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The 2010–11 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team represented the University of Kansas in the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, which was the Jayhawks' 113th basketball season. The head coach was Bill Self, who was serving his 8th year. The team played its home games in Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas and are members of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 35–3, 14–2 in Big 12 play to claim the regular season conference title. They were also champions of the 2011 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament. They earned a #1 seed in the Southwest Region in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where they defeated Boston University in the second round and Illinois in the third round to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. They defeated Richmond to advance to the Elite Eight where they were upset by Virginia Commonwelth.

Pre-Season[]

Departures[]

Sherron Collins finished his senior year at Kansas and graduated in 2010. Junior center Cole Aldrich announced his intention to enter the NBA Draft on March 29, 2010, and Xavier Henry announced his intention to enter the NBA Draft on April 7, 2010. In mid-August coach Self announced, via press release, the departures of walk-ons C.J. Henry and Chase Buford. According to Self, Henry notified the coaching staff in late July of his intention to transfer to another University where he would continue his collegiate basketball career. Coach Self said that would-be senior Chase Buford would not return to the team in the fall in order to focus on academics.

Recruiting[]

Bill Self heavily courted 3 guards for the 2010-2011 season and landed the biggest one there was in the form of Josh Selby of Baltimore, MD. Selby committed on April 17 and is expected to fill the hole left by all-star guard Sherron Collins. Selby is rated as the #1 overall recruit in the 2010 class by Rivals.com.[1] Shooting guard Royce Woolridge of Phoenix, AZ., who committed to Kansas in 2009, also joins the team in the fall as a freshman and ranks in Rivals.com's Top 150 recruit list as well.

Zach Peters of Plano, TX. made an early verbal commitment to Kansas on April 21 for the 2012-2013 season. The 6-foot-9, 235 pound forward was still in his sophomore year at the time. He chose Kansas over his 3 other choices: Texas, Kentucky & North Carolina.

On October 12, 4-star point guard Naadir Tharpe signed a letter of intent to join the Jayhawks as a freshmen for the 2011-12 season. The 6 foot prep all-star chose Kansas after withdrawing from Providence.

Class of 2010[]

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Class of 2011[]

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Accolades[]

Team

  • The Sporting News preseason #4 team.
  • Athlon Sports preseason #4 team.
  • Blue Ribbon Yearbook preseason #7 team.[9]
  • Big 12 Conference preseason #2 team.
  • USA Today Coaches Poll #7 team.
  • Associated Press Poll #7 team.

Marcus Morris

  • Blue Ribbon Yearbook preseason first team All-American.
  • John R. Wooden Award candidate.[10]
  • All-Big 12 First Team[11]

Josh Selby

  • Big 12 Preseason Freshman of the Year.
  • All-Big 12 Team Honorable Mention
  • Lindy's Preseason Freshman of the Year
  • Rivals.com Preseason Freshman of the Year

Tyshawn Taylor

  • All-Big 12 Team Honorable Mention

Season summary[]

Highlights[]

  • The Jayhawks broke the KU home court winning streak record of 62 straight with their 63rd home win in a row over Texas A&M-CC on Nov. 23rd, 2010. The streak ended at 69 straight home wins with a defeat to Texas on January 22, 2011. The streak was the longest in NCAA basketball since 1992.
  • On December 10, David & Suzanne Booth purchased Dr. James Naismith's 13 Original Rules of the game at a Sotheby's auction in New York City for the sum of $4.3 million dollars. They intend to bring the founding document of basketball back to Lawrence, KS., where it will likely be housed inside Allen Fieldhouse.
  • Josh Selby's debut with the Jayhawks on December 18 proved to be worth the buzz, with 21 points, including the game-winning 3 pointer to beat USC 70-68.
  • On January 15, Marcus Morris became the 53rd player in Jayhawks history to score 1000 career points.[12] The victory over Nebraska set a program record of 69 consecutive home wins.
  • With a win over Texas A&M on March 2, the Jayhawks clinched their 7th consecutive Big 12 title and an NCAA record-extending 54th overall.
  • With a win over Texas on March 12, the Jayhawks won their 8th Big 12 Conference Tournament Championship, 25th overall conference tournament championship all-time. The win also officially clinched a birth in the NCAA tournament.
  • On March 13, the NCAA Selection Committee named Kansas a #1 seed for the 10th time in school history. They would face 16 seed Boston University on Friday March 18.

