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


Brian Powell 7 years, 6 months ago

decent? nothing great that stands out .. I think he had a couple turns. was on my way to find the box score myself. I think he and Travis are both a little gun shy so far.....

T Rob had a great game though, which I was glad to see. He's key; double double and a few blocks. wonder how many fouls he ended up with, as that was a problem for him last year.

KU_FanSince75 7 years, 6 months ago

T-Rob did a nice job, too! I thought his footwork was much improved. Danny Manning had something to do with that. It was good to see Withey come into the game, too! The twins were a little down tonight but that's going to happen occasionally. Good luck Friday, Jayhawks!

Tony Bandle 7 years, 6 months ago


1] Royce needs to redshirt whether Selby comes or not. 2] We really need Selby...Tyshawn has improved...well some, anyway. 3] Kansas will lose at least three games this year when the Twins get in foul trouble. 4] Withey will be a non-factor until league play....if at all! 5] TRob is a Beast!!! 6] HCBS must have a "man crush" on Morningstar. 7] Tyrel may be our most consistent player and the unlikely team leader. 8] No way will Little handle any position on the front line. 9] Three point game [shooting and defense] abysmal...but this will improve [I hope} 10] For all of you out of range of Lawrence and JayhawkTV for the next five games, go to Great coverage with JTV, good sound and all the in house broadcast stuff!!

Vinny1 7 years, 6 months ago

  1. Royce will redshirt.
  2. Yes we do need Selby if we want to do much in March. We'd be fine in conference without him.
  3. We will lose a couple games this year. But you'll be able to count them on one hand.
  4. Give him a couple weeks and he'll be fine. Needs to get back in playing shape.
  5. TRob will be a big factor this year.
  6. If Brady is still playing come conference time we are in big trouble. He is not good.
  7. He is. Kid is emotional, intense, and gets into it. And everyone loves him.
  8. Little will not play unless we have major foul problems. He doesn't have a position.
  9. Yes, it will improve on both sides.
  10. Yep.

  11. Releford is going to play and do great this year.

KULA 7 years, 6 months ago

  1. I hope Royce doesn't redshirt. The way Brady & Tyrel are shooting, we're gonna need someone with his offensive confidence. 2.It'll be nice to have Selby, but I don't see anything wrong with Tyshawn's play. That fast break with EJ was a flash of what this team could be. (as opposed to those three fast breaks that Brady blew)
  2. I expect this team to lose more than three games. And we will be in trouble if the twins get into foul trouble.
  3. Withey will be a big contributer. He's still recovering.
  4. Yeah, TRob looks great.
  5. Amen-I don't know what Self sees in Brady. He's just costing Mario and Travis development time.
  6. Tyrel's a hustler and an leader, but he can't shoot a lick.
  7. Amen-Little can't handle the 3spot. He needs PT at the 3 to develop. While Brady sits.
  8. 3pt shooting will not improve as long as Brady & Tyrel play major minutes.
  9. Thanks for the link.
  10. Releford & Little at the 3 will be great this year--if Self will sit Brady and give them minutes.

KULA 7 years, 6 months ago

I think Little will be ok if he just gets enough PT to develop and grow into the roll (of the 3 spot, not 4--he's not big enough). He made up for a couple of lapses with flat out hustle. And he makes himself a scoring threat--which Brady doesn't. Just don't set expectations too high for Mario. Remember, he was a JuCo and not a NCAA player for a reason.

KU_FanSince75 7 years, 6 months ago

@ Oak-----

Observations from your observations you just made----

1-- Agree

2---Agree----Tyshawn does better at the #2 guard spot.

3---Agree----But, I am thinking we will win at the Octagon of Doom, again!

4---Disagree---Sorry, but Withey has that defensive presence---yeah, I know, he is not a

                  Cole Adrich.

5---Agree---T-Rob made some huge steps tonight.

6---Agree---what's up with playing Morningstar?

7---Agree---and, we need to see more of Tyrel's sister (in a respectful way).

8---Totally agree.

9---Agree (maybe not the three point shooting but the defense will improve, or,

   you will not play for HCBS).


11----totally off topic---the way my Chiefs played at Oakland, your Rams will beat the

     Chiefs, unless they improve!

Rock Chalk!

dynamitehawk 7 years, 6 months ago

Just finishing watching via DVR - had to teach tonight.

If we come out like we did tonight against real competition then we might lose as many as 10 games.

I loved Tyshawn's quickness. In fact, during one play with a weird camera angle, and how he was sweating and hugging a defender - he looked like RussRob.

On a different note: Tyrel is going to get some "white boy" jokes for that miss. AND I hope Marcus' balls are ok.

Nutflush21 7 years, 6 months ago

42" would be tops at last years NBA combine. so that number does seem to be inflated. Having said that, Reed is on a youtube video claiming 42" and he did throw down some sick dunks at late night...

Selbyville 7 years, 6 months ago

Like your insight ralster. The best look for a Kansas team under Self is the brutal all-around game. We were too one-dimensional last season with Sherron, X and Cole on the floor. Reed is one-dimensional and Morningstar is zero-dimensional.

Our best shot is to reach the peak of the all-around attack, and I think we'll have trouble getting there with Reed and Brady.

KULA 7 years, 6 months ago

Amen on your Brady observation--I could have written that last year. In fact, I think I did. I know I did in response to another one of Jaybate's fantasies about Brady's "trey gun" and "lock down defense" the other day. Brady blew 3 fast break opportunities. Tyrel just doesn't have the quickness or foot speed. End to end speed is one thing (that's not that important in basketball) and quickness is another. And he's not a good shooter. A good shooter hits when he has to move, not just the spot up (same goes for Brady). Self needs to sit Brady and let Mario and Travis play into their rolls at the 3. Mario's not big enough to handle the 4.

f8 7 years, 6 months ago

What was with the announcer-Dave Anderson?-calling the players by the wrong names??? Elijah Johnson was Elijah Robinson. Tyrel was Taylor or Tyler or something.

waywardJay 7 years, 6 months ago

playign Selby and Tyrel at the 3 will eleviate this.

Tyrel's strong enough to handle MOST 3's he will face, and those who are too big willbe matchup Mario will draw. or Marcus after Withey's healthy.

100 7 years, 6 months ago

Huge congratulations to Coach Self's magic translating into NBA success:

Utah Jazz, passionately led by one of Coach Self's premier guards he coached collegiately, Deron Williams, fought back from a 22 point deficit to beat Lebron James, Chris Bosh & Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat in Miami.

Nice job Coach Self!

Ben Kliewer 7 years, 6 months ago

Fire Gill! Fire Self! In fact, fire every coach at the university! And oh, how I forgot about all the Brady haters... I'm really considering just not coming to anymore. It seems like there's too many people who hate KU posting on here.

KULA 7 years, 6 months ago

Anyone know the over/under on Jaybate's post on this game? 41,000?

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