After scoring 12 points and grabbing four steals in his final home game as a Jayhawk Wednesday night, KU senior Tyrel Reed got a hug from coach Bill Self as he left the Allen Fieldhouse court for the last time. KU took down Texas A&M, 64-51. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_03022011.
Accompanied by family members, KU senior Mario Little walks onto the court after being introduced Wednesday night during senior night ceremonies at Allen Fieldhouse. Little and fellow seniors, Brady Morningstar and Tyrel Reed played the last home game of their careers against Texas A&M. RICH SUGG.The Kansas City Star_03022011.
KU senior Tyrel Reed waves to the sellout crowd Wednesday night at Allen Feildhouse, where he and fellow seniors Brady Morningstar and Mario Little played the last home game of their career. The trio were recognized during pregame ceremonies prior to the Jayhawks game against Texas A&M. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_03022011.
KU seniors, Tyrel Reed, Brady Morningstar and Mario Little said goodbye Wednesday night when they were introduced before playing their final game at Allen Fieldhouse. KU took on Texas A&M in a showdown in the Big 12 Conference. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_03022011.
KU teammates Josh Selby (rear) and Thomas Robinson (left) stopped Texas A&M's Andrew Darko during the opening hlaf of Wednesday night's game at Allen Fieldhouse. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_03022011.
KU senior Tyrel Reed dove to the floor to scoop up a steal during the first half of the Jayhawks game against Texas A&M Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. It was Reed's final home game as a Jayhawk. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_03022011.
Starting point guard Elijay got his only two points of the game the easy way, a second half slam that helped the Jayhawks pull away to a 64-51 win over Texas A&M. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_03022011.
There were high fives all around for Elijah Johnson, who replaced the suspended Tyshawn Taylor in the starting lineup Monday night. Johnson responded with 15 points, 3 boards, 3 assists and a steal in the Jayhawks 92-65 win over Oklahoma State. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_02212011.
KU's Tryrel Reed (right) tries picking up a steal as Colorado's Levi Knutzen loses control of the ball during the second half of Saturday's game at Allen Fieldhouse. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_02192011.
KU's Tryrel Reed drives around Colorado's Cory Higgins during the first half of Saturday's game at Allen Fieldhouse. Reed finished with 13 points, 2 steals, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in the Hawks 89-63 win. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_02192011.
After leading Kansas State by 17 at the break, It didn't take Kansas very long to turn the Sundflower Showdown into the Sundflower slamdown in the second period. Marcus Morris, who had 10 points and 9 boards on the evening, did the honors with this jam over KSU's Jamar Samuels (32) and Rodney McGruder (22). KU ran away with the second half and won easily, 90-66. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_01292011.
KU seniors Brady Morningstar (left) and Tyrel Reed leap into the adoring student section while exiting the floor Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. KU downed rival K-State 90-66. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_01292011.
Ku's Thomas Robinson came off the Jayhawk bench Saturday night and poured in 17 points on the K-State. He muscled this shot up over KSU's Jamar Samuels (left) and Shane Southwell during the second half. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_01292011.
Kansas coach Bill Self (left) is greeted by ESPN basketball analyst Rece Davis during Saturday morning's College Gameday telecast from Allen Fieldhouse. KU takes on rival K-State Saturday night in Lawrence. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_01292011.
KU basketball fans got an early start to their Saturday with the telecast of College Gameday from Allen Fieldhouse. Students packed the bleachers behind the on-court set from ESPN and their basketball analysts. Some of the students even had the chance at their very own closeup as a videogrpaher made his way through the crowd. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_01292011.
Kansas caoch Bill Self couldn't help but laugh after ``Baby Jay'' took a seat next to him just before ESPN began their Saturday morning telecast of College Gameday from Allen Fieldhouse. KU will take on K-State Saturday night in the Sunflower Showdown. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_01292011.
For Marcus Morris (22) and the Kansas Jayhawks, the 69-game home win streak at Allen Fieldhouse ended Saturday with a 74-63 loss to Texas. KU got off to a red hot start, but cooled considerably in the second half, hitting only 23 of 64 field goal attempts for the game. Morris had 16 points, but was 0-4 from behind the arch and only 6 of 17 from the field overall. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_01232011.
Kansas coach Bill Self (left) along with assistant Joe Dooley, walked off the Allen Fieldhouse floor while trying to absorb the the second half collapse and eventual 74-63 loss to Texas Saturday. KU led 35-23 at the break, but Texas stormed back to win and break the Jayhawks home win streak at 69 games. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_01222011.
KU's Thomas Robinson played in Saturday's game against Texas despite the death of his mother Friday night. Thomas' teammates stayed with him throughout the night, and were no doubt emotionally drained before Saturday's game even tipped off. Self gave Robinson a pat on the back on his way to the bench after he was whistled for a foul during the second half. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_01222011.
Texas' Tristan Thompson (13) and Matt Hill (top) helped the Longhorns shut down KU's inside game during the crucial second half Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. Markieff Morris, who had only field goal in the final period, had no luck getting this shot off in the paint. Texas snapped KU's 69-game home winning streak with a 74-63 win. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_01222011.
Kansas' Tyrel Reed hit three of four from behind the arch, including this shot over Erik Buggs, and had 11 points at the break as KU pulled away from Valparaiso 44-27 at the half. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_11152010.
Kansas' Markieff Morris, who led the Jayhawks with 13 boards, followed a missed shot with a follow jam during the second half of KU's 79-44 win over Valparaiso Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Valpo's Matt Kenny (left) and Kevin Van Wijk, couldn't stop Morris' move. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_11152010.
With just .7 seconds on the clock, KU' Mario Little went ot the free throw lione and sand the winning shot and give KU a 77-76 win over UCLA Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_1202010.
Marcus Morris brought down the house and got the Jayhawks moving when he threw down a big one-hander over UCLA's Lazeric Jones during the second half of Thursday night's game at Allen Fieldhouse. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_12022010.
KU's Tyshawn Taylor did plenty of driving to the basket Thursday night in the Jayhawks 77-76 win over UCLA at Allen Fieldhouse. He lofts a shot over the bruins' Lazeric Jones during the opening half. Taylor finished with 17 points. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_12022010.
KU's Tyshawn Taylor (right) and UCLA's Lazeric Jones dove to the floor after Taylor slapped the ball away from Jones durng the first half of Thursday night's game at Allen Fieldhouse. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_12022010.
KU's Tyshawn Taylor had plenty of time on the bench Monday night to ponder his suspension. Elijah Johnson replace him in the starting lineup and finished with 15 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_02212011.
The Morris twins, Markieff (left) and Marcus could celebrate after leading KU to a Big Monday win over Oklahoma State at Allen Fieldhouse. Marcus led all scorers with 27 and Markieff chipped in with 15 points and 7 rebounds.RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_02212011.
The Kansas Jayhawks were a happy bunch Monday night, and even Thomas Robinson (right) had reason to smile, after returning to action after a recent knee injury. Robinson and Markieff Morris raced towards teammate Marcus Morris after he came up with a monster block on Oklahoma State's Jarred Shaw late in the first half that saw the Jayhawks build a 52-28 lead at Allen Fieldhouse. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_02212011.
KU's Thomas Robinson (left) who returned to action Monday night, battles OSU's Jarred Shaw for a rebound during the first half of Monday night's game. Robinson finished with 6 points and 6 rebounds. RICH SUGG/The Kansas City Star_02212011.