Kansas Postgame Notes
March 18, 2007
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United Center * Chicago, Ill.
NCAA Championship Second Round
Kansas‘ Win Over Kentucky…
…Improves KU to 32-4 on the season, its most victories since the 2002 Final Four season (33-4).
…Extends the Jayhawks’ winning streak to 13 games, the second-longest during the Bill Self era.
…Advances KU to its 24th NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
…Gives the Jayhawks a 75-35 record all-time in the NCAA Tourney and 13-6 in second round games.
…Makes KU 4-0 in NCAA Tournament games played in Chicago.
…Makes the Jayhawks 8-0 in neutral site games and 16-2 away from Allen Fieldhouse this season.
…Makes Self 104-28 in four seasons at KU, 311-133 all-time and 15-8 in the NCAA Tournament (5-3 while at KU).
…Advances Self to the Sweet 16 for the second time while at KU and fifth time in his nine overall tournament appearances.
…Makes Kansas 1,905-781 all-time.
-The Jayhawks are 19-2 this season with the starting lineup of Sasha Kaun, Russell Robinson, Mario Chalmers, Brandon Rush and Julian Wright.
-Rush was 6-for-7 from behind the arc for a career-best six three-pointers made. His previous high was five made against Toledo on Dec. 9, 2006.
-Wright scored a team-best 21 points to mark his fourth 20-point effort of the season. He has pulled down eight or more rebounds in each of his last four games.
-Chalmers’ eight assists tied a personal career best and KU season high.
-Kansas has held a halftime lead in 27 of 31 victories in 2006-07.
-The Jayhawks improved to 20-0 this season when scoring 80 or more points.
-KU shot a season-high 62.5 percent from behind the arc.
-Kansas is now 4-1 against the No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
-The Jayhawks have held their opponents to under 50 percent shooting from the field in 42-straight games.
-KU has outshot 32 of 36 foes and shot better than 50 percent in 17 games this season.
-Twenty-four of the Jayhawks’ 32 wins this season have been by 10 or more points.