Postgame Notes

Jan. 17, 2011

Recap | Box Score

Postgame Notes

Kansas 85, Baylor 65

January 17, 2011 – Waco, Texas

Kansas‘ Win Over Baylor…

… Improved Kansas 18-0 for the first time since the 2007-08 team opened the year 20-0.

… Made KU 3-0 in Big 12 play for the fourth straight season.

… Made Kansas 4-0 in true road games this season and 8-0 in games played away from Allen Fieldhouse.

… Improved the KU-BU series 16-2 in favor of Kansas, including 7-1 in the FerrellCenter.

… Made Bill Self 220-43 while at Kansas, 427-148 all-time and 8-2 against Baylor.

… Made Kansas 2,021-796 all-time.

Team Notables

– Kansas’ 53 first-half points were its most in a single half since it scored 55 in the second half versus Ohio earlier this year on Nov. 26.

– KU shot 79.3 percent (23-for-29) from the field in the first half, which was the highest shooting percentage by KU in a half since it shot 85.0 percent in the second half versus Missouri on Jan. 19, 1991.

– For the game, Kansas hit 35 of its 56 shots for a season-high 62.5 shooting percentage. It tops KU’s previous season best of 62.3 percent versus Longwood in the season opener on Nov. 12.

– Six Jayhawks shot 50 percent or better from the field.

– Kansas grabbed a season-low 27 rebounds but still managed to out-rebound the Bears by eight boards.

– Forward Marcus Morris recorded his seventh-straight game with double-digit points as the junior had a team-high 25 points. He now has double-figure scoring 16 times this year, including six contests with 20 or more points.

– Marcus scored his 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting (71.4 percent). He has now shot 62.5 percent or better in three-straight games and four of his last five contests.

– Junior forward Markieff Morris poured in double-digit points for the third time in the last four contests finishing with 19 tallies on 9-of-10 shooting for a personal-best 90 percent. It was his 14th outing with 10 or more points this season.

– Senior guard Tyrel Reed hit three treys during the game, one shy of his career best, which he tied in KU’s last game versus Nebraska on Jan. 15. His three three-pointers moved him up to 13th in the KU record books with 138 career threes.

– Reed finished with double-digit points for the second-straight game and 10th time this season as he added 11 points.

– Freshman Josh Selby scored 12 point on 5-of-11 shooting. He has scored 10 or more points in six of the nine games he has played this season.

– Senior guard Mario Little finished with 10 points, one off his season high, in just seven minutes of play.

– Junior Tyshawn Taylor dished four assists. He has three or more dimes 15 times this season and five of the last six games.