Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Oklahoma State
March 10, 2006
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Kansas’ win over Oklahoma State…
…Improved Kansas to 23-7 on the season and marked the 17th straight season the Jayhawks have won at least 23 games dating back to 1990.
…Gave KU is 10th straight win in its opening game of a Big 12 Championship. KU is the only team in the history of the tournament to win all of its opening round games.
…Gave KU a 9-1 record all-time in Big 12 tourney quarterfinal action.
…Marked KU’s sixth-straight Big 12 tourney quarterfinal win.
…Made Kansas 47-22 all-time in league championship play, including a 17-6 mark in the Big 12 Championship.
…Gave KU an all-time record of 3-2 in the American Airlines Center.
…Improved head coach Bill Self’s career record in league championship play to 12-7 (3-2 while at KU).
…Improved Self’s overall record at KU to 60-23 and his career record to 277-128.
…Made Kansas 1,871-776 all-time.
– Freshman Brandon Rush increased his season scoring total to 414 points to take over sole possession of second place on KU’s freshman scoring list. Danny Manning holds the record with 496 points in 1985.
– Sophomore Russell Robinson has dished five or more assists 15 times this season including each of the last five games. His eight assists were one off his career-high of nine, which he did against Baylor on Feb. 21, 2006.
– Robinson collected a career-high seven steals, surpassing his previous high of six done against Missouri on Feb. 18, 2006.
– Freshman Mario Chalmers reached double-figures in scoring for the 17th time this season and the ninth time in the last 10 outings. His 15 points marked his highest output since he scored 23 points against Iowa State on Feb. 11.
– Sophomore Sasha Kaun scored 16 points to mark his 10th double-figure scoring game of the season. It was his first double-figure effort since he scored 12 on Feb. 13 at Oklahoma State.
– Kaun blocked three shots marking the fourth time of the season he recorded three or more rejections.
– Freshman Julian Wright blocked two shots to mark his 10th multiple block game of his career.
– KU has made at least one 3-pointer in 205 straight games dating back to Feb. 28, 2000.
– Kansas moved to 100-51 all-time against Oklahoma State including a 3-2 mark in Big 12 Championship tournament games.
– With his 30th start of the season, Rush moved into a tie for eighth on the KU freshman single season list for most starts by a freshman with Kevin Pritchard (1987) and Norm Cook (1974). His next start would tie him for seventh with Raef LaFrentz (31 in 1995). The record is 36, held by Aaron Miles in 2002.
– Kansas’ starting lineup of Chalmers, Robinson, Rush, Kaun and Wright improved to 11-1 on the season.
– Oklahoma State shot 38.3 percent from the field, marking the third straight opponent KU held to less than 40 percent. Kansas has held all but one team – Texas – to under 47 percent shooting this season.
– The Jayhawks used just eight players against Oklahoma State which was a season low. It marked just the third time of the season KU used less than 10. KU used only nine in the regular season finale at Kansas State and also against Saint Joseph’s on Dec. 6.