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Notes & Numbers: KU-Eastern Illinois

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KU guard Johnny Furphy lets a 3-pointer fly during the Jayhawks' win over Eastner Illinois. [Chance Parker photo]

Throughout each season, there are interesting notes and nuggets of information that come out of every game, win or lose.

Here’s a quick look at some of the more interesting and noteworthy facts and stats from No. 5 KU's 71-63 win over Eastern Illinois on Tuesday night.

Next up, Kansas (6-1) will return home Friday to take on No. 4 against defending national champion Connecticut at 8 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU Starters (starts at KU/career starts): Dajuan Harris Jr. (84/84), Elmarko Jackson (7/7), Kevin McCullar Jr. (40/89), KJ Adams (43/43), Hunter Dickinson (7/96)

Series Info: Kansas leads the series, 1-0

The KU Win...

• Made Kansas 6-1 or better for the 12th-straight season beginning in 2012-13.

• Made the Kansas-Eastern Illinois series 1-0 in favor of the Jayhawks.

• Made Kansas 12-0 all-time against the current membership of the Ohio Valley Conference.

• Made Kansas 3-0 in Allen Fieldhouse this season and 843-117 all-time in the venue, including 302-17 under Bill Self.

• Made Bill Self 571-133 while at Kansas and 778-238 overall.

• Made Kansas 2,376-886 all-time.

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Team Notes

• Kansas shot 50.0 percent (28-of-56) from the field on Tuesday night. Kansas has shot at least 50.0 percent from the field in five games this season.

• Kansas dished out 24 assists, which marked the fifth game this season with at least 20 assists.

• Kansas recorded its fourth wire-to-wire victory of the season.

Individual Notes

• Senior Hunter Dickinson had his fourth double-double of the season with 25 points on 11-of-15 (73.3 percent) shooting and 13 rebounds to go along with two assists and three blocks in 35 minutes. The double-double was the 35th of his
career. Dickinson has three 20-point games this season and 38 in his career. Through seven games, Hunter has led the team in scoring in five contests and rebounds in all seven games.

• Redshirt-senior Dajuan Harris Jr. became the 12th player in KU history to record 500 career assists. He moved into 11th on the KU career assists lists with 507 in his career. He passed Russell Robinson (500) and Kevin Pritchard (498). He finished
with nine assists in the game.

• Graduate-senior Kevin McCullar Jr. posted 18 points, three rebounds and five assists in 37 minutes. He surpassed 400 career made field goals.

• Junior KJ Adams Jr. added 10 points on a perfect 4-of-4 shooting, three rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two assists in 32 minutes.

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