Kansas Basketball Postgame Notes

Jan. 2, 2011

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Kansas Basketball Postgame Notes

Kansas 83, Miami (Ohio) 56

Lawrence, Kan., Jan. 2, 2011

KU’s Win…

… Improved KU to 13-0 for the second straight season and the fourth time in the Bill Self era.

… Extended the nation’s longest active home court winning streak to 67 games.

… Improved KU to 2-0 vs. Miami (Ohio) all time. KU defeated the Redhawks 78-54 in December, 2007.

Team Notes

– KU outscored Miami (Ohio) 50-14 in the paint.

– KU shot 57.4 percent from the field, its best mark in the last nine games.

– KU held the opponent to less than 40 percent shooting for the seventh time this season.

– KU’s 18 turnovers were its second most this season (22 vs. Memphis).

– KU’s 50 percent three-point shooting (8 of 16) was its third best this season.

– KU’s 24 assists were its third most this year.

– KU recorded nine steals for the fifth straight games. (had 10 against ColoradoState and nine in each of the last four).

– Miami (Ohio)’s eight offensive rebounds in the first half were the fewest by a KU opponent since Missouri had six in the first half on Feb. 18, 2006.

– The Red Hawks’ 17 total rebounds were the fewest by a KU opponent since Princeton had 17 on Dec. 22, 1999.

– KU’s seven free throw attempts were its fewest since shooting just four vs. Texas Tech on Jan. 20, 2007.

– KU’s five free throws made were its fewest since making five vs. Lehigh on March 18, 2010.

Individual Notes

– Sophomore center Jeff Withey made his first career start in his 27th game at Kansas. He was two points shy of his career high as he scored six points on three of five shooting.

– Josh Selby and Thomas Robinson made their second consecutive starts for their second starts of the year.

– Tyrel Reed made his 13th start and is the only KU player to start every game this year.

– After Thomas Robinson scored on a dunk for KU’s first points of the game, the Morris twins combined to score 15 of KU’s next 17 points as KU led 19-9.

– The Morris twins combined for 38 points on 16 of 22 shooting, including three of five from three-point range.

– Markieff Morris scored 20 points for the second time this season and second time in last three games as he made nine of 11 field goal attempts. He was one point shy of his career high of 21 he had against California on Dec. 22.

– Markieff Morris recorded a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double this year.

– Marcus Morris scored 18 points, his most in the last eight games.

– Josh Selby scored seven points in a 14-0 Kansas run which turned a 19-11 lead into a 33-11 margin.

– Selby scored 18 points, marking the third time in four career games he has scored that many points. He also handed out a season-best five assists and pulled down a season-best seven rebounds.

– Selby made four of five three-pointers after going o-of-five in last outing against UT-Arlington. He is now 12 of 22 from three-point range this year.

– Tyshawn Taylor moved into KU’s top 25 for career steals. His one steal tonight tied him with Drew Gooden for 25th place at 104.

– Travis Releford handed out a career-high five assists in just 12 minutes of play.