KU-OSU Postgame notes

Feb. 23, 2008

Final Stats

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Gallagher-Iba Arena * Stillwater, Okla. * 13,905

February 23, 2008

Kansas’ loss at OklahomaState

…Dropped KU to 24-3 on the season and 9-3 in Big 12 play.

…Marked the first time since 2005 that KU has dropped consecutive Big 12 road games.

…Makes the all-time Kansas-OklahomaState series 101-52 in favor of the Jayhawks.

…Narrows the series in games played in Gallagher-Iba Arena to 31-30 in favor of KU.

…Makes Bill Self 129-32 while at Kansas, 336-137 overall and 5-6 against OSU.

…Makes Kansas 1,930-785 all time.


–Senior Darnell Jackson’s double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds was his second DD of the season and sixth of his career.

–Junior Brandon Rush’s 12 points were the most he has scored since 19 points against Missouri four games ago.

–Rush moved into 26th on the KU career scoring list, currently at 1,273. He passed Jerod Haase who had 1,264 points from 1995-97.

–With 11 points, junior Mario Chalmers has now scored in double figures in five straight games.

–Kansas’ three losses have been by a combined 13 points – 9 at KansasState, 3 at Texas and 1 at OklahomaState.

–Kansas outrebounded OklahomaState 34-21 to mark the 20th time this season it has won the battle of the boards but the first time in a loss.

–KU outshot OSU 42.9 percent to 40.5 percent. The Jayhawks have outshot all but one opponent this season.

–Kansas was 16-for-19 from the free throw line to mark the seventh time this season it has shot 80 percent or better from the line. Six of those have come against Big 12 competition.

–Kansas’ six bench points were a season low. The previous low was eight bench points at Texas.

–KU’s two three pointers tied for the second fewest this season – 0 vs. Baylor and 2 vs. Arizona.

–OklahomaState’s 36-32 halftime lead marked the third time this season KU has trailed at intermission. KU is 1-2 in those games.

–OklahomaState forced 14 first half turnovers on Kansas. KU entered the game with a 12.8 turnover average. KU ended the day with 21 turnovers, its second most this season – 22 at USC on Dec. 2.