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2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

Originally published March 30, 2008 at 03:45p.m., updated March 30, 2008 at 06:19p.m.

Next up: UNC - KU downs Davidson, returns to Final Four a 59-57 winner

The Jayhawks hoist the Midwest Regional trophy following their victory over Davidson on Sunday in Detroit. Kansas is trying to become the first league school in the Big 12 era to win a national championship.

The Jayhawks hoist the Midwest Regional trophy following their victory over Davidson on Sunday in Detroit. Kansas is trying to become the first league school in the Big 12 era to win a national championship.

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Mass. celebration underway

Massachusetts Street turned into a tangle of triumph after Kansas University's Elite Eight victory over Davidson, sending the Jayhawks to the Final Four for the first time since 2003.

Final, KU wins 59-57

DETROIT, Mich. -Let the week of hype begin.

Thanks to a 59-57 Kansas University victory over Davidson Sunday in Detroit which was sweated out until the closing moments, the matchup everyone has been waiting for is set.

Bill Self and Kansas will take on Roy Williams and North Carolina next Saturday in San Antonio, as Sunday's victory propelled the Jayhawks to their first Final Four appearance since 2003. It also sets a Final Four field consisting of four No. 1 seeds for the first time since the field expanded to 64 teams 19 years ago.

Davidson sophomore Stephen Curry got his points, but on a rough shooting night overall, he still finished with 25 points. Jason Richards, who scored seven points for Davidson, had a shot at the game-winning three at the buzzer, but missed.

Mario Chalmers and Sasha Kaun led KU with 13 points apiece. Kaun's 13 off the bench were key, as he was the Jayhawks' most consistent low post threat all night. Brandon Rush added 12 and Darrell Arthur seven.

For more on this story, log back onto KUSports.com throughout the night, tomorrow morning and pick up Monday's Journal-World.

:59.8, second half, KU leads 59-53

DETROIT, Mich. -Sasha Kaun dropped in two out of the timeout after a long range Davidson miss. Bryant Barr answered again for the Wildcats, scoring two in close off the glass. Darrell Arthur did the same thing on the other end, keeping KU ahead, 56-53.

Mario Chalmers missed a one-hander in close after the final TV timeout of regulation, but a missed three by Max Paulhus Gosselin for Davidson eventually sent Sasha Kaun to the free throw line following Andrew Lovedale's fifth and final foul of the game on the other end.

Kaun made one of two, putting KU up by four with just over two minutes to play.

Stephen Curry missed a three in transition off a Jason Richards steal against Sherron Collins, and Brandon Rush was fouled immediately after. Rush hit both bonus charities, putting the Jayhawks ahead by six with 1:15 to play.

6:11, second half, KU leads 52-51

DETROIT, Mich. -Bryant Barr hit a three off an inbounds pass for Davidson after the timeout, but after Stephen Curry blew a chance to extend the lead, Darnell Jackson slammed home two in transition. Barr then took another look in the corner and cashed a three to pull Davidson back to within one at 45-44.

Andrew Lovedale then put Davidson ahead with a turnaround jumper on the baseline which got a bit of help from the iron. The bucket had a foul call on Jackson to go along with it.

Lovedale missed the charity out of a timeout, but KU turned it back over under heavy defensive pressure. Bryant Barr then nailed his third three in a short time span from up top, giving Davidson a four-point lead with nine minutes to play. Sasha Kaun slipped it back down to two with a follow-up to a Mario Chalmers missed floater. Stephen Curry answered right back, giving himself 22 points on a pull-up jumper at the free throw line.

Mario Chalmers stole an errant pass out of a Bill Self timeout and scooted for an easy two to pull KU back within a bucket at 51-49, and Stephen Curry then missed an open three on the wing, giving KU a chance to tie or take the lead inside of seven minutes to play.

Sherron Collins' first field goal of the game gave the lead back to KU with 6:11 to play, hitting a straight-on three.

11:59, second half, KU leads 43-38

DETROIT, Mich. -Andrew Lovedale put in two going under the rack off an offensive rebound after a Stephen Curry three miss, putting Davidson up 37-35.

Brandon Rush put home his first three-pointer of the game in response, and Mario Chalmers had a chance to add two points in transition quickly after that following a steal, but it fell off the rim and was no good.

Sherron Collins extended the lead after a Lovedale miss to three points at 40-37, hitting a pair of free throws for his first points of the game.

Brandon Rush then put home a huge bucket driving off the glass while drawing a foul, putting the Jayhawks up by five. His free throw gave him 10 points and gave KU its biggest lead yet at 43-37.

Davidson's Jasoon Richards responded by getting to the free throw line, hitting one of two to pull the Wildcats back to within five with 11:59 to go.

15:51, second half, game tied 35-35

DETROIT, Mich. -Stephen Curry hit a two for Davidson after KU failed to score on its first possession out of the half, tying the game, 30-30.

