Postgame Notes

Nov. 15, 2010

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Postgame Notes

Kansas 79, Valparaiso 44

Nov. 15, 2010 – Lawrence, Kan.

Kansas’ Win over Valparaiso…

… Made KU 2-0 for the fourth-straight season, and the sixth time in the last eight years.

… Improved KU to 3-0 all-time vs. Valpo.

… Extended the nation’s longest home court winning streak to 61 games.

… Improved Kansas Head Coach Bill Self to 204-43 while at KU, 411-148 overall and 1-0 all-time against Valpo.

… Improved KU to 653-106 all-time at Allen Fieldhouse, including 115-6 under Bill Self.

… Made KU 2,005-796 all-time.

Game Notes:

– Kansas employed the lineup of Tyshawn Taylor, Tyrel Reed, Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris and Travis Releford for the second-straight game.

– Kansas scored nine of its first 10 points via three-point baskets, connecting on three of its first four.

– After allowing 48 second-half points to Longwood in the season opener, KU held Valpo to just 17 after the intermission.

– Valparaiso’s 17 second half points were the fewest by a Jayhawk opponent since Alcorn State scored 12 in the first half on Dec. 2, 2009.

– KU had two players record double-doubles for the second-straight game as juniors Marcus Morris (22 points, 11 rebounds) and Markieff Morris (12 points, 13 rebounds) each had two categories in double-figures.

– Marcus Morris’ double-double was his first of the season and 10th of his career.

– Markieff Morris’ double-double was his second of the year and third of his career. His 12 defensive rebounds were the most by a Jayhawk when Cole Aldrich had 14 defensive boards against Missouri on Jan. 25, 2010.

– Markieff Morris is averaging 13.5 rebounds through two games to start the season.

– KU had three players record double figures in rebounds, marking the first time that has happened since Nov. 29, 2002 against Florida.

– Sophomore Thomas Robinson grabbed 10 rebounds in the game, his highest total since he had 10 boards against Central Arkansas on Nov. 19, 2009.

– Robinson’s three blocked shots were his highest total since the Alcorn State game last season.

– Valpo’s 10.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc was the lowest by a KU opponent since Central Arkansas shot 7.1 percent from three-point range last season.

– Senior Tyrel Reed recorded three three-point field goals to move into 16th place and ahead of Paul Pierce on KU’s career list with 109.

– Reed has scored 19 of his 22 points this season in the first halves of the two games.

– KU’s seven first-half blocks were the most in a single half since it had eight in a half against Texas on Feb. 8, 2010.

– Redshirt senior Mario Little scored nine points, which was the most for him in a game since he recorded nine at Missouri on Feb. 9, 2009. His two blocked shots were a career high.