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M-I-Z... E-R-Y: Cole Aldrich vs Tyrady Morningreed

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Cole Aldrich

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI - FEBRUARY 9: Cole Aldrich #45 of the the Kansas Jayhawks looks for the ball against the Missouri Tigers during the game on February 9, 2009 at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

He committed 26 fouls per game, he highlighted Mizzou's biggest weakness, and he went 5-1 versus the Tigers. But on the bright side, he was part of an enjoyable April Fool's Day, so he's got that going for him at least...

Tyrady Morningreed

LAWRENCE, KS - MARCH 02: Brady Morningstar #12 of the Kansas Jayhawks high-fives Tyrel Reed #14 after scoring during the game against the Texas A&M Aggies on March 2, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

One of them, usually Tyrel Reed, always seemed to kill Missouri. In the six games in which these two players played a major role, Kansas averaged an 81-67 win over Mizzou. Brady Morningstar averaged only 4.7 points, but with 3.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. Reed, meanwhile, made 15 of 27 3-pointers, averaged 10.2 points and made the dagger at Mizzou Arena this past March. Like Kirk Hinrich, Reed's final shot in Columbia was a killer. And though Mizzou fans hated the Morris twins and everybody else associated with these teams (except Josh Selby), they held something in reserve for these two. Always with the white people, ahem...