Game Notes

Jan. 7, 2006

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Jan. 7, 2006 Allen Fieldhouse Lawrence, Kan.

Postgame Notes

Kansas’ win over Kentucky…

… Improves the Jayhawks to 9-4 on the season and gives KU nine wins in its first 13 games for the 19th straight season.

… Extends KU’s winning streak to a season-long six games.

… Gives KU its second straight win over Kentucky to match its longest winning streak of the series.

… Makes the KU-UK series 19-5 in favor of the Wildcats.

… Gives Bill Self a 2-1 career record against Kentucky, 56-20 record at Kansas and a mark 263-125 overall.

… Makes Kansas 7-1 in Allen Fieldhouse this season, 157-9 since 1994-95 and 573-103 overall.

… Makes Kansas 1,857-773 all-time.


– Kansas used the starting lineup of freshman guard Mario Chalmers, sophomore guard Russell Robinson, freshman forward Brandon Rush, sophomore center C.J. Giles and senior forward Christian Moody for the second-straight game.

– Rush recorded season highs in points (24), rebounds (12), field goals (nine), field goal attempts (15) and free throw attempts (six). He tied season highs in blocks (two), assists (four) and free throws (four). He also recorded his first career double-double.

– Rush’s 12 first-half field goal attempts were the most since Keith Langford hoisted 12 against Baylor on Feb. 18, 2004.

– Rush tied Kansas individual season highs for field goals attempted (15) and defensive rebounds (11).

– Robinson scored a season high 12 points, set a career high with six 3-point field goals and tied a career high with five free throws.

– Chalmers recorded the first blocked shot of his career.

– Kansas’ 41-19 halftime lead was its largest of the season.

– Kansas is 7-0 when scoring 73 or more points this season.

– It marks the fifth game (fourth consecutive) that KU has shot 50 percent or better.

– It marks the second straight game that KU held its opponent under 50 points.

– Each of Kansas’ opponents have shot less than 50 percent this season.

– Kentucky’s five assists are the fewest by a KU opponent since Texas had five assists on Jan. 29, 2005. UK’s 24.2 field goal percentage is the lowest since Oklahoma State shot 23.1 on March 7, 1999.

– Kentucky’s 3-point attempts in the first half (0-for-9) were the most attempts without a make in a half by an opponent since Saint Joseph’s went 0-for-9 in the first half on Nov. 23, 2004. The last time an opponent had zero three point field goals was Iowa State on Feb. 19, 2005.

– UK’s 19 first half points tied an opponent season low, which last happened against New Orleans on Dec. 29, 2005.

– The Wildcats’ zero assists in the first half were the fewest by a KU opponent since Cornell failed to dish out an assist in the second half on Jan. 2, 1996.

– Kentucky’s six first half field goals were the fewest by an opponent since Nevada was held to six buckets on Dec. 21, 2003.

– Kentucky set new opponent season lows for field goals (15), field goal percentage (24.2, 15-of-62), three point field goal percentage (12, 3-of-25) and turnovers (12). They tied a season low with three, three point field goals.

– In danger of breaking their 588 game streak with a 3-pointer, Kentucky’s Ravi Moss drained their first three at 14:23 in the second half, which also marked their first assist of the game.