KU-Toledo Postgame Notes
Dec. 9, 2006
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Dec. 9, 2006 — Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas’ win over Toledo…
… Improves Kansas to 8-2 this season.
… Makes the series with Toledo 1-0 in favor of KU.
… Gives Kansas its second win against the Mid-American conference this season and makes the Jayhawks 6-1 versus the league all-time.
… Gives Kansas a 184-74 record in games played in Kansas City and an 80-24 mark in Kemper Arena contests.
… Makes KU 3-0 in neutral site games this season.
… Improves head coach Bill Self to 1-0 against Toledo, 80-26 while at Kansas and 287-131 overall.
… Makes Kansas 1,881-779 all time.
- Junior Darnell Jackson made his fourth career start. Jackson’s first career start was also at Kemper Arena on Dec. 22, 2004 vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee in place of the inured Wayne Simien.
- Trailing 20-14 with just under 12 minutes to play in the first half, KU went on a 15-0 run to take a 29-20 lead. KU held the lead for the remainder of the contest.
- Eight KU players scored in the first half, led by sophomore Brandon Rush’s 12.
- Rush’s five three pointers on 10 attempts marked career highs for both and were both KU season highs. Rush matched his previous career high of four made threes in the first half, which were the most made in a half since J.R. Giddens made six in the opening frame against Iowa State on Feb. 21, 2004.
- By scoring 19 points, Rush has now scored in double figures in all but two games this season.
- Rush’s 16 field-goal attempts tied a KU season high.
- Junior Sasha Kaun’s 10 points marked a season high.
- Kaun’s 5-for-5 performance from the field marked the first time in his career that the junior did not miss a shot when attempting at least five.
- After holding Toledo to 35.5 percent shooting from the field, Kansas has now gone 16-straight games and 47 of its last 48 without allowing an opponent to shoot better than 50 percent.
- KU’s 15 blocked shots marked an all-time high, topping the previous best of 14 against IowaState on Feb. 7, 1996. The Jayhawks have now outblocked their last four opponents by a combined total of 37-3.
- KU’s eight second-half blocks are the most since it swatted eight shots against Texas Tech in the first half, also at Kemper Arena, on March 9, 2002.
- Rush’s four blocks marked a career high and Kaun’s four tied a career best.
- Kansas’ 24 second-half points were a season-low and its seven made field goals in the second half were the fewest since it made seven shots against Kansas State on Jan. 16, 2006.
- The Jayhawks’ eight offensive rebounds were a season low.
- Toledo’s six free-throw attempts were a KU opponent season low, and its five makes tied a season low.
- Toledo’s 37 total rebounds and 10 steals marked KU opponent season highs.
- By defeating Toledo by 10 points, seven of Kansas’ eight wins this season have been by double-digits.
- Saturday’s game marked only the second time this season that Kansas has been outrebounded, and was its first win when being outgained on the glass.