March 4, 2006
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March 4, 2006
Bramlage Coliseum – Manhattan, Kan
Kansas’ win at Kansas State
…Improves Kansas to 22-7 overall and 13-3 in Big 12 play.
…Gives Kansas at least a share of its sixth Big 12 and 49th overall league title.
…Gives KU its most conference wins since the 2003 Jayhawks went 14-2.
…Makes Kansas 19-3 in its last 22 games.
…Gives KU its 18th straight 22-win season dating back to 1990.
…Improves the KU-KSU series to 171-89 all time in favor of the Jayhawks.
…Gives Kansas its 23rd straight win against K-State in games played in Manhattan, dating back to 1984 and including an 18-0 record in Bramlage Coliseum.
…Gives Kansas a 10-year Big 12 regular-season record of 131-29, the most wins in the history of the conference.
…Improves head coach Bill Self to 7-1 against Kansas State, 69-23 while at Kansas and 276-128 overall.
…Makes Kansas 1,869-776 all time.
–By winning its 49th conference championship, Kansas moved into a tied with Kentucky for all-time league titles. The Ohio Valley Conference conducted research on this as follows: 1. Kansas and Kentucky – 49; 3. Penn – 35; 4. North Carolina and Utah 31. The list includes divisional conference titles as well.
–Freshman Brandon Rush tied his career high with 24 points. He also had 24 against Kentucky and Texas Tech – both home contests. It marked his fourth 20-point effort of the season.
–Rush became only the fourth KU player to surpass 400 points in his freshman season. He is currently tied for fourth on the KU freshman scoring list with Kerry Boagni (1983) at 408 points. Only Danny Manning has more with 496 in 1985.
–With his three steals today, Mario Chalmers broke the Kansas freshman record for steals, currently at 81. Chalmers passed Darnell Valentines’ 80 set in 1978.
–Chalmers scored 14 points today and 13 of his 15 double-digit scoring games came against Big 12 competition.
–Chalmers registered a career-high six rebounds today.
–Sophomore Russell Robinson’s 11 points marked the second straight and 10th time he has scored in double figures this season.
–Robinson had five assists today and now has 29 assists in his last four games.
–Freshman Julian Wright tied his career high with four steals.
–Senior Jeff Hawkins tied his career high with three steals today. He also had three steals against Saint Joseph’s Dec. 6.
–Sophomore C.J. Giles had two blocked shots today and has multi-blocked shots in five of his last six games.
–With the win, Kansas third-year head coach Bill Self has guided the Jayhawks to a pair of first-place Big 12 finishes (2005, 2006) and one runner-up finish (2004). Self has won six conference titles in the last eight years and the other two years were runner-up finishes.
–Kansas held Kansas State to 52 points to mark the 16th time this season KU has held its opponent to 59 or less points. This has happened 29 times under head coach Bill Self.
–Kansas outrebounded Kansas State 35-34 today after being outrebounded by both Colorado and Texas in its last two games. KU has outrebounded 20 teams this season.
–Kansas State shot 37.5 percent today. Kansas has held all but one team – Texas – to under 47 percent shooting this season.
–Today marked only the second time of the season KU has used less than 10 players. KU also used only nine against Saint Joseph’s Dec. 6.
–Kansas’ starting lineup of Mario Chalmers, Russell Robinson, Brandon Rush, Sasha Kaun and Julian Wright improved to 10-1 on the season.