No. 5 Kansas slices Chaminade, 123-72
• Most points scored in the Bill Self era
• Most points scored in a neutral site game
• Sixth-most points in a game in program history
LAHINA, Hawaii – No. 5 Kansas opened the Championship Round of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational with a stat-stuffing 123-72 win over Chaminade on Monday night at Lahina Civic Center.
KU’s offensive output marks the sixth-most points in a game in Kansas basketball history, the most points scored in the Bill Self era, and the largest margin of victory (+51) in the event’s history.
It is the most points scored by KU since defeating Maryland-Baltimore County 122-58 on Nov. 23, 1991. The previous game high for points under Coach Self was 109 against Texas Tech during the national championship season on March 3, 2008.
Seven Jayhawks reached double-figure points on Monday night, co-led by 18 points each from Wayne Selden Jr. and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk. Selden reached 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting in 24 minutes, while Mykhailiuk reached his career high in points by draining six of KU’s 15 3-point field goals on the night.
The Jayhawks shot 64 percent from the field and reached 100 points with 5:50 remaining in the contest. KU made 16 of their last 19 shots in the final 11 minutes of the game to finish the second half with 75-percent shooting accuracy.
KU’s 123 points were evenly spread out among the 13 Jayhawks who registered minutes. Devonte’ Graham had 15 points, Frank Mason III had 14, Landen Lucas had 13 and Hunter Mickelson and Perry Ellis both had 11 for the Jayhawks.
“We have done a good job of sharing the ball,” Coach Self said after the game. “The ball moved very well tonight and there were some good things that happened as a result of that. We have some things to improve execution-wise, but it was good that so many guys got a chance to play.”
Chaminade (0-3), the NCAA Division II host school from Honolulu, entered Monday’s contest averaging 14 3-point field goals per game and 96 points per game, but were held to eight treys and 72 points on 35 percent shooting. The Silverswords took almost as many 3-point field goals (33) than 2-point shots (36).
Kansas advances to the semifinals of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational bracket and will await the winner of UCLA-UNLV on Tuesday (9 p.m. Central, ESPN).
#5/7 Kansas 123, Chaminade 72
Maui Jim Maui Invitational Quarterfinal – Lahina, Hawaii (Lahina Civic Center)
Monday, November 23, 2015
KU STARTERS (Season/Career Starts): Jr. G Frank Mason, III (3/42), So. G Devonte Graham (3/3), Jr. G Wayne Selden, Jr. (3/74), Sr. F Perry Ellis (3/74), Sr. F Jamari Traylor (3/22)
SERIES INFO: Kansas leads, 2-0.
A KANSAS WIN …
• Makes Kansas 2-1 or better for the 12th time in the Bill Self era with the only 1-2 record being in 2005 when KU last played in the Maui Invitational.
• Improved Kansas to 12-6 all-time in the Maui Invitational, including 10-6 in games played at the Lahaina Civic Center.
• Gives Kansas a 3-0 series record against Chaminade.
• Make Self 354-78 while at Kansas and 561-184 all-time.
• Kansas 2,535-184 all-time
• 100-POINT GAME: Kansas reached 100 points in a game for the second time this season and the 109th time in program history. The offensive output marks the most points scored in the Bill Self era, the mostpoints scored in a neutral site game, and the sixth-most points in a game in program history. KU is averaging 101.7 points per game this season after Monday night’s performance.
• 3-POINTERS: For the second time this season, KU made 15 3-pointers to tie for the second-most in program history. The Jayhawks also sank 15 treys against Northern Colorado in the season opener on Nov. 13. Through three games, Kansas is averaging 11.0 3-point field goals per game.
• ASSISTS: Kansas totaled 32 assists as a team – a game record during the Bill Self era and the most since dishing out 29 dimes against Yale on Jan. 4, 2006. The Jayhawks held a +2.3 assists-to-turnover ratio on Monday. (32 assists, 14 turnovers).
• IN THE PAINT & OFF THE BENCH: Kansas out-scored Chaminade 60 to 26 in points in the paint, and 61 to 29 in points off the bench.
MOST POINTS IN A GAME (KU TOP-10)
Score Opponent (Date)
150-95 – Kentucky (12-9-89)
140-72 – Oral Roberts (1-14-93)
134-73 – Niagara (1-9-97)
132-65 – Elizabeth City State (1-18-90)
127-82 – Iowa State (1-7-89)
123-72 – Chaminade (11-23-15)
122-58 – Md.-Baltimore Co. (11-23-91)
121-65 – Central Missouri State (11-28-77)
118-75 – Iowa State (3-9-90)
115-45 – Brown (1-3-89)
MOST 3-POINT FGs (KU)
FG Opponent (Date)
16 – at Baylor (1-25-2005)
15 – vs. Chaminade (11-23-2015)
15 – Northern Colorado (11-13-2015)
15 – vs. Texas (3-16-2008)
15 – American (12-29-2012)
15 – at N.C. State (12-10-1994)
14 – Tennessee Tech (11-27-2009)
14 – Texas Tech (3-3-2008)
14 – Cornell (1-2-1996)
Junior G Frank Mason III
• Scored the first seven points of the game for Kansas by the 17:27 mark of the first half.
• Finished with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field with six rebounds and seven assists in 26 minutes.
• Co-led the team in assists (seven) with Wayne Selden.
Senior F Perry Ellis
• Finished with 11 points and eight rebound in 24 minutes.
• Now has 628 career rebounds, tying Jeff Withey (2010-13) for 22nd on KU’s all-time rebounds list.
• With 1,205 career points, sits two points away from passing Jacque Vaughn (1994-97; 1,207) on KU’s all-time points list for 35th-place.
Junior G Wayne Selden
• Scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with seven assists and five rebounds in 24 minutes.
• Co-led the team in assists (seven) with Frank Mason III.
Senior F Jamari Traylor
• Tied a career-high three blocked shots for the eighth time.
Sophomore G Devonte’ Graham
• Finished with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range, in 28 minutes.
Sophomore G Svi Mykhailiuk
• Scored a career-high 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting from 3-point range. All of his 18 points came from 3-point field goals.
• His career-high six 3-pointers are the most by a Jayhawk since Elijah Johnson made six at Iowa State on Feb. 25, 2013.
Senior G Evan Manning
• Scored three points on 1-of-1 shooting from 3-point range in three minutes of action.
• With six points this season, Manning has eclipsed his total points from the last two seasons as a junior (five) and a sophomore (four).
Junior F Landen Lucas
• Tied his career highs in points (13) and rebounds (12) for his second career double-double. Led KU in rebounding and shot 4 for 4 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line in 17 minutes.
• Also recorded 12 rebounds at Oklahoma on March 7, 2015.
• Monday marked his third game with a career-high 13 points, also occurring at Oklahoma (3/7/15) and against TCU (3/7/15).
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