Dec. 22, 2004
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No. 2 Kansas 73, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 62
December 22, 2004
Kansas’ win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee…
…Makes Kansas 8-0 for the first time since the 1997-98 season when KU also opened the year 8-0.
…Marks KU’s first win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the teams’ first meeting.
…Makes Kansas coach Bill Self 32-9 at Kansas, 239-114 overall and 2-0 versus the Panthers.
…Gives KU a record of 17-3 in its last 20 games.
…Makes the Jayhawks 1,832-762 all-time, 182-73 in Kansas City and 77-23 in Kemper Arena.
– Freshman forward Darnell Jackson made his first career start.
– Kansas donned its red uniforms for the first time since March 7, 2004, when the Jayhawks wore them in a win at Missouri. KU also wore red on Dec. 20, 2003, at Santa Barbara for the first time since the 1986 Final Four. Kansas is 4-0 in red uniforms under Self.
– With his nine assists, senior guard Aaron Miles surpassed Oklahoma State’s Doug Gottlieb to become the Big 12 Conference’s all-time career assists leader. Miles’ career total now sits at 800 and he is just four shy of the KU record held by Jacque Vaughn (804).
– Miles made his 115th career start. He surpassed Darnell Valentine and moved into the eighth spot with Tony Guy on KU’s all-time career games started list.
– Senior guard Keith Langford has played and scored in all 115 of his games while at KU.
– With his 21 points, Langford surpassed Drew Gooden (1,526 points) to move into 14th place on the KU all-time scoring list with 1,531 for his career.
– Freshman forward Alex Galindo tallied a career-best 14 points, seven rebounds and four field goals in a career-high 17 minutes.
– KU was without the services of leading scorer and rebounder Wayne Simien. The senior forward missed his first game of the season with a thumb injury. The last game Simien missed due to an injury was Dec. 10, 2003, against Fort Hays State.
– Kansas has held each of its opponents to under 50 percent shooting this season. In addition, the Jayhawks have outshot each opponent in 2004-05.
– KU has hit a three-pointer in 154 straight games dating back to the 2000 season.
– Kansas made just one of its six free throw attempts in the first half. The last time the Jayhawks hit one or none of its free throws in a half was on Dec. 10, 2003, when KU did not make any free throws in the first stanza against Fort Hays State.
– KU tied season-lows in offensive rebounds with 11 and steals with six.
– Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s 27.3 free throw percentage (3-for-11) was the lowest for a KU opponent since UNLV shot 23.1 percent on Nov. 27, 1998.
– The Panthers’ three free throws made were the fewest since Fort Hays State made two charities on Dec. 10, 2003.
– The Panthers set Kansas opponent season-highs in three pointers made (11) and three point attempts (32). They tied a season-high with 29 defensive rebounds.
– Wisconsin-Milwaukee set KU opponent season-lows for two-point field goals (13), two-point field goal attempts (30), free throws (three), free throw attempts (11), free throw percentage (27.3) and offensive rebounds (11).
– The Panthers’ Ed McCants’ 26 points were the most by a Jayhawk opponent this season. He set individual season-highs for a KU opponent in field goals (10), field goal percentage (55.6), three-point field goals (six), three point field goal attempts (12), three-point field goal percentage (50.0).
– Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s seven three point field goals in the second half were the most by a KU opponent since Nebraska hit seven treys in the first half on March 3, 2004.