Postgame Notes

Dec. 29, 2007

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<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas 86, Yale 53

Dec. 29, 2007 – Lawrence, Kan.

Kansas’ win over Yale…

… makes Kansas 13-0 for the first time since the 2004-05 season when the Jayhawks opened the year 14-0.

… Makes KU 13-0 for the eighth time in school history.

… gives Kansas a 3-0 all-time series lead over Yale.

… improves KU to 13-0 against Ivy League teams all time.

… Makes Kansas 11-0 in home games this season, including 10-0 in Allen Fieldhouse.

… makes KU 190-12 in Allen Fieldhouse since 1994-95 and 606-106 all-time in the facility.

… improves Kansas head coach Bill Self to 118-29 while at KU, 324-135 overall and 1-1 against Yale.

… Makes Kansas 1,918-783 all-time.


– With his three-pointer at the 8:32 mark of the first half, junior Mario Chalmers became KU’s 50th 1000-point scorer, joining Brandon Rush as active Jayhawks on the list.

– Chalmers and Rush are the first teammates to share the distinction since the 2005 squad had three players who had reached the mark (Wayne Simien, Keith Langford and Aaron Miles.)

– Kansas opened the game on an 18-4 run which included a streak of 12-straight points. The Jayhawks held Yale without a point for a stretch of nearly four minutes during the run.

– KU also went on a 13-2 run from the 9:43 mark to 6:05 in the first half.

– Senior Russell Robinson’s eight steals were a career high, giving him 203 in his career, placing him three shy of Kirk Hinrich for fifth all-time.

– Robinson’s five assists raised his career total to 401, making him just the tenth player in Jayhawk history to record over 400. Robinson is 24 assists shy of entering KU’s career-top ten.

– Yale scored only 19 first-half points, marking the third time this season KU has held its opponent to under 20 first-half points.

– Senior Darnell Jackson scored a game-high 20 points, finishing one shy of his career high. It was his second-career game with 20 or more points.

– Jackson’s nine field goals and 12 field-goal attempts were each career highs. His nine made shots tied Sherron Collins for the most by a KU player this season.

– Over his last six games, Jackson has shot 32-of-41 from the field (78-percent.)

– Sophomore Darrell Arthur matched a season-high with three blocked shots.

– Yale’s 27 turnovers were the most by a KU opponent this season.

– Kansas’ 18 steals were a season high and the most since the 1992-93 squad recorded 19 against UNC-Ashville on Jan. 2, 1993.

– KU has now shot 50-percent or better in 11 of its 13 games this season.

– Saturday marked the fourth time this season KU has won a game despite being outrebounded by its opponent.

– Freshman Cole Aldrich’s seven rebounds tied his season-best.