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Kansas defeats Memphis, 81-68

  • 6 p.m., Dec. 7, 2010
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

FINAL: KU cleans up play in second half, takes down No. 14 Memphis, 81-68

Markieff Morris scored 16 points to go with seven rebounds, helping KU to an 81-68 victory over No. 14 Memphis on Tuesday in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Marcus Morris added 14 points and eight rebounds, while Tyshawn Taylor contributed 13 points.

Thomas Robinson also notched a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.

KU led just 37-35 at halftime before making 17 of its 27 shots from the floor (63 percent) in the second half.

The Jayhawks outrebounded the Tigers, 44-31.

After the game, KU guard Elijah Johnson said he was frustrated with rumors that indicated he might transfer away from KU and reiterated that he was not leaving KU.

KU (8-0) will play Colorado State at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

KU coach Bill Self postgame audio

Join the post game discussion

Melrank

Digger - the name is "Selby". You get paid to know these things.

Brian Powell

I wonder if Digger still picks KSU to win the conf. pfft

Nh_jhawk in reply to Aerohawk

absolutely agree Aerohawk. Gotta be up over 70%. 57% is pathetic.

Jonas_opines

Prior to the last 3-4 minutes, I was going to say that the second half was much much better than the first in regards to the TOs. 5-6 a half is pretty good against a solid full court press style team.

Melrank

Kieff did well on the interview - makes me proud.

Aerohawk in reply to Nh_jhawk

That and the free throws. 57% is unacceptable.

Ku_fansince75

Get ready to play, Josh! We really need you!

Waywardjay

NIce GUn show 'Kieff.

Nh_jhawk

Great to beat a ranked opponent. Much better 2nd half execution. Turnovers were unacceptable. If we cut those in half we'd have won in a blowout. Rock Chalk! Fun as always!

Melrank

Memphis likes 68.

Ahpersecoachingexperience

Pass the spam please

FINAL
Memphis 68
Kansas 81

Jesse Newell

KU burns the clock to close out the 13-point victory.

Scott Wood

COVER ME!!!

Ku_fansince75

Well, it's all over---one more game before Selby----YAHOO!!!!!!!

Brian Powell

way to clean it up, guys. rock chalk!

Jesse Newell

Markieff with a slam for the exclamation point.

00:59 left in Second Half
Memphis 68
Kansas 79

Jesse Newell

Marcus fouled. He makes one free throw.

Larry Evans

Self run their butts for the careless passing. that will get their attention after a zillion sprints.

Ku_fansince75

Get Josh Postner off the court----T him up ---- OMG!

Ahpersecoachingexperience

Huge!

Jesse Newell

Reed makes two free throws.

Ku_fansince75

Self isn't a happy camper, though!

Jesse Newell

Rock Chalk Chant starts with 1:40 left.

Ku_fansince75

Chant going up now!

Aerohawk in reply to Ku_fansince75

and some of the long distance passes are just silly

Brian Powell

lol Morris waving everyone else down the court then picking up his dribble in the press. #niiiice

Kesmithstl1

why the hell did Keif wave everyone off and then pick up his dribble?

Jesse Newell

Taylor with a miss. Markieff with a stickback.

Ku_fansince75

And it is just making stupid passes against the press!

Brian Powell

cmon!! get the ball to halfcourt! why we pass it to the corner without an outlet in place.... is beyonce me!

Waywardjay

apparently we need another Dagger...... Et Tu Pastner ?

Aerohawk

these turnovers are killing me

Brian Powell in reply to Jesse Newell

he's turned it into a little more of a jump shot? (Brady)

John Liddell in reply to Melrank

I was about to say the same thing

Larry Evans in reply to Brian Powell

lol

Kesmithstl1 in reply to John Liddell

it looks slow too!

Ku_fansince75

I don't about anyone else but I am going for Mich. State!

Melrank in reply to John Liddell

Memphis has some homely looking cheerleaders.

Jesse Newell in reply to Kesmithstl1

Lots. I'd say they have two-thirds of the folks here.

Waywardjay

a double double from single 0 is another good sign

Jesse Newell in reply to John Liddell

No. We've noticed that he has an extra hitch this year as well.

Kesmithstl1

Jesse, how many Cuse' fans are in the house oh my god oh my god?

John Liddell in reply to Jesse Newell

I dont know if it's just this year, but Brady's 3 ball looks ugly, even when he makes it. has his stroke always been that awkward?

Larry Evans

must be bedtime.

Brian Powell

Robinson: good play, bad play, good play, great play!, bad play, good play, wth play, awesome play,

02:55 left in Second Half
Memphis 61
Kansas 74

Jesse Newell

KU almost too unselfish in transition, but Morningstar ends up with an open three that swishes through. Timeout Memphis before the media timeout.

