Dec. 15, 2007
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Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007
Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas‘ win over Ohio…
…makes Kansas 10-0 for the first time since the 2004-05 season when the Jayhawks opened the year 14-0. Makes Kansas 10-0 for the 11th time in school history.
…makes KU 10-0 for the 11th time in school history.
…makes KU 2-0 all-time against Ohio.
…improve its record in games played in Kansas City to 186-74 and 27th straight regular-season win in Kansas City.
…improves Kansas head coach Bill Self to 115-29 while at Kansas and 322-134 overall.
…makes KU 1,916-782 all-time.
–Junior Brandon Rush made his first start of the season after coming off the bench in his first seven games since returning from knee surgery. He started the first 71 games of his Jayhawk career.
–The Jayhawks broke the game open after holding Ohio scoreless for 6:49 in the middle portions of the first half, while subsequently going on a 19-0 run. The run continued to 32-4.
–Senior Russell Robinson set a new career high for assists with 11. His previous high was nine which he achieved three times, most recently last game against DePaul. It was also the highest assist output for a Jayhawk this season and was the moat assists by a Jayhawk since Aaron Miles dished out 11 against IowaState on Feb. 21, 2001.
–Junior Mario Chalmers has recorded 17 steals in the last three games. That is the most steals recorded in a three-game span in his career eclipsing a three-game mark of 16 last year (Rhode Island-5, South Carolina-5, and Oklahoma State-6).
–Senior Darnell Jackson was a perfect five-for-five from the field. He has now shot 78.9% (15/19) in his last three games.
–The Jayhawks held Ohio to just 17.2% field-goal shooting in the first-half. This marked the second time this season that the Jayhawks held their opponents to under 20% shooting in a half.
–Kansas set a season-high with 32 defensive rebounds and tied a season-low with 11 fouls.
–The Jayhawks limited Ohio to just 51 points, marking the Bobcats lowest total of the season. This marked the fifth time in 10 games this season that the Jayhawks have held their opponents to 55 points or less.
–Kansas began the game making seven of its first eight shoots, including their first three three-point attempts.
–Sophomore Mario Chalmers recorded three dunks during the game.
–The last opponent to block no Jayhawk field-goal attempts was Toledo on Dec. 9, 2006. Also the last Jayhawks game in Kansas City, Mo.
–Kansas was whistled for 10 personal fouls, which marked the fewest fouls by the Jayhawks since they recorded just nine against Dartmouth on Nov. 28, 2006.
–The 23 combined fouls marked the fewest fouls called in a Kansas game since 21 fouls were whistled when Kansas and Maryland-BaltimoreCounty met on Jan. 10, 1991 (Kansas-11, UMBC-10).
–Ohio set opponent season lows for field-goal percentage (28.3%, 17/60), three-point field goal percentage (28.6%, 8/28), fouls (13), turnover (17), and blocked shots (0). Ohio set a new opponent season-high with 28 three-point field goal attempts
–Ohio tied opponent season lows for two-point goals (9), defensive rebounds (27). They tied opponent season-high with 10 steals.