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Kansas defeats Boston University, 72-53

  • 5:50 p.m., March 18, 2011
  • BOK Center, Tulsa, OK

FINAL: Strong second half pushes KU to 72-53 victory over Boston

The Kansas men's basketball team made 16 of 26 shots in the second half (62 percent), pulling away for a 72-53 victory over 16th-seeded Boston on Friday night in its first game of the NCAA Tournament at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.

"I think we finally went out and just started playing," Markieff Morris said. "I think the first half we were just tight and COach said we've just got to loosen up and have some fun out there."

Marcus Morris led KU with 16 points on 7-for-13 shooting. Markieff Morris added 15 points on 5-for-10 shooting.

Brady Morningstar (13) and Tyshawn Taylor (10) also added double-figure scoring.

KU led just 33-29 at halftime in a slow-paced first half.

"We were missing a lot of bunnies early, so we were kind of playing soft, so the emphasis was just to make easy shots," Marcus Morris said. "And Markieff got us going in the second half, and it really sparked us all."

The Jayhawks outrebounded the Terriers, 40-25.

KU (33-2) will face either UNLV or Illinois on Sunday. The gametime has not yet been announced.

Join the post game discussion

Bbhawk234 in reply to Jmartin2

UNLV Better matchup in my opinion.

Jmartin2

Who do we want Sunday?

Matt Lacey in reply to Floridajayhawks

All of the ILL folks I know call him Bill Selfish.

Matt Lacey

I think the only time I said survive and advance in 08 was Davidson.

Jhawk7782 in reply to Kupopp

Thank you brother..

FINAL
BostonU 53
Kansas 72

Jesse Newell

KU advances to the Round of 32.

Wissoxfan83

Good night ya'll been fun, um been okay, well, let's not get carried away

Jhawkminer

Rockin to Sunday!

Ku_fansince75

Rock Chalk Jayhawk=1 win down, 5 to go!

Jmartin2

Must have been an inspiring halftime speech...

Jhawkminer in reply to Jhawk7782

Not problems, opportunities.

Runningbeakers84

Cram Session pegged this one.

Jhawk7782

The final score covers up some continual problems w/this team...

Kupopp

Mike, Semper Paratus

Kesmithstl1 in reply to Jayhawkinchicago

+101000000000000000

Mdhawk

Time for dinner...good bye, everyone.

Kgphoto

See ya Sunday boys!

Mdhawk

I agree with the announcer online...their coach looked like he was cast straight out of a movie. "Get me a guy that looks like a basketball coach"...did a fine job as well.

Floridajayhawks

if we get Ill we better beat their butts, I work with some Ill people and they hate Self

Cshjhawk

Fast game less than 2 hours

David Reed in reply to Nick Nelson

Self kinda scares me....Dooley terrifies me

Waywardjay

Great Season Boston, and Holland. Great game, thank you thank you thank for testing us.

Hank Cross

Survive and move on

Cshjhawk

That was surreal!

Lex Valdez

boston tea party shall begin

Kesmithstl1

can't wait!

Jayhawkinchicago

No 20pt win, disappointed.

Kesmithstl1 in reply to Chuckberry32

agreed!

Farsidehawk

Good to see Withey getting in the action

Tis4tim

Next!

Nick Nelson

Boston University's D.J. Irving splits Kansas defenders Marcus (22) and Markieff Morris on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

Boston University's D.J. Irving splits Kansas defenders Marcus (22) and Markieff Morris on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the BOK Center in Tulsa. by Mike Yoder

Serferdude

Withey needs to put on 30 pounds and 20 points

Nick Nelson

Kansas head coach Bill Self instructs his team from the sideline against Boston University on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Kansas head coach Bill Self instructs his team from the sideline against Boston University on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. by Mike Yoder

Chuckberry32

Bravo to Boston... well played

Farsidehawk

Come on guys! We can't end the game sloppily!

Wissoxfan83

There's our future in the middle :)

Wissoxfan83

Illinois would be fun with the self angle, but they're potentially a better team than they've shown if they ever figure out how to put it together.

Tis4tim

Is that a Withey sighting?

Jayhawkinchicago

I know there are some Releford lovers but Self knows best.

Matt Lacey

WITHEY!

Maxjay in reply to J.B.

Guess they want us to pray for everygame from now on.

