Game Notes

Dec. 22, 2007

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Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007

Postgame Notes

Kansas’ win over Miami University…

… Makes Kansas 12-0 for the first time since the 2004-05 season, when the Jayhawks won their first 14 contests.

… Makes KU 12-0 for the 10th time in school history.

… Makes KU 1-0 against Miami University, and 2-0 against the Mid-American Conference this season, and 8-1 all-time against the league.

… Makes Kansas 9-0 at Allen Fieldhouse this season and 189-12 in the building since 1994-95.

Game Notes:
Kansas became the first team in 45 games to score over 70 points against Miami. The RedHawks had not allowed a team to score 70-plus since surrendering 74 to Buffalo on Feb. 4, 2006.

— The 78 points scored by the Jayhawks were the most Miami had given up in a game since Michigan scored 87 against the RedHawks on Dec. 22, 2005.

— After a Tim Pollitz layup cut the Jayhawk lead to 7-6 at 15:23 of the first half, Kansas scored the next 13 points to take control of the game. KU never led by fewer than 10 points after the 13-0 surge.

— Miami stalled the run with a three-point basket at 11:03, and then were held without a field goal until 3:28 of the half.

— Sophomore Darrell Arthur collected 14 points and 10 boards for his fourth career double-double, and second of the season. Arthur’s 10 rebounds matched a season high.

— Arthur scored in double figures, after tallying just six at Georgia Tech. The sophomore has now scored at least 10 points in 11 of KU’s 12 games.

— Senior Darnell Jackson also contributed 14 points in the game on 6-of-7 shooting from the field. Jackson’s field goal percentage (85.7 percent) was his best when taking six shots or more since hitting 8-of-9 (88.8 percent) on Nov. 11 against Louisiana-Monroe.

— Jackson also matched a season high with two blocked shots Saturday.

— Juniors Mario Chalmers and Brandon Rush each added 10 points against Miami. Both players extended their streaks of scoring in double figures to four consecutive games.

— Senior Russell Robinson set a season-high with four steals in the game.

— Nine different Jayhawks collected assists in the game, including Robinson, who finished with a game-high four.

— Freshman Conner Teahan hit a three-point basket late in the second half. For the season Teahan is shooting 75 percent (12-for-16), including 77 percent (10-for-13) from three-point range.

— Senior Brennan Bechard scored KU’s final points of the contest and his first points since hitting a free throw against Florida Atlantic (11/28). It was also his first field goal since Nov. 15 against Washburn.

— As a team, KU shot 57.9 percent from the field (33-for-57). It was the team’s highest field goal percentage since shooting 61.4 percent against Northern Arizona on Nov. 21.

— The Jayhawks’ six turnovers were a season-low and the lowest single-game total since KU had six turnovers at Texas Tech on Feb. 13, 1999.

— Miami’s 14 turnovers were the fewest forced by the Jayhawks this season.

— Kansas outscored Miami 12-0 on fast break points and 18-4 in points off of turnovers.

— KU also outscored the RedHawks 44-24 in the paint.

— Kansas held Miami to a 40 field goal percentage for the game. KU has held opponents under 50 percent from the field in 83 of its last 86 games.