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Kansas defeats Emporia State, 90-59

  • 7 p.m., Nov. 9, 2010
  • Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS

FINAL: Balanced attack leads KU to 90-59 exhibition victory over Emporia State

Five Kansas players scored in double figures — led by Markieff Morris' 14 points — as the KU men's basketball team defeated Emporia State in its final exhibition game Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Thomas Robinson added 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Travis Releford (5-for-6 shooting) and Marcus Morris (4-for-8 shooting) also had 12 points apiece.

Tyshawn Taylor posted 10 points, six assists, three turnovers and two steals.

For the second straight game, KU was impressive from the free-throw line, making 35 of its 40 shots there (87.5 percent).

The Jayhawks made 26 of 52 shots (50 percent) while out-rebounding the Hornets, 40-25.

KU will open the regular season on Friday with a home game against Longwood.

Box score

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Live coverage (Ended November 9, 2010 at 9:15 p.m.)

FINAL
ESU 59
Kansas 90

Jesse Newell

KU finishes off a 31-point victory.

Jesse Newell

Woolridge called for a charge on a drive. Just 21.2 seconds left.

Jesse Newell

Juenemann makes two.

Jesse Newell

Juenemann bailed out by a foul. He'll shoot free throws.

Jesse Newell

Roberts makes both.

Jesse Newell

Niko Roberts with a drive between the trees, and he's fouled.

Jesse Newell

Robinson makes one of two free throws. KU now 31 of 36 from the line.

Jesse Newell

Boswell beats Reed on a backcut for a layup. That's not the first time tonight Reed has been beaten on a cut to the rim.

Jesse Newell

Jordan Juenemann in for KU.

Bulltown03 in reply to Nick Nelson

very solid games by those players

03:44 left in Second Half
ESU 50
Kansas 83

Jesse Newell

Foul ESU. Timeout on the floor. Half the crowd is leaving.

Jesse Newell

Markieff Morris with a layup inside. ESU's Michael Tyler drives by KU defenders, though, putting in a layup.

Nick Nelson in reply to Bulltown03

Robinson: 11PTS/9REB, Mk.Morris: 12PTS/8REB, Mc.Morris: 12PTS/6REB, Releford: 12PTS, Taylor: 10PTS/6AST.

Jesse Newell

Foul on Little. That's his fifth. He finishes with seven points.

Bulltown03

and there goes little

Jesse Newell in reply to Bulltown03

Reed, Markieff and Releford.

05:46 left in Second Half
ESU 46
Kansas 81

Jesse Newell

Johnson makes both free throws. The Jayhawks continue to impress from the free-throw line.

Bulltown03

does markieff and tom rob have all of ours?

Jesse Newell

Markieff throws a lob to Johnson, who is undercut by a Hornet for a foul.

Bulltown03

thanx newell

Jesse Newell

KU 3 of 12 from three. ESU 6 of 21.

Bulltown03

any one have the team comparison for 3 pointers?

Jesse Newell

Robinson guns a pass into Markieff, who is fouled in the lane. Nice entry feed from the big man.

Nick Nelson

Kansas guard Tyrel Reed grabs a rebound from Emporia State forward Matt Boswell during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Tyrel Reed grabs a rebound from Emporia State forward Matt Boswell during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

Jesse Newell

Releford with 12 points on perfect 5-for-5 shooting.

Jesse Newell

Taylor with 10 points, six assists, three turnovers and two steals.

Jesse Newell

KU 24-for-28 (85.7 percent) from the free-throw line.

07:10 left in Second Half
ESU 43
Kansas 77

Jesse Newell

Offensive foul on ESU's Jordan Stout. Media timeout. We've had a lot of stoppages stacked up in a row here.

Adam Evans

Thanks Jesse! You are the MAN for keeping us updated like this.

Soobawls

Self is trying to get Robinson some reps on offense and he is making a case for himself in just about every other area of the game.

Jesse Newell

Robinson works hard for position, and Taylor rewards him with a nice lob pass inside. Robinson turns to the rim and puts in the layup.

Bulltown03

tom rob all over the offensive glass

Jesse Newell in reply to Adam Evans

12 and 6.

Jesse Newell

Robinson misses two short shots inside, picking up an offensive rebound in the process. The effort is there, but right now, the execution on the shot isn't.

Adam Evans

I'd love a running score count when guys score, so we can update our mental box score! How many boards/points is McMorris up to now?

Soobawls in reply to Jesse Newell

Runningbeaker?

Jesse Newell

Marcus Morris goes high for a rebound, and he comes down hard. Play is stopped, but Marcus walks to the bench under his own power. I think he took a shot to the groin area, if you know what I'm saying.

Jesse Newell

Jayhawks showing more life after the timeout.

Jesse Newell

Marcus Morris seals his man inside, and he puts in a layup.

Jesse Newell

Little with a hustle steal, and before going out of bounds, he tosses to Releford for a layup.

Soobawls

Despite the poor passing the offense actually looks quite a bit ahead of the defense for this early in the season.

10:35 left in Second Half
ESU 41
Kansas 70

Jesse Newell

Taylor throws it away, and a frustrated Self calls timeout.

Jesse Newell

KU has four players with 10 points and two more with eight.

Jesse Newell

Little beat on a full-court baseball pass. Boo Jackson to shoot two after Little fouls him.

Jesse Newell

Little with two more free throws. He's 5-for-5 from the line.

Marc Frey in reply to Jesse Newell

I understood what you meant. Not that difficult.

