Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Illinois

March 20, 2011

Recap | Box Score | Quotes |

Kansas’ win over Illinois…

… Made KU 34-2, which ties for the fourth most wins in school history in a single season.

… Advanced KU to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the 27th time in school history.

… Gave KU an 87-38 record all-time in the NCAA tourney.

… Improved KU to 26-8 as a No. 1 seed.

… Gave KU its second 10-game winning streak of the season.

… Made KU 18-1 in games away from Allen Fieldhouse this season (9-1 in true road games and

9-0 on neutral floors).

… Tied the all-time series between Kansas and Illinois at 3-3.

… Made Bill Self 236-45 while at Kansas, 444-150 all-time and 27-11 in NCAA Tournament play, 17-6 while at Kansas.

… Made KU 2,037-798 all-time.


– Kansas started F Markieff Morris, F Marcus Morris, G Tyshawn Taylor, G Brady Morningstar and G Tyrel Reed for the third straight game and the 15th time this season. Kansas is 14-1 when that group starts.

– Kansas is now 26-8 all-time as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament including 4-2 against the No. 9 seed.

– The win marked Kansas’ 131st in the past four years which is a school record for a four-year span. Senior Tyrel Reed has dressed all four of those years, while current redshirt senior Conner Teahan and fifth-year redshirt Brady Morningstar were also part of the team. The four-year NCAA record his 133 by Duke.

– Kansas advances to the Sweet 16 for the 27th time in school history. KU will face No. 12 seed Richmond in its next game.

– Markieff Morris scored in double figures for the 30th time this season and the 39th time in his career with 24 points. He also scored his 900th career point (905). It was his sixth career game (all this season) with more than 20 points. He was two off his career-high of 26.

– Markieff Morris’ double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds was his Big 12-leading 12th of the season. The 12 double-doubles also ties him with Nick Collison (2002) and Raef LaFrentz (1996) for 10th place on the KU single season list.

– Markieff Morris moved into 19th place on KU all-time rebounding list. His 644 career rebounds jumped him ahead of Roger Brown (640 from 1969-71).

– Markieff Morris’ 10 field goals made were a career high. His previous high was nine done two times.

– Marcus Morris notched his ninth double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 boards. It was the 18th double-double of his career.

– Marcus Morris moved into 17th place on the KU all-time rebounding list. His 653 career boards moved him ahead of Greg Dreiling (650 from 1984-86).

– Marcus Morris scored in double figures for the 34th time in 36 games this season and for the 69th time in his career.

– Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris each posted a double-double for the fourth time this season. The brothers also did it against Valparaiso and in both games against Iowa State.

– Tyshawn Taylor shot 4-of-6 from the field and is shooting 61.1 percent on 22-of-36 shooting in the last five games. He shoots 47.5 percent for the season.

– Tyshawn Taylor scored 13 points which was his fourth-straight game in double-figures. He has 15 double-figure games this season.

– Marcus Morris now has 621 points for the season, which put him in 16th place on the all-time KU list. He passed Wayne Hightower who had 611 points in 1960.

– Tyrel Reed made his 69th three-pointer of the season to tie Xavier Henry (2010) for 17th place on the all-time KU single season list.

– Brady Morningstar dished six assists. It was his fifth game this season with at least that many.

– Kansas has outrebounded 29 of 36 opponents this year including its last six. Kansas has outshot its opponent 31 times this year.

– Under head coach Bill Self, Kansas now has 10 winning streaks of 10 or more victories. Kansas’ streak is currently at 10. The Jayhawks also had an 18-game streak to open the season.