Jan. 31, 2005

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Kansas Postgame Notes

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Monday, Jan. 31, 2005

Kansas’ Win Over Missouri…

…Makes KU 17-1 for the first time since the 2000-01 season when KU started 17-1.

…Makes the series against Missouri 161-91 in favor of the Jayhawks, and is KU’s fourth-straight win in the series.

…Makes KU 7-0 in league play for the first time since the 2001-02 team went 16-0 and won the Big 12 title.

…Makes KU coach Bill Self 41-10 at KU, 248-115 overall and 7-0 all-time versus Missouri.

…Gives KU a 26-4 record in its last 30 games.

…Makes KU 1,842-763 all-time.

…Gives KU its 19th straight home win and makes KU 563-101 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse.


– Senior Aaron Miles started his 125th career game to tie Jacque Vaughn for sixth place on the KU all-time games started list. Miles needs four more starts to catch Kevin Pritchard for fifth place.

– Sophomore J.R. Giddens has made multiple three pointers in four-straight games and 12 games this season.

– KU trailed by eight points (28-36) at halftime to tie its biggest halftime deficit of the season. KU also trailed by eight versus South Carolina on Dec. 18, 2004. The Jayhawks’ erased the deficit in the second half to tie the biggest halftime deficit overcome this season.

– Kansas’ eight first-half field made goals tied a season low.

– Miles scored in double-figures for the third-straight game, the eighth time this season and the 50th game of his career.

– Miles passed out 10 assists to account for his first double-double of the season. It also marked the second time this season he passed out 10 dimes in a game. He moved into sole possession of first place on the KU double-figure list for assists in a contest with 19 in his career.

– Miles’ five free throws made marked a season-high and his six free throws attempted tied a season-high.

– With 14 points, Miles moved into 36th place on the KU’s all-time scoring list with 1,065 points. He passed Ryan Robertson, Kelly Knight, Otto Schnellbacher and Rex Walters. He is 17 points shy of tying Charlie Black for 35th place.

– Senior Keith Langford has played and scored in all of his 126 career games at Kansas.

– Langford notched 11 points for his 14 double-figure scoring game of the season.

– Giddens posted his fourth-straight double-figure scoring game with 15 points.

– Senior Wayne Simien notched his seventh 20+ point game of the season. His 22 points moved his career total to 1,317 and past Walter Wesley for 22nd place on the all-time KU scoring list.

– The 12-point KU margin of victory was the second-largest over Missouri in the last seven meetings. Five of the last six meetings were decided by single digits.

– Junior Christian Moody collected his 17th multi-rebound game of the season.

– Freshman Sasha Kaun played 11 minutes to register his sixth consecutive game with 10+ minutes.

– KU shot a season-high 60 percent from three-point land, surpassing the 59.3 percent the Jayhawks shot against Baylor.

– The Jayhawks’ 10 three-point attempts marked a season-low. The previous low was 11 versus Saint Joseph’s.

– Simien’s 11 free throws attempted marked a season-high for the Jayhawks.

– Missouri’s eight offensive rebounds was an opponent season-low. The previous low was 10 by Villanova.

– Missouri’s 52 field goals attempted tied an opponent season-low. Texas A&M also attempted just 52 shots.

KU finished the month of January, winning nine of 10 games.