Soobawls in reply to Jesse Newell

No just that their reserve players are scrubs. I mean, it's true, but don't you get paid not to talk like me?

Jesse Newell in reply to Soobawls

I meant ESU's reserve players are on the court. Not saying ESU is a scrub team.

11:59 left in Second Half
ESU 36
Kansas 68

Jesse Newell

We'll see if Moe checks his regulars back in. If not, expect more steals from KU.

Soobawls in reply to Jesse Newell

"The Hornets have a scrub team out there" is that up to J-school standards?

Jesse Newell

Little makes two free throws.

Jesse Newell

Little with a steal, and ESU fouls him. The Hornets have a scrub team out there right now.

Bulltown03

another steal from little

Jesse Newell

Little's free throw rolls over the front rim and in.

Jesse Newell

Another steal for Marcus, and he flips to Johnson, who spins before feeding Little for a layup and foul.

Bulltown03

count the basket for little

Bulltown03

yea, another block

Jesse Newell

Marcus Morris with a steal, and he throws over his head to Morningstar for a layup.

Soobawls in reply to Bulltown03

That's what I thought as well but apparently the mob says otherwise.

13:47 left in Second Half
ESU 36
Kansas 61

Jesse Newell

Reed with two free throws. ESU already up to eight team fouls this half.

Bulltown03

defense is sloppy...

Jesse Newell

Reed is beat defensively on a cut to the rim, and Burnette puts in a layup.

Jesse Newell

Jayhawks already with eight free throws in the second half. Marcus makes two more.

Jesse Newell

Another transition opportunity for KU, as Marcus Morris is fouled on his way to the rim.

Nick Nelson

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor tries to strip the ball from Emporia State guard Robert Moores during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor tries to strip the ball from Emporia State guard Robert Moores during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

Jmallen1954 in reply to Soobawls

nice name soobawls

Bulltown03

morningstar needs the sleeves back

Jesse Newell

Robinson kicks out to Morningstar, who misses an open three.

Nick Nelson

Kansas guard Elijah Johnson defends as Emporia State guard Jarvis Nichols (3) tries to hand off to Taylor Euler (11) during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Elijah Johnson defends as Emporia State guard Jarvis Nichols (3) tries to hand off to Taylor Euler (11) during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

Nick Nelson

Kansas guard Brady Morningstar looks to wrestle for the ball with Emporia State guard Xavier Burnett during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Brady Morningstar looks to wrestle for the ball with Emporia State guard Xavier Burnett during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

Jesse Newell

Marcus makes both.

Jesse Newell

Marcus with a quick spin move on the baseline, and he draws a foul. KU seems to be getting more post touches in the second half.

Bulltown03

good move marcus

Nick Nelson

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson swats a shot by Emporia State forward Matt Boswell during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. At right is Kansas guard Elijah Johnson.

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson swats a shot by Emporia State forward Matt Boswell during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. At right is Kansas guard Elijah Johnson. by Nick Krug

Nick Nelson

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor turns up the court after picking up a loose ball against Emporia State during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor turns up the court after picking up a loose ball against Emporia State during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

Jesse Newell

Taylor makes both freebies.

Nick Nelson

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson delivers a put-back dunk over Emporia State guard Robert Moores during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson delivers a put-back dunk over Emporia State guard Robert Moores during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

Soobawls in reply to Jmallen1954

Your bad any photos.

Nick Nelson

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor cuts through Emporia State defenders Taylor Euler, left, and Michael Tyler to throw a pass during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor cuts through Emporia State defenders Taylor Euler, left, and Michael Tyler to throw a pass during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

Jmallen1954

my bad 2 photos

Jmallen1954

my bad 2 photos

Bulltown03

what is this?

Jmallen1954

Jmallen1954

15:59 left in Second Half
ESU 32
Kansas 53

Jesse Newell

Good half-court defense for KU, forcing a tough ESU shot. It leads to transition, as Taylor is fouled on his way to the rim.

Bulltown03

tom rob is a beast

Hawkinhutch

Looks like Taylor might have tweaked his ankle on that layup attempt.

Jesse Newell

Releford confidently steps into a three, and he knocks it in from the top. That draws three claps from Self.

Hawkinhutch

THreeeeeeeee! For Releford

Nick Nelson

Kansas forward Marcus Morris throws down a dunk against Emporia State during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. At left is KU guard Tyrel Reed and at right is ESU guard Jarvis Nichols.

Kansas forward Marcus Morris throws down a dunk against Emporia State during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. At left is KU guard Tyrel Reed and at right is ESU guard Jarvis Nichols. by Nick Krug

16:57 left in Second Half
ESU 32
Kansas 50

Jesse Newell

Robinson makes both free throws. That didn't happen often last year.

Brian Powell

T Rob is having a pretty good game

Jesse Newell

Robinson battles underneath for an offensive rebound, and he's fouled going up for a shot. Good relentlessness by the sophomore.

Jesse Newell

Boo Jackson with a layup underneath. Self summons Morningstar off the bench to get Little.

Jesse Newell

Robinson with a block, and it leads to easy points for KU, as Releford finishes with a jam on the other end.

Hawkinhutch

Nice in transition!!!!

Jesse Newell

Robinson rattles in an 18-footer from the top of the key.

Jesse Newell

Boo Jackson left alone, and he knocks in a three. Blown defensive assignment there for KU.

Jesse Newell

Markieff misses his first shot, a fallaway in the lane.

Jesse Newell

Taylor misses an open three, wide right.

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