Kansas-Missouri Postgame Notes
Feb. 10, 2007
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Feb. 10, 2007 * Mizzou Arena (15,061) * Columbia, Mo.
Kansas‘ win over Missouri…
…Improves Kansas to 21-4 on the season and gives the Jayhawks 21 victories for the 18th straight season.
…Makes KU 8-2 in Big 12 play for the second straight season.
…Gives Kansas head coach career win No. 300. He is now 300-133 overall, including 93-28 while at KU and 10-2 against Missouri.
…Gives Kansas its first win at Mizzou Arena, makes the all-time series 163-93 in favor of the Jayhawks.
…Makes the Jayhawks 5-2 in true road games this season and 8-2 away from Allen Fieldhouse.
…Makes Kansas 1,894-781 all time.
–KU’s 18-point margin of victory was the widest for Kansas at Missouri since a 77-54 win Feb. 5, 1966, span of 17 victories for KU in Columbia.
–Kansas is now 36-6 (85.7 percent) in its last 42 games.
–KU’s bench outscored Missouri’s bench 28-12 to mark the 15th time in the last 17 games KU’s bench has outscored its foes.
–Kansas has held its opponents to under 50 percent shooting in 31 straight games dating back to last season’s Texas contest.
–KU has outshot 21 of 25 opponents this season.
–The Jayhawks have led at half in 20 of 21 victories this season.
–Eighteen of Kansas’ 21 wins have been by 10 or more points this season.
–The starting lineup of Russell Robinson, Mario Chalmers, Brandon Rush, Julian Wright and Sash Kaun is now 12-2 on the season.
–Kansas has had four players score in double figures in each of the last three games.
–Junior Julian Wright’s 33 points were the most for a Jayhawk since Nick Collison also scored 33 against Duke on March 27, 2003 in the NCAA Tournament. It was the most in a conference game since Danny Manning scored 37 at Missouri on Feb. 27, 1988.
–Wright tied his career high with 12 rebounds. He has accomplished the feat five times this season – vs. Oral Roberts, vs. BallState, vs. BostonCollege, at IowaState and at Missouri.
–Wright has two double-doubles in his last three games and four on the season.
–Sophomore Brandon Rush’s 21 points tied a season high. He also scored 21 against Northern Arizona and versus Colorado this season.
–Rush had seven rebounds and has pulled down seven or more boards in 10 games this season, including four of his last six outings.
–Freshman Sherron Collins has 14 assists and two turnovers in his last two games.
–With 14 points, Collins has now scored in double figures in three straight games, nine of his last 10 games and 14 times this season.
–Sophomore Mario Chalmers’ four steals marked the eighth time this season he has had four steals in a game this year.
–Junior Darnell Jackson has scored 23 points and pulled down 16 rebounds in his last two games. In that span he is 9-for-12 (75 percent) from the field.