Kansas University freshman guard Josh Selby, who sprained his ankle against Kansas State on Jan. 29, has a stress reaction in his right foot.
Nebraska coach Doc Sadler wasn’t upset with his team’s defense following NU’s 86-66 loss to Kansas University on Saturday afternoon. Instead, he was left awed by the Jayhawks’ offense.
Balance. Efficiency. Unselfishness. Versatility. Depth. They all described Kansas University’s 2008 national-championship team, and they all fit this year’s squad, which illustrated that in convincing fashion Saturday during a two-hour clinic on how to turn ball movement into points.
Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 86-66 victory over Nebraska on Feb. 5, 2011.
The Kansas men's basketball team used a big second-half run to pull away from Nebraska in an 86-66 victory on Saturday afternoon at Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb.
KU led 60-54 midway through the second half before putting together a 15-3 run to take a 16-point lead.
Brady Morningstar — receiving the start in place of Josh Selby, who has a stress reaction in his right foot — led KU with 19 points on 5-for-7 three-point shooting. He also added six assists and a steal to go with no turnovers.
Markieff Morris added 17 points on 6-for-6 shooting. Marcus Morris chipped in 16 points on 5-for-7 shooting, while Tyrel Reed also hit double figures (14).
KU went from 25-for-45 from the floor (55.6 percent) and 13-for-24 from three-point range (54.2 percent).
KU (22-1) will play host to Missouri at 8 p.m. Monday.
Two crises apparently averted, it’s time for me to embrace the final Kansas-Nebraska basketball game to be played in cozy, underrated Devaney Center.
A three-point victory, 46 percent shooting from the floor, 53 percent shooting from the free-throw line and just 25 points in the first half.