Here's what people are saying about the Kansas Jayhawks 92-62 victory over the Wasburn Ichabods. It's the first exhibition game of the season a little less than two weeks before the regular season starts. A couple notes: Josh Selby did not play and your high scorer for the evening was Marcus Morris with 28 points. Things seemed to go very smoothly for KU.
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The Jayhawks started with an 11-0 run against the Division II Ichabods and forced 12 turnovers in the first half. Kansas had 38 points off 24 turnovers. Tyshawn Taylor had 12 points for Kansas and Markieff Morris had 12 points and eight rebounds. The Jayhawks were 4 of 19 from 3-point range but missed only three of 35 free throws.
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Marcus Morris scored easily for the Jayhawks, going eight of 10 from the field and 11 of 11 from the free-throw line. At one point, he went up for a fast-break dunk but was held to the ground by Washburn guard Virgil Philistin for an intentional foul. The KU fans booed vigorously, showing what a commodity Morris has become during his two-plus years in Lawrence. "I told the guy, ‘You could have let me go,’ and he was like, ‘Man, our coach would have ran me,’ " Morris said.
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Senior forward Logan Stutz — who scored five points in WU’s 98-79 exhibition loss to KU on Nov. 4, 2008 — said this year’s KU team played better than the one he’d faced before. "I think they might have had more talent a couple of years ago, but this team played harder defense," Stutz said. "They ran their stuff, and they were a lot more disciplined. I’ll be honest with you, it surprised a lot of us, and they came out and they hit us in the mouth."
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The game will provide plenty of positives for Jayhawk fans to ponder and certainly some areas to improve on. But tonight Jayhawk basketball provided a much needed reprieve for Kansas fans who have been experiencing a fall to forget. Jayhawk basketball is back on the court and tonight, that's the story in Lawrence.
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Theme of the day was two-fold: Great shooting from the free throw line, horrid shooting from the three-point line. Keep the first going and figure out the second, and the Jayhawks will be dangerous. Figuring out the second is key, though. Player of the game: Marcus Morris Probably not surprising anyone with this pick. Marcus had 28 and seven for Kansas and hit one of two shots from outside. His brother finished with 12 and eight and a pair of threes.