KU Postgame Notes
Dec. 28, 2006
Kansas Postgame Notes
Kansas 63, Detroit 43
Dec. 28, 2006 – Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas’ win over Detroit…
… Improves KU to 11-2 on the season.
… Gives KU at least 11 wins in its first 13 games for the third time in four seasons under Bill Self.
… Makes the all-time series with Detroit 3-0 in favor of the Jayhawks.
… Makes KU 8-1 at home this season, 172-11 in Allen Fieldhouse since 1994-95 and 588-105 all-time in the facility.
… Improves Bill Self to 1-0 against Detroit, 83-26 while at KU and 290-131 overall.
… Makes Kansas 1,884-779 all-time.
– Junior Sasha Kaun’s blocked shots (4) tied a career high in the first half of the game. Kaun’s two steals and one assist also tied season highs. Kaun became the second Jayhawk to foul out on the season, the last being sophomore Mario Chalmers against Ball State on Nov. 24. The disqualification was only the second of Kaun’s career.
– Chalmers tied his career high in three-point field goals (4) and tied a season high in attempts (8). Chalmers contributed 22 points, which tied a season high and fell one point short of his career high (23). Chalmers went 4-5 from the free-throw stripe, tying a season high in free throws and setting a season high in attempts.
– Freshman Sherron Collins set a career high with five assists.
– Sophomore Russell Robinson tied a career high in three-point field goals (2) on three attempts.
– By holding Detroit to 30 percent shooting, KU has now held 18-straight opponents to under 50 percent shooting and 49 of its last 51 opponents overall.
– KU set season lows for two-point field goals (14), two-point field goal attempts (32) and offensive boards (7).
– Kansas shot 50 percent (8-of-16) from three point range, which marked its best three-point shooting of the season.
– The Kansas bench outscored the Detroit bench 14-3.
– The Jayhawks scored 24 points in the paint, while holding the Titans to only 14.
– Kansas had 36 rebounds on the night, while Detroit grabbed 32 boards.
– Junior guard Brandon Cotton led the Titans in scoring with 20 points.
– Detroit’s eight offensive boards and 14 turnovers tied opponent lows for the season.