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Originally published January 19, 2008 at 06:41p.m., updated January 19, 2008 at 09:21p.m.

KU remains perfect, edging Mizzou 76-70 in ugly, foul-marred road contest

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Final, KU wins 76-70x

COLUMBIA, Mo. - It certainly wasn't pretty, but the Kansas University men's basketball team found a way in the second half to avoid the fate suffered by fellow Top-5 residents North Carolina and UCLA Saturday, knocking off Missouri 76-70 in Mizzou Arena.

The Tigers jumped out to a 7-1 lead right off the bat on the Jayhawks, but KU fought back with a 9-2 run and from there, it was a slugfest until the closing minutes. Darnell Jackson and Darrell Arthur played much of the second half in foul trouble in a game ruled by an abundance of whistles. But the KU big men still were effective on both ends of the floor. Jackson and Arthur combined with Brandon Rush to pull down 26 rebounds among the three of them. For Rush, it was far from a stellar offensive night, but he remained aggressive despite struggles from the floor. The junior guard finished with 13 points despite going just 2-of-14 from the floor. He hit nine of his 14 free throw attempts, including two huge late charities after an intentional foul was called on Mizzou's Matt Lawrence. Mario Chalmers led KU with 18 points, including an 8-of-11 showing from the stripe.

KU was just 22-of-55 from the field in an ugly offensive game for both teams, but Darnell Jackson and Darrell Arthur combined for an efficient 8-of-16 showing, scoring a total of 23 points.

Stefhon Hannah scored 23 points for Mizzou, and was the only Tiger to score in double figures. The Tigers were just 27-of-71 from the floor. The biggest disappointment on the score sheet for Mizzou was junior DeMarre Carroll, who was averaging a shade under 15 points per game. He was just 2-of-11 from the floor, finishing with five points.

The two teams combined to hit just nine of 40 three-point attempts (KU was 4-of-12, MU was 5-of-28).

KU (18-0 overall, 3-0 Big 12) next plays Wednesday night when Iowa State comes to Allen Fieldhouse for a 6 p.m. tip.

1:07, second half, KU leads 70-63

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mario Chalmers drew a foul on Jason Horton out of the timeout, then drew a blocking call against Stefhon Hannah while bringing the ball up. Hannah and Horton after that series each had four fouls, and Chalmers swished both free throws to again put KU up at least two scores at 68-63 with 3:20 to play.

Keon Lawrence tired to hit a three just inside of the two-minute mark, with neither team having scored during a lull in the game, but Russell Robinson muscled up and tore down a defensive rebound. Mario Chalmers missed on the other end, but after a Mizzou turnover created an open-floor opportunity for Brandon Rush, Matt Lawrence was whistled for an intentional foul on Rush after hugging him while he was going up for the shot. Rush stroked both free throws to deliver the potential dagger to the Tigers, going up 70-63 with a minute to play.

3:57, second half, KU leads 66-63

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Brandon Rush hit one of two free throws out of the timeout, and then that was matched by Mizzou's DeMarre Carroll after Darnell Jackson was whistled for his fourth foul of the game.

Carroll then blocked a Darrell Arthur shot inside, but Carroll then turned the ball over. KU returned the favor, with Stefhon Hannah feeding ahead to Leo Lyons, who hit an awkward layup over Sasha Kaun, leading Bill Self to call a timeout.

Sherron Collins pushed the ball up the floor out of the break, and after eventually slashing to the hole, he drew the fifth foul of the game on Leo Lyons, forcing the Mizzou forward out with 10 points on the night. Collins then swished both free throws to put KU up 66-59 just inside of the five-minute mark.

Jason Horton then hit a pull-up jumper for MU, and scored again after a Sasha Kaun miss in transition to pull the Tigers within three points at 66-63.

After a KU 30-second timeout, Mario Chalmers was called for an offensive foul, sending the game to a full break with the Jayhawks still up just three.

7:01, second half, KU leads 63-56

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Marshall Brown dropped in a jumper from within the paint out of the timeout, and Brandon Rush then came back down to get to the free throw line after a hard drive. He knocked down both attempts to keep KU's lead at five points at 58-53.

Darnell Jackson then drew contact after a KU defensive rebound, and it put the Jayhawks into the bonus at the 10:32 mark, He hit one of two to give him 12 points and six rebounds so far.

Leo Lyons was then called for his fourth foul of the game after MU failed to chip back anymore down by six. It put Mario Chalmers at the line, but he couldn't connect on the first attempt, sending it back with the Tigers. Then, Lyons drew a foul on Brandon Rush to get himself to the stripe. He hit one of two, as neither team has been steallar so far at the line.

