Kansas Versus Baylor Postgame Notes

Feb. 9, 2008

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Kansas 100, Baylor 90

February 9, 2008 * Allen Fieldhouse * Lawrence, Kan.

Postgame Notes

Kansas’ Win Versus Baylor …

… Makes Kansas 23-1 on the season, it’s best 24-game record since the 1996-97 team was also 23-1, and went on to be 34-1 before its second loss.

… Makes KU 8-1 in league play.

… Makes KU 31-1 in its last 32 regular-season contests.

… Makes Kansas 17-0 at home this season and marks the 21st-straight home win for the Jayhawks.

… Gives Kansas its seventh-straight win over Baylor and makes the series 13-1 all-time against the Bears.

… Makes KU 612-106 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including seven-straight wins over Baylor.

… Improves Kansas head coach Bill Self to 128-30 while at Kansas, 335-135 overall and 4-2 against Baylor.

… Makes KU 1,929-783 all-time.

Game Notes

— Trailing 20-13 with 10:03 remaining in the first half, Kansas scored seven-straight points and put together a 14-3 run to take a 27-23 lead with 6:21 remaining before the half. The seven-point deficit marked the largest deficit in Allen Fieldhouse this season for KU.

— After allowing Baylor to collect the game’s first nine rebounds, Kansas finished the game even on the boards with the Bears as both teams pulled down 39.

— The Jayhawks finished with nine steals on the evening, breaking a streak of three-straight games with a season-low three steals.

— Kansas scored 100 points for just the second time this season. The Jayhawks posted a season-high 107 points in the season-opening win over Louisiana-Monroe.

— Baylor’s 90 points marked a season high for a Kansas opponent. The 90 points by an opponent also marked the most points scored against the Jayhawks in the Bill Self era.

— KU was held without a three-point field goal for the first time in 271 games, dating back to Feb. 28, 2000 at Texas.

— Despite giving up a 12-0 advantage to the Bears on three-point field goals, the Jayhawks outscored BU 36-14 at the free throw line. Kansas made 36-of-46 free throw attempts, while Baylor connected on 14-of-18 from the foul line.

— Sophomore Darrell Arthur led Kansas with a season-high 23 points and 10 rebounds on the evening, marking his third double-double of the season and fifth of his career. Arthur’s last double-double came versus Miami (Ohio) on Dec. 22, 2007, when he recorded 14 points and 10 boards.

— Arthur’s 23 points marked the third time this season and fifth time in his career he has posted 20 or more points.

— Arthur tied a season high with three blocks. He has now recorded three blocks in four games this season.

— Junior Mario Chalmers finished with a team-high seven assists and has dished out six or more dimes in five of his last six outings.

— Chalmers, who finished the game with 10 points, was the only KU player (out of nine) who played in the first half to not score a point in the opening 20 minutes of play.

— Senior Russell Robinson poured in a season-high 22 points, marking the first time this season he has eclipsed the 20-point mark and the second time in his career. Robinson narrowly missed equaling his career high of 24, which he set versus Texas A&M on January 25, 2006.

— Robinson made 14-of-15 shots from the charity stripe. His 14 free throws made and 15 free throws attempted were both career highs.

— Sophomore Sherron Collins finished the game with 17 points. He has now scored in double figures in four of the last five games and in eight games this season. Collins’ 17 points marked a season high for him in Big 12 games.

— Two KU players (Arthur and Robinson) scored 20+ points for the third time this season, all Kansas wins. Two Jayhawks posted 20 or more points versus Louisiana-Monroe and Boston College.

— Baylor’s Curtis Jerrells scored a game-high 30 points, the most points for a KU opposing player this season. Jerrells’ 30 points are the most for an opposing player since Texas’ Kevin Durant tallied 37 points against the Jayhawks on March 11, 2007 in the finals of the Big 12 Tournament.

— BU’s LaceDarius Dunn knocked down a three-point field goal and got fouled at the 13:13 mark of the second half. He made the ensuing free throw for the first four-point play scored in a game this season by either Kansas or its opponent.

— The Jayhawks held a 54-36 advantage in points in the paint.

— Kansas has outshot its opponents and held them to under 50 percent shooting in 22-of-23 games.