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San Diego State defeats Kansas, 61-57

  • 3:30 p.m., Jan. 5, 2014
  • Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS

FINAL from Allen Fieldhouse: KU falls to San Diego State, 61-57

By Matt Tait — mtait@ljworld.com

No. 21 San Diego State led nearly the entirely way and held off a furious comeback attempt from 16th-ranked Kansas to win 61-57 on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Aztecs' victory was its third consecutive win over a Top-25 team, marking the first time in school history that such a stretch has occurred.

KU trailed by as many as 11 points in the second half on a couple of occasions but managed to cut the deficit to two a couple of times, as well. But the Jayhawks could not crawl any closer and the Aztecs won their 11th in a row and improved to 12-1 on the season.

KU, which was led by Andrew Wiggins' 14 points, fell to 9-4. Frank Mason also added 14 points for KU, which shot just 30 percent from the floor for the game.

Here’s a quick look back at some of the action:

• The game turned when: SDSU hit the glass. Although the Aztecs put together a couple of good runs to take a 29-23 lead into halftime, it was their ability to score on second chances in the second half that allowed them to keep their lead.

• Offensive highlight: There weren't many, but with 15:28 to play in the second half, KU took the ball on the break and watched Wayne Selden throw down a monster slam to pull the Jayhawks within six at 33-27. At the time, the team and the building were hopping, but a SDSU timeout followed by a 5-0 run by the Aztecs gave SDSU its largest lead of the game and the highlight slam went down as just that.

• Defensive highlight: There were no monster blocks, no ridiculous steals, just another solid night of on-the-ball defense from Wiggins, who often forced his man into an awful shot only to see the miss scooped up by a SDSU player right at the rim for an easy bucket.

• Key stat: KU nearly reached double digits in missed field goals right at the rim. SDSU had something to do with a lot of the misses, but several KU players still missed far too many in close. Had they hit just a couple of them, the late rally might not have been necessary and this one could've been a different story.

• Up next: The Jayhawks will open up Big 12 play at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Oklahoma.

Box Score

Join the post game discussion

Rodney Crain in reply to Crimsonorblue22

no chance I will give up on Woman's track, they are actually great. Our basketball team is not improving, can you say they are any better since the Vill. game? I do not see a team getting better.

Crimsonorblue22 in reply to Rodney Crain

What a downer! Women's and men's track has started. Indoor meet at home fri! Check it out. If they don't live up to last years team, I hope you don't give up on them!

Rodney Crain in reply to Ryan_32

agreed Jesse is missed. Maybe this is just going to be a bad year all around... When does Woman's track start up again :)

Rodney Crain

This might be the worst team in Self's career at KU. If the Conference continues to play at a high level, we are in for a very long year.

Ryan_32 in reply to David Davison

Personally I don't think they were at all prepared for Jesse leaving, and the replacement crew has been winging it ever since. Coverage is much more lackluster... But hey, that would be a hard act to follow!

David Davison in reply to Ryan_32

Oh, well, I haven't followed any games here in a while :) Point still stands though... unless maybe they have just been letting these things run after games. They didn't last year.

Ryan_32 in reply to David Davison

Jesse Newell hasn't worked for LJWorld or KUSports all year. He works for the Capital Journal now I believe...

Crimsonorblue22 in reply to Rodney Crain

Might be serious if you are chanting in your head. Jk!

Rodney Crain

Is it bad when you hear over rated chant about your team, and you are chanting it in your head cause you kind of agree?

Crimsonorblue22 in reply to Sam Constance

Yeah!

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Sam Constance

I called you a name because you used a dismissive profane acronym in lieu of an argument. Follow your own timeline. And "LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL". Yup, you're the height of maturity there, pup. We're done.

And I never said a "great effort". I objected to saying that they had no heart.

Sam Constance

Have fun rationalizing. I'm out.

Crimsonorblue22 in reply to Sam Constance

Classy and funny!