Darrell Arthur again went hard to the rack, going up hard against Stefhon Hannah and drawing a call as his shot dropped in off the window. After a Mizzou timeout, Arthur missed the accompanying free throw to keep KU's lead at seven points.

Darnell Jackson then ripped down a hard defensive board after a Jason Horton miss from three-point range, but Mario Chalmers missed a long ball of his own on the other end.

DeMarre Carroll, held well below his 14.9 ppg scoring average so far with four points, missed a pair of free throws after drawing the third foul of the game on Jackson. J.T. Tiller grabbed the offensive board, though and scored a deuce.

After Mizzou got another chance to pull in close and couldn't capitalize, Mario Chalmers went up-and-under across the baseline for a two-pointer. Darryl Butterfield then missed a three for KU, and Brandon Rush was fouled by Butterfield while soaring and attempting to throw down a one-handed dunk in transition.

11:26, second half, KU leads 56-51

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Sasha Kaun scored his first bucket of the game on an entry feed from Russell Robinson. That was followed by Stefhon Hannah's third three-pointer of the game to again make it a two point game.

Darrell Arthur answered yet again, this time corralling a huge offensive rebound off of a Brandon Rush miss and dropping in a one-handed shot from just feet away.

Sasha Kaun made it a five-point game after hitting one of two free throws, and Leo Layons did the same to make it 53-49.

Darnell Jackson moved into double figures on KU's next possession, taking a feed from Sherron Collins and slipping in two off the glass. He hit the free throw to go with his shot, giving KU its biggest lead yet at seven points. Jackson then took down another defensive board off of a J.T. Tiller three miss. Russell Robinson lost the ball out of bounds, though, after slipping along the three-point arc.

Leo Lyons slipped in a two from the wing, and then a travel call on Jackson sent the game into a full break.

14:31, second half, KU leads 48-45

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Darnell Jackson missed a turnaround two inside after the half, and Darrell Arthur picked up his third foul on the other end. He stayed in the game, though, and the Jayhawks then created a transition opportunity, with Brandon Rush throwing home a lob toss from Russell Robinson.

Mario Chalmers then hit a pair of free throws after drawing a foul on MU, pushing KU's lead to six points at 42-36 - KU's first breathing room of the night.

Vaidotas Volkus continued his surprising night by stroking another two after sitting most of the first half with foul trouble.

MU got a chance to chip back in closer, but Carroll missed a three atop the key. After Darnell Jackson was tied up for a jump ball underneath on KU's next possession, Stefhon Hannah hit his second three of the night to pull MU within one at 42-41.

Mario Chalmers then got to the line and hit one of two, and after a Hannah turnover, Sherron Collins hit his first three of the night from the left wing to put KU up 46-41. Hannah then dropped in two underneath.

A Brandon Rush miss gave MU a chance to get closer, but two looks inside were no good and Collins hit a long two after pump-faking a defender off his feet.

Volkus swished another jumper, this time on the baseline, to pull MU back within three points at 48-45.

Halftime, KU leads 38-36

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Brandon Rush hit one of two free throws out of the break, and after Matt Lawrence missed a deep three, Sherron Collins skied for a big defensive board. KU couldn't score, though, and Lawrence then hit his first three of the game on the other end to put MU up 32-31.

Rush, still going hard on offense, rolled in two off the glass down the right wing to pull KU back within a point. Cole Aldrich then grabbed a tough defensive board in traffic. He was rewarded on the other end after finding space with an entry pass leading to an easy two-handed slam.

Hannah gave the lead back to the Tigers by hitting a pair of free throws. Then, Marshall Brown hit one of two charities, and followed by a Darnell Jackson two, KU took a 38-36 lead into the half.

In the first half, both teams were efficient offensively, with KU hitting 14 of 33 shots and MU going 13-of-30. Mizzou's Stefhon Hannah leads all scorers with 10 points, including a 5-of-6 showing from the free throw line.

Darnell Jackson, Russell Robinson and Mario Chalmers each scored eight points for KU. Brandon Rush has been aggressive, just not productive. He's 1-of-7 from the floor with four points and six rebounds.

3:59, first half, Mizzou leads 29-28

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Matt Lawrence missed a three out of the timeout for Mizzou, and on the trip back down, Brandon Rush tried again to get his offense going, but was whistled for a charge after working inside on Darryl Butterfield.

