Kansas vs. Davidson Postgame Notes
March 30, 2008
Kansas 59, Davidson 57
March 30, 2008 * Ford Field * Detroit, Mich.
Kansas’ Win Over Davidson…
… Improved Kansas to 35-3 on the season, and match the most wins in school history with the 1998 and 1986 teams which went 35-4
… Extended Kansas’ winning streak to 11 games, the second longest of the season (20-0 to open the year)
… Marked KU’s 21st win as a No. 1 seed, improving its mark to 21-7 in that spot
… Advanced Kansas to its 13th NCAA Tournament Final Four and first for head coach Bill Self
… Gave KU an 80-36 record all-time in the NCAA tourney
… Made Kansas 4-1 in NCAA Championship games played in the state of Michigan
… Made Kansas 1-0 against Davidson and 6-0 against the Southern Conference
… Made KU 7-0 in neutral site games this season and 15-3 away from Allen Fieldhouse in 2007-08 (8-3 away, 7-0 neutral)
… Made Bill Self 140-32 at Kansas, 317-137 all time and 20-9 in the NCAA Tournament (10-4 while at Kansas)
… Made Kansas 1,941-785 all time.
– Kansas was held to a season-low 59 points in the win. The Jayhawks also scored 59 points in a win over Southern California on Dec. 2, 2007.
– The Jayhawks held a two-point margin at the half, taking a 30-28 lead into the break. Kansas is 29-1 on the season when leading at the half.
– Mario Chalmers led the Jayhawks with 13 points. His 13 points gave him 1,312 points in his Kansas career, making him the 25th player in Kansas history to score over 1,300 points.
– Chalmers’ 13 points marked his fifth-straight double-figure scoring game and his 29th of the season. He leads Kansas in double-figure scoring games on the season, despite being the third leading scorer on the team.
– Chalmers knocked down 5-of-10 shots from the field, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. He now has 70 three-point baskets on the season.
– Chalmers also led the Jayhawks with two steals. He has now recorded two or more steals in 11-straight games.
– Chalmers’ two assists moved him into fifth place on the Kansas single-season steals list. He now has 90 on the season. Chalmers passed his own mark 89, which he posted in 2005-06. He is the single season steals record-holder with 97 during the 2006-07 season.
– Sasha Kaun finished the game with 13 points, his highest scoring output since dropping in 14 points versus Loyola (Md.) on Jan. 8, 2008.
– Kaun knocked down 6-of-6 shots from the floor, tying a season-high for field goals made.
– Behind Kaun’s 13 points, KU outscored Davidson 18-11 in bench points. Kansas has now outscored its opponents 929-615 in bench points on the season.
– Darnell Jackson pulled down a game-high seven rebounds, pushing him over the 600 mark for his career. Jackson’s eight-rebound performance moved him into 23rd place on the Kansas all-time rebounding chart with 600 rebounds. Jackson passed David Magley (596) on the list.
– Brandon Rush turned in 12 points in the win, giving him 27 games this season in double figures. Rush has posted double digits in the scoring column in six-straight games and eight of the last nine games for Kansas.
– Rush’s 12 points moved him past Wilt Chamberlain into 20th on the KU all-time scoring list with 1,440. Chamberlain ended his Kansas career with 1,433 points.
– Rush also moved up on the Kansas three-point field goal attempts list. He now has 462 three-point field goal attempts in his career, which ranks fifth on the all-time chart. Rush moved past Jerod Haase who completed his Jayhawk career with 461 three-point field goal attempts.
– Darrell Arthur knocked down 3-of-5 shots from the field, on his way to seven points. Arthur eclipsed the 200 mark in field goals made on the season. He now has 202 makes this year.
– Davidson guard Stephen Curry, who was named the Midwest Regional’s Most Valuable Player, poured in 25 points in the loss. Curry had 15 points in the first half, after knocking down 5-of-12 shots from the field, including 2-of-6 from beyond the arc. The Jayhawk defense tightened on the sophomore as he made only 2-of-10 attempts from the three-point line in the second half.
– Kansas had three players earn Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team honors in Mario Chalmers, Brandon Rush and Sasha Kaun. Davidson players Stephen Curry and Jason Richards rounded out the squad.