86 - 66 Final
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No. 2 Jayhawks cruise past Cornhuskers

Feb 6, 2011 - 2:35 AM Lincoln, NE (Sports Network) - Brady Morningstar made five three-pointers en route to scoring a season-high 19 points and added six assists to lead second-ranked Kansas to an 86-66 win over Nebraska in their last meeting at the Bob Devaney Sports Center as conference foes.

Markieff Morris scored 17 points while Marcus Morris supplied 16 points and seven rebounds for the Jayhawks (22-1, 7-1 Big 12), who have won the last 17 meetings and 26 of the last 27 encounters between the two schools.

"We like coming up here," Kansas head coach Bill Self. "I think the crowd is good it's a respectful crowd. This is a good venue for us to come play and I'll miss that. I don't know when we'll be able to play them again."

Brandon Richardson scored 16 points while Toney McCray came off the bench to add 11 for the Cornhuskers (15-7, 3-5), who lost for the first time in 15 home games this season.

"We had hands in their faces and they were making contested threes or a contested shot, that's all you can do," Richardson lamented. "You can't control if the ball goes in or out. You just have to leave it on the floor and at the end of the day, live with the result."

Lance Jeter contributed 10 points and a season-high 10 assists and Caleb Walker chipped in 10 points and five rebounds in Nebraska's seventh straight loss to Kansas as the host.

Tyrel Reed and Markieff Morris canned back-to-back triples to give the Jayhawks a 20-10 edge with 13 minutes to play in the first half.

Layups on consecutive possessions by Richardson and Jorge Brian Diaz trimmed the lead to 32-30 with three minutes left until the break.

Reed's left corner trifecta finished off a 10-2 surge that put the visitors ahead by 10 with 60 seconds left before the break and Kansas took a 42-34 lead at the intermission.

Leading 60-54, Kansas ripped off the next seven points to push the lead to 13 and re-assert control with nine minutes left.

Nebraska never got closer than 11 points the rest of the way to remain winless over Kansas since February 15, 2004.

Game Notes

Kansas leads the all-time series, 170-71...Markieff Morris and Reed each hit three from long distance as the Jayhawks went 13-of-24 from beyond the arc...The 13 makes from three-point territory were the most for Kansas since it hit 14 against Tennessee on November 27, 2009...Kansas shot 55.6 percent overall in the game, as Markieff Morris hit all six of his shots while Marcus Morris and Morningstar made 5-of-7...Nebraska made 7-of-20 from long distance.