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Originally published December 20, 2008 at 12:16p.m., updated December 20, 2008 at 05:41p.m.

FINAL: Collins scores 19 as KU holds off Temple, 71-59

Kansas center Cole Aldrich gets the upper hand on a rebound over Temple forward Lavoy Allen during the second half Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas center Cole Aldrich gets the upper hand on a rebound over Temple forward Lavoy Allen during the second half Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Reader poll

How will KU fare in its first road game against Arizona?

  • Win by 10+ points 11% 90 votes
  • Win by 6-9 points 27% 209 votes
  • Win by 1-5 points 31% 237 votes
  • Lose by 1-5 points 10% 78 votes
  • Lose by 6-9 points 12% 93 votes
  • Lose by 10+ points 6% 52 votes

759 total votes.

Reader poll

Who was KU's first-half MVP against Temple?

  • Marcus Morris 6% 13 votes
  • Sherron Collins 46% 98 votes
  • Matt Kleinmann 13% 29 votes
  • Brady Morningstar 30% 64 votes
  • Other 3% 8 votes

212 total votes.

Reader poll

KU is favored by 10 points against Temple. Will the Jayhawks beat the Owls by more than 10 points?

  • Yes 70% 87 votes
  • No 24% 30 votes
  • KU will win by 10 exactly 2% 3 votes
  • Undecided 2% 3 votes

123 total votes.

FINAL: KU wins, 71-59

Sherron Collins scored 19 points to go with six assists, helping Kansas pull away late in a 71-59 victory over Temple on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Collins went 8-for-18 from the floor and 3-for-7 from three-point range, leading the Jayhawks in scoring for the eighth time this season.

The Jayhawks made 29 of 55 shots (53 percent) and went 7-for-17 from three-point range (41 percent). KU also hit 16 of its 25 shots in the first half (64 percent).

“We were pretty efficient offensively other than a few possessions in the first half,” KU coach Bill Self said. “I am not going to say that we were great offensively today but we certainly played better than we have been playing lately. They cut into our lead in the second half but we executed when there was pressure. There were a lot of things that we did very well today.”

Cole Aldrich, who was battling the stomach flu, had 13 points and 11 assists in 26 minutes. He played only eight minutes in the first half because of foul trouble.

Tyshawn Taylor had a well-rounded stat line, contributing 11 points, eight assists and four steals in 37 minutes.

Brady Morningstar added 11 points, hitting three of his four attempts from behind the arc.

Morningstar also played a key role on the defensive end, as he held the Atlantic-10’s leading scorer, Dionte Christmas, to just three first-half points on 1-for-4 shooting.

“You have to be there on the catch and even if you are, he’s shown he can shoot,” Morningstar said. “You just have to keep a hand up and try not to get too much separation. That’s about all you can do.”

Christmas heated up in the second half, nailing five three-pointers before ending with 21 points. He was 6-for-14 from the floor and 6-for-12 from three-point range.

After a three from Christmas, Temple trailed just 48-46 with 11:44 remaining, but KU used a 15-2 run to pull away for good. Markieff Morris had six points during that stretch for KU.

Only six players scored for KU: Collins, Aldrich, Taylor, Morningstar, Marcus Morris (nine) and Markieff Morris (eight).

Lavoy Allen added 10 points for Temple (5-4).

The Jayhawks (8-2) will play their first road game at 9:30 p.m. (CST) Tuesday, taking on Arizona in Tucson, Ariz.

Kansas scoring

Sherron Collins 19, Cole Aldrich 13, Brady Morningstar 11, Tyshawn Taylor 11, Marcus Morris 9, Markieff Morris 8.

Taylor added eight assists and four steals, while Collins had six assists.

KU made 29 of 55 shots (53 percent) and went 7-for-17 from three-point range (41 percent). Temple, meanwhile, was 19-for-47 from the floor (40 percent) and 10 of 20 from long range (50 percent).

Dionte Christmas lit it up in the second half, scoring 18 of his 21 points in the final 20 minutes. He also hit five three-pointers after halftime.

KU 71/TU 59 — FINAL

After a missed three from Reed, Christmas misses a long shot, and KU comes away with the ball. Temple concedes after that, taking the pressure defense off KU. The Jayhawks come away with a 12-point victory.

KU 71/TU 59 — 1:46 left in game

Taylor drives inside an twists his body to free himself for a short shot that goes in.