Awards[]

Bill Self

  • Big 12 Coach of the Year[13]
  • Associated Press Big 12 Coach of the Year[14]
  • USBWA District VI Coach of the Year[15]

Marcus Morris

  • Big 12 Player of the Year
  • All-Big 12 First Team
  • Associated Press Big 12 Player of the Year[16]
  • Associated Press All-Big 12 First Team (unanimous)
  • Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • Yahoo! Sports First Team All-American[17]
  • USBWA Second Team All-American[18]
  • USBWA District VI Player of the Year
  • USBWA All-District VI Team
  • NABC All-District 8 First Team[19]
  • John R. Wooden Award finalist (top 20) [20]
  • Naismith Award midseason list (top 30)[21]
  • Oscar Robertson Trophy finalist (top 10)[22]
  • Big 12 Player of the Week (Nov. 29)[23]
  • Big 12 Player of the Week (Jan. 17)[24]
  • Big 12 Player of the Week (Feb. 14)[25]

Markieff Morris

  • All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Associated Press All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Yahoo! Sports All-America Honorable Mention
  • USBWA All-District VI Team
  • NABC All-District 8 Second Team
  • Big 12 Player of the Week (Dec. 27)[26]

Josh Selby

  • Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Dec. 20)[27]
  • Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Jan. 31)[28]

Tyshawn Taylor

  • Bob Cousy Award finalist (top 20)[29]

Tyrel Reed

  • All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • Associated Press All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist (top 10)[30]
  • CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American.[31]
  • Capital One Academic All-American First Team[32]
  • Capital One Academic All-District 7 team[33]
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team[34]

Brady Morningstar

  • Big 12 All Defensive Team
  • All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • Academic All-Big 12 Second Team

Thomas Robinson

  • V Foundation Comeback Award finalist[35]

Roster[]

2010–11 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
F 0 Robinson, ThomasThomas Robinson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 237 lb (108 kg) So Washington, District of Columbia
G 2 Teahan, ConnerConner Teahan Current redshirt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Leawood, Kansas
F 4 Wesley, JustinJustin Wesley (I) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Fort Worth, Texas
C 5 Withey, JeffJeff Withey 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS So San Diego, California
G 10 Taylor, TyshawnTyshawn Taylor 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Hoboken, New Jersey
G 11 Woolridge, RoyceRoyce Woolridge 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Fr Phoenix, Arizona
G 12 Morningstar, BradyBrady Morningstar 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Sr Lawrence, Kansas
G 14 Reed, TyrelTyrel Reed 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Sr Burlington, Kansas
G 15 Johnson, ElijahElijah Johnson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So North Las Vegas, Nevada
G 20 Roberts, NikoNiko Roberts 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Huntington, New York
C 21 Morris, MarkieffMarkieff Morris 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
F 22 Morris, MarcusMarcus Morris 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
G 23 Little, MarioMario Little 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 218 lb (99 kg) RS Sr Chicago, Illinois
G 24 Releford, TravisTravis Releford 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 207 lb (94 kg) RS So Shawnee Mission, Kansas
G 32 Selby, JoshJosh Selby 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Fr Baltimore, Maryland
G 40 Juenemann, JordanJordan Juenemann 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Hays, Kansas
Head coach
  • Bill Self (Oklahoma State)
Assistant coach(es)
  • Danny Manning (Kansas)
  • Joe Dooley (George Washington)
  • Kurtis Townsend (Western Kentucky)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible

Roster
Last update: 2010-12-17

Depth chart[]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3 Bench 4
PG Tyshawn Taylor Elijah Johnson Niko Roberts
SG Brady Morningstar Josh Selby Royce Woolridge Jordan Juenemann
SF Tyrel Reed Travis Releford
PF
C Markieff Morris Thomas Robinson Jeff Withey

