Dec. 18, 2004
Kansas Postgame Notes
Kansas 64, South Carolina 60
Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004
Kansas’ win over South Carolina…
…Makes KU 7-0 for the first time since 2000-01.
…Makes KU 1-0 all-time against South Carolina.
…Marks KU’s 14th straight home win.
…Makes Kansas head coach Bill Self 31-9 at KU and 238-114 overall.
…Gives Self a 1-0 career record versus South Carolina.
…Makes KU 1,831-762 all-time and 558-101 in Allen Fieldhouse.
– KU did not win the opening tip for the first time this season.
– KU faced its largest deficit of the season when it trailed 11-0 to start the game. KU tied the game at 52-all at the 6:19 mark of the second half, marking the Jayhawks biggest deficit erased this season.
– Kansas has hit at least one three-pointer in 153 straight games. The last time KU did not hit a three pointer in a game was against Texas on Feb. 28, 2000.
– KU trailed (33-25) at the half for the first time this season. The last time the Jayhawks trailed at halftime was in the final game of the 2003-04 season when Kansas trailed Georgia Tech 36-31.
– Kansas has held 91 straight opponents to under 100 points. The last team to score 100 on the Jayhawks was Texas on Feb. 11, 2002 when KU defeated the Longhorns 110-103 in overtime at Austin, Texas.
– Kansas’ 25 first half points marked a season low for the Jayhawks in a single stanza. KU’s previous low was 31 points in the first half versus Vermont.
– Kansas’ eight first half field goals were the fewest by a Jayhawk team in a half since KU hit six field goals versus Nevada on Dec. 21, 2003.
– KU tied season highs in free throws (20), free throw attempts (29) and turnovers (20).
– Kansas recorded season lows in points (64), field goals (20), field goal attempts (48), three-point field goals (4), three-point field goal percentage (22.2, 4-of-18), defensive rebounds (23), assists (13), two-point FG attempts (30) and tied a season low in steals (6).
– Jayhawk great Walt Wesley became the second former player this season (joining Bill Bridges) and the 21st player in history to have his jersey retired in a ceremony at halftime.
– Senior Aaron Miles moved into a tie for ninth (with former Jayhawk Darnell Valentine) on the KU all-time games started list with his 114th career start.
– Miles played a season-high 34 minutes surpassing his previous high of 33 minutes (twice this season).
– Senior Keith Langford has played in and scored in all of his 115 games at Kansas.
– Langford recorded 11 points to pass Ron Kellogg for 15th place on the KU all-time scoring list with 1,509 career points. He needs 17 points to catch Drew Gooden for a share of 14th place.
– Senior Wayne Simien collected 11 rebounds to pass Paul Pierce and Paul Mokeski for 13th place on the KU all-time rebounding list with 681 career boards. He needs 42 boards to catch Mark Randall (723 career rebounds) for a share of 12th place.
– With 20 points and 11 rebounds, Simien notched his seventh double-figure scoring game, sixth double-figure rebounding game and sixth double-double of the season. The double-figure rebounding performance was the 29th of his career, moving him into sole possession of sixth place on the KU career double-figure rebounding games list. He also recorded his fourth 20+ point scoring game of the season and the 21st of his career.
– Simien connected on his first three-pointer of the season — the third of his career.
– Freshman Darnell Jackson tied his career high with five rebounds (5 vs. Pacific).
– Freshman C.J. Giles tied a career high with three blocked shots, which he also did versus Saint Joseph’s. His three rejections also tied the KU individual season-high.
– Freshman Russell Robinson recorded career highs with five free throws made and eight free throws attempted. His previous highs were 3-of-4 versus TCU.
– Robinson played 20 minutes, marking the second time this season he has played 20 or more minutes.
– Sophomore J.R. Giddens connected for three three-pointers, marking the third straight game and fifth game this season he has done so.
– Giddens played 31 minutes, marking only the second time this season he has played over 30.
– Gidden’s 10 three-point attempts and Simien’s six offensive rebounds marked KU individual season-highs.
– Junior Christian Moody fouled out at the 4:07 mark of the second half marking the first Jayhawk to be disqualified this season.