Feb. 21, 2006
<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
No. 16 Kansas 76, Baylor 61
Feb. 21, 2006 – Allen Fieldhouse – Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas’ win over Baylor…
…Improves Kansas to 20-6 on the season and 11-2 in Big 12 play.
…Gives KU its 17th straight 20-win season dating back to 1990.
…Gives KU 11 conference wins for the 12th straight season.
…Continues the season’s longest winning streak at 10 games and makes KU 17-2 since Dec. 10.
…Gives Kansas its fifth straight win against Baylor and makes KU 11-1 in the all-time series including 7-0 in Lawrence.
…Improves Kansas to 129-28 all-time in Big 12 regular seasons games, the most wins in men’s basketball in the 10-year history of the conference.
…Improves Bill Self to 3-1 against Baylor, 67-22 at Kansas and 274-127 overall.
…Makes Kansas 13-2 at home this season, 161-10 in Allen Fieldhouse since 1994-1995 and 577-104 all time in the facility.
…Makes Kansas 1,868-775 all time.
- Freshman Julian Wright recorded career highs in points with 20 and field goals with 10.
- Wright’s 90.9 percent field goal percentage (10-of-11) was the highest percentage of the season by a Jayhawk that made at least 10 shots. His 10 field goals made also tied a KU individual season high.
- Wright’s 10-of-11 shooting was the best performance by a Jayhawk with a minimum of 10 attempts since Wayne Simien went 10-of-11 against Emporia State on Dec. 14, 2002. It was also the best percentage in a conference game since Mark Randall went 11-of-12 against Oklahoma State on Feb. 8, 1989.
- Freshman Mario Chalmers’ five rebounds tied a career high.
- Freshman Russell Robinson recorded career highs in assists with nine and three-point field goals with three.
- Freshman Brandon Rush recorded a career-high four steals.
- Sophomore Darnell Jackson tied a career high with five field goals.
- Rush moved into sixth place on the freshman scoring list surpassing Jeff Boschee. He now has 368 career points. He now has 143 field goals, which ties him for fifth on the freshman field goal record list. He needs three more to take over third place on the list.
- Chalmers dished out his 100th assist tonight, finishing the night with 103 on the season.
- Wright’s two blocked shots pushed him passed Greg Ostertag and Danny Manning for third on the freshman blocked shots list. He currently has 35 rejections.
- Wright became the sixth Jayhawk to score 20 or more points in a game (all freshmen and sophomores). Only two Jayhawks posted 20-point games last season.
- KU has shot 50 percent or better in eight of its last 11 games and 13 times overall this season.
- Baylor’s nine second half three-point field goals were the most by an opponent in one half since Florida hit nine on Nov. 29, 2002.
- Baylor’s 52.4 three-point percentage set a new opponent season high. The Bears’ 11 three point field goals tied a Kansas opponent season high.