Jan. 26, 2005
WACO, Texas –
No. 6/7 Kansas 86, Baylor 66<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Jan. 25, 2005 – Ferrell Center – Waco, Texas
Kansas’ Win Over Baylor…
…Makes KU 15-1 for the first time since the 2000-01 season when the Jayhawks started 17-1.
…Makes the series against Baylor 10-1 in the Jayhawks’ favor.
…Gives KU its fourth straight Big 12 road win dating back to last season.
…Makes head coach Bill Self 39-10 at KU, 246-115 overall and 2-1 all-time versus Baylor.
…Gives KU a 24-4 record in its last 28 games.
…Makes KU 1,839-763 all-time.
- The Jayhawks’ 16 three pointers against Baylor marked a new KU school record. The previous program-high was 15 treys made on Dec. 10, 1994 at North Carolina State.
- KU’s 27 three-point attempts marked the most by a Jayhawk team since Feb. 14, 1995 when KU attempted 27 against Nebraska.
- KU and Baylor’s 22 combined three-pointers marked the most in a single game by two teams since the Jayhawks and Nebraska totaled 23 treys on Feb. 24, 2002.
- Kansas’ eight three-pointers in the first half marked the most since the Jayhawks made eight against Kansas State in the opening stanza on March 9, 2000. The Jayhawks’ 16 three-point attempts in the first half also marked the most by a KU squad since Feb. 21, 2004 against Iowa State.
- Junior guard Jeff Hawkins tied his career high by going 5-for-5 from behind the three-point line. His 15 points, five field goals, five attempts and one rebound also marked season-highs.
- The last time a Jayhawk made five straight three-pointers in a single game was Jan. 26, 1994 when Sean Pearson knocked down five straight against Oklahoma State.
- With his 17 points against the Bears, senior guard Keith Langford surpassed Mark Randall (1,627) and moved into 10th place on the Kansas all-time scoring list with 1,633 points. Langford also moved into a tie for 14th place with Jacque Vaughn on the KU three-point attempts list with 274.
- With his 18 points, senior forward Wayne Simien surpassed Jerod Haase (1,264) and moved into 25th on the KU all-time scoring list with 1,268 for his career. His nine rebounds against Baylor also moved him past Mark Randall (723) and into 12th on the KU rebounds list with 731 boards for his career.
- With his four-three pointers, sophomore forward J.R. Giddens surpassed Paul Pierce (108) and moved into 12th place on the KU all-time three-pointers list with 111 treys for his career. Giddens also posted nine three-points attempts, and in the process surpassed Jacque Vaughn (274) for 13th place on the KU three point attempts list with 281 for his career.
- KU also posted season-highs in three-pointers attempted, three-point field goal percentage (59.3), fouls (25) and assists (24).
- Baylor added KU opponent season-highs in free throws (26) and free throw attempts (32) and set opponent lows in fouls (15).