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Saturday, February 18, 2006

KU-MU Notebook

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¢Official game time today is 2:50 p.m., five minutes later than on the official team schedule. CBS announcers Craig Bolerjack and Dan Bonner will work today's game.

¢KU leads the all-time series, 161-93. The Jayhawks have won nine of the last 12 meetings.

¢KU is 81-33 in Lawrence and 61-52 in Columbia, Mo. The Jayhawks were 14-18 at Hearnes Center and are 0-2 at Mizzou Arena. KU is 14-8 against MU since the inception of the Big 12.

¢Bill Self is 7-2 versus Missouri. Today's game will be the 400th career contest for Self, who is in his 13th season overall as a coach with a 272-127 mark

¢Interim coach Melvin Watkins has compiled a 110-134 coaching record which included two seasons at his alma mater, UNC Charlotte (1997-98) and six at Texas A&M; (1999-2004). He is 1-0 since replacing Quin Snyder.

¢MU won the last meeting, 89-86, in overtime on Jan. 16, 2006 at Mizzou Arena.

¢MU has lost four straight road games and is 1-7 away from Mizzou Arena this season.

¢This marks the 100th season of intercollegiate basketball at Missouri.

¢At 14.3 ppg, Brandon Rush is vying to become the leading freshman scorer in school history. Danny Manning averaged 14.6 ppg in 1985.

¢Julian Wright has grabbed eight or more boards in four of his last six games. He has shot 50 percent or better in five of his last six outings and has 18 assists in six games.

¢Sasha Kaun is averaging six rebounds in his last five games.

¢Mario Chalmers' five 20-point efforts have come against Big 12 teams. His consecutive free-throw string ended Monday at Oklahoma State at 22 straight. He has made 84.5 percent of his free throws in league play.

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