Kansas-Colorado Postgame Notes

Feb. 19, 2011

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Postgame Notes

Kansas 89, Colorado 63

Lawrence, Kan. – Feb. 19, 2011

Kansas‘ Win …

… Improved the Jayhawks to 25-2 and gave KU its sixth consecutive 25-win season.

… Made Kansas 10-2 in Big 12 play, giving KU 10 conference victories for the 17th-straight season, dating back to 1994-95.

… Gave Kansas its 17th-straight win against Colorado, making the series 121-39 in favor of the Jayhawks.

… Marked KU’s 28th-straight win over Colorado at Allen Fieldhouse.

… Marked Kansas’ 20th consecutive victory following a loss in the same season. KU has not lost back-to-back games since the 2005-06 season.

… Improved the Jayhawks to 14-1 at home this season, 655-107 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse and 127-7 in the building under Head Coach Bill Self.

… Moved Bill Self to 227-45 while at Kansas, 434-150 all-time and 16-0 against Colorado.

… Improved Kansas to 2,028-798 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 fifth-straight game the Jayhawks have employed this lineup and the 12th time this season.

– Kansas F Markieff Morris had a career-high 26 points and tied his career-high with 15 rebounds for his Big 12-leading 10th double-double of the season. Morris’ 10 double-doubles also tie him for the 12th most by a Jayhawk in a single season.

– Markieff Morris’ eight offensive rebounds were the most by a Jayhawk since Cole Aldrich grabbed eight against Tennessee on Jan. 10, 2010. It was the most in a conference game since Wayne Simien had eight offensive rebounds against Nebraska on Feb. 15, 2004. His 15 total rebounds tied his performance against Longwood for the most by a KU player this season.

– Markieff Morris set career highs with nine free throws made and 12 free throws attempted.

– Brady Morningstar made four three-pointers, giving him 102 made three-pointers in his career to tie Keith Langford for 20th-most in a Jayhawk career.

– Morningstar added five assists and no turnovers. He has had at least three assists and no turnovers in four of his last five games while playing at least 35 minutes in each of the four games.

– Morningstar has had at least three assists in all 12 conference games this year and committed more than one turnover only once. In Big 12 play, Morningstar has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 7.0 (49 assists, seven turnovers).

– In his last nine games, Morningstar is shooting 61.0 percent (36-for-59) from the floor and 60 percent (21-35) from behind the arc.

– Kansas made eight of its first 10 three-point attempts and finished the first half 8-for-12 from long range, its best half with at least 10 three-point attempts since KU shot 8-for-11 from distance in the first half against KansasState on March 9, 2000.

– Tyrel Reed shot 3-for-4 from three-point range, his 17th game this season with multiple three-pointers. Reed moved past Jerrod Haase and into ninth all-time in KU history with 157 made three-pointers in his career.

– Kansas shot 52.4 percent from the field. The Jayhawks have shot 50 percent or better in seven of their last eight games and 19 times total this season.

– Marcus Morris had 16 points to move past Rick Suttle and Milt Newton into 35th on the all-time KU scoring list. Morris now has 1,168 points in his career.

– Marcus Morris tied the KU-season high with 15 two-point field goal attempts.

– Tyshawn Taylor tied a career high with three three-pointers. It was the third time in Taylor’s career that he made three three-pointers in a game.

– At least five Jayhawks scored double-figures for the eighth time this season and the fifth time in conference play.