In the Jayhawks final trip to Lincoln during Big 12 Conference play Kansas continued their recent run on the offensive end. Since the Jayhawks dropped the one and only game of the season to Texas things have turned for the better at Kansas as the Jayhawks have taken what was already one of the most efficient offenses in the country to another level.
The game in Lincoln certainly had a different feel than the matchup earlier this season between these two teams in Lawrence. In the first game the tempo and style went exactly the way Nebraska wanted it to. The game was ugly, it was slow and Kansas barely squeaked out a win.
The return trip to Lincoln still had a pace that favored the Huskers for the most part, but in terms of offensive efficiency this one was actually pretty impressive on both ends. As is often the case when Kansas is on from an offensive perspective, they're tough to beat. The other ingredient that makes Kansas very difficult to beat? It's pretty simple, anytime Kansas gets a solid performances from Brady Morningstar and Tyrel Reed it seems to give Kansas a substantial boost.
The two senior guards and Kansas natives combined for 33 points including 8 three pointers. Morningstar, filling in for an injured Josh Selby, continued his recent stretch of solid offensive performances. As one game has turned to a few, the thought of Kansas getting that type of output on a consistent basis from Morningstar is becoming a pretty attractive idea. As for Reed, he continues to provide solid leadership and consistency from outside.
The Morris twins who started out slow, were able to end the game with solid overall contributions as the duo combined for 33 points and 8 rebounds. Kansas wins the final Big 12 game in Lincoln by a score of 86-66. The win puts the overall series at 170-71 in favor of the Jayhawks and Kansas closes out the series for the moment with a 17 game winning streak dating back to 2004.
Next up: BIG MONDAY and nationally ranked Missouri.