Another MU miss, though, gave KU a chance to take the lead yet again. This time, the Jayhawks capitalized, with Russell Robinson hitting Darnell Jackson underneath for a two-handed slam. The Tigers regained the lead on a Jason Horton three form the right wing.

Horton then grabbed a defensive board after Chalmers was off on a three late against the shot clock. In transition, though, DeMarre Carroll missed a look from point-blank range.

Mario Chalmers then tied the game again, this time at 26-26, by hitting a runner in the lane which dipped in after a high bounce off the rim.

Darnell Jackson then got to the line with KU again trailing following a Stefhon Hannah free throw. He missed two attempts in the double bonus, though, and Hannah dropped in two while driving the lane with ease.

Jackson then was given a lob toss by Brandon Rush, who cut the lane following a three miss. Rush was then fouled in transition going into the half's final TV timeout.

7:53, first half, Mizzou leads 23-22

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mizzou scrapped for a loose ball underneath following an aired Sherron Collins three-point try, calling a timeout in the scrum to keep possession. After the quick break, though, the Tigers gave it right back with a turnover of their own.

Mizzou's pressure defense on the perimeter again forced the Jayhawks into a tough shot at the end of the clock, with Darnell Jackson missing from deep. Brandon Rush corralled the offensive board and was fouled going back up, then hitting one of two free throws.

After another KU missed free throw, Leo Lyons went down in transition and dropped through a two in the lane over Darrell Arthur. He was whistled for a foul, but awarded the basket still to push MU's lead to 23-19. Arthur went to shoot at the other end in the bonus. He hit one of two to keep KU within one score at 23-20.

KU made it a one-point game thanks to a two-point basket by Darnell Jackson in transition off of another MU turnover. Stefhon Hannah tried to extend it with a three, but missed long. After the board was tipped out, he controlled it and drew another KU foul.

DeMarre Carroll then drove from the wing and missed a two. He then picked the ball away from Sasha Kaun on the boards and went back up to draw a foul. Carroll missed both charities and Darnell Jackson got the board to push the ball back up for KU. A missed Brandon Rush shot saw a rebound go out of bounds, sending the game into another full break.

11:28, first half, Mizzou leads 21-18

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Brandon Rush missed short on a three out of the timeout, giving MU a chance to extend its two-point lead. Stefhon Hannah tried a three of his own but was short just as Rush was moments earlier. Mario Chalmers finally rang the bell, hitting his second three of the game on the next trip down, giving KU its first lead since 1-0 at 12-11.

Leo Lyons, into the game for Vaidotas Volkus, scored his first points after driving the baseline. The Mizzou lead was extended to three points then, after Darrell Arthur missed a lob dunk off the back iron. In transition, Brandon Rush couldn't catch DeMarre Carroll, who threw down a two-handed slam.

Arthur drew contact on the other end, then went to the line to swish a pair of free throws and keep KU within one point at 15-14.

Lyons then missed a fadeaway jumper long off the iron, and after spinning in the lane, Russell Robinson dropped in an awkward two in transition. Matt Lawrence returned the favor with two points of his own after KU couldln't get back in time in transition.

Keon Lawrence then got into the action off the bench, driving in, back out, then back in for two points. Lawrence then was credited with two more thanks to a goaltending call against Darrell Arthur, putting MU up 21-16 and forcing a 30-second timeout call from Bill Self.

Sherron Collins sparked KU with a quick up-and-under layup after slashing down the lane out of the timeout for his first points of the night. He then was the beneficiary of a loose ball knocked free by Russll Robinson. The Jayhawks turned it over, though, heading into another full timeout.

15:40, first half, Mizzou leads 11-9

COLUMBIA, Mo. - KU controlled the opening tip, with Darrell Arthur getting an eight-foot look right away from the left block. The shot missed and went down the other way with MU. Brandon Rush, though took a poked pass inside the other way and fed Russell Robinson. Robinson was fouled by Stefhon Hannah on his way up in transition, making one of two free throws to score the game's first point.

Matt Lawrence tried his first three-pointer on MU's next possession, but off the miss and a knock out of bounds, Vaidotas Volkus hit a short baseline jumper for the Tigers. Volkus gets his first start of the night tonight in place of Leo Lyons. Then, after a foul on Mario Chalmers, Hannah canned a corner three to put MU up 5-1.

Hannah then went full-speed the other way after an Arthur airball on the other end. This time, he drew a foul on his way up and hit a pair of free throws to put MU up 7-1 just under two minutes into the ballgame.