Christmas hits a free throw, then on the next possession, buries a deep three-pointer with Morningstar right in his face.

KU 69/TU 53 — 3:28 left in game

Travis Releford, who has checked in to make life difficult on Christmas, does his job. Christmas misses a tough 16-footer, and KU comes away with the board.

With the shot clock winding down, Collins drives to his left and gets all the way to the rim for a layup.

Taylor dribbles to the basket, and he dishes to a cutting Markieff Morris for an easy bucket.

Following a steal by Taylor, Marcus Morris gets the ball on a breakaway, and he is fouled while going up. He makes one of two.

Marcus Morris hustles to pick a pocket on defense, then runs full speed to save the ball before it rolls out of bounds. A few quick passes later, Taylor lays in a two in transition.

Morningstar saves a ball going out of bounds for KU, then a few seconds later, he drains an open three from the corner. Even Self reaches out to slap him on the backside after the shot.

On the defensive end, Morningstar hustles back and knocks the ball away from Christmas on a three-point attempt. Pretty good one-minute stretch for the Lawrence native.

KU 59/TU 48 — 7:46 left in game

Reed has a three rim out, and KU has gone cold from the outside.

On a feed inside from Taylor, Aldrich hits a turn-around to increase KU’s lead to six.

After a TU miss, Taylor sprints out on the break, kicking it out to Collins for a three. Collins, after falling back from the contact, celebrates for a second on the floor before getting back on defense. Timeout Temple, as this run has put KU up, 55-46.

Inge breaks the Temple drought with a jumper, but KU once again beats the Owls down the floor, as Markieff Morris is fouled on a layup attempt. He makes one of two free throws.

Collins looks for a teammate, lobbing a nice pass inside to Markieff for a basket and foul. Markieff rattles in the free throw, and KU has a double-digit lead at 59-48.

KU 50/TU 46 — 10:44 left in game

Markieff Morris picks up his third foul on a cheap call inside. For a while, both twins were playing pretty well on the floor together. Aldrich subs in for Markieff.

KU’s tough defense forces another shot-clock violation, and many of the alumni stand to cheer the effort.

Christmas is left alone again after a double-team inside, and he hits his fourth straight three (by my count).

Taylor gets a runner inside, and finally Christmas misses from the outside, this time on a guarded try from 23 feet.

KU 48/TU 43 — 14:46 left in game

Sergio Olmos beats the shot clock with a turnaround hook shot. On the next TU possession, Morningstar locks up on Christmas, but it doesn’t matter. The 6-foot-5 guard gets enough separation to get his three up, and the ball hits nothing but net.

Morningstar answers with a long two on the other end, and later, Aldrich follows a Collins miss with an athletic stickback of his own.

KU 44/TU 38 — 16:26 left in game

Collins misses a mid-range jumper, but Aldrich cleans up with an offensive rebound and basket for KU.

Christmas gets free from the outside, and he hits another three. Not good news for KU fans.

After looking so confident on chippies early, Marcus Morris misses a layup inside.

Christmas open again, and he hits another three from the corner. KU has to start figuring out where he is on the court.

Aldrich is fouled on a shot inside, and he makes one of two free throws.

Morningstar drives inside before kicking it out to a wide-open Collins, who drains the three. Collins gives Morningstar an emphatic high-five on the way back down the court.

KU scoring

Sherron Collins 11 (5-for-8 shooting), Marcus Morris 8 (4-for-5 shooting), Brady Morningstar 6, Cole Aldrich 6, Tyshawn Taylor 5, Markieff Morris 2.

KU is shooting 64 percent, making 16 of its 25 shots. The Jayhawks have also gone 4-for-6 from three-point range (67 percent).

Temple has made 11 of 25 shots (44 percent), but five of its nine shots from three-point range (56 percent). Temple had five different players hit threes in the first half.

Dionte Christmas, who came in averaging 21 points per game, has just three points on 1-for-4 shooting.

The Jayhawks were able to make a run late despite having both Aldrich and Thomas out with two fouls. The key for KU in the second half once again should be containing Christmas. He can take over a game if left alone, and he’s the best option for the Owls if they want to get back in this one.

Offensively, the Jayhawks have done a much better job getting easy points in transition. That was definitely an area that was lacking against UMass.

KU 38/TU 30 — Halftime

Tyshawn Taylor delivers a bounce pass in transition, and Marcus Morris finishes with a layup.