Russell Robinson then missed a three from the wing on the other end. Curry then drowned a three with a hand in his face to put Davidson up three. Sasha Kaun dropped in two off a spin to pull the Jayhawks to within one, 33-32.

Jason Richards had a chance at an open three on the other end and missed, though after a Brandon Rush three miss, Thomas Sander scored two inside while drawing a foul, putting Davidson up three. He missed the free throw, and Sasha Kaun worked it back down to a one-point deficit again off an alley-oop slam. He missed the free throw to go with it, but KU turned it over off the offensive rebound. Max Paulhus Gosselin returned the favor, carrying the ball in transition and giving KU a chance to take back the lead.

Darnell Jackson tied it up, 35-35, hitting one of two free throws, making him 1-of-4 from the line on the afternoon. Sasha Kaun was called for a foul going after a defensive board, taking the game into a full timeout with him having three fouls after that whistle.

Halftime, game tied 28-28

DETROIT, Mich. -Darrell Arthur was called for a charge after losing the ball on his way to the bucket out of the Davidson breather, but Stephen Curry missed a three on the other end, giving KU a chance for possibly the last shot of the half. Darnell Jackson chipped in a tough two inside, and Davidson couldn't respond quick enough, with KU taking a 30-28 lead into the half.

Mario Chalmers led the Jayhawks with 11 points, while Stephen Curry, who has scored 30-plus points in all four career NCAA Tournament appearances heading into today, leads all scorers with 15. Brandon Rush and Darrell Arthur have two fouls apiece for the Jayhawks.

1:17, first half, game tied 28-28

DETROIT, Mich. -Darrell Arthur fed Darnell Jackson for a tough two points in transition after the full break, and when Davidson brought the ball back up down two, KU applied a box-and-one zone defense.

The Wildcats went scoreless on their first possession, and Darrell Arthur was fouled going up for two on the other end, getting himself to the line for the first time. Arthur cashed one of two, making it a three-point game.

Stephen Curry tried for a three off a quick screen on the other end, but was fouled and got to the line for a trio of charities. He cashed all three, tying it again, 26-26.

3:58, first half, game tied 23-23

DETROIT, Mich. -Stephen Curry dropped in a soft floater after the timeout to put Davidson back up by three. The two teams then traded misses before Mario Chlamers smacked another three to give himself nine points and tie the game, 19-19.

Mario Chalmers scored again on his next opportunity, following a Jason Richards jumper. Curry answered that with another floater. KU then attacked the size advantage again for two inside, this time from Arthur.

Davidson then used a pair of solid post traps to force KU into timeouts under durress. After the second one, KU turned the ball over thanks to a shot clock violation.

Jason Richards aired a three just before a full timeout on the floor, with the game tied 23-23.

15:49, first half, game tied 2-2

DETROIT, Mich. - Brandon Rush controlled the game's opening tip for KU, but missed a three off a kick-out pass from Mario Chalmers, sending the ball with Davidson. The Wildcats couldn't score on their opening possession, but trapped and forced a loose ball tie-up to get the ball back on the other end.

Andrew Lovedale scored the game's first points off a lightning-quick feed from the perimeter from Jason Richards, dropping it in off the iron.

Sasha Kaun evened things by tipping in a Mario Chalmers up-and-under miss. He then grabbed a defensive board off a Stephen Curry awkward miss.

The two teams then traded misses, first with Darrell Arthur getting a shot swatted from behind by Lovedale, then Curry missing a three up top off a screen, keeping things knotted at 2-2.

Sasha Kaun then swatted a Lovedale look inside after Brandon Rush missed another three, giving KU another shot at grabbing the lead. Mario Chalmers kicked to Arthur, but a shot off the glass missed. Lovedale then missed again, this time from about 10 feet away.

The game went to a full break at 15:49, still tied 2-2.

Pregame

DETROIT, Mich. - Some say the Midwest Region opened up in the NCAA Tournament for the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks. The biggest reason it 'opened up', though? No. 10 Davidson, who is the final team standing in KU's way in its quest to return to the Final Four for the first time since 2003.

A win today over the Tournament's favorite underdog would earn the first Final Four berth for KU coach Bill Self, who today coaches in his fifth Elite Eight game.

Davidson comes into today's game as hot as anyone, having already taken care of No. 7 Gonzaga, No. 2 Georgetown and, most recently, No. 3 Wisconsin. It's no secret who carries the bulk of Davidson's hopes on his shoulders. It's sophomore guard Stephen Curry, who wound up at the Southern Conference school after being passed up by several major programs along the East Coast. Curry has already scored 103 points in three games in this NCAA Tournament, including 33 in Friday's win over Wisconsin.

He wasn't alone, though, as senior point guard Jason Richards was as efficient as could be in running the offense, finishing with 13 assists to zero turnovers.

