Kansas Postgame Notes vs. VCU

March 27, 2011

Recap | Box Score | Quotes |

Kansas’ loss to VCU…

… Ended KU’s season at 35-3.

… Gave KU an all-time NCAA Tournament record of 88-39.

… Made KU 27-9 as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

… Ended a KU 11-game winning streak.

… Gave KU its first neutral site loss of the season with a record of 19-2 in games away from Allen Fieldhouse in 2010-11 (9-1 in true road games and 10-1 on neutral floors).

… Gave VCU a 1-0 series edge over Kansas.

… Made Bill Self 237-46 while at KU, 444-151 all-time, 28-12 in the NCAA Tournament (18-7 at KU).

… Made Kansas 2,038-799 all-time.


– Kansas started F Markieff Morris, F Marcus Morris, G Tyshawn Taylor, G Brady Morningstar and G Tyrel Reed for the fifth straight game and the 17th time this season. Kansas is 15-2 when that group starts.

– Kansas is now 27-9 all-time as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament including 4-2 against the No. 11 seed.

– Seniors Tyrel Reed, Brady Morningstar and Mario Little ended their Kansas careers. Kansas won a school record 132 games in the last four years, which was one shy of the NCAA four-year record. Reed was the only player to suit up all four of those seasons. Morningstar, a former redshirt, and current redshirt Conner Teahan were each part of the team those four years.

– Kansas trailed 41 to 27 at the half. The 14-point deficit was the largest halftime deficit of the season. The previous largest was nine at Kansas State on Feb. 14. Kansas’ largest overall deficit of the game was 18. KU fell to 2-2 this season when trailing at the half.

– VCU’s nine 3-pointers in the first half tied for the third-most by a KU opponent (also Baylor on Feb. 21, 2006) since the 1989 season. The most in was 12 by Kentucky on Dec. 9, 1989.

– Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris both posted a double-doubles for the second time during the NCAA Tournament and the fifth time overall this season. The twins also did it against Illinois, Valparaiso and in both games against Iowa State.

– The Jayhawks have had at least one player post a double-double in seven of its last 10 games.

– Marcus Morris posted his 10th double-double of the season with 20 points and 16 rebounds to tie Drew Gooden (2001) and Herb Nobles (1977) for 15th place on the KU single season list. It was his 19th career double-double.

– Marcus Morris’ 20 points marked his 12th 20+ point game of the season and the 17th of his career. He led KU in scoring 20 times this season. His 654 points this season rank 12th on the KU single season list, one point ahead of Danning Manning (653 in 1986).

– Marcus Morris’ 16 rebounds were a career-high. His previous high was 13, done two times. He increased his career rebounding total to 676 to tie Paul Pierce (1996-98) for 16th place on the KU all-time list.

– Markieff Morris collected his 13th double-double of the season with 13 points and 12 boards. His 13 double-doubles tied Cole Aldrich (2010) for the ninth most by a KU player in a single season.

– Markieff Morris reached double figures for the 31st time this season and double digits in rebounds for the 15th time. His 316 rebounds this season rank 16th on the KU single season list.

– Tyrel Reed finished his career 176-of-433 from the 3-point line to rank ninth in each category on the all-time KU lists.

– Tyshawn Taylor posted 14 points which was the fifth double figure game for him in the six games since he returned to the starting lineup. He had 16 double-figure games this season.

– Tyshawn Taylor finished the season with 164 assists which ranks 18th all-time at KU.

– Kansas’ 61 points scored were a season low. The previous low was 63, done against Texas (Jan. 22) and Nebraska (Jan. 15).

– KU tied a season-low with two 3-pointers made (also at Missouri, March 5).

– Kansas outrebounded 31 of 38 opponents this year including its last eight. KU outrebounded VCU 45-35.

– Kansas held its four NCAA opponents (Boston University, Illinois, Richmond, VCU) to 36.7 percent shooting from the field and just 60 points per game.