Kansas Notes

Dec. 3, 2005

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Kansas 86, Western Illinois 57

December 3, 2005

Kansas’ win over Western Illinois

… Makes Kansas 3-3 for the first time since the 2002-03 season.

… Gives KU a 1-0 series record against Western Illinois and a 13-3 all-time record against Mid-Continent Conference teams

… Makes KU 2-1 in Allen Fieldhouse this season and gives Kansas win number 21 in its last 23 home games.

… Gives Bill Self his 50th win at Kansas, making him 50-19 and 257-124 overall.

… Makes Kansas 1,851-772 all-time.

– Kansas has used the starting lineup of senior Jeff Hawkins, sophomore Russell Robinson, Freshman Brandon Rush, sophomore Sasha Kaun and sophomore C.J. Giles in each of its first six games this season.

– KU has held two opponents to 59 points or less this season. It marked the 16th time the `Hawks have done this under Bill Self.

– The contest marked the second game this season (Idaho State) in which each Jayhawk found the scoring column.

– Kansas’ 10 blocks were a season-high and the most since the Jayhawks blocked 10 shots against Iowa State in an overtime game on Feb. 21, 2004 in Lawrence. It was the most blocks in a regulation game since KU swatted away 11 against Kansas State on Feb. 27, 2002 at Allen Fieldhouse.

– The Jayhawks set new season-highs for three-point field goal attempts (20), assists (25) and blocked shots (10). They tied a season-high with seven three-point field goals.

– Kansas set a new season-low for offensive rebounds with seven.

– Stephen Vinson recorded career-highs in minutes (17) and assists (four). He tied career-highs in rebounds (two), points (five), free throws (two) and free-throw attempts (two).

– Senior Christian Moody’s 12 points were a career-high. He set new season-highs for rebounds (six), field goals (four), field goal attempts (five), free-throws (four) and free-throw attempts (five).

– Freshman Micah Downs recorded season-highs for field goal attempts (12), three-point field goal attempts (six) and recorded the first steal of his career in a season-high 27 minutes. He tied season-highs for three-point field goals (two) and rebounds (seven).

– Downs’ six three-point field goal attempts tied Kansas’ season-high to date (Chalmers vs. Arkansas).

– Freshman Julian Wright set season-highs in points (14), free-throws (four), free-throw attempts (eight), assists (five), blocked shots (four) and minutes played (23). His five field goals tied his season-high.

– Wright and Giles each recorded four blocks setting the new Kansas season-high in individual blocks.

– Giles’ four rejections were a new career-high.

– Freshman Mario Chalmers’ five assists and four steals tied season-highs.

– Kaun recorded a career-high three steals. He has scored in double-figures in three-straight games for the Jayhawks and five-of-six games this season.

– Rush dished out a season-high four assists.

– Western Illinois’ 28 defensive rebounds and 24 fouls were opponent season-highs. WIU’s nine three-point field goals tied an opponent season-high.

– The Leathernecks set new opponent season-lows for two-point field goals (nine), two-point field goal attempts (37) and blocked shots (zero).

– Western Illinois’ David Jackson set new opponent individual season-highs for three-point field goal percentage (1.000, 3-of-3) and free-throw percentage (1.000, 6-of-6).

– Eliz Cepeda tied an opponent season-high with six defensive rebounds.