Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Texas
March 12, 2006
Kansas’ win over Texas…
…Made Kansas 25-7 overall, giving the Jayhawks 25 wins for the first time since the 2003 season.
…Gave Kansas its fourth Big 12 tournament crown and eighth overall league tournament title.
…Gave KU an 8-5 record in conference championship games.
…Made Kansas 19-6 overall in the Big 12 Championship tournament.
…Made the KU-UT series 12-5 in favor of Kansas, including 1-1 in Big 12 Championship play.
…Improved head coach Bill Self’s record to 14-7 in league tournament play, 5-2 in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship, 2-5 against Texas, 72-53 while at Kansas and 279-128 overall.
…Made KU 1,873-776 all-time.
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– Freshman Mario Chalmers was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player and freshman Julian Wright was named to the all-tournament team. The MOP award for Chalmers is the fourth such award for a Kansas player. Jeff Boschee earned the honor in 1999, while Paul Pierce picked up the award in 1997 and 1998. KU now has 13 all-tournament selections in the 10-year history of the event.
– Kansas’ Big 12 Championship title is its fourth in the 10-year history of the event. KU won each of the first three tournaments in 1997, 1998 and 1999.
– Kansas’ 80 points were its most in 10 outings. KU moved to 11-1 when scoring 80 or more.
– The Jayhawks made 12 three-pointers to set a new KU Big 12 Championship record. The previous record was 11, done twice. It marked the sixth time this season the Jayhawks hit 10 or more treys in a game.
– Chalmers reached double-figures in scoring for the 19th time this season and the 11th time in the last 12 outings. He recorded double-digits in all three tournament games and led the Jayhawks with 16.0 points per game for the weekend.
– Senior Jeff Hawkins scored 13 points to reach double-figures for the second consecutive game. It marked the fifth time this season he reached double-figures and the seventh time of his career.
– Sophomore Russell Robinson has dished five or more assists 17 times this season including each of the last seven games. He passed out a total of 22 assists in three Big 12 Championship games to lead the Jayhawks.
– Sophomore Sasha Kaun blocked three shots marking the fifth time of the season – and second game of the 2006 Big 12 Championship – he recorded three or more rejections.
– Wright passed out four assists marking the sixth time of his career he passed out four or more dimes.
– Chalmers drained four 3-pointers to tie a career-high. He also hit four treys at Nebraska and against Missouri.
– Chalmers’ six assists marked the 13th time this season he dished five or more dimes in a game.
– Robinson scored 14 points to register his 12th double-figure scoring game of the season.
– Kansas trailed at halftime (38-39) for the eighth time of the season. KU holds a 3-4 record when trailing at the break.
– With his 32nd start of the season, Rush moved into a tie for sixth on the KU freshman single season list for most starts by a freshman with Jeff Boschee (1999). The record is 36, held by Aaron Miles in 2002.
– Kansas’ starting lineup of Chalmers, Robinson, Rush, Kaun and Wright improved to 13-1 on the season.
– Wright blocked two shots to mark his 12th multiple block game of his career.
– KU has made at least one 3-pointer in 207 straight games dating back to Feb. 28, 2000.