Kansas Versus Iowa State Postgame Notes

Jan. 23, 2008

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Kansas 83, Iowa State 59

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 * Allen Fieldhouse * Lawrence, Kan.

Postgame Notes

Kansas’ win over Iowa State …

… Makes Kansas 19-0 to open the year, including 13-0 in Allen Fieldhouse. KU’s 19 victories to start the year are the most since the 1996-97 team won 22 games before suffering a loss.

… Ties KU for the third best start in school history (19-0 in 1989-90 and 1908-09).

… Makes KU 4-0 in league play for the first time since the 2004-05 season when KU also went 4-0.

… Marks Kansas’ 27th-straight regular season victory.

… Gives the senior class its 100th win, marking the 22nd straight season the KU senior class has reached the 100 win mark (dating back to 1986-87). The current class is 100-20.

… Makes KU 14-0 in home games, including 13-0 in Allen Fieldhouse and is KU’s 18th-straight home win.

… Gives Kansas a 163-58 all-time record against Iowa State, including five-straight wins.

… Makes KU 609-106 in Allen Fieldhouse, including a 183-12 mark since 1994-95.

… Improves head coach Bill Self to 124-29 at KU and 330-134 overall in his career and 8-2 against Iowa State.

… Makes Kansas 1,925-782 all-time.

Game Notes …

— Kansas entered the game ranking in the top five in the nation in field goal percentage at 51.6 percent, and shot just 50.0 percent on the night. KU has now eclipsed the 50 percent mark in field goal percentage in nine of its last 11 games and 15-of-19 games this season.

— KU had five players in double figures in points for the third time this season (Louisiana-Monroe and UMKC). The Jayhawks are 3-0 when five players reach double digits in points.

— Darnell Jackson led Kansas with 21 points and 11 rebounds, marking his first double-double of the season and the fifth of his career. His 21 points marked the fourth time this season he has scored 20 or more points in a game, the most for any KU player this season.

— Jackson scored in double figures for the third game in a row (had 17 vs. Oklahoma and 13 at Missouri) leading the Jayhawks with 21 points. Jackson now has 51 points in the last three games.

— Jackson tied a career-high with nine field goals made and set a new career-high with 14 field goal attempts, which ties for the most by a Kansas player this season.

— Brandon Rush knocked down 3-of-5 three-point field goals. The three three-pointers gives him 12 triples over the last four games. He has connected on 12-of-23 from beyond the arc during the last four outings.

— Rush tied a career-high with six assists. He also recorded six dimes in a win over Niagara on March 16, 2007.

— Rush’s three three-pointers on the evening moved him into seventh place on the Kansas all-time three-point baskets made chart with 155. Rush moved past Kevin Pritchard, who is now in eighth place with 154 three-point baskets made.

— Mario Chalmers scored in double figures for the ninth time in his last 10 games with 10 points in the win.

— Chalmers dished out six assists in the win, marking the 14th time in 19 games this season he has collected five or more helpers.

— Both Rush and Chalmers moved up the KU all-time scoring chart. Rush now sits in 32nd place with 1,169 points, while Chalmers moved into 38th place with 1,066 career tallies.

— Darrell Arthur scored in double figures for a team-best 17th time in 20 games with 16 points in the game. He has 35 double-figure scoring games in his career.

— Russell Robinson posted 11 points in the win, marking the fifth time this season and 28th in his career he hit double digits. The 11 points were the most for Robinson since he posted 17 in a win at Georgia Tech on Dec. 18, 2007.

— Robinson’s four assists moved him into 10th place on the Kansas all-time assists chart with 426 in his career. He eclipsed Jeff Boschee who amassed 425 assists in his KU career.

— Kansas outscored Iowa State 40-16 in points in the paint.

— The Jayhawks won the rebounding battle 46-33. Eleven of the 13 players who saw action for KU pulled down at least one rebound.

— Kansas attempted a season-low 10 three-point field goals and a season-high 54 two point goals.

— KU tied a season-high by making 50 percent of its shots from beyond the arc (5-of-10).