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Wednesday, February 8, 2006

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¢ Kansas leads the all-time series with Nebraska, 157-71. KU has won four in a row and 13 of the last 14 dating to the final meeting of the 1999 season. The last NU win was a 74-55 victory in 2004 in Lincoln, Neb.

¢ KU is 46-7 versus NU in Allen Fieldhouse and 13-16 in Devaney Center.

¢ KU's Bill Self is 6-1 versus NU; Barry Collier 1-10 against KU.

¢ KU clobbered the Huskers, 96-54, on Jan. 21 in Allen Fieldhouse. Brandon Rush and Jeff Hawkins each scored 17 for the Jayhawks. Hawkins hit five of five threes. Also, Russell Robinson and Darnell Jackson tallied 13 points apiece and Julian Wright 12 points. Aleks Maric had 12 for NU.

¢ At 5-3, NU has its best record through the first half of league play since 1999 when Nebraska went 5-3 to open the conference slate - the Huskers' best record since the formation of the Big 12 Conference. During three other seasons, the Huskers have opened the first half of Big 12 action with a 4-4 mark, including last year, when NU went on to finish 7-9 record in the conference.

¢ NU is 13-2 in Devaney Center this season. The school record for home victories is 17 (against one loss) set during the 1982-83 campaign. Two years ago, Nebraska tied the mark for second-most home victories with 15 while on its way to reaching the second round of the postseason NIT. NU has lost to Alabama-Birmingham and Iowa State at home this season and has beaten Marquette and Oklahoma.

¢ Nebraska's 16-man roster entering the season included nine players (six newcomers, three red-shirt players) who never had played a minute in a Husker uniform during a regular-season game.

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