7:00 PM ET, March 11, 2011
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Marcus and Markieff Morris' first-half explosion rallies Kansas past Colorado
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When in trouble, dial "M" for Morris.It works for No. 2 Kansas almost every time.For one key stretch in the first half Friday night, it was Marcus and Markieff Morris 17, Colorado 4 as the Philadelphia twins almost personally pulled the Jayhawks out of a deep early deficit and led them to a 90-83 victory in the Big 12 tournament semifinals.
• Kansas improved to 3-0 agaomst Colorado this season. The Jayhawks have won 18 straight games against Colorado.
• Marcus Morris recorded 20 points and tied a season high with 13 rebounds for his eighth double-double this season and third in a row.
• Kansas has won seven straight games since losing at Kansas State on Feb. 14.
• In Saturday's final, Kansas will seek its fifth Big 12 tournament title in the past six seasons.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Big 12 Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||31-63 (.492)||27-55 (.491)|
|3P Made-Attempted||10-27 (.370)||7-17 (.412)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-18 (.611)||29-33 (.879)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|