 -- Ashante Johnson, 6-9, 215 Sr., San Diego.

33 -- Luke Axtell, 6-10, 220 Jr. Austin, Texas.

44 -- Eric Chenowith, 7-1, 260 Jr. Orange, Calif.

PRINCETON

3 -- Kyle Wente, 6-4, 180 Fr., Effingham, Ill.

4 -- Spencer Gloger, 6-6, 195 Fr., Santa Margarity, Calif.

15 -- Ahmad El-Nokali, 6-4, 180 Soph., Pittsburgh, Pa.

21 -- Eugene Baah, 6-5, 195 Soph., New York.

22 -- C.J. Chapman, 6-1, 170 Jr., Aurora, Colo.

23 -- Mike Bechtold, 6-6, 195 Soph., Lebanon, Pa.

30 -- Phil Jackman, 6-5, 210 Soph., Danville, Calif.

31 -- Ray Robins, 6-7, 195 Soph., Paso Robeles, Calif.

33 -- Nate Walton, 6-7, 215 Jr., San Diego.

34 -- Cameron Carr, 6-8, 220 Fr., West Linn, Ore.

35 -- Terence Rozier-Byrd, 6-7, 205 Jr., Lakewood, N.J.

45 -- Mason Rocca, 6-9, 235 Sr., Evanston, Ill.

55 -- Chris Young, 6-11, 255 Soph., Dallas.

NOTES

  • Princeton's Nate Walton, a 6-7, 215-pound junior from San Diego, is the son of Hall of Famer Bill Walton. He averages 4.3 points and 3.9 boards. He has 45 assists against 15 turnovers. KU's Eric Chenowith and Walton have played pick-up games together in the off-season. Chenowith lists Bill Walton as his basketball role model.
  • Princeton assistant coach John Thompson is the son of Hall of Fame coach John Thompson. Freshman Cameron Carr's dad, Kenny, was a member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic gold medal winning basketball team. Kenny Carr attended N.C. State.
  • Tonight's game is the first ever meeting between Kansas and Princeton.
  • Kansas is 6-0 all-time against teams from the Ivy League, including a 61-56 win over Penn last season at The Palestra in Philadelphia. The Jayhawks will play Ivy League member Penn on Jan. 4 in Allen Fieldhouse. Princeton is the league's best. The Tigers have won seven Ivy League crowns in the last 11 years.
  • Roy Williams is 5-0 all-time against Ivy League teams. The conference does not award athletic scholarships.
  • Kansas is 5-1 all-time against teams from the state of New Jersey.
  • Princeton ranks among the country's leaders in scoring defense, holding opponents to 55.5 points per game. The Tigers are also among the nation's leaders in field goal percentage defense, limiting foes to just 37.4 percent shooting. On offense, the Tigers attempt 22.1 three-point field goals per game. They make 8.1 per game.
  • Senior Mason Rocca (6-9) leads Princeton in scoring (14.5 ppg). Freshman Spencer Gloger (6-6) averages 12.4 ppg and made 10-of-12 three-point field goal attempts in Saturday's win over UAB. Nine different Tigers have made at least one three-point field goal.
  • KU is No. 1 in the 1990s in winning percentage; Princeton is ninth.
  • Princeton has taken exactly 100 more three-point shots than KU. The Tigers have hit 81 of 221 threes (.367). KU has made 47 of 121 (.388).
  • Jayhawk junior Luke Axtell has played against Princeton once previously. As a freshman at the University of Texas, Axtell had eight points and three rebounds in 12 minutes for the Longhorns, who lost that 1997-98 season opener to Princeton, 62-56.
  • Senator Bill Bradley is Princeton's all-time leading scorer. Former senator Bob Dole played freshman basketball at Kansas before serving in World War II.
  • Jeff Boschee (.621) is fourth in the country in three-point percentage (.621). Cal's Shantay Legans is first at .647.
  • Kansas is closing in on a victory milestone. With four more wins, KU would join North Carolina and Kentucky as the only schools in NCAA history to win 1,700 games all-time.
  • It's early, but if they hold up, some KU team statistics so far in 1999-00 would rank high in Kansas history. KU's rebound margin (+11.8) would be the highest since KU's 1956-57 team had a +13.0 margin. KU's scoring average (85.3 ppg.) would be the highest since the 1989-90 team averaged 92.1 points per game. The Jayhawks' field goal percentage (.491) would be their highest since the 1992-93 season.
  • Williams is 313-74 (.809) in his 12th season at KU. Williams has the highest winning percentage among all active Division I coaches with at least five years experience. Princeton's Bill Carmody is 79-18 in his fourth season with the Tigers, 79-18 in four years overall.

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