Sam Constance

The funny thing here is that it's pretty obvious you're as salty as me for this loss. You just refuse to acknowledge that's why you're in a pissy mood, instead preferring to insist that this team gave great effort today.

David Davison

How long is the live chat going to stay open? Normally this gets shut down in a couple min. Jesse taking shots towards the end of the game?

Sam Constance in reply to Jayhawkinaustin

So what's your excuse for not recognizing it in yourself, if you've known it since I was "in diapers".

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Sam Constance

I've known cognitive dissonance since you were in diapers, boy. And I agree about the waste of time.

Sam Constance in reply to Jayhawkinaustin

And I only explain it because you some how think using an acronym to dismiss someone's argument is somehow more obnoxious than directly calling someone a name because you don't like their argument.

At least "GTFO" is directed at your argument.

Crimsonorblue22 in reply to Sam Constance

Classy!

Sam Constance

Again, you were the first to argue. You were the first to say "quit arguing". You were the first to name call. And you were the first to get offended about name calling.

BUT OH I USED AN ACRONYM THAT HAS THE WORD FUCK IN IT STOP THE PRESSES!!!!! It's clearly a waste of time even dealing with you. Hope you figure out what cognitive dissonance means some day.

David Davison

SF won with a FG...

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Sam Constance

We all know what it means, and anyone who says it to me is being deliberately obnoxious. Ot's amazing to me that I need to explain this to you.

Crimsonorblue22 in reply to Crimsonorblue22

Answer my question?

Crimsonorblue22

We're not the same!

Sam Constance in reply to Crimsonorblue22

Crimsonorblue22 (or should I say Jayhawkinaustin2?) missing the point.

It's still not a personal attack.

Crimsonorblue22 in reply to Sam Constance

What's the T and F stand for?

Sam Constance

GTFO is common in internet parlance. It essentially translates to "get outta here".

You called me a twit. That's a personal attack. It's amazing that this must be explained.

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Sam Constance

Well, that's all I need to hear! Twit is worse than GTFO? Puh-leeze.

Crimsonorblue22 in reply to Sam Constance

Impressed!

Sam Constance

Cognitive dissonance. Look it up sometime.

Sam Constance in reply to Jayhawkinaustin

GTFO is a common expression. It's far from a curse "at you".

And I'm not sure how you can get on your high horse about decorum when you used that acronym as a justification to call me a twit.

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Sam Constance

Check your timeline. GTFO absolutely preceeded that. I made a simple observation, and you've been obnoxious about it from the start.

Sam Constance in reply to Jayhawkinaustin

And I assume you're referring to "GTFO" as me "cursing at you"?

[shakes head]

Bryce Landon

Hey Matt, can you please close the live chat so that we don't have to listen to Marchphog88 and Jayhawkinaustin fighting like 7-year-olds? >.<

Ryan_32 in reply to Bryce Landon

I don't know if I agree... We played well against Duke. We haven't played that well since. We've won games based on athletic ability alone, but this team hasn't hit crap for percentages, and hasn't played like a team with good fundamentals all season long. 1 game was good... The rest were either average at best or atrocious.

Sam Constance in reply to Crimsonorblue22

Are you jayhawkinaustin? Are you the same people?

It doesn't sound like you and he are making the same arguments.

Crimsonorblue22 in reply to Bryce Landon

Thank you!

Sam Constance in reply to Jayhawkinaustin

Pretty sure you opened up the name calling, "twit".

Bryce Landon in reply to Ryan_32

No, we've only sucked against Villanova, UTEP (even in a victory), Colorado and Florida. We've looked good in other games.

Crimsonorblue22 in reply to Sam Constance

Now that was a stupid comment! We're not saying they played good, just not tearing them up!

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Sam Constance

Play one sometime, why don't you? I love the fact that you just can't stand that anyone could disagree with you without cursing and calling them names.

Sam Constance

Can you imagine if Self went into the locker room after this game and said "Great effort guys, but we just need to be smarter!"

I can't.

Sam Constance in reply to Jayhawkinaustin

I love the fact that you're here doubling down on this team playing with effort after they got outrebounded by double digits at home.

