Feb. 5, 2011
Kansas 86, Nebraska 66
February 5, 2011 – Lincoln, Neb.
A Win Would…
… Made Kansas 22-1 (7-1 Big 12) and gave Kansas its 22nd consecutive 22-win season dating back to 1989-90.
… Made Kansas 7-0 in true road games this season and 11-0 away from Allen Fieldhouse.
… Gave Kansas its 17th-straight win against Nebraska, including seven straight in Lincoln, and made the series 170-71 in favor of the Jayhawks.
… Improved Bill Self to 224-44 while at Kansas, 431-149 all-time and 19-1 against Nebraska, including 17-1 while at KU.
… Made Kansas 2,025-797 all-time.
– Brady Morningstar earned his 10th start of the season at Nebraska and first in Big 12 Conference play this season. He started with the group of Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris, Tyshawn Taylor and Tyrel Reed. This starting lineup is 8-0 in 2010-11.
– The Jayhawks sank 13 three-pointers during the game, their most three’s since hitting 14 from beyond the arc versus Tennessee Tech on Nov. 27, 2009.
– In KU’s earlier meeting with the Cornhuskers on Jan. 15, the Jayhawks scored 25 points in the first half. Saturday afternoon Kansas had 25 points in the first 9:55 of the game.
– Kansas out-rebounded Nebraska 33-30 and has out-rebounded 19 of 23 foes this season.
– KU out-shot the Huskers 55.6 percent to 41.1 percent. Kansas has shot 50 percent or better 16 times in 2010-11 and has out-shot 21 of 23 opponents.
– For the second-straight game and third time in the last four contests, Morningstar collected double-digit points pouring in a team high and season high with 19 versus the Huskers. It was the first time in his career leading the team in scoring. He collected his 19 tallies with the help of a career-high five three-pointers, which tied a single-game high for a Jayhawk in 2010-11.
– Morningstar also dished a team-high six assists and has three-plus dimes in each of his last eight games.
– Markieff Morris hit a career-high three three-point baskets for his second game this season with multiple three’s. Markieff finished with 17 points on 6-for-6 shooting from the field in his third-straight game with double-figure points and fifth time in the last six games. He pulled down a season-low one rebound.
– Marcus Morris recorded 16 points in the effort, including 10 in the second half, for his 12th consecutive game with 10-plus points and 21st of the season. He led the team in rebounding with seven boards.
– Tyrel Reed contributed 14 points in his 13th outing in double-figure scoring this season.
– Tyshawn Taylor recorded five assists and has handed out three or more dimes in 19 of 23 games this year.