Postgame Notes

Feb. 7, 2011

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Postgame Notes

Kansas 103, Missouri 86

Lawrence, Kan. – Feb. 7, 2011

Kansas’ Win …

… Improved the Jayhawks to 23-1 and gave KU its 22nd consecutive 23-win season, dating back to 1989-90.

… Made Kansas 8-1 in Big 12 play.

… Moves KU to 2-1 this season against Top 25 teams.

… Gave Kansas its fourth-straight win against Missouri, making the series 170-94 in favor of the Jayhawks.

… Marked KU’s 12th-straight win over Missouri at Allen Fieldhouse.

… Improved the Jayhawks to 12-1 at home this season, 653-107 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse and 125-7 in the building under Head Coach Bill Self.

… Moved Bill Self to 225-44 while at Kansas, 432-149 all-time and 16-3 against Missouri, including 13-3 while at Kansas.

… Improved Kansas to 2,026-797 all-time.

Game Notes:

– Kansas used the starting lineup of G Tyshawn Taylor, G Brady Morningstar, G Tyrel Reed, F Marcus Morris, F Markieff Morris. It marked the second-straight game that the Jayhawks have employed this lineup and the ninth time this season.

– The Jayhawks scored 100 points in a conference game for the first time since scoring 109 against Texas Tech on March 3, 2008.

– KU’s 103 points against Missouri were also the most in the KU-MU series since the Jayhawks defeated the Tigers, 105-73 in Lawrence on Jan. 28, 2002. It was also the most combined points in the series since a 96-94 Missouri win on Feb. 4, 1997.

– Kansas F Mario Little scored a career-high 17 points, on 7-of-9 shooting from the field. Along with setting career highs in points, the senior also had career bests in field goals (seven), three-point field goals (three) and three-point field goals attempted (three). He also tied his career high in field goals attempted (nine).

– Kansas F Mario Little scored 12 first half points, passing his season high (11 vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi) in his first nine minutes of the floor.

– Kansas F Marcus Morris scored a game-high 22 points, marking his seventh game scoring 20-plus points this season and 12th time in his career.

– Kansas F Markieff Morris recorded 16 points, and matched a season high with three blocked shots (also had three against Iowa State and Colorado State). Morris moved into sole possession of 20th place in career blocked shots at KU with 87 in his career, passing Herbert Nobles.

– Jayhawk G Brady Morningstar recorded seven assists Monday, which marked his second-highest total of the season and career-best in a conference game.

– Morningstar’s 38 minutes without a turnover were the most by a Jayhawk since Ryan Robertson played 42 minutes without a turnover against Oklahoma State on Feb. 22, 1999.

– Kansas G Tyrel Reed’s two blocks set a career high. Reed also hit two three-point field goals, giving him 152 in his career, moving past Rex Walters for 11th all-time at KU.

– Kansas G Tyshawn Taylor scored 13 points to give him 806 in his career.

– Over the last two games, KU has made 24-of-43 three-point field goal attempts (55.8 percent).

– Little tied a KU high with 3-for-3 three-point shooting.

– Missouri’s 21 rebounds were the fewest by a KU opponent since Coppin State had 21 boards on Nov. 28, 2008.

– Missouri’s 86 points were the most by a KU opponent since Syracuse defeated Kansas 89-81 on Nov. 25, 2008. It was also the most by a conference opponent since a 100-90 KU win over Baylor on Feb. 9, 2008.

– Missouri’s 42 first-half points were the most in an opening half by a KU opponent since Oklahoma State scored 45 against the Jayhawks on Feb. 27 of last season.

– Missouri’s 51.7 percent field goal percentage was the highest by a KU opponent this season. The Tigers are just the third KU opponent in the last 134 games to shoot better than 50 percent.

– Missouri also tied an opponent season high with assists (16) and field goals (30).