Kansas/Missouri Postgame Notes

March 6, 2005

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Columbia, Mo. –

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March 6, 2005 Mizzou Arena Columbia, Mo.

Kansas’ Loss To Missouri…

…Makes KU 22-5 and snaps its four-game win streak over Missouri.

…Makes the KU-MU series 161-92 in favor of the Jayhawks.

…Snaps KU’s three-game win streak over the Tigers in Columbia, Mo.

…Makes KU 12-4 in Big 12 play for the second straight season.

…Gives KU the No. 2 seed and first-round bye in the 2005 Big 12 Tournament.

…Makes Bill Self 46-14 at KU, 253-119 overall and 7-1 versus Missouri.

…Makes KU 1,847-767 all-time and 118-29 in Big 12 games.


  • Senior guard Keith Langford came out of the game with an injury after playing just three minutes and did not return. Langford (five points, one assist) has played and scored in all of his 135 games while at KU.
  • With his 17 points, senior Wayne Simien surpassed former Jayhawks Ron Kellogg (1,508) and Bud Stallworth (1,495) and moved into 16th place on the KU all-time scoring list with 1,511 for his career. With his nine rebounds, Simien surpassed Scot Pollard (850) and is now eighth on the Jayhawks’ career boards list with 853.
  • Senior Aaron Miles played a game-high 38 minutes and in the process, moved past KU great Kirk Hinrich (4,188) and into second place on the all-time minutes played list with 4,197.
  • Junior Jeff Hawkins’ two assists and 18 minutes played marked season-highs.
  • Sophomore J.R. Giddens’ game-best four steals marked a career-high.
  • Kansas is 5-5 this season when trailing at the half.
  • Missouri’s 43 points in the first half were the most by a KU opponent this season.
  • Linas Kleiza’s 18 free throws attempts marked the most by a KU opponent since Kimani Ffreind of Nebraska shot 19 against the Jayhawks on Jan. 15, 2000. Kleiza’s 12 free throws made marked a KU opponent season-high.