Kansas/Kansas State Postgame Notes

Feb. 10, 2005

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Feb. 9, 2005 Bramlage Coliseum Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas’ Win Over Kansas State…

…Makes the Jayhawks 19-1 and gives them the best record since the 1996-97 season when KU started 22-1.

…Makes the series against Kansas State 158-88 in the Jayhawks’ favor.

…Gives KU its 21st straight win in Manhattan, dating back to the 1984 season.

…Gives the Jayhawks their 29th straight victory over the Wildcats dating back to the 1993-94 season.

…Makes KU 9-0 in Big 12 Conference play for the first time since the 2000-01 team went 16-0 to win the league title.

…Makes KU coach Bill Self 43-10 at KU, 250-115 overall and 4-0 all-time versus Kansas State.

…Gives the Jayhawks a record of 28-4 in its last 32 games.

…Gives KU its sixth straight conference road win, dating back to last season.

…Makes KU 1,844-763 all-time and 115-22 in Big 12 contests.


  • With his six assists, senior guard Aaron Miles moved into a tie for 15th place with Frank Smith of Old Dominion on the NCAA all-time career assists list with 883 dimes.
  • Senior guard Keith Langford’s three three-pointers made in the first half marked a season-high.
  • Langford’s 24 points marked his second straight 20+ point game and fifth of the season. The 6-4 guard is averaging 25.5 points in his last two outings.
  • Langford also became the ninth player in KU and Big 12 history to score 1,700 career points and surpassed Kevin Pritchard (1,692) to move into the Jayhawks’ ninth all-time scoring spot (1,712). His 37 minutes played also put him ahead of Calvin Thompson and in 10th on the KU all-time list with 3,681 for his career.
  • Senior forward Wayne Simien’s 23 points and 13 rebounds marked his ninth double-double of the season and 31st of his career. His 13 boards also moved him into a tie with Greg Ostertag (770) for 11th place on the KU career rebounding chart.
  • Sophomore guard J.R. Giddens scored a season-high 18 points and tied his season-best with four three-pointers. His previous season-best was 16 points, which he scored against Georgia Tech and Louisiana-Lafayette.
  • Giddens’ four three-pointers moved his career total to 120 and put him past Sean Pearson (117) and in 11th on the Jayhawks’ all-time treys list. He is also now tied with Paul Pierce for 11th place on the KU all-time three-point attempts list (304).
  • Senior guard Aaron Miles’ steal moved him into a tie for second place with Danny Manning (250) on the KU all-time steals chart. Miles’ 37 minutes played also moved him past Darnell Valentine and Tony Guy and into fifth on the Jayhawks’ career list with 3,933 minutes.
  • Kansas’ 61.5 percent shooting from behind the three-point line marked a season-high. The Jayhawks’ previous season-best was 60.0 percent against Missouri.
  • Kansas is 14-0 this season when leading at the half.
  • Fred Peete’s six three-pointers tied a KU opponent season-high. Ed McCants of Wisconsin-Milwaukee nailed six treys out of 12 attempts on Dec. 22, 2004.