Jan. 10, 2007
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Kansas 87, OklahomaState 57
Jan. 10, 2007 – Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas‘ win over OklahomaState…
… Improves Kansas to 14-2 this season and 1-0 in the Big 12.
… Makes the all-time series with OklahomaState 101-51 in favor of the Jayhawks.
… Makes Kansas 10-1 at home this season, 174-11 in Allen Fieldhouse since 1994-95 and 590-105 all time record in the facility.
… Improves Bill Self to 5-5 against OklahomaState, 86-26 while at KU and 293-131 overall.
… Makes KU 1,887-779 all time.
- Kansas opened the game on a 25-8 first half run during which five Jayhawks scored. Sophomore guard Brandon Rush’s 10 points led the way during the run.
- Rush set new career-highs in free throws made (nine) and free throws attempted (10). Both were the most by KU player this season. Rush’s 90% free throw shooting was also the best by a KU player this season (with at least six made FTs).
- Rush’s nine made free throws and 10 attempts in the first half were the most in one half by a Jayhawk since Wayne Simien sunk 11 of 11 free throws in the first half against Colorado on Feb. 12, 2005.
- Sophomore guard Mario Chalmers’ six steals tied for the most by a KU player this season and also tied a career-high for the Anchorage, Alaska, native.
- Kansas junior center Sasha Kaun established a new season-high with 16 points.
- Freshman guard Sherron Collins dished out a career-high six assists.
- Kansas had a season-high 17 steals. Its 11 first half steals ties for the most in one half this season. The Jayhawks also tallied 11 steals in the first half against USC on Dec. 4, 2006.
- Kansas used a 28-8 run midway through the second half to put the game out of reach. Seven different Jayhawks scored during the run.
- The Jayhawks attempted a season-low nine three pointers and shot a season-high 55.6% from behind the arc.
- Kansas pulled down a season-low seven offensive boards.
- Kansas’ 30-point victory was its biggest margin of victory in the series with OklahomaState since the Jayhawks beat the Cowboys 104-72 on Feb. 2, 1997. It was also the largest margin of victory over a Top 10 opponent since a 33-point victory over Marquette on Apr. 5, 2003 in the NCAA national semifinals.
- Oklahoma State’s two steals were the fewest by a Kansas opponent since Texas Tech had two on Jan. 3, 2006.
Kansas has held every opponent this season under 50% shooting from the field. The Jayhawks have held 22 straight opponents and 51 of their last 52 under the 50% mark. Five out of the last six opponents have been held under 40%.