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2010–11 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team


2010–11 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team

Big 12 Regular Season Champions
Big 12 Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight vs VCU, L 61–71
Conference Big 12 North
Coaches #2
AP #2
2010–11 record 35–3 (14–2 Big 12)
Head coach Bill Self
Assistant coach Danny Manning
Assistant coach Joe Dooley
Assistant coach Kurtis Townsend
Home arena Allen Fieldhouse

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 Commonwealth.



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.


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[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'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

[2][3][4] |- | colspan="7" style="padding-left:10px;" | Overall Recruiting Rankings:     ScoutUR     Rivals23 [5]     ESPN23  |}



  • The Sporting News preseason #4 team.
  • Athlon Sports preseason #4 team.
  • Blue Ribbon Yearbook preseason #7 team.[6]
  • Big 12 Conference preseason #2 team.
  • USA Today Coaches Poll #7 team.
  • Associated Press Poll #7 team.

Marcus Morris

Josh Selby

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

Tyshawn Taylor

  • All-Big 12 Team Honorable Mention

Season summary


  • 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. 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.[9] 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.
  • Reserve forward Thomas Robinson (basketball) made national headlines when, in less than a month's time, his grandparents and mother all died, leaving his sister, Jayla, an orphan. The NCAA granted waivers to the University of Kansas to provide assistance to Thomas and Jayla, enabling Thomas to make sure his sister was cared for while he was still in college.


Bill Self

  • Big 12 Coach of the Year[10]
  • Associated Press Big 12 Coach of the Year[11]
  • USBWA District VI Coach of the Year[12]

Marcus Morris

  • Big 12 Player of the Year
  • All-Big 12 First Team
  • Associated Press Second Team All-American
  • Associated Press Big 12 Player of the Year[13]
  • Associated Press All-Big 12 First Team (unanimous)
  • Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • Yahoo! Sports First Team All-American[14]
  • USBWA Second Team All-American[15]
  • USBWA District VI Player of the Year
  • USBWA All-District VI Team
  • NABC Second Team All-American
  • NABC All-District 8 First Team[16]
  • The Sporting News Second Team All-American
  • John R. Wooden Award All-American (top 10 finalist)
  • Naismith Award midseason list (top 30)[17]
  • Oscar Robertson Trophy finalist (top 10)[18]
  • Big 12 Player of the Week (Nov. 29)[19]
  • Big 12 Player of the Week (Jan. 17)[20]
  • Big 12 Player of the Week (Feb. 14)[21]

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)[22]

Josh Selby

  • Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Dec. 20)[23]
  • Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Jan. 31)[24]

Tyshawn Taylor

Tyrel Reed

  • All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • Associated Press All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist (top 10)[26]
  • CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American.[27]
  • Capital One Academic All-American First Team[28]
  • Capital One Academic All-District 7 team[29]
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team[30]

Brady Morningstar

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

Thomas Robinson


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  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
Assistant coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on
  • Injured
  • redshirt

Last update: 2010-12-17

Depth chart

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



Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Pts Ldr Reb Ldr Ast Ldr Result Attendance Record

Regular season

Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament

NCAA Tournament

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 4

See also


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