Kansas at Texas Postgame Notes
Feb. 26, 2006
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February 25, 2006
Erwin Center – Austin, Texas
Kansas’ loss at Texas
…Drops Kansas to 20-7 on the season and 11-3 in Big 12 play.
…Ends Kansas’ season-long winning streak at 10 games.
…Makes KU 17-3 in its last 20 games.
…Narrows the all-time KU-UT series to 11-5 in favor of the Jayhawks.
…Gives Texas its second straight win against Kansas in the Erwin Center.
…Drops Bill Self to 1-5 against Texas, 67-23 while at Kansas and 274-128 overall.
…Ends Kansas’ four-game road winning streak and makes KU 5-2 in true road games this season.
…Gives KU a 129-29 all time Big 12 regular season record, the most wins of any league team.
…Makes Kansas 1,868-776 all time.
-Texas became the first team to shoot better than 50 percent against the Jayhawks this season.
-Kansas set team season lows in defensive rebounds (10), total rebounds (19) and blocked shots (1).
-The loss was the widest margin in the Bill Self era and the widest since Wake Forest defeated Kansas 84-53 on Dec. 7, 2000, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
-After posting a career-high 20 points against Baylor, freshman Julian Wright recorded 18 points tonight.
-Mario Chalmers’ five steals were one shy of a career high and marked the fifth straight game where he has multiple steals.
-Chalmers moved into second on the Big 12’s freshman steals list, currently at 73. He passed Texas’ T.J. Ford’s 72 steals set in 2001-02. The Big 12 freshman steals leader is Nebraska’s Cookie Belcher who had 89 steals in 1996-97.
-Sophomore Russell Robinson registered eight assists and only one turnover. His eight dimes were one shy of nine set last Tuesday against Baylor. Robinson took over the team high in assists, currently at 112.
-The starting five of Mario Chalmers, Russell Robinson, Brandon Rush, Sasha Kaun and Julian Wright lost its first game. The starting combo is 9-1 this season.
-Kansas’ 19 rebounds were the fewest in a game since KU also had 19 against Duke on Feb. 18, 1989. It surpasses the fewest in a conference game with the previous low being 23 against Oklahoma State in 2005.
-KU’s seven rebounds in the second half surpasses the eight in the second half against Wake Forest on Dec. 7, 2000.
-Kansas’ 55 points were the fewest scored on an opponent’s court since KU scored 55 at Nebraska on Feb. 15, 2004.