Russell Robinson scored KU's first field goal of the game to quiet the crowd a tad on a leaner along the right block. Then, after a DeMarre Carroll three miss, Chalmers canned a trifeccta of his own to pull KU within one. Carroll came back to take an inside feed from Volkus inside for an easy deuce.

Arthur then atoned for a pair of early misses by hitting a turnaround jumper on Volkus while drawing contact. Arthur hit the free throw, making it an 8-2 KU run to tie the game, 9-9.

Brandon Rush missed a three after a Mizzou turnover, and the Tigers took the lead back again with Volkus drilling a lengthy baseline jumper. After that, Sasha Kaun was whistled on the offensive end for his first foul of the game. The Tigers couldn't respond offensively. Kaun then drew a foul on Volkus as the game headed into its first full break.

Tonight, the Kansas University men's basketball team hopes to not fall into the same pitfalls which doomed No. 1 North Carolina and No. 4 UCLA today.

Though unlike those two top-five squads that fell this afternoon, the Jayhawks don't have the luxury of playing at home. Instead, Bill Self's squad has to go to one of the most hostile environments it'll see all year - Mizzou Arena - for a 7 p.m. tip on ESPNU.

The Jayhawks (17-0 overall, 2-0 Big 12) are fresh after four-plus days off. Before that, though, came a pair of Big 12 pastings against Nebraska and Oklahoma in a 72-hour stretch. Behind those two wins, the Jayhawks, should they win tonight, are a likely candidate for the nation's No. 1 ranking come Monday.

Missouri, on the other hand, has been very Jekyll and Hyde in two Big 12 forays.

After shocking Texas last Saturday, 97-84, in Columbia, the Tigers (11-6, 1-1) went on the road and fell to Iowa State, 72-67, Wednesday night.

Scoring punch is present, though, for Mizzou. Junior Vanderbilt transfer DeMarre Carroll is Mizzou's anchor, averaging 14.9 points and 7.2 rebounds a game this year. Senior point guard Stefhon Hannah, who had two good games against KU a year ago, averages 14.1 points and 5.4 rebounds a game. Leo Lyons - a 6-foot-9 Kansas City product - is one of the league's more improved players, averging 11.6 points and 4.5 rebounds a game so far as a junior.

The Tigers will be wearing home whites, with KU wearing their traditional road blues.

Comments

PLKaws23 11 years, 9 months ago

A quote from an espn article made my mizzu coach

"I've never seen so many blocked charges called in a long time," coach Mike Anderson said. "The thing about it, none of them went our way. For a coach, that's hard to swallow."

Thought that was funny seeing that Hightower was pullin for the black and gold tonight

Chicago_JHawk 11 years, 9 months ago

jhwkfan1625 - UCLA is highlighting the "C" to celebrate their 100 NCAA athletic championships, the most all time. C is the roman numeral for 100.

Ed Fox 11 years, 9 months ago

I wouldn't be surprised to see those home whites a bit red later if they try to push it inside against us.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 9 months ago

1625...you got ESPNU? Lazer feed a bit delayed...

flipborder02 11 years, 9 months ago

f I would like to watch the game but for some reason it cant be on ESPN.

Rodney Stice 11 years, 9 months ago

Great this weekend they are going to talk about mu football like last week was nu football

NH_JHawk 11 years, 9 months ago

flipborder...

Very few have ESPNU. I think games of this magnitude are purposely aired on ESPNU...hoping to upset everyone so they call their cable company to carry the new ESPN flavor. Basically ESPN wants more money and doesn't care that you're a fan. Sucks...

cpjayhawk 11 years, 9 months ago

I'm a Jayhawk living in Missouri (I know, I know), and they don't even air the game here. What's up with airing it on ESPNU? Like above, this magnitude of a game needs to be aired on a main affiliate,especially in the respective states! Go Jayhawks!!!

BigBundyTime 11 years, 9 months ago

WTF with Comcast not carrying the KU vs. MU game. Seriously...I have 1000 stations and 10 games noone with any 800 miles of here gives a crap about.

Someone needs an ass kicking!!!! This is unbeleivable!

Rodney Stice 11 years, 9 months ago

we cannot grab a rebound, we just slap it around

NH_JHawk 11 years, 9 months ago

Attrition is going to become a huge factor in this game with the amount of fouls being called by Hitower et al. I think we are deep enough to withstand the pressure. C'mon HAWKS!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 9 months ago

and of course we have to convert the foul shots which we are not...

cpjayhawk 11 years, 9 months ago

I agree with NH_JHawk, these kittens can only run with us for so long. We are too deep! But we still need to hit some more free throws and step it up. It shouldn't even be close.

