Kansas vs. DePaul Postgame Notes

Dec. 8, 2007

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Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007 at Lawrence, Kan.

Postgame Notes

Kansas‘ win over DePaul…

…makes Kansas 9-0 for the first time since the 2004-05 season when the Jayhawks opened the year 14-0. Makes Kansas 9-0 for the 14th time in school history.

…makes Kansas 8-1 against Depaul.

…improves Kansas head coach Bill Self to 113-29 while at Kansas and 320-134 overall.

…marks Kansas’ 604th all-time win in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks are now 604-106 all-time in the facility and 8-0 in Allen Fieldhouse this season.

…makes KU 1,915-782 all-time.

Game Notes

— Kansas trailed DePaul 13-12 with 11:12 remaining in the first half, before going on a 24-1 run over the next 8:49 to take a 36-14 lead with 2:23 left in the first period.

— The Jayhawks outscored DePaul 48-20 in the paint.

— KU also outdid DePaul in fast break points 25-5.

— DePaul’s 44 second-half points are the most scored in a half by a Kansas opponent this season.

— Four Kansas players scored in double figures, marking the sixth time this season four or more players have posted 10 or more points.

— Senior forward Sasha Kaun led Kansas with a season-high 15 points in the win. It marked the points for Kaun since he registered 16 versus OklahomaState on January 10, 2007.

— Kaun made 6-of-7 shots on the afternoon, good for 85.7 percentage. Kaun has shot better than 50 percent in every game this season.

— Senior forward Darnell Jackson pulled down eight rebounds, giving him 30 rebounds in the last three outings. His previous best three-game rebounding effort was 27 (versus KansasState (10), Missouri (6) and Colorado (11)) set during the 2006-07 season.

— Sophomore forward Darrell Arthur’s 13 points marked the ninth straight game he has scored in double figures.

— Arthur did not record a rebound for the first time in nine games this season and only the second time in 47 career outings.

— Senior guard Russell Robinson tied a career high with nine assists. Robinson also dished nine assists on two other occasions, most recently versus UMKC on Nov. 11, 2007.

— Junior guard Mario Chalmers narrowly missed his first career triple-double as he finished the game with 12 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Kansas has never had a player record a triple-double, but the last player to threaten accomplishing the feat was Aaron Miles who had 10 points, eight rebounds and nine assists against Richmond on January 22, 2004.

— Chalmers set a new career high with seven steals, besting his previous career high of six which he set in KU’s last game versus Eastern Washington. The seven steals is the most by a Jayhawk since Aaron Miles had seven thefts against MichiganState on Nov. 25, 2003.

— Chalmers’ nine rebounds set a new career high. He had previously pulled down seven rebounds four times during his Kansas career.

— With three three-point field goals versus DePaul, junior guard Brandon Rush moved into a 10th place tie with J.R. Giddens with 137 in his career.

— Rush and fellow junior guard Mario Chalmers are now tied with Keith Langford for 12th on the Kansas career three-point field goal attempts chart with 311.

— Sophomore guard Sherron Collins returned to the Kansas line-up after missing the last six games with an injury. Collins, who was KU’s leading scorer before being sidelined, turned in six points in 13 minutes.

— The Jayhawks recorded 25 assists, marking the seventh time this season they have assisted on 20 or more baskets.