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KU vs. CU notebook

February 14, 2007

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¢ KU leads the all-time series, 112-39. The Jayhawks are 20-7 in Coors Events Center. KU has won eight straight in the series, the last loss a 60-59 decision in 2003 in Boulder.

¢ CU is 1-24 versus KU in the Ricardo Patton era. Bill Self is 7-0 versus CU.

¢ KU beat the Buffs, 97-74, on Jan. 27 in Allen Fieldhouse. KU's 19 steals tied for its most in a conference game. KU also had 19 versus Baylor in 1998.

¢ CU has lost 10 straight Big 12 road games. The Buffs won their last league home game, an 89-77 shocker over Oklahoma State on Feb. 3.

¢ Richard Roby is 23 points from 10th place on CU's all-time scoring list.

¢ After grabbing just 66 rebounds last season, Dominique Coleman leads CU on the boards with 124. He also is team leader in assists (69), steals (33). Jermyl Jackson-Wilson is the only other player with more than 100 rebounds (116).

¢ CU had a season-best eight three-pointers in the first half against Oklahoma State and 10 treys overall for the third time this season. In its next game, last Saturday's 78-59 loss at Kansas State, CU hit five of 18 threes.

¢ Freshman Xavier Silas has led CU in scoring five of the last seven games. He also led the team in assists three times and twice in steals.

¢ The Buffs allowed the opponent (at BU, at KU, Mizzou, at Nebraska) to shoot 50 percent or better from the field in four straight games before holding Oklahoma State and Kansas State under 50 percent. It marked the first time four straight foes shot 50 percent or better against CU in 17 years.

The last time it happened was the 1989-90 season when CU allowed five opponents to shoot 50 percent or better. That year, CU finished 12-18 and 2-12 in the Big Eight. Six of CU's 10 Big 12 opponents this season have shot 50 percent or better.

¢ Ricardo Patton, who is in his final year at CU, has a 183-154 record in 11 seasons. He is 76-95 in Big 12 play.

¢ CU has beaten at least one ranked team at home in each of the past five seasons, including this season's victory against Okie State.

¢ With seven home losses this season, CU has matched the 2000-01 campaign for home setbacks in a season. With three more home games left (KU, Kansas State, Nebraska), CU could tie or set a school record for losses at home. The previous high is eight (1995-96, 1985-86, 1975-76).

¢ So far, this season, CU is 1-2 against ranked teams. CU is now 12- 50 (.194) in the Patton era.

However, on the road it's a much different story. The Buffs having lost their last 23 straight versus ranked squads away from Boulder (last win was at No. 20 Texas Tech, Jan. 11, 80-78).

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