Scott Tichenor 11 years, 9 months ago

These scores some of you are providing are much needed. Some of us don't have a TV or audio at the moment and Ryna is updating this thing brutally slow! Scores appreciated! Thanks.

speedy 11 years, 9 months ago

i,ve watched hightower screw us for 30 years! hes doing it again

NH_JHawk 11 years, 9 months ago

1625,

It's encouraging. We just took their best shot and still have a (albeit slim) halftime lead and in their house. Question is if Mizzou can keep up this intensity. If not then goodnight!

SDSurferFan 11 years, 9 months ago

first time all season I've seen KU give up so many lay ups. The pace seems as high as its been all season. Mizzou seems to be flying be the seat of their pants while the JayHawks seem to have more composure, although KU has been a bit sloppy. To be up 2 at 1/2 is great. I see us winning by 10.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 9 months ago

According to the live game feed at http://www.sportsline.com/collegebasketball/gamecenter/live/NCAAB_20080119_KS@MO team fouls are about even with KU at 12 and Mizzou 11. It seemed more lopsided than that however.

SDSurferFan 11 years, 9 months ago

Rush- One of those games where he seems like he's pressing. Collins- A couple of sloppy TOs, but has also had some great drives to the hole. Mario- Didn't play as much with foul trouble.
Cole- Great minutes. Darnell- A bit rushed. Needs to be the energy in the paint. RR- Strong 1/2.

speedy 11 years, 9 months ago

for 5 mins both lazer and this ku report was off line whats going on??

NH_JHawk 11 years, 9 months ago

speedy,

I didn't lose my feed on the lazer. Must be your internet service provider.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 9 months ago

Collins is streaky. Hopefully these two buckets are a sign of things to come for the rest of this game and beyond!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 9 months ago

was thinking the same thing 1625. The feel of this half is different (so far).

NH_JHawk 11 years, 9 months ago

Hightower and crew switched uniforms for the 2nd half...lol. 19 team fouls for the game on Mizzou. STILL not converting the fouls shots.

brooksmd 11 years, 9 months ago

If you go to cbs sportsline you can follow the game updates with their gamecenter.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 9 months ago

Can Hightower even see from that far away?

willyboy 11 years, 9 months ago

No Problem... It is all can find out here in Nevada

Rodney Stice 11 years, 9 months ago

What a bad call. Chalmers was pulled down. The commentators were shocked.

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 9 months ago

How much does Hightower earn on the Mizzou payroll?

NH_JHawk 11 years, 9 months ago

BCRaven...

I think it might be a conspiracy with Hightower and ESPNU...lol...

Rodney Stice 11 years, 9 months ago

mu is throwing elbows, and getting away with it. Must be the #1 play in their playbook.

rgreene 11 years, 9 months ago

The officiating has not been bad. It's just been plentiful. They're calling everything, but they're at least calling it both ways. There's little arguing that.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 9 months ago

That's true Ryan. Mizzou has actually committed more fouls than we have.

brooksmd 11 years, 9 months ago

Listening to KMOX you'd think Rush was dead.

Debbie Mangen 11 years, 9 months ago

They're throwing bottles again. They did that several years ago at a football game and hit several of our band members. A real class act, Mo!

Rodney Stice 11 years, 9 months ago

Wouldn't expect anything different from a bunch of hillbillies

brooksmd 11 years, 9 months ago

Yeah had to listen to KMOX as I couldn't get into LAZR

willyboy 11 years, 9 months ago

YES! It is over!.... Suck it lemmings!!!! Woooo Hooooo!!!!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 9 months ago

We got their best shot and beat 'em in their own house. This team is impressive.

brooksmd 11 years, 9 months ago

You guys must be seeing things as KMOX doesn't mention any bottles. lol

Rodney Stice 11 years, 9 months ago

KU WINS! KU WINS! ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!!!!!

Debbie Mangen 11 years, 9 months ago

AAwwwwwwwwwww...... Hightower lost another one!

ROCK CHALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 9 months ago

You've said it before jhwkfan1625 the free throw shooting has to be better in order to win close games.

ccs1jayhawker 11 years, 9 months ago

Good hard fought win way to go Hawks!!! RCJH

ku98 11 years, 9 months ago

Nice win, but 17 missed free throws???

tim deegan 11 years, 9 months ago

ahhh. that was close, and ugly, but a win against the misery tigers at their house is always a good thing. rock on hawks!

brooksmd 11 years, 9 months ago

The stats are ugly but a win at mizzoo is still a great win. Way to go Hawks.....

jaybate 11 years, 9 months ago

Let me be the first to say I forecast this game COMPLETELY WRONG!!!!

