Marcus Morris Leads No. 7 Kansas Basketball To 92-62 Win Vs. Washburn
Nov. 2, 2010
Morris Twins Steal Show in Exhibition Opener
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Marcus Morris registered 28 points and seven rebounds to lead No. 7 Kansas to a 92-62 basketball exhibition victory against Division II Washburn Tuesday. The win was KU’s 35th straight exhibition victory dating back to 1995.
Morris, a preseason All-Big 12 selection, hit eight of 10 shots from the field and all 11 of his free throw attempts en route to what would have been a career scoring high if it had been a regular season game. Morris’ best scoring night as a Jayhawk was 26 points vs. Lehigh last season.
The 6-10 junior added three assists and three steals in just 22 minutes of play. He was joined in double-figures by his brother Markieff Morris and Tyshawn Taylor, who both added 12 points. Markieff Morris posted a game-high eight rebounds, while also adding three assists, three steals and two blocked shots.
Washburn was led by Bobby Chipman, who scored 14 points, and Logan Stutz, who added 12 points and a team-high tying five rebounds. The duo combined for 26 of Washburn’s 62 points and hit a combined 10 of 13 shots from the field.
KU dominated the first half of the game both offensively and defensively. The Jayhawks finished the half shooting 56.5 percent from the field and made nearly half of its points at the free throw line, knocking down 23 of 25 attempts in the first period. KU limited Washburn to 43 percent shooting and forced 12 turnovers in the first half.
Kansas scored the first 11 points of the game before the visitors got on the board on a jumper by Chipman at the 15:43 mark. After Washburn cut the margin to 14-4, Kansas scored eight consecutive points to lead 22-4.
KU hit nine of its first 11 shots from the field and nine of its first 11 points in the game came off Washburn turnovers.
The Ichabods never got within 16 points the rest of the half as KU turned a 37-21 lead into a 51-27 advantage at the break thanks to a 14-6 run.
In the second half, Washburn connected on 56.5 percent of its field goal attempts, while KU cooled down to just 40.5 percent. For the game Washburn made 50 percent to KU’s 46.7 percent.
However, the Jayhawks took advantage of 27 fouls called on the Ichabods and made an outstanding 32 of 35 free throw attempts. KU also registered 16 steals, which it turned into 38 points.
The Jayhawks will host Emporia State Tuesday, Nov. 9 in its final exhibition game. That game will be televised on the Jayhawk Network. KU will open the season hosting Longwood, Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.
KU Basketball Vs. UCLA General Admissions Tickets Available; Family 4-Packs Available For Other Non-Conference Games
LAWRENCE, Kan. – A limited number of general admission tickets remain, while reserved tickets are sold out for the Kansas home basketball game vs. UCLA December 2 it was announced late Tuesday.
Also a new Family 4-Pack, which includes two adult and two youth reserved tickets, is still available for non-conference games against Emporia State, Longwood, Valparaiso, North Texas and Texas A&M-CC. The Family 4-Pack is $69 for Emporia State and $99 for all other mentioned non-conference games.