85 - 65 Final
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Kansas stays unbeaten with rout of Baylor

Jan 18, 2011 - 7:36 AM Waco, TX (Sports Network) - Marcus Morris made 10-of-14 shots en route to a game-high 25 points and added five rebounds and three steals to lead second-ranked Kansas to an 85-65 win over Baylor at the Ferrell Center.

Markieff Morris knocked down 9-of-10 shots on his way to scoring 19 points while contributing nine boards and four assists for the Jayhawks (18-0, 3-0 Big 12), who shot 62.5 percent to remain one of only three unbeaten teams left in the nation.

"I thought we were great the first half," said Kansas head coach Bill Self. "Of course the twins (Marcus and Markieff Morris) were the best players in the game. But I really felt like everybody played well, especially in the first half."

Josh Selby supplied 12 points and Tyrel Reed chipped in with 11 for Kansas, which has won 16 of the 18 games between the schools.

Perry Jones poured in 20 points, while Anthony Jones scored 17 for the Bears (12-5, 2-2), who have lost two in a row following a four-game win streak.

Baylor fashioned an 11-1 run that trimmed its deficit to 61-49 on an Anthony Jones layup with 13:17 to go in the game.

Kansas then pushed back with six points from Marcus Morris during a 10-5 burst that extended the margin to 71-54 with 8 1/2 minutes to play.

Baylor never drew closer the rest of the way in falling for the seventh time in eight home dates with Kansas.

Leading 18-15, each Morris brother hit a triple and a two-pointer to increase the lead to 28-19 with slightly more than nine minutes left before the break.

Markieff Morris finished an 8-2 burst with a dunk to extend the visitors advantage to 36-21 with six minutes remaining in the half.

Markieff made all seven of his shots and Marcus made 6-of-7 as the Jayhawks knocked down 23-of-29 in the first 20 minutes to give the visitors a 53-32 edge at the intermission.

"I think we were all embarrassed by our first-half performance," said Baylor head coach Scott Drew. "You have to give Kansas a lot of credit for coming out and really punching us in the face as they say. Second half I am proud we came back and gave ourselves a chance until a couple turnovers in transition, a couple missed free throws, but at least we gave ourselves a chance to get back in the game."

Game Notes

Kansas outrebounded Baylor, 27-19, and has won the rebounding battle in nine of its last 10 games...The Jayhawks made 35-of-56 from the floor and 8-of-9 at the free throw line...Kansas' 79.3 percent accuracy in the first half was its highest shooting percentage in a half since making 85.0 percent in the second half against Missouri on January 19, 1991...Antony Jones hit 6-of-8 from the field, including all three of his shots from beyond the arc...Baylor made 20-of-26 from the line.