Senior night at Kansas is usually a high energy, blow the roof off type of a contest but Wednesday night lacked a little bit of that with a sluggish start and a somewhat lethargic game overall by the Kansas Jayhawks. As the saying goes though, a win is a win and this one secured a seventh consecutive Big 12 championship for Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks.
The game started in picture perfect fashion as Kansas came down on their first possession and hit Tyrel Reed on the wing for a wide open three. Unfortunately that start wasn't indicative of the way things would go on the offensive end in this one as the Jayhawks and Aggies sat dead even at nine points a piece through 12 minutes of the first half.
Things would pick up slightly through the remaining eight minutes of the first frame but Kansas held a slim five point lead in a low scoring 29-24 contest at half.
The second half would go much like the first. Kansas would begin to build a lead, yet the Jayhawks couldn't seem to get out of their own way enough to extend it for much of the half until a pair of seniors hit two big shots around the eight minute mark to push the lead toward double digits. A three by senior guard Tyrel Reed was followed by a three by senior guard Brady Morningstar and Kansas took control at 42-53. Before that run would end Kansas would take control and secure the game
A the end of the day it was a comfortable win for the Jayhawks by a final score of 64-51. Kansas was led by Marcus and Markieff Morris who had 13 points a piece, while Kansas seniors Brady Morningstar, Mario Little and Tyrel Reed combined for 21 points. That includes a solid 5 for 7 three point shooting effort by the two Kansans in Reed and Morningstar to go along with 8 steals from the duo.
Next up for the Jayhawks is the regular season finale and a very difficult trip to Columbia Missouri to take on Mike Anderson's Tigers.