Kansas-UCLA Postgame Notes
March 24, 2007
San Jose, Calif. –
No. 2 UCLA 68, No. 1 <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas 55<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
March 24, 2007 * HP Pavilion * NCAA Championship Elite Eight
Kansas‘ Loss to UCLA…
…Ends KU’ season at 33-5.
…Snaps a 14-game win streak, the longest streak during the Bill Self era.
…Gives KU its first neutral site game loss of the year (9-1) and makes KU 17-3 away from Allen Fieldhouse this season.
…Give the Jayhawks their first NCAA Tournament loss in games played in the state of California (3-1).
…Makes Bill Self 16-9 in NCAA Tournament games, including 6-4 while at KU.
…Makes Self 105-29 in four seasons at KU and 312-134 overall.
…Makes KU 1,906-782 all-time.
-KU was 21-3 this season with the starting lineup of Sasha Kaun, Russell Robinson, Mario Chalmers, Julian Wright and Brandon Rush.
-Rush and Robinson were named to the NCAA Tournament West Regional All-Tournament team. The duo was the first to earn the postseason honor since Aaron Miles and Wayne Simien in 2004.
-Rush led Kansas in scoring for the 13th time this season.
-Chalmers’ six steal tied a career high (three times this season).
-Robinson tied his career best with five steals.
-The last time KU trailed at halftime was against Texas in the Big 12 title game on March 11. The Jayhawks won the contest 88-84 in overtime and were 4-3 when trailing at the half this season.
-The Jayhawks have forced 20 or more turnovers nine times this season, including UCLA’s season-high 25 in the Eilte Eight.
2006-07 Kansas Season Highlights
-Ranked No. 1 by Sports Illustrated
-Jayhawks Defeat No. 1 Florida for 2006 Las Vegas Invitational title
-Bill Self notches 300th career victory
-Kansas wins 10 conference games for the 13th-straight season
-KU wins seventh Big 12 regular season title and 50th overall
-KU becomes third school in NCAA Division I to win 1,900 games
-Jayhawks win fifth Big 12 and ninth overall conference tournament title
-KU the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in school history
-Kansas advanced to Elite Eight for the fourth time in six years
-33 victories tied for fourth-most in 109 seasons of Kansas Basketball