60 - 63 Final
  for this game

Kansas tops Nebraska; home win streak at 69

Jan 16, 2011 - 12:01 AM Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) - Marcus Morris finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds as No. 3 Kansas edged Nebraska, 63-60, to stretch its home winning streak to an NCAA-leading 69 games.

Tyrel Reed added 16 points on 4-of-7 from beyond the arc, while Thomas Robinson contributed nine points and five rebounds for the Jayhawks (17-0, 2-0 Big 12), who are one of four remaining undefeated teams.

Lance Jeter paced Nebraska (13-4, 1-2) with 13 points and six assists, while Andre Almeida added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Cornhuskers, who have dropped two straight.

Nebraska held a 30-25 lead after a back-and-forth first half. Almeida led the Huskers with six points, and Reed paced the Jayhawks with nine points.

"[The Cornhuskers] played great," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "They totally controlled the game the first 25 minutes, but of course we contributed to that. I think we had 15 turnovers in the first 25 minutes and played very poorly."

Nebraska's lead quickly reached 10, 35-25, with a 5-0 run to open the second half. However, Kansas took the lead with a Reed three-pointer and Markieff Morris layup inside 12 minutes to hold a 43-42 advantage.

The game was tied four more times down the stretch, until a Marcus Morris dunk at 5:48 gave Kansas a 52-50 lead. The Jayhawks widened their margin to six, 58-52, on a Markieff Morris layup at 3:07. However, Nebraska's Eshaunte Jones' three and free throw with just over 2 1/2 left made it a one-possession game.

Jones added two from the line with 1:32 remaining to trim the Kansas lead to 60-58, and after two Marcus Morris free throws and a Jeter layup, it was Reed hitting 1-of-2 from the line with 10 seconds showing.

Caleb Walker attempted a three with three seconds remaining, but the shot was off target.

"Against a team like Kansas, if you get a stop you better not give them another shot at it. It's a 50/50 deal," Nebraska coach Doc Sadler said. "If they missed the first shot then they will probably make the second one. By no means are we even close to being happy. It stinks to get beat."

Game Notes

Kansas holds a 169-71 lead in the all-time series...Markieff Morris finished with seven points and seven rebounds, while Tyshawn Taylor added seven points in the win...Kansas shot 57.7 percent in the second half, 30.3 percent for Nebraska.