Kansas-Southern Illinois Postgame Notes

March 22, 2007

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San Jose, Calif. –

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HP Pavilion * NCAA Championship Sweet 16

Kansas‘ Win Over Southern Illinois…

…Improves KU to 33-4 on the season, the most Jayhawk victories since the 2002 Final Four season (also 33-4).

…Extends KU’s winning streak to 14 games, tying for the longest streak during the Bill Self era. (The Jayhawks opened the 2004-05 season 14-0.)

…Makes the Jayhawks 17-6 as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

…Gives KU a 76-35 record all-time in the NCAA tourney.

…Advances KU to its 18th NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.

…Makes the Jayhawks 1-0 in NCAA Tournament games played in San Jose and 3-0 in NCAA contests played in the state of California.

…Makes KU 9-0 in neutral site games and 17-2 away from Allen Fieldhouse this season.

…Makes Self 105-28 in four seasons at KU, 312-133 all-time, 16-8 in the NCAA Tournament (6-3 while at Kansas) and 2-4 all-time against Southern Illinois.

…Advances Self to the Elite Eight for the second time while at Kansas and fourth time overall in nine tourney appearances.

…Makes Kansas 1,906-781 all-time.

Kansas Notes

-KU is 21-2 this season with the starting lineup of Sasha Kaun, Russell Robinson, Mario Chalmers, Julian Wright and Brandon Rush.

-Rush was a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor against the Salukis with a team-high 12 points for the game. Rush is 16-for-21 (.76.2 percent) from the floor in three games of the NCAA Tournament.

-KU’s shot a season-high 59.5 percent from the field against Southern Illinois. The Jayhawks have shot 50 percent or better in 18 games this season.

-KU held SIU to 36.8 percent shooting and has now kept opponents to under 50 percent from the floor in 43 straight games.

-The Jayhawks were 1-for-6 from behind the arc against Southern Illinois, tying a season low for three-pointers made (also one at Oklahoma on Feb. 26). KU’s 26 rebounds were also its fewest this season.

-The Salukis were the 16th opponent Kansas has held to under 60 points this season. KU’s 61 points were its fewest in a win in 2006-07.

-The Jayhawks have led at the half in 29 of 33 victories in 2006-07.