Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Kansas State
March 10, 2007
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March 10, 2007 * FordCenter * Oklahoma City, Okla.
Kansas’win over KansasState…
…Improved KU to 29-4 on the season – the most KU victories since the 2003 Final Four season (30-8).
…Extended Kansas’ winning streak to 10 games to tie the longest of the season (also done between Dec. 4 – Jan. 15).
…Advanced KU to its sixth Big 12 Championship game and 14th overall league tournament title game.
…Gave KU a 14-14 all-time semifinal record, including 6-4 in Big 12 tourney semis.
…Improved Kansas to 51-22 in league tournament play including 21-6 at the Big 12 Championship.
…Made KU 13-2 away from Allen Fieldhouse in 2006-07 (8-2 away, 5-0 neutral).
…Made Kansas 4-1 all-time in the FordCenter and 5-2 overall in games played in Oklahoma City.
…Made Bill Self 101-28 in four seasons at Kansas, 308-133 in his career and 16-7 (7-2 at Kansas) in conference tournaments.
…Made Kansas 1,902-781 all-time.
– Kansas defeated KansasState for the 35th time in the last 36 meetings overall and improved to 12-7 all-time in league tournament action.
– Kansas improved to 2-0 all-time against KSU when facing the Wildcats outside of the state of Kansas or Kansas City, Mo.
– Kansas’ win over KansasState was its ninth consecutive over KSU in league tournament play and improved the Jayhawks to 12-7 over the Wildcats all-time in conference tournaments.
– The Jayhawks improved to 44-6 in their last 50 games.
– KU has held opponents to less than 50 percent shooting from the field in 39 straight games and 68 of its last 69 opponents.
– Mario Chalmers scored in double figures for the sixth time in the last seven games. His team-high 16 points marked his 19th double-figure scoring game of the season.
– Kansas used only eight players for the first time since Feb. 10 at Missouri. It marked the fifth time this season KU used just eight players.
– Freshman Sherron Collins’ 10 points were his highest output since he scored 12 against IowaState on Feb. 24. He has 18 double-digit scoring games for the season.
– Collins hit two 3-pointers marking the 14th game this season he has made at least two.
– Junior Sasha Kaun was limited to 15 minutes after picking up three fouls in a 13 second span in the second half. All eight Jayhawks who played logged at least 15 minutes and scored at least three points.
– KU outscored KSU 23-2 in bench scoring. Kansas’ bench has outscored 21 of its last 25 opponents.
– Kansas moved to 16-2 when using the starting lineup of Russell Robinson, Mario Chalmers, Sasha Kaun, Brandon Rush and Julian Wright.
– Kansas led at the half for the 28th time this season, and holds a record of 26-2 when leading at the break.
– The Jayhawks have outshot 29 of 33 opponents from the field this season.