David Reed

ROCK Chalk Chant in effect

Jabberhawky in reply to Jayhawkinchicago

I want our guys to show up to play from the opening tip-off.

Tanman

Soo many blocks.... there is the RC Chant

Ku_fansince75

Illinois!!!! Please.

Maxjay

Justin LoBurgio

So who do we want? UNLV? Illinois?

Serferdude

Sheesh Yoder, as if I haven't had enough to drink already, you post the photo sideways

Irishhawk

Marv Albert just gave us " get a good luck at the Marcus Twins" Love it

Ku_fansince75

Nice to be breathing easy.

Kupopp

I must confess I opened the Old Stumpthumper at the half.

Jayhawkinchicago

I think Self might want ill

Lajayhawk in reply to Jesse Newell

Could you ask him if he felt like he was "coaching tight" as well? Whatever might be the best way to phrase that...

Mdhawk

I know I was tight...not sure why. Perhaps still recovering from last year.

Serferdude

Marv Albert came out tight, but I don't want to go there

Jayhawkinchicago

Who do we want UNLV or ILL

Brian Powell

love that EJ had a good play.. with Jeff.

Looking for Travis to bust a move

Matt Lacey

What time is the game on Sunday?

Akl6593 in reply to Maxjay

that is awesome

Jayhawkinchicago

This lineup is going to hurt our chances of reaching the 30pt lead.

Maxjay

I love that one Sign in AFH =" If you are not Withey, you are Againsty"!!!

Jesse Newell in reply to Lajayhawk

Nope, didn't see it.

Joe Satterwhite

WITHEY!!!!!!

Wissoxfan83 in reply to Matt Lacey

Yeah but those other B teams had 7 letters, this one has 6.

Kansasbob

KU has held them to only 17% of offensive boards. Anything 20% or under is excellent defensive rebounding.

Cshjhawk

jeff!

Lajayhawk in reply to Waywardjay

Block/Charge may be the most subjective call... changes with every ref...

Ku_fansince75

Let's get Withey with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mispay4ku

WHITHEY!!!!! lol WOWSER.

Kesmithstl1 in reply to Serferdude

hey-o

Chuckberry32

we just didn't want to lose our national audience like all the other 1's did :)

Maxjay

Self wanted good D. We now have good D. Now we need patient O!

J.B.

Why wasn't Kansas playing like this from the get-go?

Ku_fansince75

I want to see another upset late tonight---after all, it is a Friday night!

Matt Lacey in reply to Jayhawkinchicago

ILL for the poetics.

David Reed

took longer then we wanter but finally KU put BU out of their misery

Jabberhawky in reply to Jhawkminer

Not sure advertising that is a good idea.

Mispay4ku

When the Jayhawks play alert....they are dangerous. We need dangerous from here on out!

Waywardjay

that looked like an actual charge... called a block.

Lajayhawk in reply to Brian Powell

I think the fans came out tight too.........

Mdhawk

Yeah, the message board keeps pausing on me...I have refresh, and I lose about a dozen posts...

Jhawkminer

The Nationwide guy is a KU guy.

Kesmithstl1 in reply to Jesse Newell

which one is the real BU? I'm guessing the real teams showed up in half #2

Kesmithstl1

damn't Brady, your defense sux!! Kiss his a** you doubters!

Floridajayhawks

can't come out slow from here on out if they want to move on

Ku_fansince75

Now, if we can get a second win out of Oklahoma, right guys?

Jddehoff in reply to Brian Powell

I hear that

Lajayhawk in reply to Jesse Newell

Sorry, Jesse, my message board is messing up with posts missing. Did you catch my question suggestion for Self?

Tanman

Who would have liked to see this in the 1st half? MMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Jim Darnall

That is better..

02:37 left in Second Half
BostonU 48
Kansas 70

Jesse Newell

BU with just 19 points so far in the second half.

Brian Powell

whew up 22. breathing again

Mdhawk

I'm watching all the games online, so far...so they can't switch anything on me.

Matt Lacey

From twitter: "The B streak is dead!" LOL

Kesmithstl1

put in Releford! Brady's d stinks! Releford shut him down in 2 possessions!

Tis4tim

Playing loose. The cobwebs are gone.

Mispay4ku in reply to Ku_fansince75

I just flexed mine! ;)

Maxjay

Thor!!!

Ku_fansince75

Pro move #2.

Matt Lacey

WTH with the background story? STHU

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