Kansas/Oklahoma Postgame Notes
Feb. 22, 2005
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Feb. 21, 2005 – Lloyd Noble Center – Norman, Okla.
Kansas’ Loss to Oklahoma…
…Makes KU 20-4 and gives the Jayhawks their best 24-game record since the 2001-02 team went 33-4.
…Is the Jayhawks’ first three-game losing streak since the 1993-94 season.
…Makes the KU-OU series 129-64 in favor of the Jayhawks but gives the Sooners a 4-3 mark in the teams’ last seven match-ups.
…Gives OU its second straight win over the Jayhawks in Norman.
…Makes KU 10-3 in Big 12 Conference play.
…Makes Bill Self 44-13 at KU, 254-118 overall and 1-3 versus Oklahoma.
…Makes Kansas 1,845-766 all-time.
- Freshman Sasha Kaun made his second consecutive and overall start.
- Senior guard Aaron Miles was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line and has made 15 straight dating back to the Kansas State game on Feb. 9. Miles made his 131st career start today and tied with Raef LaFrentz for third place on the KU all-time games started list.
- With his 16 points, senior guard Keith Langford moved ahead of Jayhawk great Paul Pierce (1,768) and into sixth place on the KU all-time scoring list with 1,775 for his career. Langford also surpassed Steve Woodberry (298) for 13th place on the all-time three-pointers list with 302 made.
- Langford’s two blocks marked a season-high. He also played a game-high 39 minutes and in the process surpassed Jacque Vaughn (3,807) for ninth place on the Jayhawks’ all-time minutes played list with 3,834.
- With his team-high 17 points, senior forward Wayne Simien surpassed KU legend Wilt Chamberlain (1,433) and into 19th place on the all-time scoring list with 1,437 career points.
- Sophomore guard J.R. Giddens tied his season-best with a team-leading seven rebounds.
- KU is 5-4 this season when trailing at the half.
- KU’s 15-point deficit at the half marked its greatest of the season. Prior to tonight, the Jayhawks’ largest halftime deficit was eight against Missouri and South Carolina. KU won both games.
- KU’s 19 field goal attempts in the first half marked the fewest since March 23, 2001, when the Jayhawks attempted just 19 against Illinois in the opening stanza.
- For the game, the Jayhawks’ 44 attempts were the fewest since attempting 44 against Santa Clara on Dec. 20, 1994. The last time KU attempted 44 or less shots in a conference game was on Feb. 12, 1993 against Missouri (42).
- The Jayhawks’ 12 rebounds in the opening stanza marked the fewest by a Jayhawk squad since pulling down just 12 in the first half against Arizona on Jan. 25, 2003.
- Tonight’s game also marked KU season-lows in three-pointers made (three), total rebounds (26) and assists (eight).