Nov. 19, 2006
Kansas 87, Towson 61
Nov. 19, 2006
With the win, Kansas…
– Moves to 2-1 overall on the season
– Improves the team to 2-1 at home this season
– Makes the Jayhawks to 37-14 against non-conference foes under Bill Self
– Moves KU to 43-4 at home under Bill Self, and 582-105 at Allen Fieldhouse all-time
– Improves the team to 1875-778 all-time
– Freshman Darrell Arthur set season highs with 26 points and eight rebounds. The 6-foot-9 freshman is averaging 20.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game over his first three games.
– Junior Russell Robinson dished out eight assists against Towson, missing his career-high of nine by just one. Robinson had nine assists against Baylor last season.
– Robinson also had a team-high five steals in the game.
– Sophomore guard Mario Chalmers made three three-point field goals in the first half. He hit three or more three-point field goals in a game nine times last season. Chalmers shot 6-for-10 from the field and 3-of-6 from three point range.
– Sophomore Brandon Rush scored 13 points, marking his third straight game scoring in double-figures. Rush has scored at least 10 points in 27 of his 35 career games at KU.
– Rush and Arthur scored KU’s first 17 points. Rush had nine and Arthur had eight in the first couple of minutes.
– Freshman Sherron Collins collected a season-high four assists against Towson.
– Sophomore Matt Kleinmann scored his first points of the season with a layup in the second half.
– Junior Jeremy Case made his first appearance of the season, playing eight minutes. Case had three assists and two steals in his 2006-07 season debut.
– As a team, KU turned Towson turnovers into 23 first-half points, while Towson did not score following a KU turnover.
– KU also had 11 fast break points in the first half, compared to none for Towson. For the game, KU had 31 fast break points.
– The Jayhawks scored 44 of their 87 points in the paint.
– The Jayhawks hit 6-of-12 three-point field goal attempts in the first half on Sunday. The team made just 2-of-10 from beyond the three-point arc against Oral Roberts last Wednesday.
– KU scored 42 points in the first half and 45 in the second half Sunday, marking the third and fourth times this season the team has scored 40+ points in a half.
– The KU defense forced 24 turnovers, after pressuring Oral Roberts into just 16 last Wednesday.
– The Jayhawks blocked nine shots against Towson, marking the third straight game the team has blocked seven or more of its opponents shots. Arthur led the team with three blocks.