Two seniors top ratings in final home game


1. Tyrel Reed: Hit a huge three-pointer to put Kansas up by eight with 7:40 left and in doing so became the team’s first player in double figures. Reed also opened the game with a three and made 3 of 5 threes on the night and scored 12 points with four steals.

2. Brady Morningstar: Followed Reed’s three with one of his own to push the lead to nine points, which is more like 15 against the offensively challenged Aggies. Hit 3 of 3 field goals, both three-pointers and scored nine points with four assists, four steals and not a single turnover.

3. Marcus Morris: Had 13 points, five boards, two assists and two blocked shots. Attacked patiently against a very good defensive front line.

4. Markieff Morris: Again had a similar statistical night as his brother, totaling 13 points, five rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots.

5. Elijah Johnson: Charged with three turnovers, but also came up with two steals on a night he played solid defense and did a nice job of keeping the ball moving. Had three assists. Played better than his stats and juiced the crowd throwing down a lob from Marcus Morris and blocking a shot shortly after that.

6. Tyshawn Taylor: Played well early and finished with nine points, three assists and a steal. Turned it over twice. Cheered hard for Johnson, showing there is no issue there, not that there is any reason to suspect there would be an issue.

7. Thomas Robinson: Couldn’t get anything to fall, but as always, he hit the boards hard, picking up five in 11 minutes.

8. Josh Selby: Scored six points in 12 minutes.

9. Mario Little: Misfired on all five shot attempts, including three three-pointers.

10. Royce Woolridge: Won the coin toss to get ranked 10th after less than a half-minute of action.

11. Jeff Withey: Lost the coin toss after less than half-minute of action.

The Keegan Ratings: Season Standings
1. Marcus Morris (247 points)
2. Markieff Morris (228 points)
3. Tyrel Reed (184 points)
4. Tyshawn Taylor (181 points)
5. Brady Morningstar (176 points)
6. Thomas Robinson (161 points)
7. Josh Selby (107 points)
8. Mario Little (100 points)
9. Elijah Johnson (99 points)
10. Travis Releford (98 points)
11. Jeff Withey (56 points)
12. Royce Woolridge (6 points)

The Keegan Ratings: Big 12 standings
1. Marcus Morris (130 points)
2. Markieff Morris (112 points)
3. Brady Morningstar (110 points)
4. Tyrel Reed (102 points)
5. Tyshawn Taylor (72 points)
6. Thomas Robinson (67 points)
7. Mario Little (66 points)
8. Josh Selby (60 points)
9. Elijah Johnson (49 points)
10. Travis Releford (27 points)
11. Jeff Withey (23 points)
12. Royce Woolridge (2 points)


Hank Cross 11 years, 2 months ago

Why does Releford even bother to dress out?

ohmixmaster 11 years, 2 months ago

My guess is that he is a member of the 2010-2011 Kansas Jayhawk Men's Basketball Team.

Hank Cross 11 years, 2 months ago

Obviously. But if I'm Releford I'm wondering if my redshirt year would not have been better spent on a transfer.

KUFan90 11 years, 2 months ago

Dude obviously hasn't recovered from the ankle sprain. Remember how he was playing and the minutes he was starting to get when he was injured.

I think Releford is in line for a huge year next year.

ohmixmaster 11 years, 2 months ago

Gotta agree with 90 here. I don't think he's healthy either. Get well Travis, and light it up next season.

Tam Bui 11 years, 2 months ago

I can see that your reached into your crazy mathematical equations, algorithms, and even delved into the 4th/5th dimensions in order to come up with your analysis for 10th and 11th place this week. Your logic is mind-boggling... :-)

LAJayhawk 11 years, 2 months ago

The Brady-O-Meter assist to turnover line took a bit of a hit against OU (with his 4 assists against 3 TOs), but he is still at 6.0 in conference play after tonight. Ridiculous.

Unless he does something against mizzboo that he hasn't in the last 15 games -- have more TOs than assists -- then he will finish the conference season above 5 to 1.

That is what you call good.

Jim Roth 11 years, 2 months ago

Not to nitpick, but Markieff had 3 rebounds, not 5. That's in 30 minutes; not his best night on the boards.

LAJayhawk 11 years, 2 months ago

He's right, Kieff only had 3 boards (2 offensive). Marcus had 5.

