Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Nebraska
March 11, 2006
Kansas’ win over Nebraska…
…Improved Kansas’ overall record to 24-7 on the season and gave KU 24 wins for the fifth time in the last six seasons.
…Advanced KU to its fifth Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship title game in the 10-year history of the event.
…Made KU 18-6 all-time in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship tournament.
…Gave KU a 2-0 record in the event for the fourth time – the first time since 2002.
…Gave Kansas its sixth straight win over Nebraska and its 14th in the last 15 meetings dating back to the 1999 season.
…Made KU 3-0 against Nebraska in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship and 5-1 all-time in league tournament play.
…Improved head coach Bill Self to 4-2 in the Big 12 Championship, 13-7 in league tournament play, 8-1 against Nebraska, 71-23 while at Kansas and 278-128 overall.
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– Freshman Mario Chalmers reached double-figures in scoring for the 18th time this season and the 10th time in the last 11 outings. His 18 points marked his highest output since he scored 23 points against Iowa State on Feb. 11.
– Chalmers’ seven assists were his most since dishing seven at Oklahoma State on Feb. 13. He has dished five or more dimes 12 times this season.
– Chalmers tied a career-high six rebounds, also done at Kansas State on March 4. He has averaged 5.3 rebounds over the last three games.
– Senior Jeff Hawkins scored 11 points to reach double-figures for the first time since he scored 11 points at Nebraska on Feb. 8. It marked the fourth time this season he reached double-figures and the sixth time of his career.
– Sophomore Russell Robinson has dished five or more assists 16 times this season including each of the last six games. He passed out eight assists for the second game in a row which was one off his career-high of nine, which he did against Baylor on Feb. 21, 2006.
– Robinson scored 13 points to register his 11th double-figure scoring game of the season. His total was his most since he scored 18 at Iowa State on Jan. 18.
– With his 31st start of the season, freshman Brandon Rush moved into a tie for seventh on the KU freshman single season list for most starts by a freshman with Raef LaFrentz (1995). His next start would tie him with Jeff Boschee who started 32 games in 1999. The record is 36, held by Aaron Miles in 2002.
– Sophomore Darnell Jackson grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds to mark the 11th time this season he collected five or more boards. Jackson also tied a career-high 13 points, which he has done two other times most recently at Iowa State on Jan. 28. The double-double was the first of his career.
– Freshman Julian Wright blocked two shots to mark his 11th multiple block game of his career.
– Sophomore Sasha Kaun tied a career-high two assists.
– Kansas’ starting lineup of Chalmers, Robinson, Rush, Kaun and Wright improved to 12-1 on the season.
– Nebraska shot 37.5 percent from the field, marking the fourth straight opponent KU held to less than 40 percent. Kansas has held all but one team – Texas – to under 47 percent shooting this season.
– KU has made at least one 3-pointer in 206 straight games dating back to Feb. 28, 2000.
– Kansas shot 51.7 percent from the field marking the 14th time of the season KU shot over 50 percent. The Jayhawks are 13-1 when shooting over 50 percent.