KU took care of No. 12 Villanova Friday with relative ease, following behind a game-high 16 points from Brandon Rush and 15 points coupled with suffocating defense from Russell Robinon. The Jayhawks won 72-57.

Today's game will tip at approximately 4:05 p.m. (CDT).

Stay tuned here for live game updates at each television timeout, halftime and after it's done.

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Comments

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

Let's make history today!

pjdeanwag 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm so excited, I think I just peed a little in my pants.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

It's time to take the wildcat trash out!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Two points in almost 5 minutes...pathetic start!!!!

Playing right in Davidson's hands.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Arrrrrrhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! We look so friggin tight!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

We're getting good looks, we just gotta hit 'em. I like our aggressiveness on the boards so far.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Yep, we're tight alright. Just what I was afraid of.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Can we buy a friggin bucket please? I'll throw in my money right now!!!!!!

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

looking the same sloppy way that we finished the other night

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

if we can't score inside against these guys we don't stand a chance against the rest of the final 4

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

The longer they hang around, their confidence starts soaring!!!!

flipborder02 11 years, 8 months ago

WE just cant buy a basket. Nice hustle Jackson make your freethrows

Rodney Stice 11 years, 8 months ago

Finally a foul underneath that goes our way.

Joe Ross 11 years, 8 months ago

SOMETHING'S GOTTA CHANGE...

I GOT MY DAVIDSON VOODOO DOLL OUT NOW!

Joe Ross 11 years, 8 months ago

Im gonna stick a pin in these damn officials too!

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

I've opened a beer... Time to get on a run!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

lance1jhawk/txrockchalk/melrank - time to start drinking! It's gonna take a valliant team effort today.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

lance - you were reading my mind brother!

FlaHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

KU is si tight! They look like 7th graders.

I am afraid this just plays to Davidson strength.

KU has to take control of the pace with better shot selection.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

This is ridiculous!!!!

Another game where we refuse to pound it down low. They can't match our size!!!!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

I don't understand why we NEVER have the killer instinct. We fiddle around with teams all the friggin' time. God, I want to be like UNC soooooo bad.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

jross - Eddie Hightower must be out there somewhere poking his KU voodoo doll and laughing. Apparently he'll never forgive us for beating OU in 88. Hightower officiated that game.

mjvjhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

Following my Jayhawks is taking years off of my life!

Chris Weaver 11 years, 8 months ago

21 - 19 davidson - this sucks thank god for chalmers

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

I've NEVER seen us have so much trouble inbounding the ball.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

we can't even inbound the ball for gds sake

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

Foul, foul foul, and one, foul foul.... oh wait, they don't call things against Davidson, they're the darlings of the NCAA...

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Somebody punch Curry in the crotch on his next J.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

still early????? it's almost half time

mjvjhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

yes, it is early, but this team needs to find attack mode real soon for gods sake. F#$k Curry

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

All right- I've got the wife drinking too, Ive changed clothes and am starting to feel a little better about this game.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

now do you know why we can't go inside?

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Why do we insist on getting trapped under the basket????

Yaaawnnnn 11 years, 8 months ago

see mckillop smile? he's pleased his team is making our big men look like schoolgirls

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Davidson has us (like Wisconsin) right where they want us...notched up at halftime.

Yaaawnnnn 11 years, 8 months ago

what do you think the odds are that bill gets T'd up before this game is over?

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

you know we're in trouble when Self puts us in a zone defense

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Right now we couldn't hold the jockstraps of the other Final Four teams.

Ian Brown 11 years, 8 months ago

If we happened to lose this game I would have to say Bill Self should not be the head basketball coach of Kansas. It would further prove that he connot advance past the Elite 8.

mjvjhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

I think it's safe to say....I hate Davidson!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm beginning to question whether Bill can even motivate these guys when it's crunch-time.

Ed Fox 11 years, 8 months ago

Say whatever you want, won't make it happen.

KU 11 years, 8 months ago

It doesn't matter if Curry scores 40. If we keep sleepwalking, we can lose this game. We have no energy and we haven't--other than Mario--displayed the WILL to take the game by the throat.

Yaaawnnnn 11 years, 8 months ago

a little early to be calling for self's head. 3 elite 8s in 5 years, and the exact same amount of championships good ol' boy roy got us, or has won with players he himself recruited

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

This game is maybe the "test" everyone said we needed. I agree with everyone that we seem to lack killer instinct. The first 10 minutes, we played good on D and had a chance to go up 8 to 10 points. I can't believe we are getting worked again on the boards! Come on BR, get it going man.

mjvjhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

Ibrown3 Ahhh the first idiot to use the fire Bill Self line. just watch the game and have a little faith, will ya? it is the players that are missing shots right now, not the coach!

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

Regardless of the outcome, I have to say I am impressed with Curry. What a PT player...

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

We took the lead at the 3:44 mark... Lets not look back. Get up and not let up on them.

FlaHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Cfurry running wild and KU totally flummoxed by Davidson D.

