Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Missouri

March 5, 2011

Recap | Box Score

Kansas’ Win Over Missouri…

…Made Kansas 29-2 and give KU 29 victories for the fourth time in the last five seasons.

…Earn Kansas the Big 12 Championship outright.

…Make Kansas 14-2 in Big 12 play and give KU 14 victories in league play for the third-straight season and eighth time in Big 12 history.

…Give Kansas its fifth-straight win against Missouri and make the series 171-94 in favor of the Jayhawks.

… Make KU 9-1 in true road games this season and 13-1 in games away from Allen Fieldhouse.

…Make Bill Self 231-45 while at Kansas, 438-150 all-time and 17-3 against Missouri, including 14-3 while at Kansas.

…Make Kansas 2,032-798 all-time.


– Kansas’ starting five was Brady Morningstar, Tyrel Reed, Elijah Johnson, Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris for the third time in the last four games.

– Marcus Morris led KU in scoring for the fourth straight game with 21 points. It was his 10th 20+ point game of the season. He is averaging 21.0 points in his last four outings. During that span he has shot 28-of-48 from the field for 58.3 percent.

– Marcus Morris had his sixth double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds. It was his 15th double-double of his career.

– Thomas Robinson posted his third double-double of the season with 15 points and 13 boards in just 17 minutes of action. It was his highest total in both categories since the Texas Tech game when he posted 17 points and nine rebounds.

– Markieff Morris reached double-figure scoring for the 25th time this season with 10 points.

– Robinson and Marcus Morris both had double-doubles, which was the first time two KU players had done so in the same game since Iowa State on Feb. 12 this year.

– Marcus and Markieff Morris both increased their career rebound totals to 602 and are now tied with Brandon Rush for 24th place on the all-time KU list.

– Marcus Morris increased his career rebound total to 602 as well and is also tied for 24th place.

– Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris and Robinson combined for 46 points on 17-of-29 shooting. As a team, KU outdid Missouri 34-20 in the paint.

– Morningstar finished the Big 12 season with an impressive assist/turnover ratio of 60/14.

– Kansas outrebounded Missouri 49-29. Kansas last outrebounded a team by 20 on Dec. 11, 2010 vs. Colorado State.

– Missouri shot 29 percent from the field which was the lowest by a KU opponent since Colorado State (28.3 percent) on Dec. 11, 2010.

– KU moved to 10-1 this season when committing more turnovers than its opponent.

– Kansas’ 2-of-7 from three-point range were both season lows. The previous lows were a 3-of-10 performance at Kansas State.

– KU’s 24 turnovers were a season-high surpassing 22 vs. Memphis.

– Kansas had a player foul out (Tyshawn Taylor) for only the third time this season, and first time in Big 12 action.

– Kansas had zero blocked shots for the second time this season (also vs. Michigan).

– Kansas’ 24 fouls were one off a season-high and the most in a Big 12 conference game this season.

– Missouri now owns a 13.0-9.0 lead in the M&I Bank Border Showdown all sports series, with KU picking up 1.5 points for the men’s basketball win.