Allen gets an over-the-back call to put Kleinmann on the line for a one-and-one. He hits back iron on the first try.

After a Kleinmann defensive rebound, Collins leads the break, kicking out to Morningstar for a three. The Fieldhouse erupts, as almost all the fans rise to their feet.

With the seconds winding down, Collins drives to the lane, getting off a shot from 7 feet that bounced off. He jumped a few times and yelled to the sky in disgust. KU goes to the break up eight.

KU 33/TU 30 — 1:31 left in 1st half

On a nice feed inside from Taylor, Morris gets an easy layup. Allen answers with a jumper.

Quintrell Thomas gets his second moving screen call, and Self checks in Matt Kleinmann off the bench. KU’s struggling to find big bodies to put in there.

Taylor hits a three over a defender. Good thing he did, because KU had five guys standing doing nothing on the offensive end.

Collins misses a layup in transition, but a hustling Marcus Morris sprints to get the tip-in.

Christmas finally gets on the board with a fadeaway three, but Collins beats everyone back down the floor, getting an uncontested layup in transition.

KU 24/TU 21 — 6:20 left in 1st half

Luis Guzman hits a three for Temple, and quickly, Self subs to get Travis Releford and Quintrell Thomas out of the game.

Morningstar hits an open three from the wing, but Brooks follows with a layup and foul inside. More importantly, he picked up Aldrich’s second foul inside. The big man will go to the bench.

Lavoy Allen hits an open three, and Self calls timeout. Temple has dwindled the lead down to two at 20-18, and Dionte Christmas hasn’t even scored yet.

After the break, Collins comes off a screen and gets a tough, 12-foot fadeaway to rattle in.

Ramone Moore is left open in the corner, and he hits a three. TU is 4-for-7 from the outside. All four treys have come from different Owls.

Marcus Morris gets two inside, and KU has gone to a 2-3 zone on the defensive end.

KU 17/TU 10 — 11:18 left in 1st half

Collins, coming off a screen, pulls up from 16 feet and swishes another jumper. KU has hit six of its first nine shots (67 percent).

KU forces a shot-clock violation. Afterward, Temple’s Semaj Inge throws his arms out, trying to explain to a pair of his teammates what they should have done after he called out the play, “Nose.”

Collins penetrates all the way under the basket, then flips the ball off the glass for a reverse lay-in. He’s 3-for-3 with two assists and seven points.

Temple throws a full-court press at KU, and after breaking it, Marcus Morris misses a jumper short. Brooks hits a three at the other end, and Marcus throws it out-of-bounds on the ensuing possession.

KU 11/TU 2 — 15:36 left in 1st half

KU wins the tip, and Cole Aldrich scores the first two, reversing to his back shoulder before putting in an 8-foot, baseline jumper.

After a block by Aldrich, Collins beats the shot clock with a long three that hits nothing but net. Aldrich follows with a long jumper from 18 feet, and KU takes a quick 7-0 lead.

Ryan Brooks hits a jumper for Temple, but later, Collins threads the needle on the break, finding a sprinting Markieff Morris for a layup. Timeout Temple, as KU has pulled ahead 9-2.

Aldrich hits another long jumper. It’s nearly impossible to block, as he brings the ball all the way behind his head before shooting it.

Morningstar makes a mistake in transition, trying to pass back to Aldrich instead of taking it up himself. Perhaps too unselfish a play from the sophomore.

Taylor comes up with a steal, and he gets hacked when going up for a transition layup. He’ll shoot free throws after the break.

1:30 p.m.

Starters: Tyshawn Taylor, Brady Morningstar, Sherron Collins, Cole Aldrich and Markieff Morris. KU coach Bill Self did say earlier in the week that he’d seen progress in practice from Markieff. We’ll see if the switch pays off.

1:24 p.m.

Mark Mangino, in black leather coat, gets some applause as he walks across the floor to talk to Lew Perkins. Behind me in the student section, three rows of football recruits are starting to file in.

Mario Little is shown on the video board, and he gets a nice round of cheering as well. He looks up to see what is causing the claps, but because he’s standing at mid-court, he can’t see any of the four videoboards above him. Guess he’ll never know the encouragement was for him.

1:09 p.m.

Jay Bilas is in the Fieldhouse, as he’ll be the color guy for ESPN2’s broadcast.

The Jayhawks are shooting around a few feet in front of me, and a Travis Releford miss caroms hard off the rim and hits Sherron Collins in the knee. Collins looks over and scowls at Releford, who flashes a big grin back before pointing at him.

