March 1, 2006
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Kansas 75, Colorado 54
March 1, 2006
Kansas’ win over Colorado…
- Improves Kansas to 21-7 on the season and 12-3 in Big 12 play.
- Makes Kansas 18-3 in its last 21 games.
- Gives KU its 17th straight 21-win season, dating back to 1990.
- Gives Kansas 12 conference wins for the sixth straight season dating back to 2001.
- Gives Kansas its seventh straight win against Colorado and its 23rd straight against the Buffaloes in Allen Fieldhouse.
- Makes the KU-CU series 111-39 in favor of the Jayhawks, including a 56-7 mark in games played in Lawrence (47-5 in Allen Fieldhouse).
- Gives Kansas it seventh straight win in Allen Fieldhouse and makes KU 164-10 in the facility since 1994-95 and 5801-104 all-time in the complex.
- Improves Kansas to 130-29 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 6-0 against Colorado, 68-23 while at Kansas and 275-128 overall.
- Makes Kansas 1,869-776 all-time.
- Freshman guard Brandon Rush continued to move up the freshman record charts. His 13 points gives him 384 for the season, moving him into fifth place past J.R. Giddens (374). His four field goals gives him 148 for the season, good for third place, moving him past Nick Collison (145). His 11 field-goal attempts gives him 299 for the season, moving him into seventh place past Giddens (297) and Darnell Valentine (297). Finally, by playing 30 minutes, Rush has now played 866 for the season, moving him into sixth place past Kerry Bogani (863) and Paul Pierce (862).
- Freshman guard Mario Chalmers’ four 3-point field goals gives him 36 for his freshman campaign, moving him into a tie for fifth place on the freshman records list with Kevin Pritchard. He moved past Paul Pierce (35).
- Colorado’s 15 first-half points were the fewest points by a conference opponent in a half since Missouri scored 15 on Jan. 11, 1999, and marked a KU opponent season low.
- Colorado’s five first-half field goals were the fewest by a KU opponent in a half since St. Joseph’s also hit five on Nov. 23, 2004.
- The Buffaloes’ 18.5 percent field-goal shooting in the first half is the lowest by a KU conference opponent since Colorado shot 17.9 percent in the first half on Jan. 25, 2004.
- Sophomore guard Russell Robinson tied a season high with his 2 blocks.
- Kansas’ 18.2 percent shooting from the free throw line in the first half was the lowest in a single half, with a minimum of 10 attempts, since the 1988-89 season. The previous low percentage was 23.5 percent, when the Jayhawks were 4-of-17 in the second half against Long Beach State on Dec. 7, 1991.
- Kansas’ 11 3-pointers tied a season high and its 23 3-point attempts set a new season high.
- The Jayhawks’ seven second-half 3-pointers is the most since Kansas drained eight treys in both halves against Baylor on Jan. 25, 2005.
- The victory is the second by the Jayhawks this season when being out-rebounded by their opponent. The only other victory came against Oklahoma on Feb. 5, 2006.
- Colorado set a KU opponent season high with 45 total rebounds and tied a opponent season high with 22 offensive rebounds.
- Colorado made one field goal in the first 18:11 of the first half and made four in the last 1:49 of the half.