December 21, 2006

Rush, Hawks hope to soar past Eagles

The bigger the game for Brandon Rush, the better. When Boston College (7-2; 1-0) arrives inside Allen Fieldouse to battle the No. 11 ranked Kansas Jayhawks (9-2; 0-0) on Saturday at 1:00 CST, 16,300 fans will be on hand, and a National audience will be watching from close and far. Rush, the 6-foot-6, 210-pound sophomore guard from Kansas City, Mo., wouldn't have it any other way.

"I think it will be a big challenge for us to come in here, come in our own house, and try to dominate the game, take it over and try to get the "W" against BC. They have a pretty good team. We are going to watch film so we can comfortable with what they do."

Rush opened up the season with the highest of expectations, but has struggled for most of the year. He was voted as the preseason Co-Big 12 Player of the Year and was named to the preseason All-American team.

However, throughout the first 11 games of the year, Rush hasn't met those expectations. He's had scoring and rebounding games of 21 and 6, 14 and 3, 13 and 2, 14 and 10, 11 and 9, 13 and 7, 9 and 5, 3 and 5, 13 and 5, 19 and 7 and 15 and 6.

After being passive for most of the season, it appears that Rush is looking to score more during the last three games, all KU wins. He took 14 shots against USC, 16 shots against Toledo and 11 shots against Winston-Salem State.

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