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.
KU finishes off a 31-point victory.
Foul ESU. Timeout on the floor. Half the crowd is leaving.
Johnson makes both free throws. The Jayhawks continue to impress from the free-throw line.
Offensive foul on ESU's Jordan Stout. Media timeout. We've had a lot of stoppages stacked up in a row here.
Taylor throws it away, and a frustrated Self calls timeout.
We'll see if Moe checks his regulars back in. If not, expect more steals from KU.
Reed with two free throws. ESU already up to eight team fouls this half.
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.
Robinson makes both free throws. That didn't happen often last year.