Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Boston

March 18, 2011

Recap | Box Score | Quotes |

Kansas’ Win over Boston…

… Made KU 33-2 and gave KU 33 victories for the fourth time in the last five seasons.

… Gave KU its 26th NCAA Tournament first-game win in the last 28 years dating back to 1978.

… Gave KU an 86-38 record all-time in the NCAA tourney.

… Improved KU to 25-8 as a No. 1 seed.

… Made KU 17-1 in games away from Allen Fieldhouse this season (9-1 in true road games and 8-0 on neutral floors).

… Made KU 1-0 against Boston University and 8-0 all-time against the America East Conference.

… Made Bill Self 235-45 while at Kansas, 443-150 all-time and 26-11 in NCAA Tournament play, 16-6 while at Kansas.

… Made Kansas 2,036-798 all-time.


– Kansas started F Markieff Morris, F Marcus Morris, G Tyshawn Taylor, G Brady Morningstar and G Tyrel Reed for the second straight game and the 14th time this season. Kansas is 13-1 when that group starts.

– KU’s 19-point margin of victory was its largest in an NCAA tournament opening round game since the 2008 team beat Portland State by 24.

– Kansas is now 25-8 all-time as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament including 10-0 against the No. 16 seed.

– Kansas shot 61.5 percent from the field in the second half after shooting just 41.9 percent in the first half. Kansas has only shot better in the second half six times this season since the start of conference play. It was the first time since the Texas A&M game on March 2 that KU shot better in the second half than the first.

– Marcus Morris moved into 26th place on the KU all-time scoring list with 1,321 points. He passed Walter Wesley (1,315 points from 1964-66) and needs 20 points to catch Mario Chalmers (1,341 points from 2006-08) for 25th place.

– Marcus Morris now has 604 points for the season, which put him in 18th place on the all-time KU list.

– Marcus Morris increased his career rebound total to 641 to pass Roger Brown (640 rebounds from 1969-71) for 18th place on the KU all-time list.

– Brady Morningstar moved up the KU all-time steals list. He now has 127 and is tied with Clinton Johnson (1975-78) for 22nd place.

– Brady Morningstar’s 13 points were his most in an NCAA tournament game. He previously had never scored in double figures.

– Markieff Morris had his best career game in the NCAA tournament with personal bests of 15 points and eight rebounds.

– Tyshawn Taylor recorded his best career NCAA tournament totals with 10 points and seven assists.

– Tyshawn Taylor’s seven assists marked his third straight game with four or more assists. It was the fifth time this season he dished seven or more assists.

– Tyrel Reed cracked the KU single season top 20 for three pointers made. He now has 68 and is tied with Jeff Boschee (2001) and Rex Walters (1992) for 18th place.

– Elijah Johnson’s two steals tied a career high, done three other times including against UT Arlington and Texas A&M this season.

– Kansas’ five made free throws tied a season-low (Miami Ohio, 1/2/11). The eights free throws attempted were the second fewest this season.