Schedule[]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Pts Ldr Reb Ldr Ast Ldr Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/02/10* 7:00 PM Washburn #7 Allen FieldhouseLawrence, KS Jayhawk
Network
W 92–62  16,300
11/09/10* 7:00 PM Emporia State #7 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS Jayhawk
Network
W 90–59  16,300
Regular season
11/12/10* 7:00 PM Longwood #7 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS Jayhawk
Network
W 113–75  16,300 1–0
11/15/10* 7:00 PM Valparaiso #7 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS
(Las Vegas Invitational)
Jayhawk
Network
W 79–44  16,300 2–0
11/19/10* 7:00 PM North Texas #7 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS Jayhawk
Network
W 93–60  16,300 3–0
11/23/10* 7:00 PM Texas A&M –
Corpus Christi
#6 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS
(Las Vegas Invitational)
Jayhawk
Network
W 82–41  16,300 4–0
11/26/10* 7:00 PM vs. Ohio #6 Orleans ArenaLas Vegas, NV
(Las Vegas Invitational)
Jayhawk
Network
W 98–41  N/A 5–0
11/27/10* 9:30 PM vs. Arizona #6 Orleans Arena • Las Vegas, NV
(Las Vegas Invitational)
ESPN2 W 87–79  5,120 6–0
12/02/10* 8:00 PM UCLA #4 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS
(Big 12/Pac 10 Hardwood Series)
ESPN2 W 77–76  16,300 7–0
12/07/10* 6:00 PM vs. #13 Memphis #4 Madison Square GardenNew York City, NY
(Jimmy V Classic)
ESPN W 81–68  19,391 8–0
12/11/10* 5:30 PM vs. Colorado State #4 Sprint CenterKansas City, MO ESPN2 W 76–55  18,756 9–0
12/18/10* 11:00 AM Southern California #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS ESPN W 70–68  16,300 10–0
12/22/10* 10:00 PM California #3 Haas PavilionBerkeley, CA FSN W 78–63  11,250 11–0
12/29/10* 8:00 PM Texas – Arlington #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS ESPNU W 82–57  16,300 12–0
01/02/11* 5:00 PM Miami (Ohio) #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS ESPNU W 83–56  16,300 13–0
01/05/11* 7:00 PM UMKC #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS Jayhawk
Network
W 99–52  16,300 14–0
01/09/11* 3:30 PM Michigan #3 Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, MI CBS W 67–60 OT 12,476 15–0
01/12/11 8:00 PM Iowa State #3 Hilton ColiseumAmes, IA ESPN2 W 84–79  12,204 16–0 (1-0)
01/15/11 1:00 PM Nebraska #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS ESPNU W 63–60  16,300 17–0 (2-0)
01/17/11 8:30 PM Baylor #2 Ferrell CenterWaco, TX ESPN W 85–65  10,284 18–0 (3-0)
01/22/11 3:00 PM #10 Texas #2 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS CBS L 63–74  16,300 18–1 (3–1)
01/25/11 7:00 PM Colorado #6 Coors Events CenterBoulder, CO Big 12 W 82–78  11,203 19–1 (4–1)
01/29/11 6:00 PM Kansas State #6 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS
(Sunflower Showdown)
ESPN W 90–66  16,300 20–1 (5–1)
02/01/11 8:00 PM Texas Tech #2 United Spirit ArenaLubbock, TX ESPNU W 88–66  9,055 21–1 (6–1)
02/05/11 3:00 PM Nebraska #2 Bob Devaney Sports CenterLincoln, NE Big 12 W 86–66  13,602 22–1 (7–1)
02/07/11 8:00 PM #19 Missouri #2 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS
(Border War)
ESPN W 103–86  16,300 23–1 (8–1)
02/12/11 3:00 PM Iowa State #2 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS Big 12 W 89–66  16,300 24–1 (9–1)
02/14/11 8:00 PM Kansas State #1 Bramlage ColiseumManhattan, KS
(Sunflower Showdown)
ESPN L 68–84  12,528 24–2 (9–2)
02/19/11 1:00 PM Colorado #1 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS ESPN W 89–63  16,300 25–2 (10–2)
02/21/11 8:00 PM Oklahoma State #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS ESPN W 92–65  16,300 26–2 (11–2)
02/26/11 3:00 PM Oklahoma #3 Lloyd Noble CenterNorman, OK ESPN W 82–70  10,994 27–2 (12–2)
03/02/11 8:00 PM #24 Texas A&M #2 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS ESPN W 64–51  16,300 28–2 (13–2)
03/05/11 11:00 AM @ #22 Missouri #2 Mizzou ArenaColumbia, MO
(Border War)
CBS W 70–66  15,061 29–2 (14–2)
Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament
03/10/11 11:30 AM vs. Oklahoma State #2 Sprint CenterKansas City, MO
(Quarterfinals)
ESPNU W 63–62  18,910 30–2
03/11/11 6:00 PM vs. Colorado #2 Sprint Center • Kansas City, MO
(Semifinals)
ESPN W 90–83  18,910 31–2
03/12/11 5:00 PM vs. #10 Texas #2 Sprint Center • Kansas City, MO
(Championship Game)
ESPN W 85–73  18,940 32–2
NCAA Tournament
3/18/11* 5:50 PM vs. (16) Boston University #2 (1) BOK CenterTulsa, OK
(Second Round)
TBS W 72–53  16,956 33–2
3/20/11* 7:40 PM vs. (9) Illinois #2 (1) BOK Center • Tulsa, OK
(Third Round)
TNT W 73–59  15,839 34–2
3/25/11* 6:27 PM vs. (12) Richmond #2 (1) AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX
(Regional Semifinals)
TBS W 77–57  14,566 35–2
3/27/11* 1:20 PM vs. (11) VCU #2 (1) Alamodome • San Antonio, TX
(Regional Final)
CBS L 61–71  14,724 35–3
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game.

