Kansas Postgame Notes
Jan. 7, 2007
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Jan. 7, 2007 * ColonialCenter (14,713) * Columbia, S.C.
Kansas‘ win over South Carolina…
…Improves Kansas to 13-2 on the season.
…Makes the all-times series against South Carolina 2-0 in favor of Kansas.
…Makes KU 4-1 in games away from Allen Fieldhouse this season.
…Improves KU to 2-0 against SEC schools this season and 5-1 during the Bill Self era.
…Makes Bill Self 2-0 against South Carolina, 85-26 while at Kansas and 292-131 overall.
…Makes KU 1,886-779 all-time.
–Kansas has won a season-long seven-straight games.
–KU has had fewer turnovers than all of its opponents this season.
–KU has held its opponents to under 50 percent shooting in 21-straight games.
–The Jayhawks have outshot 14 of 15 opponents this season.
–KU has led at the half in all 13 victories.
–Tonight’s win marked the eighth time this season KU has held its opponent under 60 points.
–Twelve of KU’s 13 wins this season have been by 10 or more points.
–Sophomore Mario Chalmers totaled four steals in the first half for the second-straight game. Chalmers has totaled five steals in three of his last four contests.
–Chalmers is averaging 18.7 points in his last four games. His 70 percent shooting (7-for-10) today was his second-best performance of the season (71.4 percent vs. BallState).
–Freshman Darrell Arthur’s 17 points was his best performance since he totaled 19 against Florida on Nov. 25.
–After going 6-for-26 from the floor in his three previous games, Arthur was 8-for-12 against USC.
–With his six rebounds today, junior Sasha Kaun has pulled down five or more boards in each of his last five games.
–With his seven rebounds against USC, sophomore Julian Wright has pulled down seven or more in 11 games this season. Wright also tied his season high with three steals.
–The Jayhawks’ 58.5 percent shooting today tied their season high (also Winston-SalemState).
–KU’s 10 rebounds in the first half were the fewest since the Jayhawks pulled down 11 in the opening half against OklahomaState on Feb. 27, 2005. Kansas had 21 boards in the second half for a game-high total of 31.
–The Jayhawks shot a season-low four free throws (4-for-5). The previous season low was 19. The last time KU shot less than four free throws in a game was against Arkansas on Nov. 22, 2005 when the Jayhawks made two (2-for-5).