This is why Coach Self gets the big bucks. He needs to find a solution to the overwhelming Davidson double team down low.

Of course, if KU could hit a free throw and cut out the dumb fouls. They are giving up to many offensive rebonds and second chances!

It is obvious that Curry will get as many as he wants. KU has no one that can keep up with him.

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

I have faith folks, but this is a typical upset we are all to familiar with. We do something good and the other team answers right back. Now a charge on Rush. Frustration appears to be setting in. Curry got a BS call!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

WTF?? Curry was shuffling his damn feet. BS....

mjvjhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

uh, curry you were moving your feet, you know it!

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

what's wrong with Jackson, he acts like he has no coordination any more

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

DJ needs to get his head in the game...KNOW WHERE U ARE!!!!!

Chicago_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Fouls becoming a concern, silly turnovers, crowd a factor. This is grim so far.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

We are NOT capitalizing on opportunities...BTW...nice flop on Curry.

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

Typical, typical, typical heartbreak we have seen in past years. This sucks. So much for a nice relaxing Sunday evening..LOL

Joe Ross 11 years, 8 months ago

there have been 10 bad calls in this game...ALL against Kansas. Ingredient number one necessary for a huge upset: participation by the refs on the part of the underdog.

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

Well its obvious Curry is the NCAA's sweetheart and they've made sure he won't foul out... I believe if they're going to call that he needs to be in front of Rush... gotta love the ref's, they're going to ruin another one...

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

BILL GET A F$$KING TECHNICAL TO PROVE YOUR POINT!

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

Stupid ass fouls. Damn, we are looking really bad. Stupid foul DA!

Steve Gantz 11 years, 8 months ago

I can't believe that we're getting Duked on the foul calls.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

what the fu%^&^%*k was that????? Arthur, what a joke that was

Steve Gantz 11 years, 8 months ago

I don't drink, but I'm about to start, any suggestions?

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm not going to survive the 2nd half. only good thing, Rush will surely get it going in the second half

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Man, what's up with our big guys (other than Kaun)????

I saw that charge (by DA) coming all way down here!!!!

Yaaawnnnn 11 years, 8 months ago

despite playing one of the worst halves of basketball we've played all year, we're still in the lead. bill has a lot to yell about during the break; let's hope we come out with some fresh energy and some solutions

Chicago_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Up 2 at half. OK. Self needs to give the halftime speech of his life...or let D Manning give it - the first 4 minutes of the second are key. We keep letting them hang around, and we'll tighten up even more.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

I know...to be ahead and be playing so poorly...it's a blessing. Rush can only get hot from here on out.

mjvjhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

Another big game and I'm sitting here scratching my head wondering, WTF! I don't know how much longer I can take it. A 2 point lead at halftime? Bill are you throwing sh!t around the locker room yet?

rockchalk80 11 years, 8 months ago

okay fans... Davidson played some of their best basketball... KU played some of its worst... we are up by 2... 20 mins... take heart ...Final Four is within our grasp

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

I agree, Chicago_JHawk...we can only get tighter from here on out.

flipborder02 11 years, 8 months ago

Hey guys maybe its going to be like the nebraska game we pick it up a bit in the 2nd half to win the game.

Yaaawnnnn 11 years, 8 months ago

something is giving me this strange craving for some cinnisnacks and a coke zero....

Andrew Ledell 11 years, 8 months ago

I hate to complain about refs, but honestly. Has anyone ever seen such one-sided atrocity from an officiating crew before?

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

We need to get some space between us and them...otherwise, we will start making the choking noise.

flipborder02 11 years, 8 months ago

or we come out 2nd half and shoot the lights out of em.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Yeah, aledell...that charge call on BRush was horse sh*t.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

We get the ball to start the second half, right?

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Things can only go up from here for BRush.

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

My vote - put each player, scurbs included in and just deck a couple of these guys and give the zebra's some real offensive fouls to call. I dont care if the boys even put up a shot, that way maybe Davidson will begin to think twice about stepping in front of us... I'm sure Conner, Case and company will be more then happy to help!

Ed Fox 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm not sure that Bill throwing a fit at halftime is going to make these guys any looser. Someone needs to do something at half time to get these guys loose and playing like the game is fun.

mjvjhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

I have watched all the other Final Four team games, and they all played liked men! They played with a heightened sense of what they were playing for. Not us, maybe it's because I care more about this one, but something is very different here.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

quit blaming the refs, every foul we got we deserved, only questionable call was on Rush's charge, but he was going to lose the ball anyway. Seen him do that many times

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

all i can say is that if our bigs play like they did in the first half...we are screwed. DJ hasn't played worth a crap since the start of the tourney. what is his problem? and collins needs to drive to the hole. stop being a wimp and do it...why stop now when it has worked all year?

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Man, I don't even want to think about the 'hawks NOT holding up their end of the bargain of the No. 1s.

