Game Notes

Jan. 30, 2006

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Jan. 30, 2006 Allen Fieldhouse Lawrence, Kan.

Postgame Notes

Kansas’ win over Texas Tech…

…Improves Kansas to 14-6 on the season, 5-2 in Big 12 play.

…Makes KU 11-2 in its last 13 games.

…Gives Kansas a 9-0 record against Texas Tech in games played in Allen Fieldhouse and makes the series 16-2 all time in favor of the Jayhawks.

…Gives Kansas a 123-28 all-time Big 12 regular-season record, the most men’s hoops wins in the 10th anniversary of the league.

…Improves Bill Self to 3-4 against Texas Tech, 61-22 while at Kansas, and 268-127 overall.

…Drops Bob Knight to 6-11 all time against KU.

…Makes Kansas 9-2 in home games this season, 159-10 in Allen Fieldhouse since the 1994-95 season and 575-104 all time in the facility.

…Makes Kansas 1,862-775 all time.


  • Kansas used the starting lineup of freshmen Brandon Rush, Mario Chalmers and Julian Wright and sophomores Sasha Kaun and Russell Robinson for the third straight game and third time this season.
  • Freshman Brandon Rush’s 24 points tied a career high that he set against Kentucky on Jan. 7.
  • Rush set career highs in field goals (10), field goal attempts (19), 3-point field goals (4), 3-point field goal attempts (6) and tied a career high with two steals.
  • Rush’s 10 field goals tied a KU season high and his 19 field goal attempts set a season high.
  • Rush moved past Jacque Vaughn into sixth place all time for 3-pointers made as a freshman (31).
  • Rush recorded his third double-double of the year and second in a row with 24 points and 11 rebounds. It also marked the 16th time Rush has scored in double figures and sixth time he’s led KU in scoring this season.
  • Rush’s 14.6 points per game average currently ties him with Danny Manning for the highest scoring average by a freshman in Kansas history.
  • Freshman Mario Chalmers’ 53 steals are the fourth most by a freshman at KU.
  • Rush’s 59 3-point field goal attempts are the seventh most by a KU freshman and Chalmers’ 57 are tied for eighth most all-time.
  • Sophomore Darnell Jackson tied a career high with five made field goals.
  • Senior Christian Moody tied a career high with two blocked shots.
  • Freshman Matt Kleinmann’s three rebounds set a career high and his two field goal attempts tied a career best.
  • Sophomore Rodrick Stewart’s one rebound was a career high.
  • KU’s plus 27 rebound margin was its largest of the season.
  • The Jayhawks finished the month of January with a 7-2 record.
  • KU has shot 50 percent or better in its last five games and nine of its last 11.
  • Kansas set season highs for field goal attempts (72) and defensive rebounds (37) and tied a season high with 56 two field goal attempts.
  • It marked the 10th time this year KU has held an opponent to 59 points or less and the 23rd time under Bill Self.
  • Texas Tech set new KU opponent season lows for 3-point field goals (2), 3-point field goal attempts (8) and offensive rebounds (7), and tied a season low with two steals.