In the first game for the Jayhawks since losing on Monday night to Kansas State, Kansas handled business with relative ease against the Colorado Buffaloes.
In a game that did start a little slow for Kansas, the Jayhawks pulled away midway through the first half behind the efforts of Brady Morningstar. After a week spent stressing focus and leadership, the senior guard set the tone for Kansas with a 16 point 5 assist first half that included a four of five shooting effort from beyond the arc.
The rest of the game was about Markieff Morris. Colorado briefly made a push to make the game competitive, but the junior big man controlled the paint and dominated on the interior against an overmatched Colorado front line.
At the end of the day, Kansas was never truly threatened in a game that served as a good reminder of how good Kansas can be.
Some good, just a little bit of bad and the more often than not a respectable win. That seems to be Kansas basketball in 2011. It’s just a matter of finding more good than bad come March when the competition and pressure heat up.
Kansas wins by a final score of 89-63. Markieff Morris led Kansas with 26 points and 16 rebounds including 9 on the offensive glass. Brady Morningstar would finish the day quietly after such a strong start but the senior guard does finish with an impressive 16 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Not bad for a “glue guy”.
Next up for Kansas is a Big Monday matchup with Bill Self’s Alma Mater, the Oklahoma State Cowboys.