Kansas 90, Colorado 83 Postgame Notes

March 11, 2011

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Kansas Postgame Notes

Kansas 90, Colorado 83

March 11, 2011

Kansas’ Win Over Colorado…

…Made Kansas 31-2 and gave KU 31 victories for the fourth time in the last five seasons.

…Improved KU to 9-4 in Big 12 Championship semifinal games.

…Gave KU a 122-39 lead in the all-time series versus Colorado, including 8-0 in conference tournament action, 2-0 in Big 12 Championship play.

…Kansas has now won 18-straight games versus Colorado and 45 of the last 46 meetings dating back to 1991.

…Advanced the Jayhawks to the conference tourney finals for the ninth time in Big 12 Championship play.

…Improved Kansas to 60-23 in league tournament play, including a 30-7 mark at the Big 12 Championship.

…Made Kansas 3-0 at the Sprint Center this season.

…Made KU 15-1 in games away from Allen Fieldhouse (9-1 in true road games and 6-0 on neutral floors).

…Made Bill Self 233-45 while at Kansas, 440-150 all-time and 25-8 in conference tournament play, including a 16-3 during his time with the Jayhawks.

…Make Kansas 2,034-798 all-time.


– Kansas’ starting five was Brady Morningstar, Tyrel Reed, Elijah Johnson, Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris for the fifth time in the last six games, with the lone exception being Senior Night versus Texas A&M (March 2). Tyshawn Taylor started the second half in place of Johnson.

– Kansas went on a 19-4 run over four in a half minutes midway through the first half and claimed its first lead of the game off a three point basket by Markieff Morris with 7:30 to play in the first half.

– Markieff and Marcus Morris combined for 17 of the 19 points in the run with Marcus scoring the first seven and Markieff scoring the next 10-straight for KU before Morningstar capped the run with a lay-up off an assist from Marcus Morris.

– Marcus Morris led Kansas in scoring for the sixth-straight game with 20 points. He has combined with his brother Markieff to lead the Jayhawks in each of the last seven games (Markieff three times, Marcus five times—each had 13 points versus Texas A&M). The duo has combined to lead KU in scoring in 23-of-33 games this season.

– Marcus Morris had his third-straight double-double and eighth of the season with 20 points and 13 rebounds. It was his 17th double-double of his career. He is averaging 19.0 points and 11.3 rebounds in wins over Missouri, Oklahoma State and Colorado.

– Marcus Morris’ 20 points moved him into 27th place on the Kansas all-time scoring chart with 1,288. He passed Eric Chenowith and Jo Jo White who finished their KU careers with 1,281 and 1,286 points, respectively.

– Marcus Morris is now 19th on the KU all-time rebounding chart with 626 caroms. With his 13 boards Friday, he passed Norman Cook who finished his Kansas career with 624 caroms.

– Morningstar tallied five assists and just one turnover in 36 minutes giving him 69 assists and just 16 miscues in his last 18 games.

– Taylor scored in double figures for the 12th time on the season with 15 points. It marked his first double-figure scoring game since turning in 10 points versus Colorado on Feb. 19 and his highest scoring output since turning in 15 points in a win over UMKC on Jan. 5.

– Reed scored in double figures for the sixth time in the last eight games with 15 tallies on the day. He now has 19 double-figures scoring games on the season.