Jan. 11, 2006
Kansas 75, Colorado 63<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Jan. 11, 2006 – Coors Events Center – Boulder, Colo.
Kansas’ Win Over Colorado…
…Makes Kansas 10-4 on the season and extends its season-long win streak to seven games, the second longest in the Bill Self era.
…Extends KU’s conference-opening win streak to 15-straight dating back to the 1992 Big Eight Conference season.
…Gives KU its sixth-straight victory over the Buffaloes and 34th in the last 35 meetings between the two schools.
…Makes the KU-CU series 110-39 in favor of the Jayhawks, including a 35-26 record in Boulder.
…Gives KU a 119-26 all-time Big 12 regular-season record.
…Makes Self 5-0 all-time against Colorado, 57-20 while at Kansas and 264-125 overall.
…Makes CU head coach Ricardo Patton 1-22 against KU.
…Makes the Jayhawks 1,858-773 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 third-straight game.
- Senior forward Christian Moody’s 18 points marked a career high, surpassing his previous best of 12. Moody also posted a career-best eight field-goals on 11 attempts and a season-high 30 minutes.
- Moody is 12-for-18 (.667) from the field in his last three outings.
- Sophomore center Darnell Jackson pulled down a career-high seven rebounds in just 17 minutes of action. Jackson has pulled down five or more rebounds in four of his five games played this season.
- Sophomore guard Russell Robinson (nine points, five assists, four rebounds tonight) has 25 assists and just four turnovers in his last five games. He also has 11 steals in that span.
- Freshman guard Mario Chalmers tied his career high with six assists and had three steals. Chalmers has started the last three games and has a team-leading 46 assists and 31 steals on the season.
- The Jayhawks were 0-for-9 from behind the arc in the first half, marking the first time KU has shot .000 in a single stanza since March 12, 2005, against Oklahoma State.
- KU finished 2-for-13 from behind the arc, tying a season low (2-for-13 against Idaho State this season) for three-point field goals made.
- Tonight’s win marked KU’s closest margin of victory in its seven-game winning streak.
- The Buffaloes, who entered the game ranked second in the nation in scoring with 85.7 points per contest, were held to a season-low (63) points.