Just noticed that a lot of the Jayhawks, like Quintrell Thomas and Tyshawn Taylor, are wearing two pairs of adidas socks, one pair coming up further than the other. Is this a new fashion trend? Is there another benefit?

12:15 p.m.

Welcome back to The Newell Post Live, coming to you live from Allen Fieldhouse where the Kansas Jayhawks are getting set to take on the Temple Owls.

To get everyone a little more familiar with KU's opponent, here are some facts about Temple University.

• Temple originally adopted the Owl as its mascot because the university began as a night school.

• Temple was the first school in the United States to use the owl as its school symbol.

• Temple’s mascot name is “Hooter the Owl.”

• The school colors are cherry and white.

• Notable alumni from Temple include Bill Cosby and Bob Saget.

• The Temple basketball program started in 1894.

Now, let’s get to some notes about this year’s Temple basketball team.

• Dionte Christmas is tied for 19th in the nation with his 21.0 scoring average. He also led the Atlantic-10 in scoring the last two seasons. The A-10 has never had a player lead the conference in scoring three straight years.

• Christmas also was ESPN.com’s National Player of the Week last week after putting up 35 points in the Owls’ 88-72 victory over No. 8 Tennessee.

• Christmas has scored 30 points in nine games at Temple. Interestingly, the Owls are just 4-5 in those games.

• Though Christmas is the leading scorer, I heard TU coach Fran Dunphy say Friday on a Kansas City radio station that junior guard Ryan Brooks (13.5 point per game) is the team’s most clutch shooter. Keep that in mind if this game is close late.

• Sophomore Lavoy Allen (9.4 ppg) is playing despite having a fractured left thumb.

• The Owls average 7.3 three-pointers made per game. KU averages 6.1.

• Temple’s three losses have come against Clemson, Buffalo and Miami (OH). The Owls are 3-1 in true road games.

Comments

jayhawkr34 11 years, 6 months ago

one good thing is game is in the "Phog". we really need this win......at this point, for confidence if anything.

RedRed 11 years, 6 months ago

The Grinch is coming for "Christmas" !!

jaybate 11 years, 6 months ago

--Is Temple a temple of basketball, or an oracle, or a sacrificial altar of college basketball?--Is it true that Dr. Zeus was a Temple Owl and his "Horton Hears a Whoooo" was a veiled reference to his alma mater?--After a KU victory today, will the LJW headline read, "Christmas Present Returned" ?Ahem.Does Temple still play Chaney-style zone?Do they still play mug ball?Are KU's bigs at last ready for smash mouth.

cwag 11 years, 6 months ago

"Youll be doin all right, with your christmas of white,But I'll have a blue, blue blue blue christmas"

jayhawkr34 11 years, 6 months ago

we look sharp early, got'em back on their heals.....keep it up

RedRed 11 years, 6 months ago

We will throw a little "Cole" on this "Christmas" game !!

cwag 11 years, 6 months ago

Cole - 6 / 2 / 1Sherron - 7 / 0 / 2

Ben Kane 11 years, 6 months ago

we look horrible without collins, cole, and taylor in there

RedRed 11 years, 6 months ago

We should raise up the "Temple" of the game and get some more "Cole" on the K.U. fire. "Christmas won't be good" but watch out for "Brooks & Allen" of T.U. Where are the Morris twins ... ? Morris gets 2 inside !

mom_of_three 11 years, 6 months ago

Does anyone know who the refs are for this game?

Yakihawk 11 years, 6 months ago

Has Self banned dunking? I haven't seen all the games but I can't remember one!

jayhawkblue41 11 years, 6 months ago

Yeah, they were doing a good job of getting it inside and kicking it back out to the open person. Better teamwork this game so far at least.

RedRed 11 years, 6 months ago

Yep CWAG ... Collins is forcing it again with a 3 !!

Theutus 11 years, 6 months ago

Why does it seem like this team is afraid to dunk the ball? I'm already sick of seeing these nancy layups getting swatted away.

jayhawkblue41 11 years, 6 months ago

I thought Collins was going to make it through the game without getting stuffed. So Close!

CaramelMacchMan 11 years, 6 months ago

"Kansas is a St. Andrews of college basketball." - Jay Bilas.

