Jan. 4, 2006
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Jan. 4, 2006 – Allen Fieldhouse – Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas’ win over Yale…
… Improves the Jayhawks to 8-4 on the season and gives KU at least eight wins in its first 12 games for the 23rd straight season dating back to 1983-84.
… Gives Kansas its fifth straight win, its longest winning streak of the season.
… Makes KU 2-0 all-time against Yale and 10-0 against the Ivy League.
… Gives head coach Bill Self a 1-0 record against Yale, 55-20 record at Kansas, and 262-125 overall mark.
… Makes Kansas 6-1 in Allen Fieldhouse this season, 156-9 since 1994-95 and 572-103 overall.
… Makes Kansas 1,856-773 all-time.
- Freshman guard Mario Chalmers made his first career start for KU.
- The starting lineup of Chalmers, sophomore guard Russell Robinson, freshman forward Brandon Rush, sophomore center C.J. Giles. and senior forward Christian Moody marked the third different starting lineup combination employed by the Jayhawks this season.
- Kansas closed the first half on a 14-2 run and held the Bulldogs without a field goal for the final 3:37 of the stanza.
- Kansas went on a 24-6 run to end the game, punctuated by a lay-up by freshman center Matt Kleinmann.
- Kansas’ 12 fouls set a new season low and KU’s three blocked shots were also a season low. It was the fewest number of fouls by KU since it committed seven against Fort Hays State on Dec. 10, 2003.
- Kansas’ 29 assists set a new season high for the Jayhawks. Their 17 assists in the second half were the most in a single half since KU dropped 18 dimes against UNC-Asheville on Jan. 2, 2003.
- Kansas’ 10 first half steals were the most in a single half since they had 13 in the second stanza against UNC-Asheville on Jan. 2, 2003.
- The Jayhawks shot 54.7% from the field, the fourth time they have shot better than 50% for the game.
- Yale’s 46 points marks the sixth time this season that a KU opponent has finished with fewer than 60 points.
- Senior guard Jeff Hawkins’ 19 points marked a season high and tied his career high.
- Hawkins’ four three-pointers set his season high and his eight three-point attempts set a new career record. Those four three-pointers tied a season high by an individual player and the eight attempts marked a new season high by an individual Jayhawk. Also, the eight attempts were the most by a KU player since J.R. Giddens launched 11 against Kansas State on March 11, 2005.
- Hawkins also set a career high with his 12 field goal attempts and tied his career high with seven field goals.
- Robinson’s five steals tied a season high by an individual Jayhawk and tied his career high.
- Robinson’s eight assists set a new career high.
- Rush’s four assists tied a season high.
- Sophomore guard Jeremy Case set a new career high with three assists.
- Chalmers’ five field goals set a new season high.
- Senior guard Stephen Vinson’s three rebounds tied a career high.
- Moody’s five field goal attempts tied a season high.
- Yale set new Kansas opponent season lows for free throws (3), free throw attempts (3) and offensive rebounds (6). The Bulldogs tied Kansas’ opponent season lows for 3-point field goals (3) and rebounds (27).
- Yale set a new Kansas opponent season high for free throw percentage (100 percent) and tied an opponent season high for blocked shots (5).
- The Bulldogs’ three free throw attempts tied for the fewest by a KU opponent since the 1988-89 season, when UNC-Asheville attempted three on January 2, 1989.
- Yale’s three free throws are the fewest by a KU opponent since Fort Hays State made two on Dec. 10, 2003.
- The last opponent to be perfect from the free throw line was Nebraska on Feb. 15, 2004. The Cornhuskers were 12-12 from the charity stripe in that game.
- The Bulldogs’ six offensive rebounds were the fewest by a KU opponent since Baylor pulled down four on Feb. 18, 2004.