Rankings[]

Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Final
AP 7 7 6 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 6 2 2 1 3 2 2 2
Coaches 7 6 6 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 6 2 2 1 2 2 2 2

See also[]

References[]

  1. Selby takes over top spot in rankings
  2. Kansas Class of 2010 – Rivals
  3. Kansas Class of 2010 – Scout
  4. Kansas Class of 2010 – ESPN
  5. 5.0 5.1 2010 Team Recruiting Rankings – Rivals
  6. Kansas Class of 2011 – Rivals
  7. Kansas Class of 2011 – Scout
  8. Kansas Class of 2011 – ESPN
  9. Big 12 Tops Blue Ribbon Preseason Rankings With Five Teams
  10. Kansas' Marcus Morris Named John R. Wooden Award 2010-11 Preseason Top 50 Candidate
  11. Marcus Morris, Josh Selby earn preseason all-Big 12 honors
  12. Selby sits and other Kansas basketball notes
  13. 2011 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Awards Announced
  14. Kansas' Self picked as AP Big 12 Coach of the Year
  15. Kansas Continues to Be Well Represented on Postseason Teams
  16. Kansas' Marcus Morris tabbed Big 12 Player of Year
  17. Yahoo! Sports’ All-American Team
  18. Marcus Morris named USBWA All-American
  19. NABC ANNOUNCES 2011 DIVISION I ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS
  20. Marcus Morris Named Finalist for John R. Wooden Award
  21. Marcus Morris Named to Midseason Naismith Award List
  22. Hamilton and Morris Named Oscar Robinson Award Finalists
  23. Mc. Morris Player of the Week
  24. Weekly Awards Jan 17
  25. Marcus Morris, Thompson Earn Men’s Basketball Weekly Honors
  26. Mk. Morris Player of the Week
  27. Middleton, Selby Earn Men’s Basketball Weekly Accolades
  28. Selby Earns Second Conference Rookie of the Week Honors
  29. Cousy Finalists
  30. http://www.kuathletics.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/012611aab.html Tyrel Reed Finalist for Lowe's Senior Class Award
  31. Tyrel Reed named first-team academic All-American
  32. Tyrel Reed named Capital One first-team academic All-American
  33. Kansas' Tyrel Reed Makes Capital One Academic All-District Team
  34. Reed and Morningstar Receive Conference Academic Recognition
  35. homas Robinson And Angel Goodrich Named Finalists For 2011 V Foundation Comeback Award
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