I throw myself on the mercy of the coat and plead the following mitigating circumstances.

Team FG% 3pt% FT% KU 40.0% 33.3% 62.2%

MU 38.0% 17.9% 50.0%

No one can predict this kind of crappy performance. :-)

Regardless, APDnickadenton6fizzou, I can recommend a good specialist in multiple personality disorders, because...

KU won. UNC lost. And now KU is Number 2 in the country. And Misery? Well, there's always next year.

curlyqkm15 11 years, 9 months ago

That had to be the poorest officiated game that I have seen in a long time. The foul that they called on Mario when he was pulled to the ground was completely bogus! Oh well at least we came out with a win! Rock Chalk!

brooksmd 11 years, 9 months ago

Jaybate you may be assuming too much making KU #2. Pollsters love UNC so much they may only drop 1 spot.

ku98 11 years, 9 months ago

No way UNC only drops one spot... They should have lost to Clemson and GTech. They are just not good enough defensively, which must drive ol' Roy crazy, but since UCLA also lost, I think UNC will just drop to #3, with Memphis at #1 and KU at #2.

beebe1 11 years, 9 months ago

Hightower was a major problem. I used to think he was good - I think he may have been from Lawrence. Anyhow, he insists the other refs check with him and he often o9ver rules them. Let's hope we've seen the last of him!

Debbie Mangen 11 years, 9 months ago

You obviously are relatively new to KU basketball. Ed Hightower has always been a thorn in KU's side. Whenever he officiates a KU game we are playing the opposing team plus Ed Hightower. When the game was starting tonight and they said he was the ref, my heart sank. He did his very best to give the game to Missouri. My daughter was lucky enough to get to watch and she was irrate over his calling of the game. We won, despite his handiwork. That's quality basketball. Go KU!

tis4tim 11 years, 9 months ago

Yahoo Sports has the wrong score posted...and the wrong victor.

http://sports.yahoo.com/

tis4tim 11 years, 9 months ago

Actually: right score, but wrong winner.

mom_of_three 11 years, 9 months ago

I dread every time Hightower calls a game. I don't know who is worse for KU - Ed Hightower or Jim Burr.
It looked like when MU was trying to save the ball and hit it off a KU player, the MU player was already out of bounds, but no one ever looked at the line.
I am glad it is over, and they were hitting free throws at the end. But if we would have hit them through out the game, it wouldn't have been so close.

Dale Koch 11 years, 9 months ago

We don't need to be #1. Just keep playing them one at a time. Dish Network will always have the Jayhawks on TV. GET DISH NETWORK

Chris Weaver 11 years, 9 months ago

it was nice to see paige arena sold out tonight. thanks to all the jayhawks that made the trip.

hightower's not as bad as jayhawk fans think. he's been a good whistle in this conference for a long time.

i'll bet the stupid tarheals are still number one. lord knows jay billas will give them the nod.

how bout that CU / UT tilt? what a conference.

Dan Harris 11 years, 9 months ago

HIGHTOWER SUCKS! It's always about him and not the game. We have got to do better at the line or that will bite us in the ass against any decent team. Good to win an ugly game . Rock Chalk and Suck it Mizzu and ADP!!!

4ever_jhawk 11 years, 9 months ago

I missed the first half of the game and had to listen to the second half on the radio. Sounded like Ed H-tower was really working his "magic" as usual. Great win for the 'hawks.

And don't worry about being "only" #2. We'll get ours with a Big 12 and National Championship.

jaybate 11 years, 9 months ago

Has anyone ever noticed that KU seems to win every ugly game its in? Has anyone kept track of this? Every time teams try to turn it into a physical game, KU seems to get even more down and dirty than the opponent and grind out a win. Its kind of amazing.

Rodney Stice 11 years, 9 months ago

I was just reading the article on yahoo sports, and mu averaged only 6000 fans prior to tonites game. If this is true, we have the best fans in the world, we show up for every game.

Chris McIlvain 11 years, 9 months ago

Hey Jhwkfan1625...why don't you log off the computer and just enjoy the game? I'm a Jayhawk fan living outside of the state and I was able to see the game on ESPNU. Not sure what's wrong with the rest of you tools.

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