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

I disagree dek9219, Davidson is hacking inside and they're calling nothing, if you want Davidson to win, great, but comment on their message board... side note: while the zebra is a beautiful animal, they're looking ugly in this zoo.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Why aren't we pounding the rock down low????? They can't match up.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

haven't you been watching Landon, everytime he drives to the hole he is double teamed and he throws it away. only time it worked was the last play before half

RedJay 11 years, 8 months ago

Anyone see that CBS Pregame show?

Wow. I mean, Stephen Curry, a rough childhood with his dad always away on NBA trips, and then told he's not good enough to go to VTech. Wow. What a story.

Now here is a real story:

http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaab/news;_ylt=AswzfcO6q6Da9AY5S_pFt.45nYcB?slug=jn-kutragedy032108&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

I'm not sure I can watch March basketball anymore. When did they change the rules on charges? When I was a boy, both feet had to be set and position had to be established. Same for body fouls. This is a different sport. This is a free-throw contest. What have you zebras done to my favorite game?!?!?!?!?!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

I think our guys need electric-shock treatment at halftime...they look pretty damn sleepy.

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

well then dek if he gets double teamed kick it out right? duh. if there are two ppl on you that means someone is open.

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

We pount it down low jayhawkinatl our arms are going to be hacked and as a result we'll knock it out of bounds off our knees or get a weak travelling call...

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

we hack inside just as much as Davidson does and aren't getting called either. I'm just as much for KU as you are but blaming the refs is ridiculous, we aren't playing with any intensity at all, others on this board see that as well, quit blaming the damn refs

FlaHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

KU needs to get more offensive boards. They are doing fine on the defensive end.

What is scary is taht Davidson shot 35% in fist half and still has the game in their control.

KU foul shooting is typical NCAA level fro them. They only got 4 FTs in first half. They need to get to the line more often.

KU schema to get it low is fine, but they are NOT getting anything on kick-outs or second changes offf the glass.

Davidson defense should not be able to stop KU, but it has in the first half. Even with KU shotting a decent percentage over 45%.

If Davidson shoots over 40% in 2nd half, I am afaid that KU is toasted again!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Got the cell turned off...I'm sure some folks have been calling to give me sh*t.

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

only bad call was the rush charge...but our team is playing scared on the offense end. once i saw memphis win today i knew ku was doomed. all four #1 seeds have never made it to the final four....and then look how ku comes out to play.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

i agree landon, but has he been able to do that? NO, he throws it away, i agree, but what's wrong with shooting from the outside once in a while, RR hasn't taken a shot from outside yet, and if MC wasn't hitting, we would be down by 10 now

jayhawkeith 11 years, 8 months ago

Same old sick feeling in my gut. I hope we come to play in the 2nd.

speedy 11 years, 8 months ago

again lack of respect. where did CBS get the idea KU was the bad guys? david vrs golith? lets go KU get the respect you deserve. i spent the past week in vegas. almost noone in the casinos and only one other voise for KU. more than half the seats empty. a few laker fans yelling. no one cares? well i took my winnings and came home. ROCK CHALK! lets go guys.

Joe Ross 11 years, 8 months ago

Im SICK of KU upsets!

Can we get a fairly-called game?

It's not just the refs. Where is the killer instinct?

Why arent we pounding the ball down low? GO TO THE HOLE!

Why in the HELL was Case in? He's a defensive liability when we need to lock down.

MY GOD!

I cant take another upset...

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

You're probably right, we are hacking here and there, but they're shooting the long ball more then we are, correct?... im not blaming the ref's for the boys lack of desire, or will to play up to the level that they can, I'm blaming them for their lack of officiating... but if you feel the ref's arent to blame, you're right then, Rush nailed darling Curry on the charge call and the big guys are just weak 2nd round league prospects... guess we're just overall a weak #1 dek9219

mjvjhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

rattled by good defense? Well I got news for you, NC won't be a fun game. And after that Memphis/UCLA, not fun either. This could be the best Final Four in a long time, but if we are playing scared, rattled ball and win this game somehow, it gets ugly next week.

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

Too bad there is another 20 minutes to play, as weak as the score would be, I'd take a 30 - 28 win to get to next weekend... I feel Self is chewing them up right now... still dont love the ref's, but I've voiced enough about that... right DEK, ha... all is good, let's kill these damn cats now! Rock Chalk!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Mark it down...we lose, Self is off to Okie State.

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

Well gents, if I could sell my soul for a win at this moment I would.

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

20 minutes left....let's just see how bad this team wants to make it to the final four.

Ed Fox 11 years, 8 months ago

Rush, RussRob, Arthur, Kaun all two fouls. That's why Case and Aldrich have seen time. We're in trouble with that foul line-up.

speedy 11 years, 8 months ago

case was in the game in case he gets a wide open shot. hes also there to keep others from getting stupid fouls that late in the half.

