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


KULA 3 years, 5 months ago

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


Ben Kliewer 3 years, 5 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.


100 3 years, 5 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!


Ralster Jayhawk 3 years, 5 months ago

Summary: Lets see where we are by late-December...Self has some work to do with this overall group.


pigballin 3 years, 5 months ago

Look for sagging defenses against KU because of poor shooting the trey.

Self will be pulling the top off his head.


f8 3 years, 5 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.


Ralster Jayhawk 3 years, 5 months ago

TT- a little tentative. But hey, this is exhibition. EJ- not yet had much chance to shine in transition. Royce- not much impact, but looks like tools are there+raw ability--needs PT if not redshirted. Brady- did nothing of note for 2nd game. Why does Self stay with him? Because he sure doesnt look like glue so far...nor did he the last half of last season. Not finishing that layup was a sour note. Dont try and sell me any more Brady hype. Tyrell Reed- couldnt finish at rim, where's the 42in vertical? Couldnt stay with Div2 player cutting to basket x 2 tonight--gave up 2 easy layups. Where's that quickness? Did hit 3s. (The main attribute you can count on). Releford- a better outing. Needs to finish 4foot jumper, but did nice things. Show us a 3pt shot... Little- Disappointing outing. Should only play wing, but saw him with slow feet defensively--got taken all the way to the rim by a Div2 player. No 3? No MJ moves? One pull-up 6ft J that he missed short. I hate to make excuses for Mario, but maybe he just needs more PT in his wing position (not as a 4...). Did see some aggression from Little (good thing). Selby- sadly M.I.A... TRob= beast. Double-double. This is the hustle-stuff we've heard about...I like it. Markieff- smooth, all around game. Just what we wanted/needed/almost-expected! Marcus- good outing. As expected. Withey- One day/Some day he may be healthy to run some plays & block some shots, get some boards? Let us pray...

Best thing about the game: 87% FT shooting (wow!), 5 guys in double figs (maybe expected vs. Div2 opponent). Need improvement: Team not cohesive enough to play pressure-D. Too many broken assignments leading to layups. And dare I mention 3pt defense? (cough, cough, Farokhmanesh, cough, ahem!)...


dynamitehawk 3 years, 5 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.


jhwkfan162515 3 years, 5 months ago

I watched this game on KSNT, and I didn't think Kansas looked all that sharp. They let ESU hang around way too long in the first half, had multiple defensive lapses, and had another poor showing from three-point territory. The 90-59 score is rather deceiving, in that there were times when it looked like the Jayhawks were playing down to their competition. Give credit to the Hornets; they came ready to play, and they never gave up; but KU just looked sloppy. Lot of work to do before the season starts. Bill Self ought to, and most likely will, get under some players' skin to get them to put up a better, Big 12-caliber effort.


KU_FanSince75 3 years, 5 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!


Tony Bandle 3 years, 5 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!!


KU_FanSince75 3 years, 5 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!


Brian Powell 3 years, 5 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.


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