Kansas/Villanova Postgame Notes
Jan. 22, 2005
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Jan. 22, 2005 – Wachovia Center – Philadelphia, Pa.
Kansas’ Loss to Villanova…
… Makes Kansas 14-1 for the first time since the 2000-01 season when the Jayhawks started 17-1.
…Gives Villanova its first win over KU and makes the series 2-1 in the Jayhawks’ favor.
…Gives KU its first loss of the season.
…Makes KU 10-1 in non-conference games this season.
…Makes head coach Bill Self 38-10 at KU, 245-115 overall and 1-2 all-time versus Villanova.
…Makes KU 1,838-763 all-time.
- Kansas donned its red uniforms for the second time this season. The Jayhawks wore the reds in a 73-62 victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Dec. 22, 2004. KU is 4-1 when wearing red under head coach Bill Self.
- Freshman center Sasha Kaun scored a career-best 11 points and tied his season-high with three blocked shots and 18 minutes played.
- Junior forward Christian Moody returned to the starting lineup for the first time since Jan. 9 at Kentucky. Moody, who has seen limited playing time due to an injury, played 18 minutes against Villanova.
- With his 15 points, senior forward Wayne Simien surpassed Steve Woodbury (1,240) and moved into 26th place on KU’s all-time scoring list with 1,250 points for his career. Simien also dished a career-high six assists against Villanova.
- With his five points, senior guard Aaron Miles surpassed Bill Bridges (1,028) and moved into a tie with Jerry Gardner for 42nd on the KU all-time scoring list with 1,030 points.
- Junior guard Jeff Hawkins made his first free throw attempts of the season with 52 seconds remaining in the first half. The attempts came after Villanova’s Kyle Lowery was charged with a flagrant foul and ejected from the game.
- Hawkins’ 17 minutes played also marked a season-high.
- KU’s 32-point deficit in the second half marked a season-high. Before today’s game, KU’s largest deficit of the season was against Georgia Tech (16) on Jan. 1. The Jayhawks came back to win that game 70-68 in overtime.
- Villanova set KU opponent season-highs in points (83), field goals (28), field goal percentage (50.9), three-pointers (12), three-point percentage (63.2), free throw percentage (93.8) and steals (15).
- Allen Ray’s 27 points were the most scored by a KU opponent this season.
- The Wildcats’ 15 steals were the most by a KU opponent since South Carolina State stole 18 from the Jayhawks on Dec. 15, 2001.