Kansas vs. Nebraska Postgame Notes

March 14, 2008

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Kansas 64, Nebraska 54

March 14, 2008 * Kansas City, Mo. * Sprint Center

Postgame Notes

Kansas’ win over Nebraska…

…Made KU 29-3 on the season and gave the Jayhawks 62 wins over the last two seasons.

…Extended KU’s winning streak to five games, the second longest of the season (the longest is 20).

…Marked Kansas’ seventh-straight win in the Big 12 Championship, its second longest streak in the event – KU won 11-straight from 1997-2000.

…Made KU 43-4 in its last 47 games.

…Gave KU an 11-1 record all-time in Big 12 tourney quarterfinal action.

…Advanced Kansas to the conference tourney semifinals for the 11th time in Big 12 history and 29th time overall.

…Improved KU to 53-22 in league tournament play, 23-6 at the Big 12 Championship.

…Marked KU’s first neutral court game of the season, giving the Jayhawks a 1-0 mark in games played at a neutral site.

…Made the all-time series with Texas A&M 12-1 in favor of the Jayhawks, including 6-0 in College Station (5-0 in Reed Arena).

…Gave KU 2-0 record at the Sprint Center and a 186-75 mark in games played in Kansas City.

…Improved head coach Bill Self to 134-32 while at KU, 341-137 overall and 18-7 in conference tournaments.

…Made KU 1,935-785 all-time.


– Kansas was held to a season-low 22 first-half points. The Jayhawks also scored only 22 points in the first half of their game with Arizona on Nov. 25, 2007.

– Kansas trailed at the half for just the fourth time this season. The Jayhawks are now 2-2 in games when they were behind at the break.

– The Jayhawks five-point deficit at the half was its largest of the season. KU previously trailed by four points at Oklahoma State on February 23, 2008.

– KU went on an 18-6 lead to open the second half.

– Sophomore guard Sherron Collins came off the bench to post a team-high 13 points in the win. Collins has now scored in double figures in four-straight games and 13 games on the season.

– Senior forward Darnell Jackson was one of three Jayhawks in double figures with 12 points. Jackson has now scored in double figures in 21 games on the.

– Jackson was also the leading rebounder for KU with nine caroms. With his nine rebounds, Jackson moved into 28th place on the Jayhawk all-time rebounding chart. He now has 568 rebounds in his career. He jumped from 32nd place to 28th, passing Lew Johnson (561), Ron Loneski (561), Walt Wesley (565) and Gene Elston (566).

– Junior guard Mario Chalmers tied a career high with three blocks. Chalmers also turned in three blocks versus Nebraska on January 26, 2008.

– Chalmers, who finished the game with 12 points, moved into 29th place on the Kansas all-time scoring chart. He now has 1,218 points. Chalmers moved past Jacque Vaughn (1,207), Greg Dreiling (1,209) and Scot Pollard (1,209).

– Kansas outscored Nebraska 22-7 at the free throw line. The Jayhawks made 22-of-31 from the charity stripe, while the Cornhuskers made 7-of-10.

– Despite a nearly identical mark in turnovers (18-17), Nebraska outscored Kansas 21-11 in points off turnovers.

– Kansas won the battle of the boards 34-24 and also outscored NU 30-18 in points in the paint.