Kansas Vs. Washburn Postgame Notes

Nov. 15, 2007

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Kansas Postgame Notes

Kansas 92, Washburn 60

November 15, 2007

Kansas’ win over Washburn…

…makes Kansas 3-0 for the first time since the 2004-05 season and for the third time under Bill Self and the third time in the last five years.

…makes Kansas 34-3 all-time against Washburn, including the last eight in the series.

…makes Kansas 3-0 in Allen Fieldhouse this season and 599-106 all-time in the facility.

…makes Bill Self 108-29 at Kansas and 315-134 overall. Self is now 3-1 against the Kangaroos and 2-0 vs. UMKC while at KU.

…makes Kansas 1,909-782 overall.

Notes

– For the first time this season, Kansas used the starting lineup of Sasha Kaun, Rodrick Stewart, Mario Chalmers, Russell Robinson and Darrell Arthur.

– Junior Mario Chalmers scored the first points of the game with a three-point basket. Kansas has scored first in each of its first three games this season.

– With Mario Scott’s free throw with 18:50 left in the first half, Washburn took a 4-3 lead. It marked the first time Kansas has trailed during the 2007-08 season.

– Kansas shot over 50 percent from the field for the third-straight game, while holding their opponent under 50 percent for the second-straight game and the 74th time out the last 77 games.

– Kansas junior Brandon Rush played for the first time in his Jayhawk career as a non-starter. Rush made his 2007-08 debut after missing the first two games while recovering from off season surgery.

– Rush connected on one three-point basket in the game giving him 126 for his career, which ties him with Steve Woodberry for 11th place on the Kansas all-time three-point baskets made chart.

– The Jayhawks turned in a season-high nine blocks, including six in the first half.

– All 15 Jayhawks who dressed out saw action on Thursday night, including 10 players logging 10-plus minutes. Twelve different players got in the scoring column.

– After trailing 11-10 at the 11:42 mark in the first half, Kansas closed the half a 24-7 run to forge a 34-18 halftime advantage.

– Freshman Conner Teahan turned in a career-best eight points. He also finished with career highs in three-point baskets with two and three-point attempts with two. His eight points were also the first of his career.

– Junior Mario Chalmers failed to collect a steal for the first time in 15 games. Chalmers has collected at least one steal in 65-of-74 career games.

– The Kansas bench outscored their Washburn counterparts 41-21. On the season the Jayhawk the bench has outscored their opponents 103-71.

– Senior Rodrick Stewart collected his first career block versus the Ichabods.

– Senior Darnell Jackson posted a season-high seven rebounds. Jackson’s seven boards were the most since he pulled down nine versus Niagara on March 16, 2007.