March 2, 2005
Kansas Postgame Notes
No. 7 Kansas 72 , Kansas State 65
March 2, 2005
Kansas' win over Kansas State...
...Makes Kansas 22-4 and gives the Jayhawks 22 wins for the 16th straight season dating back to 1989-90.
...Gives Kansas at least a share of its fifth Big 12 regular season championship in the nine year history of the conference and its 48th overall league title.
...Gives KU its 12 league win for the fifth straight season.
...Gives KU its 30th straight win over Kansas State and makes the series 169-88 in the Jayhawks' favor.
...Gives Kansas its 11th straight win against Kansas State in Allen Fieldhouse dating back to Jan. 17, 1994.
...Makes Kansas coach Bill Self 46-13 at Kansas, 253-118 overall and 5-0 versus the Wildcats.
...Gives KU a record of 31-7 in its last 38 games.
...Makes the Jayhawks 1,847-766 all-time and 566-102 in Allen Fieldhouse.
- Senior Wayne Simien recorded his 14th double-double of the season and the 36th of his career.
- With his start, senior Aaron Miles took over sole possession of second place on KU's all-time games started list with 133.
- Simien recorded a career-high 20 rebounds.
- Simien's 57 points over the last two games are his most in two consecutive games throughout his Kansas career.
- Additionally, Simien's 32 rebounds over the last two games are his most in two consecutive games throughout his Jayhawk career.
- Simien's 20 rebounds were the most by a KU player since Nick Collison had 21 boards against Syracuse in the National Championship game on April 7, 2003.
- Simien's 11 free throw attempts tied an individual KU season-high.
- Simien's 20 rebounds marked a KU individual season-high.
- Simien passed Tony Guy for 18th all-time on the KU scoring list with 1,494 points.
- Senior Keith Langford has hit 101 three-pointers in his career moving him past Milt Newton for 15th on the all-time three-pointers made list.
- Langford moved passed Paul Pierce for 12th on the all-time three-pointers attempted list with 307.
- KU has hit a three-pointer in 172 straight games dating back to the 2000 season.
- Kansas is now 7-2 on Senior Day against K-State at Allen Fieldhouse.
- Kansas is 2-0 when using the starting lineup of Miles, Lee, Langford, Moody and Simien. Kansas last used this starting five in its first game of the year with a win against Vermont.
- All four seniors hit a three pointer for the first time this season.
- Kansas' zero first half free throws marked only the second time KU did not have any free throws in a single half dating back to the 1988-89 season.
- Kansas' 14 two-point field goals marked a KU season-low.
- Kansas State was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line in the first half. The last time a KU opponent was perfect from the charity stripe in a half was Missouri (11-of-11) in the first half on March 9, 2003.
- K-State's nine turnovers tied a KU opponent season-low.