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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

Jayhawkinchicago

KU's bracket is looking good these days. A lot of help yesterday.

Nick Nelson

Tyrel Reed shoots a three-pointer over the Boston University defense Friday, March 18, 2011 at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

Tyrel Reed shoots a three-pointer over the Boston University defense Friday, March 18, 2011 at the BOK Center in Tulsa. by Mike Yoder

Maxjay in reply to Tanman

Me too. Would have saved 8 mins of my life.

Kureignman

15 pt lead with 8 min left, this is about the time CBS would have switched the game to one last year.

Ku_fansince75

Brady Buster!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jddehoff

Actually releford was in for a few minutes in the first half

Tis4tim

It's almost Juenemann time.

Ann Oneill in reply to Floridajayhawks

Yes. Wish Self would give EJ or Releford a chance.

Jayhawkinchicago

I need a 30pt lead now.

Akl6593

show me the $$$

04:24 left in Second Half
BostonU 45
Kansas 65

Jesse Newell

KU putting up points in the last few minutes.

Lajayhawk in reply to Jesse Newell

Can you ask Coach if he felt like he was "coaching tight" too? However you might phrase that...

Jddehoff in reply to Hank Cross

Nope he's not allowed to play

Maxjay

Jesse can you ask Self if he thought he was tight?

Jhawkminer

Boston gone cold in the second half.

Floridajayhawks

alot of whistle blowing

Matt Lacey in reply to Wissoxfan83

I would love a game where NJIT were competitive with Duke. IIRC, they had the nation's longest CFB losing streak at one point.

Hank Cross

Up 20 with 5 minutes - can't Releford get in?

Serferdude

In St Louis, CBS (Could Be Sunspots) would show the first 5 minutes of the KU game, then switch

Mispay4ku

YEAH!!! I wish I hadn't chewed my nails now...

Ku_fansince75

Flex your muscles, Hawks!

Jayhawkinchicago

20 pt lead

Floridajayhawks

Brady playing stupid

Jesse Newell in reply to Lajayhawk

Yep.

Justin LoBurgio

We never loosened up during the Lehigh game last year. This could be a good sign.

Brian Powell

TRANSITION GAME FTW..... not.

Dynamitehawk in reply to Dynamitehawk

^ Joke

J.B.

KU pulled some of the same crap against Lehigh last year. Now they are doing the same thing against Boston U. The UNLV-Illinois winner will have a field day with us if we don't dig our heads out of our asses by Sunday.

Jesse Newell

That's at least the third "What are you doing?" from Self to Brady.

Wissoxfan83

It sure is nice to watch and now here Gumbels voice come on and say, "There's a more competitive game out east, we'll keep you updated on the KU game, now to Duke and NJTech.

Tis4tim

Brady! (in a different tone)

David Reed

step on the throat and make the killshot now

Jesse Newell

KU 8-for-18 from three (44.4 percent); BU 8-for-19 from three (42.1 percent).

Maxjay in reply to Lajayhawk

+1

Dynamitehawk

Note to self. Take weapon to those scheduling times to play games. Force those scheduling next games to schedule games after 7:00, because Morris twins don't wake up until 7:00 PM CST,

David Reed

BRADY!!!!!!!

Mispay4ku in reply to Jesse Newell

GOOD! =) I like it like that.

Brian Powell

looks like we just had to shake off the jitters

Tis4tim

Brady!

Ku_fansince75

A pro move.

Runningbeakers84

That's 4 for 25

Wayne Gordon

Hawks by 30?

Farsidehawk

Bad shot by 'Kieff. Glad it went in, otherwise it would've ruined the momentum.

Andrew Bary

YEARGH man what a game... hoping we keep that momentum, remember that we have a LOT of talent and chill. just play our game and we'll get it.

be prepared to see a lot of disrupting tempo, FC press and zone D for this tournament

Jim Darnall

I bet we go back to sleep on defense.

Chuckberry32

i think that one's the hammer; both in bu's heart and into the glass box around our relax.