Ed Fox 11 years, 6 months ago

The twins have freshman legs - they don't have the hops they had last year. This year they have to play more and practice more than they ever have, plus they both got really sick at the start of the year and lost a lot of weight. They'll get their legs under them eventually.

Brian Powell 11 years, 6 months ago

nice job boys! way to step it up Collins... nice D on Christmas, Morningstar (and nice shooting), pretty good team D, Still a little sloppy on O at times - to be expected from the young team.Merry Christmas, Christmas! lol

John Brown 11 years, 6 months ago

KU played better D today. Temple had 2 or 3 possessions where they had trouble getting a shot off before the buzzer. Offensively KU did look a little better. Morris bros seem to act more decisive with the ball.

100 11 years, 6 months ago

I agree about the twins. They're not Dunkers right now. We need more force when Aldrich is out. They'll get tougher midway through big 12 play. Just watching them run down the court tells you everything you need to know -- they dont have college legs yet simply because they graduated from high school 6 months ago. Also they explode sideways, not up. Give them a few more weeks -- they're gonna be tough very soon.

jaybate 11 years, 6 months ago

Twins = 17 points and 7 boards.Again, who was the last freshman big that gave us this kind production this consistently on the blocks?Basically, when the twins go 17 and 7, we tend to kick butt.This was a sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet win. Exactly what the doctor ordered. Not beautiful, but it should reinstill confidence in what this team is supposed to do in order to win.And Brady played a wonderful game. Christmas getting 21 or so, is just fine. He was in shackles the first half and he had to gun every chance the second half to get his 21. The recipe for this team to win a game handily is now apparent:Sherron gets 19-21.The opponents top scorer gets 19-21.The above two are a wash.Then Cole gets his 13-20 points and 11-15 reebs. Then the Twins combine for 17 and 7.Then Brady and/or Tyrel have to make 3-6 trinities between them.Add a highly variable contribution from Tyshawn from 0-20.Baste with a potent SELFDEFENSE.Sprinkle lightly with excellent coaching.Voila! a comfortable victory.

Theutus 11 years, 6 months ago

jaybate, it doesn't really compare to "when was the last time a freshman put up these numbers" because when was the last time we had freshman getting the minutes and looks they are getting? It's not a valid comparison.I think they'll do alright, but they need to muscle up and start dunking. And for the love of god we need to stop running this team through Collins. He's a great spark to the team, but he's a liability, and isn't nearly consistent enough to be our "go-to".

Tony Bandle 11 years, 6 months ago

Let's see... 8-2, one free throw and one layup from being undefeated and in the top 15, when the kids are bad, they're horrid [which we al should have expected], but when the kids are good, you can see the almost unlimited potential down line. Taylor, the Twins, Cole, Releford, etc.barely scratched the surface of their potential bball abilities.Jay Bilas is a pleasure. Is there a better color analyst anywhere? Remember, he was the only one out of that panel of "experts" broadcasting the title game that gave KU a real chance. In fact he out and out picked KU and was proved right much to the chagrin of Billy Packer, Bobby Knight and Clark Kelloge.Regarding Collins, was I seeing things or did Taylor take a number of turns at the point and Collins moved to the 2, where he belongs? The combination of TT's speed with the ball and almost mystic passing ability really makes this move do-able.Any rumors to the Leonard Hamilton coaching position in trouble and Snaer may reconsider? What would be truly perfect would be to have someone get the goods on Calipari, Memphis go on probation and watch how fast the big recruits jump ship.

jaybate 11 years, 6 months ago

Theutus,I appreciate your response and I see the logic of what you are saying. Others have suggested something similar, so you are not alone. Still, I think there is another logic to consider here.Go ahead and leave out all the KU teams that have older bigs that keep the young ones on the bench.Then look at the remaining KU teams since, say, Wilt's era. Every so often there are frosh, or, in the earlier era, sophs, who start on the blocks, or play a lot of minutes. Among this group, having scanned the stats from Wilt on, I would say that only Wilt (soph '57), Wayne Hightower (soph '59), Bill Bridges (soph '58), George Unseld (soph '62), Robisch (soph '68), Suttle (soph '72), Manning (frosh '84), LaFrentz (frosh '94), Gooden/Collison (frosh '99), produced the kind of numbers on the blocks, or even bigger numbers, that the Morris Twins are producing in combination most of the time this early in a season. And the only pair of bigs who produced more than these two young men as frosh were Gooden and Collison, who both started and each played about 22 minutes per game. The Twins are doing what they are doing with only one of them starting most of the time.