Ku_fansince75

Ditto---game still not over, but I am feeling better.

Ahpersecoachingexperience

georgia just bought my working girl. But it looks like I might be eating spam!

Melrank in reply to Ku_fansince75

Please find some wood nearby and start knocking . . .

John Liddell in reply to Sawman3333

easy, not just yet ...

Sawman3333

Waiting to hear the Rock Chalk Chant...

Brian Powell

take away the batch of i'm-nervous-in-MSG turnovers in the first half, and we'd win by 25.

Brian Powell

WOW are we moving the ball great or what? i love this, even more than the Sherron+Cole game

Waywardjay

there's the wing three.... good shot Brady...still not out of my doghouse yet.

Ku_fansince75

Looks like we are going to be smarter tonight than VS UCLA.

Melrank

SLEEVES!

Kesmithstl1

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Brian Powell in reply to Jesse Newell

true... he'd just be adding to his list of missed short shots this game :P glad he followed his shot.

overall, he's had a great game.

Jesse Newell

Robinson with a quick drive to the rim, putting in a left-handed layup.

Ann Oneill

Thomas double double!!!

John Liddell

Did Keegs pick us to lose to Arizona?

Jesse Newell

Reed runs off a steal, but Black two-hands a block out of bounds.

Melrank in reply to Ku_fansince75

My kids have one of those small round trampolines - not tried it, though. Good idea. However, I know I can shoot 58% free throws (at least in my driveway).

Jesse Newell in reply to Brian Powell

The move was very under control, though. I think Self could live with the first shot.

Brian Powell

you BETTER get that rebound, lol Trob

Jesse Newell

Robinson misses, but follows his own shot and puts in the stickback.

Jesse Newell

Carmouche left alone for a three from the corner. He makes it.

Ku_fansince75 in reply to Melrank

Sometimes I need a little trampoline!

Kesmithstl1

wasn't Carmuche a character in "All the right moves"?

Waywardjay

was hoping for the wing three from Tyrel.

Jesse Newell

Markieff called for an illegal screen. That's his fourth foul. He was playing well, too.

John Liddell in reply to Melrank

In college I could "dunk" on the goals at Robinson. It was more of a layup/hang on the rim

John Beck

Relelford needs minutes

Waywardjay

dagger....

Melrank

Tough crowd - I can dunk on an 8' goal (sometimes).

Ku_fansince75

Possessions becoming very valuable now!

Jesse Newell

Marcus with a tough pullup jumper that swishes through.

Nick Nelson

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor puts a floater over the Memphis defense during the first half of the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor puts a floater over the Memphis defense during the first half of the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York. by Nick Krug

Jesse Newell

Taylor leaves a lob short. Self slaps his hands together in frustration.

Ahpersecoachingexperience

I hope a certain recruit in Wichita is watching

Brian Powell

great play game's far from over though... holding my breath

Jesse Newell

Marcus lobs to Markieff, who dunks it in.

Ahpersecoachingexperience in reply to Ku_fansince75

Lol

Melrank in reply to Ku_fansince75

:)

Nh_jhawk

did I just see that correctly? KU ranked 258th for free throw shooting % this year? Terrible....

Ku_fansince75

I will say this----Memphis is a young team---I would hate to play them in a year or two!

Jesse Newell

Taylor makes the first, misses the second.

John Liddell in reply to Melrank

Adjusted down to 6 probably! LOL ... my nephew made his off my shoulders!

Kesmithstl1

Marcus needs to be careful

Brian Powell in reply to Jesse Newell

way underrated aspect of the game. key to winning in March!

Ku_fansince75 in reply to Melrank

You mean 6' goal, right? LOL!

Melrank in reply to John Liddell

I missed one like that last week on my adjustable 8' goal :)

Jesse Newell

KU beating Memphis at its own game by having guards drive to draw fouls.

Larry Evans

Finally Taylor has been taking it to the basket..

Ku_fansince75 in reply to John Liddell

I wish I could just get up in the air!

Ku_fansince75

Time to say goodbye Memphis----slam the door. I have a message for MemphisMachine-------it's time!

John Liddell

oops, that didn't mean to be a reply =/

Melrank

What happened to the FT shooting team that was blowing out Longwood and shooting 85%? My 10 year old daughter can shoot em that good - jeesh!

John Liddell in reply to Melrank

I wish I could miss a dunk like that

07:59 left in Second Half
Memphis 52
Kansas 62

Jesse Newell

Taylor fouled on a drive. Timeout on the floor.

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