Kansas Versus Nebraska Postgame Notes

Jan. 26, 2008

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Kansas 84, Nebraska 49

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 * Allen Fieldhouse * Lawrence, Kan.

Postgame Notes

Kansas’ win over Nebraska …

… Makes Kansas 20-0 to open the year, including 14-0 in Allen Fieldhouse. KU’s 20 victories to start the year are the most since the 1996-97 team won 22 games before suffering a loss.

… Gives KU the third-best start in school history.

… Makes KU 5-0 in league play for the first time since the 2004-05 season when KU went 10-0.

… Marks Kansas’ 28th-straight regular-season victory.

… Makes KU 15-0 in home games, including 15-0 in Allen Fieldhouse and is KU’s 19th-straight home win.

… Gives Kansas a 163-71 all-time record against Nebraska, including 10-straight wins. … Makes KU 610-106 in Allen Fieldhouse, including a 184-12 mark since 1994-95 and a 48-7 record against Nebraska in the facility.

… Improves head coach Bill Self to 125-29 at KU and 331-134 overall in his career and 12-1 against Nebraska. … Makes Kansas 1,926-782 all-time.

Game Notes …

— Kansas held Nebraska to just 49 points, marking the fourth time this season and 18th under head coach Bill Self KU has held its opponent to 50 points or less.

— Darrell Arthur led Kansas in scoring with 18 points. Arthur has now scored in double figures for a team-best 18th time in 20 games and has led KU in scoring five times this season.

— Darnell Jackson scored in double figures for the fourth game in a row (had 17 vs. Oklahoma, 13 at Missouri and 21 vs. Iowa State). Jackson now has 64 points in the last four games.

— Jackson set a new career high with five assists. His previous career best of three assists came versus Winston Salem State University on Dec. 19, 2006. Jackson dished all five of his assists in the first half.

— Brandon Rush knocked down 5-of-7 three-point field goals on his way to 17 points. The five threes gives him 17 triples over the last five games. He has connected on 17-of-30 (56.7 percent) from beyond the arc during the last five outings.

— Rush’s 5-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc matched his previous season-high performance of five three-point baskets made, which was achieved in KU’s last outing versus Nebraska on Jan. 12, 2008. His 5-of-7 performance from three also ties a KU season-high.

— Rush’s five three-pointers on the afternoon moved him into sixth place on the Kansas all-time three-point baskets made chart with 160. Rush moved past Jerod Haase, who is now in seventh place with 156 three-point baskets made.

— With his 17 points, Rush passed Aaron Miles on the Kansas all-time scoring chart, moving into 31st place. He now has 1,186 points. Miles is now in 32nd place with 1,183 points during his Kansas career.

— Mario Chalmers led Kansas in assists with seven. Chalmers has now dished seven or more assists in four games this season.

— Chalmers was 0-for-1 from beyond the arc breaking a string of 11-straight games with a made three-pointer. Chalmers had knocked down at least one three-point basket in 16-of-20 games this season.

— Russell Robinson made 2-of-3 shots from beyond the arc. Robinson now has six games this season with multiple three-point baskets.

— Robinson led KU with four steals in the win. It marked his fourth game this season collecting four or more steals and the most since he grabbed eight versus Yale on Dec. 29, 2007. He has now led Kansas in steals in six games this season.

— Sherron Collins tallied 10 points against the Cornhuskers, marking the seventh time this season he has reached double-figures in scoring. His 10 points were the most since he turned in 18 versus Loyola (Md.) on Jan. 8, 2008.

— Kansas recorded assists on 25-of-32 baskets (78.1 percent). The Jayhawks’ 25 assists were one shy of their season high of 26 set versus Louisiana-Monroe on Nov. 9, 2007.

— KU made 9-of-16 shots from beyond the arc, good for 56.3 percent. The 56.3 percent from three-point range was a season high for the Jayhawks. The 56.3 percent shooting from three was the best three-point shooting performance for KU since they hit 62.5 percent from beyond the arc versus Kentucky on March 18, 2007.

— The 10 blocked shots by the Jayhawks tied a season high. KU also recorded 10 blocks versus Loyola (Md.) on Jan. 8, 2008.

— Nebraska’s 14 first-half points marked the fewest points in a half by a conference opponent since KU held Iowa State to 14 points in the first half on Feb. 24, 2007.

— Nebraska’s three three-point field goals were the fewest by a Kansas opponent this season and the Cornhuskers’ five assists tied a season-low by a Jayhawk opponent.

— NU recorded 10 steals in the game marking a season high by a Kansas opponent.