It wasn't our best rebounding game across the board (no pun intended). Out-rebounded 34 to 26. Aggies seemed to attack the glass harder; plus, we took a lot of jump shots which, I believe, gave less of an ability for put backs.

TT and EJ both had the same number of rebounds as Kieff....

REHawk 11 years, 2 months ago

I'm betting that Releford's ankle is not right yet. Slow motion of that injury indicated a very serious turn. I would imagine that Bill Self is hoping that Travis will make it back for key minutes in games where we must rely on lockdown defense. Even though Mario's shot was not on target, he got the senior night nod in this contest. A&M did a good job in the paint.

James Miller 11 years, 2 months ago

High ankle sprains can have long recovery periods. Sometimes as long as 9 months.

ralphralph 11 years, 2 months ago

I'd want Releford at full strength going into the NCAA Tourney. Rest him.

LAJayhawk 11 years, 2 months ago

You very well may be right. I have a feeling, however, that Self is looking to trim his rotation to 9 as the tournament approaches. If that's the case, we may only see Travis in the unfortunate situations (i.e. foul trouble across the board or injury).

Of course, the injury angle could also be correct, which would explain why Withey and Royce got in the game at the end and he didn't.

Whatever the reason, it was a little surprising not seeing him in the game at all.

KGphoto 11 years, 2 months ago

The twins also both had 3 fouls, and both shot exactly 50% from the field.

If they kept stats, I'm guessing they would tally the same number of dribbles, steps, jumps and maybe even total breaths during any given game. I've never seen more twinier twins!

Dirk Medema 11 years, 2 months ago

I think Kief should get the nod in the 3/4 split due to the completely selfless pass he thru from under the pass with no defenders around him (after a nice half-court pass feed from Marcus) with a minute or so left, in order to give Mario another shot at a basket. Obviously, Mario misfired on that shot too - rather par for the nite to some extend, but I thought it was a big non-assist. FOE

"FOE" also has me wondering if "family" will have the same definition after the season as it does now.

John Randall 11 years, 2 months ago

I thought it would be obvious, Tom, that six Jayhawks tied for spots 1-6 in the rankings.

ralphralph 11 years, 2 months ago

Ty and Brady once again kept the train moving while the Bigs built up their steam. Reed's defense in the first half was phenomenal.

KU_FanSince75 11 years, 2 months ago

Did I hear right? Tyrel's sister, Lacie, is engaged to Daryl Stuckey? They were sitting next to each other. I guess that was news to me. I thought Brady had the best speech. Roger was keeping quite composed but Brady's mom was crying. I was, too. Imagine that!

REHawk 11 years, 2 months ago

We will really miss those 3 guys. If the twins depart, too, there goes our starting lineup from senior night. If that occurs, we are bound to fetch a couple of decommits...or shop the j.c. ranks thoroughly. I should think that Selby could increase his pro value by spending another year in the program. With him, EJ, Tyshawn, Royce and the Tharpe kid we should be set at the guard spot. Releford and Conner as tweeners; TRob and Withey in the paint. DeAndre, hang loose! And Ben Mac, if our coaching staff can handle what they have dealt with since Brady's DUI and the incessant list of disruptions to date, your mom should feel confident that Bill Self and Co. will serve as the right parenting figures. But if you do commit, keep a very open mind about spending more than one year in the program. Jayhawk Hoops is too valuable a program for recruits who wish to appear for a season of highlights, then quickly depart. Take a look at our 4 year guys, how they have progressed to develop a full array of skills which have helped Kansas to a steady diet of league titles.

actorman 11 years, 2 months ago

I think you're right, hinrich. And Selby himself seems the most confused of all. It's really a shame that he got injured right at the time when he might have been starting to get it. It's probably too late to expect much from him this year, but hopefully he'll come back and be able to go from the beginning of the season next year.

beware0fph0g 11 years, 2 months ago

A bit unrelated, but sports illustrated has a nice comparison for us in this weeks power rankings:

I'll take being compared to Florida '07 and KU' 08. I hadn't realized that our '08 team was actually slightly better on offense.

Craig Colgin 11 years, 2 months ago

I was very glad to hear that my assumption of Tyrel Reed's name hanging eternally in the rafters of the most prestigious basketball venue in the universe were correct, according to Coach Self. He really deserves it!!!

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