The Jayhawks move to 9-0 tonight and head for a long week off before playing Southern California next Saturday. The game had a few scares but they weren't provided by the Rams. Marcus Morris missed a large chunk of the first half after rolling his ankle under the basket. Elijah Johnson also missed time due to an injury of some sort, theories included a separated shoulder, a torn tricep, and maybe a hangnail was ripped off. Both players logged significant time in the 2nd half, so neither appears to be very serious at this point.
As to the actual game, it was kind of a "we're better than you, so please quit causing us problems" type of game. Intensity came and went throughout. The Jayhawks had trouble finding their rhythm in the high/low offense and didn't have Marcus Morris to bail them out. Colorado Sate had the lead cut down to 5 early in the second half and appeared to have raised Bill Self's blood pressure. The effect of that was for Kansas to go on their typical run and building a 15 point lead for the next several minutes. As time went on, Kansas just continued to build the lead and won by 21.
Tyshawn Taylor and Markieff Morris were the leading scorers with 12 points each. Taylor also added in 6 assists and 3 turnovers in the game. Tyrel Reed followed with 11 points and only 1 rebound while going 4-12 from the field. Thomas Robinson and Mario Little played solid filling in for Marcus Morris at times tonight. Robinson scored 7 points and had 8 rebounds. He was also 1-7 from the line. Mario Little scored 8 points, had 4 rebounds, and 2 assists on the night.
Last thing, the Jayhawks only had 13 assists on the night. I'm guessing that's lowest total of the season. What did I miss?
Oh yeah, the first of multiple wins in the state of Missouri tonight for the Jayhawks.