The Kansas Jayhawks will play at Boulder, Colo., at some point in the future but it won't be in Big 12 conference play. The Colorado Buffaloes are making the leap to the Pac-10 so this is their final season in the Big 12 meaning Kansas may not be in Boulder very often in the future. Nevertheless, KU basketball took care of business against Colorado notching an 82-78 victory.
If you just looked at the box score, you'd think Colorado won this game. Kansas built a lead on hitting 3-pointers and maintained it by hitting their free throws. KU shot 50 percent from the field while Colorado shot 48 percent but the Buffs hit on 69 percent of their three pointers while Kansas was at 41 percent. and the Buffs shot 88 percent from the free throw line while KU hit 77 percent. Kansas also had 12 turnovers to six for the Buffs.
But Kansas was able to hold off Colorado in an up-tempo, exciting game. This was a game made for the fans more than anything. Josh Selby was your leading scorer hitting on 7 of 14 shots including 4 of 7 from beyond the arc to end with 17 points. Brady Morningstar had a solid game as well scoring 14 points on 5 of 9 shooting. Marcus Morris added 15 points and six boards while Markieff Morris had six points and 11 boards.
After losing to Texas on Saturday, you kind of knew Kansas wasn't going to lose this game -- KU hasn't lost consecutive games in five years. It's the 16th straight victory over Colorado and the 29th of their 30 meetings since the inception of the Big 12.
Kansas, the sixth-ranked team in the country, moves to 19-1 on the season and 4-1 in the Big 12.