KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Markieff Morris had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Elijah Johnson scored six points in a 12-0 run in the second half, leading No. 4 Kansas past Colorado State 76-55 on Saturday night.
Johnson came in off the bench and canned two 3-pointers after the Rams (4-3) pulled to 44-39 on a steal and driving layup by Travis Franklin early in the second half.
Marcus Morris, who'd been helped into the locker room in the first half with what looked to be a knee injury, blocked two shots in the take-charge run for Kansas (9-0).
Marcus Morris' slam was followed by a 3-pointer from Tyshawn Taylor as the Jayhawks won their first nine games for the second year in a row.