Nov. 28, 2007
<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas 87, Florida Atlantic 49 <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 at Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas‘ win over FloridaAtlantic…
…makes Kansas 6-0 for the first time since the 2004-05 season when the Jayhawks opened the year 14-0 and the 27th time in school history.
…makes Kansas 1-0 against Florida Atlantic and 15-2 against current membership of the Sun Belt Conference.
…improves Kansas head coach Bill Self to 111-29 while at Kansas and 318-134 overall.
…marks Kansas’ 602nd all-time win in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks are now 602-106 all-time in the facility and 6-0 in Allen Fieldhouse this season.
…makes KU 1,912-782 all-time.
–Kansas held Florida Atlantic to 31 percent shooting. The Jayhawks have held five of six opponents to under 50 percent shooting and 77 of its last 80 opponents.
–Kansas has shot better than 50 percent from the field in all six games this season including 57 percent against FAU.
–During the first half, junior Mario Chalmers shot 1.000 percent from the floor going 4-for-4, including 3-for-3 from the 3-point arc.
–Junior Mario Chalmers had three 3-pointers, his second time this season with two or more treys.
–Senior Darnell Jackson started his first game of the 2007-08 season.
— Jackson also tied his season-high with two blocked shots in the first half.
–Darrell Arthur finished with 12 points and has scored in double figures in every game this year.
–Senior Russell Robinson pulled down a season-high 5 rebounds.
–Four Jayhawks finished with double figure points. Kansas has had four or more players post double-digit points in five of its six games this season.
–Brandon Rush hit a season-high three 3-pointers and finished with a team-best 17 points. Rush is the fourth different player in six games to lead Kansas in scoring.
–Cole Aldrich stole three balls against FAU, the most steals he has ever had in a game.
–Senior Jeremy Case had a career-high six assists along with a season-high seven points.
–Florida Atlantic’s 16 field goals were the fewest field goals made by a KU opponent this year.
–FAU’s five three-point field goals made, 11 three-point field goal attempts, 31.4 (16/51) shooting percentage from the floor and eight assists were all season-lows by a Kansas opponent. They tied opponent season lows for two-point field goals with eleven.
–The Owl’s four blocks were a season-high by a Kansas opponent this season.
–Kansas’ 26 3-point attempts were the most in a game this season.
–Rodrick Stewart tied his career-high with eight assists, matching his total from earlier this season against ULM on Nov. 9.
–Kansas set season highs for three-point attempts with 26 and the 26 defensive rebounds tied for the season highs.
–Conner Teahan tied a career-high with nine points on 3-for-4 shooting from three-point range. He had connected on eight straight three-pointers dating back to the first game of the season against ULM on Nov. 9.
–Kansas closes the month of November with a perfect 6-0 record.
–Chalmers’ three three-point field goals moved him past Sean Pearson into 13th place all-time on that list with 118.
–It was the 16th game in which Kansas has held their opponent under 50 points under Bill Self (140 games).