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

The other thing I want to quickly voice concern about... why the heck do we have to hear so many sob, fluff stories in sports these days... rather sick of it... okay, that is all... ROCK CHALK!

Steve Gantz 11 years, 8 months ago

10 fouls against KU, 7 against Davidson, not overwhelming, but significant

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

you said estaboy, i didn't. we are the weakest #1 of the whole bunch and we are proving it

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

atl- How's the weather down their I'm thinking FAIR

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

you cry babies about the refs make me puke, you only think it when we are getting our butts kicked. the other 35 games it was all ok, huh?

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

I didnt love saying it dek9219, but its right we are the weakest... Jackson, poked in the eye... "officals obviously didnt catch that..."

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

dek9219, I say it the guys I watch the game with in our blowouts, I just dont voice it on here when it goes our way... right now its not, so I do....

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

yeah, and DA was on that guys back and they didn't call that either, or didn't you see that

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

well quit it you big baby, shows your immaturity

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

I did see Chalmers get railed... did you see that? Or was that clean? The boys doing the play by play did...

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

I normally say don't worry about the officiating, but that's BS. YES! Officials actually got something right!

Yaaawnnnn 11 years, 8 months ago

remember when we said things for bRush could only go up from here? what a terrible way to be playing your last game at the collegiate level

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

Chalmers, time for you to shine baby!

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

dek9219, big baby? Name calling shows immaturity as much as complaining... truce? How about this, lets agree on one thing, we both love our Hawks, and national championship will be great this year... eh?

rockchalk80 11 years, 8 months ago

that's right ...get the bigs in the game...but hit the FTs!

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

dek9219 I know, I'm happier now. Well damn, why are we running away from rebounds?

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

Getting beat on the boards yet again...

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

now, did anyone notice on that rebound that none of our guys went for the ball? what's wrong with them today

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Don't know, dek. We look soooo out of it!!!!!

mjvjhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

play Fu©kin basketball! this team is inside their own heads, screwing themselves.

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

dek9219, thats what i was saying... did you hear them yell, "get it, get it," why the hell werent they getting it... Sasha shouldnt have gone for it, that was a fouling the whole way...

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

i would still pound it down low everytime.....even if ku shoots 10% from the charity stripe....pound it in

speedy 11 years, 8 months ago

why was case in the game? he can shoot better than rush is today. drive the ball inside collect those no call fouls.

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

the worst part for BR is that when he gets tentative, he disappears completely. The announcers talked about BR needs to keep shooting. Only thing is, his mind is probably racing right now. Worried about continuing to shoot and missing rather than stepping up and changing his luck. Strap in, we are headed for a nail biter...

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

If we don't want, just let them blow our doors off and get it over with.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

you sure that wasn't a bad call against Kaun estaboy?

Joe Ross 11 years, 8 months ago

James Naismith may turn over in his grave if this goes south

we got 15 minutes to get it right

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

Playing like bitches down low. Give me an F'ing break

Steve Gantz 11 years, 8 months ago

Wow see that graphic, we get a chance to beat kstate if we lose!

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

here you have junior and he can't even get the ball in

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

Pretty sure dek9219, your thoughts? You're going to have a long night ahead of you if you post after each foul, but then again I dont care what you do, I'm cheering for the hawks... I said truce a while ago, so get your panties unbunched... go hawks!

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

I think this is the 1st time someone other than a big is going to the line.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Message to Phog Allen -

I know you're up there watching. Please send your divine intervention to Detoit and help us advance so that we may carry on your legacy.

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

Finally a good defensive sequence for us. And Rush with a Manning like move.

Joe Ross 11 years, 8 months ago

Can the refs give Davidson any more help?

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

is rush FINALLY coming to life????? i'm not giving up yet but this has been a tough tough game to watch.....

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

NH- you're right! jross- If you're going to pray to a former coach, make it one with a winning record.

Chris Weaver 11 years, 8 months ago

we are taking it in the shorts from these refs - they're horrible!

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

we can't even get a rebound on the free throw miss

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

i love it when a little guy goes in the paint throws up a wild shot and falls down and automatically it's a foul. what horse hockey

flipborder02 11 years, 8 months ago

It wouldnt have happend if Aldrich would have just blocked out.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm starting to believe we are getting screwed on the call...that was definitely a bailout call on Richards way out on top.

Steve Gantz 11 years, 8 months ago

Think we'll be able to stop Hansbrough?:)

rockchalk80 11 years, 8 months ago

Refs need to know we are watching the game in high def...

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

Looked like they knocked it out of bounds... my DVR states the same thing...

Chicago_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Rush HAS to keep shooting. I like how we've denied Curry completely for the past several minutes.

CaramelMacchMan 11 years, 8 months ago

Give the Ball to Mario... Simple s that...

