LAWRENCE, Kan. — One of the more telling moments from the Morris twins' three years at Kansas happened in March in the first half of an NCAA tournament game against Illinois.
The game was tight, and neither team had found its footing. The ball ended up in the hands of Marcus Morris, the Big 12 Player of the Year, who was in good position to score near the blocks. But instead of putting up a shot he had made hundreds of times, Marcus decided to use the backboard to ricochet a pass to his brother, Markieff, who was standing on the other side of the rim.
This did not end well. The Illini took possession, and Kansas coach Bill Self hemorrhaged on the sideline.