Postgame Notes

Jan. 8, 2008

Recap | Box Score | Quotes |

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Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2007

Postgame Notes

Kansas’ win over LoyolaCollege…

… Makes Kansas 15-0 to open the year, including 11-0 at Allen Fieldhouse. KU’s 15 victories to start the year are the most since the team won its first 19 games

… Makes KU 15-0 for the fifth time in school history.

… Gives Kansas a 1-0 record against LoyolaCollege and a 12-1 mark against current members of the MAAC.

… Improves head coach Bill Self to 120-29 at KU and 327-134 overall in his career.

Game Notes:
KU’s starting lineup of Darrell Arthur, Darnell Jackson, Russell Robinson, Sherron Collins and Brandon Rush was the fifth different lineup employed by the team this season.

— Kansas started the game shooting 1-for-9 from the field, before sophomore Sherron Collins’ three-point play. After the slow start, KU was 13-for-22 to close out the first half (59 percent).

— Loyola didn’t fare much better, shooting just 1-for-8 to open the contest.

— Sophomore Sherron Collins scored a game-high 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field. It marked his highest point total since returning to the lineup following an injury on Dec. 8, and his second highest point total this season (22, vs. UL Monroe).

— Collins attempted a season-high eight three-point field goals, and matched his season high with 13 attempts from the field.

— Sophomore post Darrell Arthur scored 14 points for his 14th contest of the year in double figures.

— Arthur finished with a game-high three blocked shots, matching his season high. He has had four games this season with three blocks.

— Senior Sasha Kaun scored 14 points, which was just one away from his season high. Kaun matched a season high with six free throws made, going 6-for-8 from the charity stripe.

— Kaun has shot 50 percent or better from the field in 14 of 15 games this season. He is shooting 72.9 percent for the season (43-of-59).

— Kaun also pulled down a season-high eight boards, including two on the offensive end.

— Senior Darnell Jackson narrowly missed his first double-double of the season, finishing with nine points and nine rebounds.

— Jackson has shot 44-for-60 from the field (73 percent) over his last eight games.

— Senior Jeremy Case scored a season-high eight points Tuesday against Loyola. Case’s eight points were the most since he tallied nine against Nebraska on Feb. 17 of last season.

— Case’s two steals also matched a season high.

— Junior Brandon Rush matched a season high with three assists.

— Freshman Chase Buford scored his first points in a regular season game. Buford had two points in KU’s exhibition contest against FortHaysState earlier this year.

— Kansas’ 10 blocked shots were a season high and the most since the Jayhawks collected 10 blocks against Colorado on Feb. 14 last year.

— Kansas also set season highs in free throws (22), free throw attempts (35) and offensive rebounds (18).

— Tuesday marked just the third time this season the Jayhawks have scored 90 or more points. The team is averaging just over 82 points per game.

— Loyola’s 41 rebounds were the most by a KU opponent this year, while the Greyhounds’ 61 field goal attempts tied the most by a KU opponent (Washburn, 11/15).

— Russell Robinson’s steal ties him for fifth place with Kirk Hinrich for most career steals at Kansas (206).

— This marked the 86th time in KU’s last 89 games that the Jayhawks have held their opponent under 50 percent field goal percentage. Just one opponent (UL-Monroe) has shot over 50 percent in a game this season.