KU Postgame Notes
Dec. 30, 2006
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Kansas 80, Rhode Island 69
Dec. 30 – Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas’ win over Rhode Island…
… Improves Kansas to 12-2 this season.
… Makes the all-time series with Rhode Island 2-1 in favor of the Jayhawks.
… Makes Kansas 9-1 at home this season, 173-11 in Allen Fieldhouse since 1994-95 and 589-105 all time record in the facility.
… Improves Bill Self to 2-0 against Rhode Island, 84-26 while at KU and 291-131 overall.
… Makes KU 1,885-779 all time.
… Kansas finishes the month of December with a 6-1 record.
– Rodrick Stewart made his first career start in a Jayhawk uniform. The junior guard started 17 games his freshman season at USC.
– Kansas held the Rams’ to a season-low 20.5 field-goal percentage in the first half.
– Rhode Island’s 43 team rebounds were the most by a Kansas opponent this season. The Rams’ 20 offensive rebounds was also an opponent season high.
– Rhode Island attempted 71 field goals and its 26 three-point field goals tied for the most by a Kansas opponent this season.
– The Rams’ 13 team turnovers were the fewest by a Kansas opponent this season.
– The Jayhawks committed a season-low nine turnovers. It was the fewest since they had seven against Kansas State on Jan. 28, 2004.
– Rhode Island’s 47 second-half points were the most by a Kansas opponent in a half this season.
– Rhode Island’s 32 first-half rebounds were the most by a Kansas opponent since Indiana pulled down 32 boards in the first half on Dec. 17, 1994. This ties for the most rebounds in a half since the 1988-89 season.
– Julian Wright recorded career-highs in points (23), field goals made (10) and field goal attempts (14). It was the second time in his career he eclipsed the 20-point mark.
– Wright’s 19 second-half points were the most by a Jayhawk since Nick Collison scored 21 in the second half against Duke on Mar. 27, 2003. Wright’s eight field goals in the half were also the most since Collison’s nine in that same game.
– Kansas freshman guard Sherron Collins played a career-high 27 minutes and tied his career high in assists with five.
– The Jayhawks’ ten blocked shots were the second-most blocked shots in a game since they had 15 against Toledo earlier this season. It marked the second time this season they have blocked ten or more shots.
– Four different Jayhawks (Collins, Chalmers, Rush, Wright) scored in double-figures, marking the eighth time this season that at least four players have scored ten or more points in a game.
– Kansas has made at least one 3-point field goal for 223 straight games.
– Brandon Rush’s 19 points marked the eleventh time this season he has scored in double-figures.