Postgame Notes

Dec. 2, 2007

Recap | Box Score

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…makes Kansas 7-0 for the first time since the 2004-05 season and the 22nd time in KU history

…gives Kansas its fourth straight win against USC and make the all-time series 9-5 in favor of the Jayhawks

…improves Kansas head coach Bill Self to 112-29 while at KU, 319-134 overall and 2-0 against USC

…makes KU 1,913-782 all-time

Kansas Notes

–Kansas has defeated four of its last five ranked opponents.

–Kansas was down 27-25 at half, its first halftime deficit of the season.

–Kansas forced 18 USC turnovers. The Jayhawks have forced 18 or more turnovers in every game this season.

–KU held USC to 38.5 shooting and has now held six of seven opponents to under 50 percent and 78 times in the last 81 games.

–USC was the first team to outshoot Kansas this season (38.5 to 37.9).

–Kansas outrebounded USC 42-30, its largest rebound margin of the season.

–Junior Mario Chalmers had a game-high 20 points. It is Chalmers’ second time this season leading the team in scoring and the second time he has scored 20-plus points (23 vs. UMKC).

–Chalmers had three steals to become just the sixth player in Kansas basketball history to have 200 career steals.

–Junior Brandon Rush cracked the KU career record books in three-point field goals attempts moving to the 14th spot with 304 three-point attempts for his career.

–Senior Darnell Jackson had a season-best nine rebounds after the first half and a career-high 13 for the game. His 13 rebounds are also an individual game-high this year.

–USC’s 55 points were the fewest allowed by a ranked opponent since KU held then-No. 19 Kentucky to 47 on Jan. 7, 2006.

–Kansas attempted 58 shots for the third game in a row.