Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 72-53 victory over Boston on March 18, 2011.
Tyrel Reed said being a senior helps keep him loose now that every game counts after defeating Boston University in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
The Kansas men's basketball team made 16 of 26 shots in the second half (62 percent), pulling away for a 72-53 victory over 16th-seeded Boston on Friday night in its first game of the NCAA Tournament at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.
"I think we finally went out and just started playing," Markieff Morris said. "I think the first half we were just tight and COach said we've just got to loosen up and have some fun out there."
Marcus Morris led KU with 16 points on 7-for-13 shooting. Markieff Morris added 15 points on 5-for-10 shooting.
Brady Morningstar (13) and Tyshawn Taylor (10) also added double-figure scoring.
KU led just 33-29 at halftime in a slow-paced first half.
"We were missing a lot of bunnies early, so we were kind of playing soft, so the emphasis was just to make easy shots," Marcus Morris said. "And Markieff got us going in the second half, and it really sparked us all."
The Jayhawks outrebounded the Terriers, 40-25.
KU (33-2) will face either UNLV or Illinois on Sunday. The gametime has not yet been announced.
It’s a simple task in terms of instruction and far more difficult in its execution.
The lockers of Kansas University’s basketball players were decorated prior to Tuesday’s practice in Allen Fieldhouse.
Travis Releford and Josh Selby carried Cheddar’s Casual Cafe to-go boxes off Kansas University’s big, black charter bus into the Renaissance Hotel shortly after 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
As a Philadelphia native and basketball fan, Boston University men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers always has been fond of Marcus and Markieff Morris, Kansas University’s twin brothers from the City of Brotherly Love.