KU_NAU GAME NOTES
Nov. 11, 2006
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Kansas 91, Northern Arizona 57
Nov. 11, 2006 – Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas’ win over Northern Arizona…
… Marks the fifth straight year KU has won its season-opener.
… Gives the Jayhawks 15 wins in their last 16 season-opening games.
… Marks Kansas’ 34th straight home-opening win.
… Makes the Jayhawks 3-0 all-time against Northern Arizona.
… Improves Kansas head coach Bill Self’s record to 73-24 at KU, 280-129 overall, and 3-0 against Northern Arizona.
… Makes Kansas 1,874-777 all-time.
– The game marked the first career start for freshman Sherron Collins.
– The contest also marked the first action in a KU uniform for junior Brad Witherspoon, sophomore Brennan Bechard and freshmen Darrell Arthur and Brady Morningstar.
– Kansas’ 34 point margin-of-victory was the highest in a home opener since Kansas beat Pittsburg State, 105-62, on Nov. 28, 2001, and the highest in a season-opener since the Jayhawk’s defeated the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, 122-58, on Nov. 23, 1991.
– Junior Rodrick Stewart’s 11 minutes played and three free-throw attempts were the most in his career since transferring from USC.
– Junior Darnell Jackson scored 12 points, marking his 11th-career double-figure scoring performance.
– Sophomore Julian Wright’s 16 points marked his 14th-career double-figure scoring game.
– Sophomore Brandon Rush recorded his 25th-career double-figure scoring game with 21 points.
– Arthur’s three blocks are the most in a KU debut since David Padgett stuffed five shots on Nov. 21, 2003 against Tennessee Chattanooga. His six rebounds are also the most in a debut since Padgett recorded 10 in the same game.
– Collins’ two three-point field goals made are the most in a career debut since Jerod Haase drained two against San Diego on Nov. 26, 1994. They are also the most by a KU freshman in their debut since the inception of the three-point line in the 1986-87 season.
– Sophomore Matt Kleinmann’s nine minutes played were a career high.
– Kansas’ 51 first-half points were the most since the Jayhawks scored 51 in the opening frame on Jan. 21, 2006 against Nebraska.