Feb. 18, 2006
No. 22 Kansas 79, Missouri 46 <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Feb. 18, 2006 – Allen Fieldhouse – Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas’ victory over Missouri…
- Improves Kansas to 19-6 on the season and 10-2 in Big 12 play.
- Marks KU’s 12th-straight season with 10 or more conference wins dating back to the final two seasons of the Big 8 (1995,1996) and the first 10 seasons of the Big 12.
- Continues the season’s longest winning streak at nine games and makes KU 16-2 since Dec. 10.
- Gives KU its seventh-straight win against Missouri at Allen Fieldhouse and makes the series 162-93 in favor of the Jayhawks.
- Improves Kansas to 128-28 all-time in Big 12 regular-season games, the most wins in men’s basketball in the 10-year history of the conference.
- Improves Bill Self to 8-2 against Missouri, 66-22 while at Kansas and 273-127 in 400 career games coached.
- Makes Kansas 160-10 in Allen Fieldhouse since 1994-95 and 576-104 all-time in the facility.
- Makes Kansas 1,867-775 all-time.
- With its victory, Kansas becomes the only Big 12 school to record 10 conference victories in all 10 seasons of the Big 12 Conference.
- Kansas’ 33-point margin of victory is the largest by Kansas in the Border Showdown series since Feb. 11, 1986, when Kansas defeated Missouri 100-66 in Lawrence.
- Missouri’s 46 points are the fewest it has scored in the series since the Tigers put up 42 points on Feb. 9, 1982, when it defeated Kansas, 42-41, in Lawrence.
- Missouri’s 46 points are the fewest in a conference game by a KU opponent since Texas A&M scored 45 on Feb. 26, 2003.
- Freshman guard Mario Chalmers moved into seventh place on Kansas’ freshman records list with his four 3-pointers, giving him 29 for the season. He moved past Jacque Vaughn, who finished his freshman campaign with 28.
- With his 3-pointer, freshman guard Brandon Rush moved into a tie for fifth place on the freshman record’s list for 3-pointers, giving him 36 this season.
- Freshman forward Julian Wright’s two blocks vaulted him into fifth place on Kansas’ freshman records list, giving him 33 for the season. He moved past Nick Collison (32).
- With his 13 points, Rush moved into a tie for seventh place on Kansas’ freshman records list in points scored. He now has 357 points in his freshman campaign. He moved past Drew Gooden (351), Raef LaFrentz (353) and is tied with Nick Collison (357).
- Sophomore guard Russell Robinson tied a KU individual season high with his six steals, which also set a new career high. His five steals in the first half are the most by a KU player since Aaron Miles swiped five in the second half against Michigan State on Nov. 25, 2003.
- Sophomore center Sasha Kaun set a new career high with four blocks.
- Sophomore forward Darnell Jackson set a new career high with two assists.
- Chalmers tied a career high with four 3-pointers.
- Rush tied a career high with four assists.
- Kansas shot over 50 percent from the field for the seventh time in 10 games and the 12th time this season.
- Kansas set a new season high in 3-point attempts with 22.
- Kansas opened the game on a 24-6 run.
- Kansas held its opponents under 59 points for the 14th time this season, the 27th time under head coach Bill Self.
- Kansas is 13-1 this season when it holds an opponent under 59 points.
- Missouri set new KU opponent season-lows in field goal attempts (47), 2-point field goals (8), 2-point field goal attempts (27), defensive rebounds (13) and rebounds (20). The Tigers tied a KU opponent season-low with 15 field goals.
- Missouri’s 20 rebounds are the fewest by a KU opponent since Oklahoma had 20 on Dec. 27, 2005.
- The Tigers’ 13 defensive rebounds are the fewest by a KU opponent since California pulled down 12 on Dec. 28, 2002.
- Missouri’s six second-half field goals were the fewest by a KU opponent since St. Joseph’s had five in the first half on Nov. 23, 2004.
- Missouri’s six first-half rebounds are the fewest by a KU opponent since Princeton pulled down five boards in the first half on Dec. 22, 1999.