Waywardjay

by the way.... it's been a while Taylor = Impact !!!!!

Lajayhawk

Jesse, do you get to ask post-game questions?

Ann Oneill

Jimmer is a ballhog... just saying

Jddehoff

We are going to need to play with a little more enthusiasm out the gates on Sunday we have been so flat till now .

Brian Powell

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo......................

Brooksmd

Man if we keep playing like this I might as well put my tickets for San Antonio on Stubhub.

Kansasbob

all of sudden this game is getting fun

07:35 left in Second Half
BostonU 43
Kansas 58

Jesse Newell

Three straight threes for KU.

Jhawkminer

Let's all go shoot a 3!

Jim Darnall

The aren't know for being bright..

Akl6593

Thanking twin god

Jayhawkinchicago

downtown

Runningbeakers84

Our D has stepped up and some shots are dropping. It was that simple

David Reed

HERE WE GO!!!!!!!

Mispay4ku

ON FIRE!!!!

Tis4tim in reply to Ku_fansince75

:)

Waywardjay

ouch.... ever see a fighter in which the weaker opponent keeps letting their guard up and the opponents just misses... Well that was three direct shots to the face, by amuch harder puncher. ..... remains to be seen if those were knock out punches though

Mispay4ku

HEY, KU IS PLAYING!!!

Ku_fansince75 in reply to Tis4tim

It was def. in the "Jimmer-Zone!"

Matt Lacey

Not a good shot selection by TT.

Tis4tim

NICE!

Jesse Newell

Holland has missed his last six shots.

Brian Powell

$$$$$$$$$$STARRRRRRRRRRRR

Tanman in reply to Maxjay

I Just Pooped YOUR pants too

Jim Darnall

If it's the last thing I would ever do, it would be not let another little guard drive all the way to the rim against us.. We just stand and watch. The twins are the worst at watching..

Tis4tim

Eat your heart out, Jimmer.

Houstonhawk1

I'm thinking we're now loose....w/the 50 ft. 3

Maxjay

I just pooped in my pants..

Tanman

Great tourney so far, but this one is looking like 7-10 match up instead of a 1-16. Just seems lazy for what happened last year. Let's step our game up... you too Selby (inconsistent but looking better)

Mdhawk

Hate that he took it, love that he made it...can't really coach having being on fire...

Matt Lacey in reply to Wissoxfan83

Too early in the shot clock for htat shot.

Brian Powell

yeah Josh, nice hang. keep attacking the rim!

Parishawk

Nice angle on the replay of Kieff's 3

Maxjay

Hearing everyone here, I think Self needs to relaxa and smoke some good stuff..

Brian Powell

that one was for the NBA scouts.

Mispay4ku

I'm going to apologize to Selby now....Sorry.

Lex Valdez

thats ku basketball!

Wissoxfan83 in reply to Matt Lacey

You mean the 3? He's been making that all year, or is it his brother?

Jddehoff

Finally maybe that will break their backs !!!!

Lajayhawk

WTF????? Keiff with the 30 footer?? He's lucky he hit that... Self would have eaten his ***

Ku_fansince75

Geeze, Kieff, if I was coaching, I don't know if I would like that shot.

Akl6593

Jesus...argh

Tanman

Oh I get it... the BOSTON on their unis are supposed to make it look like we are playing the Celts... now we are playing like the Celts

Cshjhawk

Phew!

Lajayhawk

Over/Under for this game closed at 137.5.... not touching that total.

Brian Powell

come out and guard us now, Boston Butt!

Matt Lacey

Not a good shot selection by Kieff.

Tis4tim

HOLY SH*T!

Jhawkminer

BOOM!

Farsidehawk

Let's get on a run now!!!! This should not be a contest beyond the 5 min. mark.

Mdhawk

At a boy Morningstar...

Jesse Newell

Self didn't like that shot from Taylor. It went in.

Wayne Gordon

JHawks by

Announcer jibberish!

Akl6593

thank god for Taylor

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