jaybate 11 years, 6 months ago

But in fact, Gooden and Collison probably averaged 5-8 more minutes per game than the Twins have been playing, so, yes, Gooden and Collison were more productive, but not necessarily more efficient per minute played. For the record, Gooden and Collison were each 10/7 guys for the season, which accounts for 20/14 between them in their 22 minutes a piece. In comparison, the Twins early on are often 15/8 guys in combination. BUT...here is a key difference. Gooden and Collison were on a high scoring, fast breaking team and were basically the second and third options after Kenny Gregory. the Twins are probably playing in a slower paced offense and are the THIRD, or FOURTH options after Collins and Aldrich, maybe even FOURTH or FIFTH, if we consider Tyshawn most games. What they are doing is really amazing, even though split between them it doesn't jump out at you.Frankly, the ONLY pair of bigs who out produced them in the history of KU basketball since 1957 as frosh are Gooden and Collison and Gooden and Collison only did it because they were the the third and fourth options and played MORE minutes. And really only a few of KU's individual bigs produced equivalent or better numbers and they were higher options playing equal or more minutes doing it. These would be Wilt, Wayne Hightower, George Unseld, Robisch, and Manning. To put Manning in perspective as a frosh, he was a 15/8 guy, BUT he was the SECOND option on that team behind Ron Kellogg.Really, the Twins are producing exceptionally well considering the minutes they are playing from the start, and especially considering how far down the scoring option list they are. And the fact that they are starting some and getting quite a few minutes as frosh really only means they are just the latest generation of very good KU bigs that show up when there are plenty of minutes made available by previous year departures. If you look at all of the frosh bigs who were very productive through the years, it is almost always the identical situation to this year. They come in and play immediately because: a) previous starting bigs departed; and b) they just ARE good enough to win the minutes.

jaybate 11 years, 6 months ago

Post Script: People are very worried that the Twins are not Bi-Slamma Jamma; that is that they are not stuffing on the finishes all the time. Here's the deal, IMHO. KU PLAYERS PLAY THE WAY THEY ARE TOLD TO PLAY. Morningstar is a terrific outside shooter who hardly shoots at all. He passes up tons of shots. He does this, because he is told most games to be the glue. The Twins are not doing windmill dunks, because they are being NOT to do them. They are being told to focus on play HARD every possession and finish strong. Finish strong does not mean dunk. Finish strong means go up through traffic and hangers on and get the ball in the hole. If Self and Manning thought dunking would help the Twins' games right now, they would be dunking all over the place. Its all they can do right now to play under control, carry out assignments and stop thinking so much. I'm guessing the last two months of the season we will begin to see both of them slamming and jamming. No one really talks about the fact that Aldrich isn't jamming that often. The reason he isn't, I believe, is that Self knows that to get to the basket and jam you have to risk charging. With minimally experienced soph and three utterly green frosh for bigs, the bigs are being taught to use their fouls on defense and play offense as under control as possible. Again, why? Because our offense is heavily dependent on scoring out of Aldrich and the Twins and they can't play rim-ram all game and stay out of foul trouble.

Theutus 11 years, 6 months ago

I understand having them lay off the charges etc.... What is unacceptable is not slamming a ball when you already have your man beat...They have tried to lay the ball off the glass multiple times when they've had their defender BEHIND them, and an open goal. I'm not saying they have to windmill it (i don't want to see that). But go up hard, and slam the ball down. Take the points AND the foul. Instead of the foul and your nancy layup gets swatted into the stands or pinned on the backboard.This isn't a new problem when it comes to KU basketball though, we've always been a bit of a soft team under the basket... Last year was a breath of fresh air, and it didn't last long enough. :(

100 11 years, 6 months ago

Oakville: you could very well be a prophet regarding Calipari. Whether they turn up anything buried deep in his office is the question. But you're right -- those kids would jump ship pretty quick if he's caught for any of the big infractions Sampson was caught with. And it seems plausible we might get one of them which is nice considering Self still has a spot open.Everyone down there knows -- now that they're asking the office and coaching staff questions, it seems highly unlikely he'll get through the year without the truth coming out.Seems very much like the Reggie Bush case, with many more illegal phone calls and luxury apartments paid for by boosters.

jaybate 11 years, 6 months ago

100,This is the first I have heard of Calipari and Memphis being investigated presently. Fill me in. What is the scoop? When did this start? What triggered it?

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