Watch a basketball game sometime.

Ryan_32 in reply to Bryce Landon

Today, and pretty much every other game this season with the exception of what... one?

Sam Constance in reply to Bryce Landon

Sorry, I just get a little irritated when someone responds to my observation about the game in disagreement, then tells me to give it up as if I was the one that started the argument.

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Sam Constance

Right back atcha.

Bryce Landon in reply to Crimsonorblue22

Fan until death, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to say it. We sucked today from start to finish.

Sam Constance in reply to Jayhawkinaustin

Moron.

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Sam Constance

GTFO? Really? What a twit.

P0wer

I blame it on TWC and the tv deal. Bad karma. Hell tickets are still going for $140 for GA? Really?

Bryce Landon in reply to Sam Constance

I'm sure we'll get his thoughts soon enough. In the meantime, please, both of you give it a rest and remember that you are both Kansas fans. No need to be at each other's throats after a loss.

Crimsonorblue22 in reply to Bryce Landon

Until death or just a loss?

Crimsonphoenix in reply to David Davison

And then I will just go home and cry into my pillow... :(

Ryan_32 in reply to Jayhawkinaustin

Not to jump sides here, but what game were you watching? Anybody with working eyeballs could see this team didn't put in any effort for the first 35 minutes and then played differently the last 5. That's all the proof or supporting details you need to say this team played without heart until the final 5 minutes.

Sam Constance in reply to Jayhawkinaustin

Whatever pal.

Ask Self if he thinks they played hard.

GTFO

David Davison in reply to Crimsonphoenix

fair enough

Bryce Landon

On another note, I wonder what the Canadians are thinking with TSN televising all our games so that they can see us play like, to quote Homer Simpson, "the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked."

Crimsonphoenix in reply to David Davison

I'm an irrational fan, I have hard feelings against anybody who beats us at home.

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Sam Constance

You don't have any supporting details for "They played without heart." You just don't. They worked their asses off and came close while playing both poorly and dumb.

Alex Berger in reply to Crimsonphoenix

Thank you so much. You win.

David Davison in reply to Crimsonphoenix

lol. But they won that just as much as we gave it to them. no hard feelings from me

Crimsonphoenix

Allin Herring in reply to Bwag

Yea and after I have they were changed! Not seeing any change from all this potential except excuses!

Bwag in reply to Bryce Landon

:-)

Sam Constance

Apparently making an argument with supporting details is "handing someone their ass" nowadays.

Bwag in reply to Allin Herring

And we'll check the results in May not Jan 5th. But I'm sure you never pooped your diapers either :-)

Sam Constance in reply to Jayhawkinaustin

I have no idea what you're talking about. I'm not suggesting that I can see inside their minds.

You don't have to see inside someone's head to see the level of effort they are putting on the court.

Crimsonorblue22 in reply to Sam Constance

Not me, and Self should always go after the best recruits, that's just STUPID, not to!

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Bryce Landon

Hey, I simply disagreed and got my ass handed to me.

Bryce Landon in reply to Bwag

Hopefully borrowing pads from the football team. That usually works.

Matt Lacey

I wonder if Paul Pierce would be a OAD in this day and age.

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Sam Constance

Right. And that's why I say, "give it up"; You're incapable of thinking that anyone intelligent can disagree with you. You're going to insist that you can see into these kids minds and hearts, and I'm going to insist that you can't. "Don't know what game you were watching." Speaking of a lame answer.

Allin Herring in reply to Bryce Landon

I agree. All of our one and doners have sucked

Bwag in reply to Bryce Landon

What I've SEEN is inconsistency, and a group of young players that all met this summer, not yet playing as a well-oiled team, that has been in each game (of the 2nd toughest schedule) at the end of each loss except for AT Florida, and they made a push there. 2 losses were on last 2nd prayers. I'm screaming at the TV too, but game over, have to realize what we came from and where we're going. I'll bet Self will do box out drills this week.

