Nov. 15, 2006

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Kansas Postgame Notes
Kansas 71, Oral Roberts 78
Nov. 15, 2006 – Lawrence, Kan.

Kansas’ loss to Oral Roberts…

… Makes Kansas 1-1 for the second straight season
… Ends an eight-game home court winning streak for Kansas
… Makes KU 581-105 all-time in the Fieldhouse, including 164-11 at home since the 1994-95 season
… Ends a two-game winning streak against Oral Roberts and makes the series 7-4 in favor of KU
… Drops Bill Self to 2-2 against Oral Roberts, 73-25 while at Kansas and 280-130 overall
… Makes Kansas 1,874-778 all-time


– Freshman Darrell Arthur made 10 shots and attempted 16 from the field, scoring 22 points and playing 30 minutes, all career highs.

– Sophomore Julian Wright set a career high for rebounds (12), blocked shots (5).

– Wright’s four first-half blocks are the most by a Jayhawk since David Padgett swatted four Binghamton first-half shots on Dec. 29, 2003.

– Junior Darnell Jackson pulled 10 boards, tying a career high. Combined with his 10 points, this marked Jackson’s second career double-double.

– Wright (12) and Jackson (10) both recorded double-figure rebounds. The last time a Kansas duo pulled double figure rebounds in the same game was Dec. 9, 2005 against Pepperdine when Sasha Kaun grabbed 12 along with C.J. Giles’ 10.

– Kansas scored eight fast break points, while holding Oral Roberts to two.

– Oral Roberts’ Marchello Vealy’s five first-half three-pointers are the most by a Kansas opponent since Gerry McNamara of Syracuse drained six in the first half of the national championship game on April 7, 2003. Vealy finished with seven three-pointers, the most by a KU opponent since Thomas Gardner of Missouri hit seven three-pointers on Jan. 16, 2006.

– Oral Roberts’ Caleb Green recorded six assists in the first half. This marked the most by a Kansas opponent since Will Blalock of Iowa State dropped nine dimes in the second half on Jan. 31, 2004.

– Kansas’ two three-point field goals were the fewest by a Kansas team since KU made only two against Oklahoma on February 5, 2006.