Postgame Notes vs. Northern Arizona

Nov. 21, 2007

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Kansas 87, Northern Arizona 46

November 21, 2007

Kansas‘ win over Northern Arizona…

…makes Kansas 4-0 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 4-0 all-time against Northern Arizona in the series

…marks the 600th win for Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks are now 600-106 all-time in the facility and makes Kansas 4-0 in Allen Fieldhouse this season.

…makes Kansas 1,910-782 overall.


– For the second consecutive game, Kansas used the starting lineup of Sasha Kaun, Rodrick Stewart, Mario Chalmers, Russell Robinson and Darrell Arthur.

– Kansas did not trail the entire game.

– Kansas started the game on a 15-0 run. Northern Arizona did not score for the game’s first six minutes and 45 seconds.

– After NAU scored their first basket at 13:15, Kansas went on a 21-5 run over the next 9:49 to take a 36-7 lead.

– The 10 NAU points were the fewest points scored by an opponent in a half since Cornell managed just nine against the Jayhawks in the second half on Jan. 2, 1996.

– NAU’s 10 points scored were the fewest by an opponent in the first half since Kansas held MississippiValleyState to the same number on Dec. 12, 1992.

– The Lumberjacks did not attempt a free throw in the first half. The last time an opponent went an entire half without making a trip to the line was on Feb. 18, 2006. (Missouri).

– Northern Arizona’s six free throw attempts marked the fewest since UNC-Ashville had just three attempts from the charity stripe on January 2, 2003.

– KU held NAU to just 16.7 percent (4-24) in the first half. It is the lowest field goal percentage by an opponent since the Jayhawks held Oklahoma to 16.1 percent in the first half on Feb. 20, 1999.

– In the first half, freshman Tyrel Reed had four assists to set a new career-high. Reed would finish with five. He had a total of three assists in the team’s previous three games.

– Freshman Cole Aldrich set a new career-high with seven points, 17 minutes played and three made field goals.

– For the second straight game, freshman Connor Teahan set a career-high in points, finishing with nine on Wednesday. Teahan has been perfect from the field in each of his last two games with all five of his attempts coming from beyond the arc. He is now shooting 5-6 (.833) from three-point range for the season.

– Sophomore Darrell Arthur set a season-high with 17 points and three blocks.

– Kansas shot 61.4 percent (33-57) for the game which marked the highest field goal percentage for a game since the Jayhawks shot 66.0 percent (31-53) against OklahomaState on Feb. 27, 2005.

– Kansas’ 11 team fouls were the fewest since being whistled for 11 against Toledo on Dec. 9, 2006.

– For the third straight contest, KU has kept their opponent under 50 percent shooting. It also marks the 75th time in the last 78 games.

– Senior Darnell Jackson knocked down his first career three-point field goal midway through the second half. He also set a season-high with eight rebounds.

– Kansas junior Brandon Rush came off the bench for the second straight game andsecond time in his career. Rush finished with six points in 16 minutes of action. He played 12 minutes in his season debut.

– For the second straight game, the Jayhawks turned in a season-high nine blocks, including six in the first half.

– For the third time in 14 games, every Jayhawk who dressed saw action. 15 played on Wednesday night, including 9 players logging 10-plus minutes. Ten different players got in the scoring column.