Kansas postgame notes at Nebraska

Jan. 12, 2008

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Saturday, Jan. 12, 2007 * BobDevaneySportsCenter

Postgame Notes

Kansas‘ win over Nebraska…

… Makes Kansas 16-0 to open the year, including 4-0 on the road. KU’s 16 victories to start the year are the most since the 1996-97 team won 22 games before suffering a loss.

… Makes KU 16-0 for the fifth time in school history.

… Gives Kansas its 17th-straight conference opener victory dating back to the 1991 season.

… Gives Kansas a 162-71 all0-time record against, including nine-straight wins.

… Ties the series with Nebraska in games played at the BobDevaneySportsCenter at 16-16.

… Improves head coach Bill Self to 121-29 at KU and 328-134 overall in his career.

… Makes Kansas 1,922-782 all-time.

Game Notes:
— Kansas has now won 24 straight regular-season games. The Jayhawks are 16-0 this season and have won 30 of their last 31 games.

— KU used the starting lineup of Darrell Arthur, Darnell Jackson, Russell Robinson, Mario Chalmers and Brandon Rush for the fifth time this season.

— Kansas shot 53 percent (28-of-52) from the field, marking the 14th time this season they have shot 50% or better for the game.

— Junior Brandon Rush led the Jayhawks in scoring for the second time this season with a season-high 19 points. Rush turned in 16 first half tallies making 4-of-6 shots from the field, including all four three-point attempts in the opening frame.

— Rush set season-highs for three-point field goals made (5) and assists (4) and tied a season-high with two steals.

— Sophomore post Darrell Arthur scored eight points marking just the second time this season he has failed to reach double figures.

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

— Senior Sasha Kaun scored 10 points, marking the fifth time this season he has scored in double figures.

— Kaun has shot 50 percent or better from the field in 15 of 16 games this season. He is shooting 71.2 percent for the season (47-of-66).

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

— Jackson has shot 47-for-66 from the field (71.2 percent) over his last nine games.

— Kansas improved to 6-0 on the season when playing on a Saturday and 14-0 when leading at the half.

— Russell Robinson’s two steals moves him into sole possession of fifth place for most career steals at Kansas (206). Prior to tonight’s game he was tied with Kirk Hinrich (206).

— Mario Chalmers posted six assists in the win, marking the 12th time this season he has recorded five or more steals in a game.

— Kansas tied a season-low with seven steals in the win. KU entered the game averaging 11.4 pilfers a game.

— This marked the 87th time in KU’s last 90 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.