Morris helped the Jayhawks overcome a three-pointer from Michigan’s Zack Novak to start overtime, scoring his five points during an 8-0 run that put Kansas back in front.
Twin brother Markieff Morris buried a three-pointer during the spurt that gave the Jayhawks (15-0) the lead for good and scored 13 in the game. Tyshawn Taylor added 12 points in the win and Tyrel Reed had 10.
Michigan rallied from as far back as 15 points, tying the game at 51-51 on Darius Morris’ turnaround jumper with 35 seconds left in regulation.
But the Wolverines (11-5) failed in their upset bid despite a spirited effort that included 19 points from Tim Hardaway Jr. and 16 from Morris. It was their third loss in four games.