Postgame Notes

Jan. 15, 2011

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Game Notes

Kansas 63, Nebraska 60

Lawrence, Kan. – Jan. 15, 2011

Kansas’ Win Over Nebraska…

… Makes Kansas 17-0 for the first time since the 2007-08 season, when the team opened the year 20-0.

… Extended the nation’s longest active home court winning streak to 69 games.

… Gave Kansas its fifth-straight conference home-opening victory.

… Made Kansas 2-0 in Big 12 play for the fifth straight season.

… Gave KU its 16th straight win against Nebraska.

… Made the KU-NU all-time series 169-71 in favor of Kansas, including 30-3 since the inception of the Big 12 in 1997.

… Improved the Jayhawks to 661-106 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, including 123-6 under Bill Self.

… Made Bill Self 219-43 while at Kansas, 426-148 all-time and 18-1 against Nebraska.

… Makes KU 2,020-796 all-time.

Game Notes:

-Kansas employed the starting lineup of G Tyshawn Taylor, G Tyrel Reed, F Markieff Morris, F Marcus Morris and G Josh Selby for the fourth-straight game.

-Kansas overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half, outscoring the Huskers 35-22 over the final 16:06 of the game.

-It marked the first time that KU has overcome a double-digit deficit in the second half in a win since KU trailed Nebraska 67-55 in Lincoln on Feb. 24, 2002.

-Kansas F Marcus Morris scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to record his fourth double-double of the season and 13th of his career. He has scored in double figures in six-straight games.

-Marcus Morris’ 16 points give him 1,001 in his career. He becomes the 53rd Jayhawk to record at least 1,000 points in his career. His 11 rebounds also gave him 505 for his career.

-Marcus Morris has recorded double-doubles in three-straight games, averaging 23.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per game over that stretch.

-Kansas G Tyrel Reed scored 16 points, marking his third-highest total for the season. His four successful three-point field goals marked a season-high.

-Reed missed two free throws in the game, which marked just the second time this season that he’s missed multiple free throws in the same game (29-for-33 this season).

-Reed went 4-for-7 from three-point range, which put him at 41.0 percent for his career (135-for-329) and moved him into ninth-place in career three-point percentage by a Jayhawk, passing Adonis Jordan.

-Kansas F Thomas Robinson recorded three blocked shots in the game, which matched a season-high.

-Kansas G Tyshawn Taylor recorded two steals, which moved him into a tie with Mark Randall for 24th place on KU’s all-time list (108).

-KU outscored Nebraska 24-12 in the paint in the second half, including a stretch with dunks on four straight possessions (two by Thomas Robinson, one by Marcus Morris and one by Markieff Morris).

-Kansas set season lows for points (63), field goal attempts (50), two-point field goal attempts (29) and free throw percentage (52.6) and tied season lows for points in a half (25), rebounds (32) and steals (five).

-Nebraska’s 19 offensive rebounds and 43 total rebounds set new season highs by a Kansas opponent.