KU postgame Notes

Nov. 21, 2006

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Kansas Postgame Notes
Kansas 89, Tennessee State 54
Nov. 21, 2006 – Lawrence, Kan.

Kansas’ victory over Tennessee State…
… Makes Kansas 3-1 for the first time since 2002-03
… Makes the Jayhawks 583-105 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 166-11 at home since the 1994-95 season
… Gives Kansas its first win against Tennesee State and makes the Jayhawks 15-0 all-time against current teams from the Ohio Valley Conference
… Improves Bill Self to 1-0 against Tennesee State, 75-25 while at Kansas and 282-130 overall
… Makes Kansas 1,876-778 all-time


– Kansas wore red uniforms for the first time since Jan. 22, 2005, at Villanova. Kansas is now 5-1 in red uniforms under Bill Self. Prior to the Self era, the previous time KU wore red uniforms was the 1986 Final Four under head coach Larry Brown.

– The Jayhawks cruised to a 31-point halftime lead over the Tigers, their largest halftime lead of the season. The 35-point victory gave Kansas its biggest win total of the season.

– Kansas held Tennessee State to 19 points in the first-half, the fewest points scored by a Kansas opponent in a half this season.

– Junior Sasha Kaun played his first minutes this season, entering the game at 9:11 of the first half. Kaun finished with seven points, shooting 2-for-2 from the field and a perfect 3-for-3 from the free throw stripe.

– Freshman Sherron Collins saw 24 minutes and led the Jayhawks in scoring with a career-high 19 points, seven field goals, four rebounds and four three-pointers. Collins entered halftime a perfect 5-for-5 fromthe field and 3-for-3 from three-point land.

– Sophomore Brandon Rush collected his first double-double of the season and the fourth of his career by pulling down 10 boards and scoring 14 points.

– Rush’s 10 rebounds set a season-high.

– Sophomore Julian Wright went 4-for-4 from the free throw line and dished four assists, setting a season high for both.

– Between the 12 and 8 minute media time-outs in the first half, Kansas outscored Tennesee State 16-3.

– Kansas scored 28 points off of 17 Tennessee State turnovers, while the Tigers converted only 12 points from KU’s 15 turnovers.

– The Jayhawk bench outscored the Tiger bench 43-6.

– Kansas scored 17 fast break points, while holding Tennesee State to zero.

– The Jayhawks held the Tigers to 31 percent from the field.

– Tennessee State forward Clarence Matthews led the Tigers with 18 points and six rebounds.