Justin Daniel in reply to Bryce Landon

I agree 100%

Bryce Landon in reply to Jayhawkinaustin

I love how losses turn Jayhawk fans against each other - oh wait, no I don't...

Allin Herring in reply to Bwag

Get results not excuses

Sam Constance in reply to Jayhawkinaustin

Feel free to think I'm wrong. I think the vast majority of people would disagree with you.

Not sure what game you were watching today.

Jayhawkinaustin

What I meant with "give it up" was that you are trying to convince me of something, and you won't be able to.

Bryce Landon in reply to Justin Daniel

Then Self needs to stop going after the one-and-dones and recruit the guys whom he can get the most mileage out of, like Jeff Withey, Travis Releford, Mario Chalmers, Russell Robinson. No more OADs here!

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Sam Constance

Okay, don't give it up,. You're just wrong. I think it's insane, INSANE, to say what you're saying.

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Sam Constance

No argument there. Hell, I was a horrible basketball player, but I could body up people when a shot was in the air.

Sam Constance in reply to Jayhawkinaustin

What kind of a response is that?

Give it up?

If you want to let it go because we disagree, then do it. Telling the other person to give it up is lame. I'm not going to give it up because I think it's insane to say we played with heart today.

INSANE.

Crimsonorblue22 in reply to Justin Daniel

Speaking of stupid, it's selden

Justin Daniel in reply to Bryce Landon

I'm sure you are right, but their is such a thing as a " gamer" and Seldon certainly isn't getting it done. These guys like Wiggins and Seldon will leave after this year and never feel any pride in this great university and program.

Matt Lacey

Could we be seeing the first signs of an absence of Danny Manning? Especially on the lack of boxing out?

Sam Constance

It's BECAUSE I'm a fan that I find this inability to execute the most fundamental parts of teh game disturbing.

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Sam Constance

Come on man, give it up. We disagree. They were playing hard; they just don't know what they're doing. You're insistent on attacking their integrity, and I don't see it.

Sam Constance in reply to Bwag

Sorry, but one can be critical of the effort put forth today (aka, a "naysayer") and still be a fan of the team.

The attitude that any fan who is critical of the team's effort is just a bandwagon fan is asinine.

Bryce Landon in reply to Bwag

When it comes to basketball, we operate by sight, not faith. We have to go by what we're seeing on the court, and what I saw on the court is a collection of talented players - I won't dignify them by calling them a team - who are uncoachable. Just like last year's Kentucky team.

Allin Herring in reply to David Davison

Then that is why the NBA sucks

Sam Constance in reply to Jayhawkinaustin

Come on man. If you have to put a time stamp on the period of time in the game that the team played with heart, then they didn't play with heart.

It's easy to play with "heart" (aka, fear) when you are about to lose at home. The trick to playing with heart is going hard for FORTY minutes.

Crimsonorblue22 in reply to Bwag

Agree!

Allin Herring in reply to Matt Lacey

NO their "potential" will get them to the NBA! HA HA

David Davison in reply to Bryce Landon

Unfortunately the NBA doesn't care. They draft on potential, not how good you are at the end of the season.

Sam Constance in reply to Jayhawkinaustin

This one lacks heart AND intelligence.

Bwag

All the naysayers will be on the bandwagon later. 4th youngest team in the country playing the 2 nod most difficult non-con schedule. To quote Vader, "your lack of faith is disturbing".

Bryce Landon in reply to Justin Daniel

Maybe because those guys aren't impressing him in practice?

But Wiggins and Embiid need to forget the NBA. They aren't ready.

Justin Daniel

Lucas deserves to play more, why does Seldon play over Greene or AWIII.? I hate to say it but I think OU will beat us Wednesday. I would like to see a line up of mason, Greene, AWIII, Traylor and Lucus for small stretches, just to get some energy. Williams use to bench to whole starting five if they weren't playing hard.

Aircapjay in reply to Allin Herring

Yeah, I forgot K-State beat OSU, so in order to get K-State in we will have to drop out.

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