Dec. 19, 2006
Kansas’ win over Winston-Salem State…
… Improves Kansas to 9-2 on the season.
… Gives Kansas at least nine wins in its first 11 games for the third time in the last four seasons and sixth time in the last eight years.
… Makes the series with Winston-Salem State 1-0 in favor of the Jayhawks.
… Makes Kansas 6-1 at home this season, 170-11 in Allen Fieldhouse since 1994-95 and 586-105 all-time in the facility.
… Improves Bill Self to 1-0 against WSSU, 81-26 while at Kansas and 288-131 overall.
… Makes Kansas 1,882-779 all-time.
– Junior Sasha Kaun made his first start of the season, the 32nd of his career. Kaun finished with a career-high 11 points and a season-high six boards.
– Sophomore Julian Wright (15), Kaun (11), sophomore Brandon Rush (15), freshman Darrell Arthur (13) and freshman Sherron Collins (11) all scored in double-digits for the Jayhawks.
– Wright’s 87.5 field goal percentage (7-of-8) is the highest by a Jayhawk this season.
– Ten KU players scored in the first half, led by Wright’s 10 points. All of the Jayhawks saw action in the game.
– Junior Jeremy Case saw 15 minutes, scoring a season-high eight points, shooting 2-for-3 from three-point range. Case tied a season high two steals and captured a career high with four defensive boards.
– Freshman Brady Morningstar played 11 minutes, and tied his season high in field goals (two).
– Sophomore Mario Chalmers’ eight assists tied a career high and tied for the most by a Jayhawk this season. Chalmers finished with nine points and three steals in his 22 minutes of play.
– Junior Darnell Jackson dished a career high three assists in 16 minutes of play.
– After holding Winston-Salem State to 43 percent shooting from the field, Kansas has now gone 17-straight games and 48 of its last 49 without allowing an opponent to shoot better than 50 percent.
– Kansas set new season highs for points (94), field goals (38), field goal percentage (58.5), two-point field goals (28) and assists (29).
– Kansas set a new season low for turnovers (10) and tied its season low with 19 free throw attempts.
– Darius Floyd led Winston-Salem State with 17 points.
– WSSU set Kansas opponent season lows for two-point field goal attempts (28), free throws made (1), free throw percentage (11.1) and steals (3). They tied opponent lows for two-point field goals (9) and offensive rebounds (8).
– WSSU finished the game shooting 11.1 percent from the free throw line (1-of-9) — the lowest free throw percentage by an opponent since the 1988-89 season. It is the lowest since Kansas State shot 14.3 percent from the line (1-of-7) on Feb. 22, 1992. The KSU game also marked the last time a Kansas opponent made only one free throw.