Kansas vs. Idaho State

Nov. 18, 2005

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Nov. 18, 2005 Allen Fieldhouse Lawrence, Kan.

Postgame Notes

Kansas’ win over Idaho State…

… Marks the fourth straight year KU has won its season opener.

… Gives the Jayhawks 14 wins in their last 15 season-opening games.

… Marks Kansas’ 33rd straight home-opening win.

… Marks KU’s first win over Idaho State, making the team 1-0 versus the Bengals.

… Makes KU 6-0 versus the Big Sky Conference.

… Gives Kansas coach Bill Self his 48th win at KU and first against Idaho State

… Moves Self’s all-time record to 254-121 overall.

… Makes Kansas 1,849-769 all-time.


  • Tonight marked the first career starts for senior Jeff Hawkins, sophomore Russell Robinson and freshman Brandon Rush.
  • Freshmen Brandon Rush, Mario Chalmers, Julian Wright and Matt Kleinmann each saw their first action in a Jayhawk uniform.
  • Rush, Chalmers, Wright and Kleinmann each recorded their first career points at Kansas.
  • Kansas’ 11 steals in the first half were the most since the Jayhawks recorded 11 against UT Chattanooga on Nov. 21, 2003.
  • Sophomore Sasha Kaun recorded career-highs in points (25), rebounds (16), field goals (9), field goal attempts (15), free throws (7) and free throw attempts (11). This also marked his first career double-double.
  • Kaun surpassed his career high for points and tied his career high for rebounds in the first half.
  • Kaun’s 16 rebounds are the most by a sophomore since Eric Chenowith pulled down 17 boards against Texas A&M on January 2, 1999.
  • The following returning players set career highs for minutes played: Hawkins (28), Vinson (8), Giles (23), Kaun (28) and Robinson (28).
  • Chalmers’ 15 points were the most by a Jayhawk in their career debut since Greg Ostertag scored 15 against Maryland-Baltimore County on Nov. 23, 1991.
  • Kansas’ two three-point field goals were the fewest since the Jayhawks netted one trey against Duke on March 27, 2003.
  • KU’s 14 steals were the most since the `Hawks came up with 14 against Pacific on Dec. 4, 2004.