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January 4, 2006

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¢ Yale, in New Haven, Conn., has an enrollment of 5,100. Colors are Yale Blue and White. Nicknames are Bulldogs and Elis. The team plays in the Ivy League.

¢ KU won the only meeting between the teams, 63-54, on Dec. 19, 1975, in Allen Fieldhouse.

¢ Yale fell to Nebraska, 73-64, on Nov. 19, in Lincoln, Neb. The Bulldogs fell to Big East team Providence, 76-63, on Dec. 22 at Providence. This marks Yale's fifth straight road game.

¢ Yale, which has just two seniors on its roster, was picked fifth of eight teams in the preseason Ivy League poll. Penn was tapped first.

¢ Yale has two sets of brothers on the roster: Olathe twins Caleb and Nick Holmes, who are sophomores, plus freshman Ali Greenberg and Josh Greenberg, a senior.

¢ Coach James Jones' younger brother, Joe, is head coach at Columbia. There are two other brother duos coaching in Div. I. Dickey and Dennis Nutt coach at Arkansas State and SW Texas State. Bill and Tom Herrion coach at New Hampshire and College of Charleston.

¢ Sophomore guard Jeremy Case has averaged 14 minutes and 11.5 points in his last two games.

¢ Russell Robinson has 11 assists in his last two games. His 30 assists on the season have already surpassed last year's 25.

¢ Freshman forward Julian Wright, who is questionable with a back strain, has tied for leading scorer for KU in each of the last two games - 13 versus Northern Colorado and 12 vs. New Orleans. Wright is 12-for-16 (75.0 percent) from the field in his last two games with nine rebounds, five blocked shots and five assists.

¢ Sophomore forward Darnell Jackson is averaging 10 points in his two games this season. Last year, Jackson averaged two points per contest.

¢ Senior guard Jeff Hawkins is 3-for-5 (60 percent) from three-point range in his last two games and 5-for-7 (71.4 percent) from the field.

¢ Senior guard Stephen Vinson's 21 minutes against New Orleans were the second-most minutes for the guard this season. In his last four games, Vinson has 15 assists.

¢ Freshman guard Mario Chalmers' eight points against New Orleans were the most in eight games for the guard. Chalmers' four steals versus New Orleans tied his career high.

¢ Yale has 10 players averaging over 12 minutes a game.

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