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

don't know about the boys but I AM exhausted for sure!!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Box out or no, that was off the Davidson dude.

mjvjhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

how about everyone use all their energy on good thoughts. Seriously, watch the game! Think good thoughts, and type your thoughts on this board later. We need good Karma. That's what I'm doing for what it's worth!

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

i agree, MC is not in the offense at all for some reason

speedy 11 years, 8 months ago

davidson is playing good but KU is playing good enough if they stop beating themselves.

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

i just watched that call in slow motion and it was off of davidson.

Chris Weaver 11 years, 8 months ago

collins just asked the ref if he needed glasses

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

Agreed jayhawkinatl... agreed... Dek feels otherwise I'm sure.

Steve Gantz 11 years, 8 months ago

Instant replay on another out of bounds call.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

gave them 4 chances to score that time

Yaaawnnnn 11 years, 8 months ago

i dont care what you say dek, jackson most certainly didnt even touch him on that shot

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

DJ didn't even touch the guy. We're getting screwed for sure.

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

Got him there didnt we Dek, do you think that was a good call. I'd say that was by far the worst of the game, even CBS's replay didnt show his hand touched him...

kc_wildfire 11 years, 8 months ago

They deserve to lose this game. No one wants it.

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

hate to say it but this game is over.......i can see it already and all i'll have to watch on espn for the next week is how ku loses to another midmajor and can't make it to the final four.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

DJ didn't touch him!!!! NOT A FOUL!!!! What a load of crap!!!!

flipborder02 11 years, 8 months ago

Thats some micky mouse bull shet god damn im pissed these refs need there eyes checked.

palewhale 11 years, 8 months ago

wow, chalmers knocked to floor and jackson barely..if at all..touches and gets the foul.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

no, but did DJ even jump? He didn't even try to stop that guy from shooting. what's up with that?

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

DJ barely got him on the arm, but no need for the refs to get involved like this. They are falling into the trap of calling this game for the underdog...

c0bra 11 years, 8 months ago

This entire reffing operation is absolute clown shoes.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

you guys are just making excuses cause this team sucks today, you gotta admit it

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

What did the ref see on that? The replay showed Arthur as far away as the phantom call from 2003 against Langford.

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

here we go...the gag is beginning to swell up...

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

we act like we have never been double teamed before

Yaaawnnnn 11 years, 8 months ago

this feels like we're playing the red sox

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

Syracuse all over again with Davidson bombing from everywhere.

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

i guess curry can just grab rush as he tries to drive by him

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

Let's see Arizona, Syracuse, Rhode Island, Bucknell, Bradley....I'm sorry, but an ELITE program does not lose to DAVIDSON

c0bra 11 years, 8 months ago

dek: KU is playing absolutely horribly, but that doesn't mean the refs aren't reffing absolutely horribly.

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

Good timeout. We need to get a hold of this thing. Just need to make a basket because Davidson is feeling it big time. That layup helps. Don't panic.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

you guys make me sick, didn't you see BR push off when he shot his airball? they didn't call that, did they

Theutus 11 years, 8 months ago

What the hell is with these officials... Ghost fouls called against kansas, and then you got Davidson hanging on to our jerseys and hitting people in the face with no calls....

Regardless of who wins, Self better blast these officials in the post game interview.

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

Hawks close out the game on an 18-8 run to win by 11. I know, I know, wishful thinking...

c0bra 11 years, 8 months ago

I don't get why Self doesn't appear more upset with how his team is playing. No one seems to be stepping up and really playing with a desire to not have their season end here.

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

Question: Dek9219, honestly I like a good cinderella story like the rest of us, but who are you cheering for?

flipborder02 11 years, 8 months ago

God i have to watch the game with my parents it awful they wont let me open my mouth.

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

dek-i guess the refs decided to give us 1 makeup call. Isn't that why you play all year for that #1 seed? LOL

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm with you jayloco. KEEP THE FAITH PEOPLE!

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

well that's because he thinks the refs are just terrible, that's why Self doesn't act upset, he's going to blame the refs

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

Davidson is good, that's why Self isn't angry. He knows his guys are a dogfight.

Jeffery Barrett 11 years, 8 months ago

I am so sick of this underachieving! If this slips away, Self is the common denominator in these last (four) losses. Is he the weak link? Just questions that need to be pondered regardless....

canuckhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

OK. We aren't playing well, the calls are going the other way (every time) and davidson is hitting heartbreakers. But we're still there. Rock Chalk!

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

Wow, our defense is the best I've ever seen it. Davidson is awesome but they haven't seen a defense like this.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Come on!!!!! Points, boys...points!!!!! No more wasted opportunities.

Chicago_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Keep looking it inside! Take good shots. Careful with the ball.

We can do this!

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

come on sgtjb123, it's not Self's fault, it's the refs. Haven't you been reading how bad they are?

palewhale 11 years, 8 months ago

Kuan is playing with some great energy...he's going after it!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

If this comes down to a last-second shot, we're DEAD!!!!

c0bra 11 years, 8 months ago

Gotta hand it to Collins that was some fantastic guarding.

