*KU's 112 points are the most ever scored in the Bill Self era and marked the ninth time Kansas scored 100 points or more in a game under Self. It's also the most points since KU scored 113 against Emporia State on Dec. 14, 2002.
*The Jayhawks shot 60.6 percent from the field, their best shooting
performance of the season.
*Sophomore forward Markieff Morris continued his hot shooting, making
all four shots, including two threes. Morris has now made his last 14
shots since missing his first one against Hofstra in the season opener.
He's shooting a scorching 93.3 percent from the field and is 3-of-3
from three-point land.
"He's off to a good start, statistically, no question," Self said.
"He's getting a lot of easy baskets and he's a good shooter. He had
games in high school where he made 10 threes. Tonight they backed off
him a couple of times and it was the right play for him to shoot it."
*Junior guard Tyrel Reed also continued his impressive shooting. He
made 2-of-3 shots (1-2 from three-point range) for five points. Reed
has now hit 9 of his last 12 shots after missing his first six.
*Freshman forward Thomas Robinson posted a career-high four blocks,
while fellow freshman Xavier Henry recorded a career-high five assists
and four steals, the most pilfers by a KU player this season.
*Tennessee Tech's 75 points are the most scored by an opponent in Allen
Fieldhouse since Siena rocked the Phog for 84 on Jan. 6, 2009.
*Junior guard Conner Teahan gave KU a huge lift in the first half with
five points. He scored eight points on the night in nine minutes,
shooting 3-of-4 from the field and 2-of-3 beyond the arc.
"Teahan was really good," Self said. "Instant offense for us."
*Freshman guard Elijah Johnson scored four points and dished out four
assists in 13 minutes.
"The only thing I would be critical of him is that I think he's just
the best athlete around and he should be able to guard the ball," Self
said. "He and Tyshawn (Taylor) should be able to guard the ball a
little better. So I think we can tighten that up with technique or
whatnot because he really wants to be a player."
*Tennessee Tech head coach Mike Sutton was excited his team got a
chance to play in Allen Fieldhouse.
"Everything here is very first class," Sutton said. "Our kids may not
understand it now, but one day they will fully understand how big of a
deal it is to play in an environment like this and to play at a place
like this with so much tradition in the game of college basketball."
Sutton was proud of his team's effort. The game was Tech's third in
"They shot the ball very well, but our kids competed and that is all
that you can ask of them," Sutton said. "This is our seventh game since
November 13th so I was a little worried about fatigue, but I felt we
reached down and played hard. Bill always does a great job, but I feel
they are probably a little ahead offensively than they normally are."
Wrapping Up Tennessee Tech
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