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Dec. 29, 2005

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Kansas 73, New Orleans 56

December 29, 2005

Kansas’ win over New Orleans

… Gives Kansas at least seven wins in its first 11 games for the 23rd straight season dating back to 1983-84.

… Gives Kansas its fourth-straight win, its longest winning streak of the season.

… Makes the KU-UNO series 2-0 in favor of the Jayhawks.

… Gives Bill Self a 1-0 record against New Orleans.

… Gives Bill Self a 54-20 record while at Kansas and 261-125 mark overall.

… Makes KU 5-1 at Allen Fieldhouse this season, 155-9 since 1994-95 and 570-104 all-time.

… Makes Kansas 1,855-773 all-time.

  • Senior Stephen Vinson’s two three-point buckets and three three-point attempts marked career highs. He tied career highs in points (six), field goals (two), field goal attempts (three) and steals (one).
  • Sophomore Russell Robinson tied his career high with two three-point field goals. He last did it against Saint Joseph’s on Dec. 6, 2005.
  • Sophomore Jeremy Case set career highs in points (12), three-pointers (four), minutes (17) and rebounds (three). He tied career highs in assists (two), three-point attempts (six) and field goals (four). He marked a season high in field goal attempts (six) and recorded his first steal of the season.
  • Sophomore Darnell Jackson set a career-high with four field goals. He tied career-highs in blocked shots (one) and assists (one).
  • Freshman Mario Chalmers’ four steals tied a season-high.
  • Freshman Julian Wright played a season-high 29 minutes. He tied season highs with four blocked shots and six field goals.
  • Freshman Brandon Rush tied a season high with two steals.
  • Kansas has used at least 10 players in 10 of its first 11 games (KU used nine against Saint Joseph’s on Dec. 6).
  • Kansas tied season highs in blocked shots (10) and steals (14). The `Hawks tied a season-low in fouls with 13.
  • Wright’s 6-of-7 shooting (85.7 precent) is a new Kansas season-high for field goal percentage with a minimum of six made.
  • Case’s six three-point field goal attempts tied a KU season-high. His four three-point field goals set a new Kansas season-high.
  • New Orleans’ 19 first half points tied a Kansas opponent first half season low. The Privateers’ 14 fouls tied an opponent season low. UNO’s five free throws and nine free throw attempts set new opponent season lows.
  • UNO’s Jacob Manning pulled down five offensive rebounds tying a Jayhawk opponent season-high.
  • The 11 combined free throws for both teams are the fewest since Kansas and Fort Hays State combined for 11 on Dec. 10, 2003. The 21 free throw attempts are the fewest since KU and Utah State shot 21 charities on March 20, 2003.
  • Tonight’s game marked the fifth time Kansas has held its opponent under 60 points.