Feb. 9, 2006

Recap | Final Stats

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Feb. 8, 2006 Bob Devaney Center Lincoln, Neb.

Kansas Postgame Notes

Kansas’ Win Against Nebraska…

…Improves KU to 16-6 on the season.

…Makes KU 7-2 in Big 12 play for the third straight season under Bill Self and the sixth straight year dating back to 2001.

…Extends KU’s second-longest winning streak of the season to six games.

…Improves the Jayhawks to 13-2 in its last 15 games.

…Gives KU its third straight road win and makes the Jayhawks 4-1 in true road games this season.

…Gives KU its fifth straight win against Nebraska and second straight in the Devaney Center.

…Makes the all-times series with Nebraska 158-71 in favor of the Jayhawks.

…Gives KU a 125-68 all-time Big 12 regular-season record, the most wins in the 10 years of the league’s existence.

…Improves Bill Self to 7-1 against the Huskers, 63-22 at Kansas and 270-127 overall.

…Makes KU 1,864-775 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 fifth straight game. The Jayhawks are 5-0 when using this starting lineup.
  • The Jayhawks were 0-for-1 from the free throw line in the first half. The last time KU was held scoreless from behind the charity stripe in a stanza was against Arkansas on Nov. 21, 2005. The single attempt marked the fewest since Dec. 10, 2003, when KU shot none against Fort Hays State in the first stanza.
  • KU is 13-3 this season when leading at halftime.
  • Freshman Mario Chalmers’ four three-pointers, 11 three-point attempts and 17 field goal attempts marked season highs. Chalmers’ 20 points marked his fourth 20-plus game of the season.
  • The Jayhawks held Nebraska to 34.6 percent shooting on the night. KU has outshot all but one opponent this season and held every foe under 47 percent. KU entered the game with the best field goal percentage defense in the nation (35.7 percent).
  • After being outrebounded by Oklahoma 44-34 in its last game, KU posted a plus-six rebounding margin against the Huskers.
  • All 13 Jayhawks saw action in the win.
  • Kansas held Nebraska to 48 points tonight to mark the 12th time this season KU has held its opponent to 59 points or less. This has happened 25 times under head coach Bill Self.