Game Notes

Jan. 21, 2006

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Jan. 21, 2006 Allen Fieldhouse Lawrence, Kan.

Postgame Notes

Kansas’ win over Nebraska…

… Makes Kansas 11-6 on the season and 2-2 in Big 12 play.

… Give Kansas its fourth straight win against Nebraska and its seventh straight in Allen Fieldhouse

… Makes the KU-NU series 157-71 in favor of the Jayhawks, including 83-23 mark in games played in Lawrence and 46-7 record in Allen Fieldhouse.

… Gives Kansas a 120-28 all-time Big 12 regular-season record in the 10th anniversary season of the league.

… Makes Bill Self 6-1 against Nebraska, 58-22 while at Kansas and 265-126 overall.

… Makes NU coach Barry Collier 1-10 against Kansas.

… Makes KU 8-2 in Allen Fieldhouse this season, 158-10 since 1994-95 and 574-104 all-time in the facility.

… Makes Kansas 1859-775 all-time.


– Freshman Brandon Rush scored 10 of KU’s first 12 points (4-of-4 FG, 2-of-2 3PT).

– KU made seven of its first eight 3-point attempts.

– KU’s first half field goal percentage (72. 4 percent) was the highest percentage in a half during a conference game since KU shot 70.8 percent in the second half at Oklahoma on Feb. 1, 1992.

– The Jayhawks 92 points were the second most this season, and most in a Big 12 game since KU defeated Colorado 111-83 on Feb. 25, 2005.

– The Jayhawks 42 point victory was the largest margin of victory in a Big 12 game since KU defeated Baylor by 47 points (94-47) on Jan. 28, 1998.

– KU’s 59.7 percent shooting from the field and 61.1 3-point percentage were season highs.

– The Jayhawks 59.7 percent shooting was the best since KU shot 66.0 (31-of-47) percent against Oklahoma State on Feb. 27, 2005.

– KU’s 61.1 3-point percentage was the best since it shot 61.5 (8-of-13) against Kansas State on Feb. 9, 2005.

– Kansas’ 11 3-point field goals tied a season high.

– KU has held five of its last seven opponents to under 60 points.

– The Jayhawks have shot better then 50 percent in six of their last eight games.

– Five Jayhawks finished the game in double figures (Brandon Rush 17, Jeff Hawkins 17, Darnell Jackson 13, Russell Robinson 13 and Julian Wright 12).

– Senior Jeff Hawkins’ five 3-pointers tied a career high. Hawkins’ 5-of-5 from behind the arc was the best by a Jayhawk this season.

– Hawkins’ five 3-pointers were the most by a Jayhawk this season and are the most by a KU player since Hawkins drained five treys against Baylor on Jan. 25, 2005.

– Sophomore Russell Robinson tied a career high with 13 points.

– Sophomore Darnell Jackson scored a career-high 13 points and tied a career high with four field goals.

– Sophomore Jeremy Case made and attempted his first free throws of the season.

– Brandon Rush tied a career high with three 3-point field goals and two blocks.

– Freshman Julian Wright tied a career high with six made field goals.

– Freshman Matt Kleinmann’s two field goals made and one assist tied a career high.

– Nebraska’s 42-point defeat was its worst of the season.

– NU’s 24 turnovers tied a season high for a Kansas opponent.

– Nebraska’a Aleks Maric’s 10 free throw attempts tied for the most by a KU opponent this season.