9:00 PM ET, February 21, 2011
Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Elijah Johnson got a chance Monday night to show he can play point guard for Kansas (No. 2 ESPN/USA Today, No. 3 AP) because two teammates slipped up.First, Tyshawn Taylor was suspended earlier in the day for violating team rules, leaving the position wide open. Then, heralded freshman Josh Selby, coach Bill Self's first choice to run the point, left the little orthotic device he wears in his left shoe at home.So Self gave Johnson the nod, and the little-used sophomore responded with a head-turning 15 points, three assists and solid defense in a 92-65 romp over Oklahoma State.
• Kansas went on an 18-2 run during the first half and got 27 points from Marcus Morris, the fourth 25-point game of his career (all this season).
• The Jayhawks have won 34 of their last 35 home games, with the only loss coming earlier this season to Texas.
• Oklahoma State hasn't won in Lawrence since February 1989.
• Kansas has won 37 straight home games vs. unranked opponents, with its last loss coming in 2006.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-49 (.429)||31-57 (.544)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-14 (.214)||10-23 (.435)|
|FT Made-Attempted||20-31 (.645)||20-27 (.741)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||23 (0/0)||22 (0/0)|