Jan. 14, 2006
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Jan. 14, 2006 – Allen Fieldhouse – Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas’ loss to Kansas State…
… Makes Kansas 10-5 and 1-1 in Big 12 play.
… Snaps KU’s 31-game winning streak against Kansas State and makes the series 170-89 in favor of the Jayhawks.
… Ends a 22-year KU home league opening victory string dating back to the 1983-84 season.
… Breaks KU’s seven-game winning streak.
… Makes Kansas 119-27 in Big 12 regular-season games.
… Gives Bill Self a 6-1 record against Kansas State, 57-21 mark at Kansas and 263-126 record overall.
… Gives KSU head coach Jim Wooldridge his first win against Kansas in 13 tries.
… Gives KU a 7-2 record in Allen Fieldhouse this season, 157-10 home mark since 1994-95 and 573-104 record all-time in the facility.
… Makes Kansas 1,858-774 all time.
– The Jayhawks jumped out on a 14-0 run from 11:13 to 6:30 in the first half, but KSU responded with a 8-2 run to close out the first half.
– KU held Kansas State to three field goals in the final 12:37 of the first half.
– The loss marks the first time this season the Jayhawks lost a game when leading with five minutes remaining in the contest.
– The loss marks the first time KU has lost two games in Allen Fieldhouse since the 1998-99 season.
– Kansas set new season lows for field goals (17), field goal percentage (32.1 percent) and two-point field goals (12).
– The last time the Jayhawks lost a game in which they held an opponent to less than 60 points was on Feb. 28, 1999, against Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. The last time it happened in Allen Fieldhouse was on Feb. 9, 1982, when the Jayhawks fell to Missouri, 42-41.
– KU’s eight-point halftime lead was the largest halftime lead blown by the Jayhawks this season and marks only the third time this season the Jayhawks lost when leading at the half.
– Kansas’ 17 field goals marked the fewest by a Jayhawk team since KU made 15 against Kentucky on Dec. 1, 1998. The 17 field goals also tied for the fewest in a conference game since the 1988-89 season, last done against Kansas State on Jan. 4, 1997.
– Freshman guard Mario Chalmers set a new season high with his 20 points and lead the Jayhawks in scoring for the first time this season.
– Chalmers also set season highs in field goals (six), field goal attempts (14), three-point attempts (eight), minutes played (34) and tied a season best with four steals.
– Chalmers’ eight three-point attempts ties a KU individual player season high.
– Sophomore guard Russell Robinson set a career high in FG attempts (14) and three-point attempts (6). His two three-point field goals tied a career high.
– Robinson’s four first half steals are the most in a half since Aaron Miles had four in the second half against UC-Santa Barbara on Dec. 20, 2003.
– Freshman guard Brandon Rush’s 39 minutes set a KU individual player season high and set his new season high.
– In the second half, Kansas State, after setting a new opponent low for scoring in a half (18) this season, tied an opponent high for scoring in a half with 41 points.
– The Wildcats’ 18 points in the first half were the fewest by a conference opponent since the Jayhawks surrendered 18 to Texas A&M on Feb. 26, 2003.
The Wildcats set a new opponent season high for field goal percentage (45.1 percent). This marks the first time this season that an opponent has outshot the Jayhawks. Kansas State’s 28 defensive boards tied a KU opponent season high.