Kansas Postgame Notes - Arkansas

Nov. 22, 2005

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Arkansas 65 , Kansas 64

November 22, 2005 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational

Kansas’ Loss To Arkansas…

…Makes KU 1-2 for the first time since the 1987-88 NCAA championship season.

…Gives Kansas its second losing record for the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational in four appearances in the event. KU went 1-2 in the tourney in 1987.

…Makes KU 6-5 all-time in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational.

…Marks the only time Kansas has been 0-2 in the event.

…Gives Kansas an 8-5 series record against Arkansas.

…Makes Bill Self’s record 48-18 at KU and 255-123 overall.

…Makes Self 2-2 all-time against Arkansas and 1,849-771 all-time.


-Freshman guard Brandon Rush led KU with 20 points and set a new career-high. Rush’s 20 points were the most by a KU freshmen since J.R. Giddens scored 24 points against Iowa State on Feb. 21, 2004.

-Senior guard Jeff Hawkins’ 10 assists topped his previous career high of four. Hawkins’ 10 assists were the most by a Jayhawk since Aaron Miles had 11 against Oklahoma State in the semifinals of the Big 12 Championship, March 12, 2005.

-Freshman Julian Wright’s three steals today were more than he had (2) in the first two games of the season.

-Sophomore Sasha Kaun’s three blocked shots today matched his career high and were more than he had (2) entering the game.

-With 11 points, freshman Mario Chalmers has scored in double digits in two of his three games this season.

-Sophomore Russell Robinson has had multiple steals in two of three games this season.

-Kansas is 10-4 under Bill Self following a loss.

-The Jayhawks have made at least on three-pointer in 179 consecutive games.

-KU has held its opponent to under 100 points in 117 consecutive games.

-Kansas has outrebounded every opponent this season.

-Kansas is 1-0 against Chaminade in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational. The Jayhawks defeated Chaminade 89-62 in the opening round of the 1987 event.