Kansas vs. Kansas State Postgame Notes
March 1, 2008
Kansas 88, Kansas State 74
March 1, 2008 * Allen Fieldhouse * Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas’ Win Over Kansas State…
…Made KU 26-3 on the season and 11-3 in Big 12 play.
…Gave KU 11 conference wins for the 14th-straight season and 19th time in the last 20 years.
…Made KU 34-3 in his last 37 regular season contests and 39-4 in its last 43 games.
…Gave KU a 19-0 mark at home this season and extended its home game winning streak to 23 games.
…Was KU’s second-straight win against Kansas State in Allen Fieldhouse and its 13th win over the Wildcats in the last 14 meetings in Lawrence.
…Made the all-time series with KSU 175-90 in favor of the Jayhawks.
…Gave Kansas a 614-106 all-time mark in Allen Fieldhouse.
…Improved head coach Bill Self to 131-32 while at Kansas, 338-137 overall and 9-2 all-time against Kansas State.
…Made KU 1,932-785 all-time.
— Kansas’ 23 offensive rebounds marked a season-high. Jayhawk post players Darrell Arthur and Sasha Kaun each pulled down four caroms on the offensive end. The 23 offensive boards are the most for KU since it pulled down 23 versus Dartmouth on November 28, 2006.
— Five Jayhawks finished in double figures for the fifth time this season. KU is 5-0 when five or more players are in double digits in scoring.
— All nine KU players who saw action recorded two or more rebounds in the game as the Jayhawks held a 41-34 advantage on the boards. The two teams entered halftime tied at 20 rebounds a piece, but the Jayhawks pulled down 21 second-half rebounds compared to KSU’s 14.
— Junior guard Brandon Rush led the Jayhawks in scoring with a season-high 21 points. Rush tied season highs with five three-point baskets made and nine three-point attempts. Rush’s nine three-point attempts also tied a Kansas season-high. Sophomore guard Mario Chalmers also attempted nine treys versus UMKC on November 11, 2007.
— With five triples on the evening, Rush moved into fifth place on the KU all-time three-point baskets made chart. He now has 180 in his career. He passed Adonis Jordan, who finished his Jayhawk career with 179 three pointers.
— Sophomore guard Sherron Collins added 18 points for KU off the bench. The 18 points were the most points for Collins since he turned in 18 tallies versus Loyola on January 8, 2008.
— Collins also tied a career-high with four steals in the win.
— Senior guard Russell Robinson had a solid all-around game with two two-point baskets, two-three point baskets and four free throws on his way to 14 points. Robinson also had five assists, four steals, four rebounds, and a career-best three blocks.
— The Kansas bench outscored their KSU counterparts 27-11. The Jayhawk bench also dominated the Kansas State bench on the boards, owning a 15-7 edge.
— Kansas State freshman Michael Beasley’s 39-point performance marked the most by a Jayhawk opponent this season and tied for the ninth most points scored by a Kansas opponent in the history of the program. Beasley’s 39 points ties for the fourth most points scored versus Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse.