Posted: Mar 11, 2011 7:49 PM by Lee Douglas
Updated: Mar 11, 2011 7:57 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Marcus and Markieff Morris personally outscored Colorado 17-4 during one stretch of the first half, pulling No. 2 Kansas out of a deep early deficit and leading the
second-ranked Jayhawks past Colorado 90-83 Friday night in the Big 12 tournament semifinals.
Marcus, the younger of the Philadelphia twins by 7 minutes, totaled 20 points and 13 rebounds while Markieff had 20 points and eight boards for the Jayhawks (31-2), who sent the Buffaloes off to the Pac-10 by beating them for the 45th time in 46 meetings.
Colorado (21-13) is switching conferences next season but appears to have a good chance at an NCAA bid, which would be its first postseason appearance since 2005.
Alec Burks had 23 points for Colorado, giving him 76 in three tournament games as the Buffs reached the semifinals for the first time in the event's 15-year history.
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