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.

Kansas Notes

-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.