Chris Weaver 11 years, 8 months ago

exactly right palewhale - kaun does not want to go home

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

Right, Defense is awesome, they are shooting 53%, great defense by our guys

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

We may have weathered their run. Looks like Curry may be getting winded, he may have one last burst left. Len Elmore has it right about taking it inside.

Jeffery Barrett 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm watching the game. Every loss can't be blamed on the refs.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Players play the game, not the coach! The game plan and style of play got us 34 wins and soon to be 35. They are not hitting shots, not much we can do about that. We just have to belive in the team and NOT call for the coaches head.

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

Poetic justice would be we have to hit FT's to seal the win. We'll see....

Steve Gantz 11 years, 8 months ago

We're going to have some 1 on 1 ft's soon it looks like. Got to make!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Blood pressure off the charts right now. Cant--hold--out--much--longer.....

palewhale 11 years, 8 months ago

We're finally getting some calls and some no calls our way

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

wow, guess what? a foul on them???? YEAHHHHH

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

That Chalmers drive was painfully close. Game of inches. Gott get one to fall! Kaun has to make one of these!!!!

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

If we could just get over the 3 or 5 up and make it up by 7. Oh, my, bye bye Lovedale.

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

Dek, need me to pull up the Davidson blog for you... the guys on here are cheering for the JAYHAWKS... not the WILDCATS... are you a mizzou fan?

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

Even the ref's say that one Dek... did you?

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

"That should have been a foul on Barr"

Not my words. Gus Johnson's call. Just saying....

Steve Gantz 11 years, 8 months ago

Another missed foul on the steal by Chalmers.

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

Sorry, I mean the CBS crew, the ref's didnt... Jayloco, Dek is a wildcat fan or a tiger fan... sad I know.

palewhale 11 years, 8 months ago

i really respect how our guys arn't complaining about the calls and Davidson is starting to jaw at the refs

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

We are so lucky if we win this. We all know it.

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

OMG did anyone else just see Kahn get pushed out of bounds?

Chris Weaver 11 years, 8 months ago

come on hawks!!! nice free throws b-rush

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

Curry may not have enough left in his legs. We have made him run and work very hard.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

if you guys could feel my gut right now you wouldn't say that, I live and breath KU. I love this program and have for yrs.

Chris Weaver 11 years, 8 months ago

head coach bill self- small lineup box - n - one sitting shady

nice coaching today boss

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

How does a guy get a TO when he doesn't even have the ball in his possession? LET"S GO HAWKS!

Steve Gantz 11 years, 8 months ago

I saw Kaun get pushed, but 3 zebras didn't

Chicago_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Quit arguing with other posters, guys. We all want the same thing, even dek.

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

That was a low blow on my part, sorry Dek. However, its obvious myself and others on here dont see eye to eye with you on the refing (is that even a word?)

palewhale 11 years, 8 months ago

mug curry, don't let him have the ball

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

you are right, I want this win more than anything, believe me I do, and I'm not a KSU fan or a MU fan. I love the Hawks

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Mental break-down on that one. Left Curry wide open.

Steve Gantz 11 years, 8 months ago

3rd blown out of bounds call leads to more points for Dukidson

palewhale 11 years, 8 months ago

bad call on Rush on the rebound but they had 3 on the ball and we had 1, block out the f'n freethrows

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

The clock has not hit midnight yet...

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

I know bud, sorry... if you look at Curry's season #'s, we've done one of the best jobs shutting the kid down, at least thats one upside for the day...

Chris Weaver 11 years, 8 months ago

oh -- i don't know if i can watch the last 54.5 seconds

flipborder02 11 years, 8 months ago

I just got kicked out i caNT WATCH THE GAME SHOOT.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

I just don't ever blame the refs, that's childish, the only game I have ever seen that the refs changed the outcome was the UCLA game against Stanford. There have been others i'm sure, but I don't blame the refs for our play

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

Curry is not going to let them lose this game.

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

wissoxfan83, looked like they knocked it out, but I'm biased...

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Just what I was afraid of...it's coming down to a last-second shot.

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

again, this is KILLING me and that 3 was another DAGGER!!

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

I think the refs got the OOB call on Rush right. Looks like he tipped it last...Let's get a good play in BS!!

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

UCLA got quite a bit of calls / no calls to end the season, but hey they did take care of business in the tourney...

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

Damn. I see Curry hitting a 3 to win it. This is so scary. Please no.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Bad possession.

He we go...last-second dagger by Curry.

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

Yes, not sure why DA was at the 3 point line? That is F'd up...

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

Very poor on that last sequence. I have feeling we go to overtime.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

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lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

it's OVER, it's OVER........................

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

sorry..just about had a heart attack...

Rock chalk jayhawk! FINAL FOUR BABY!

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

HELLL MUTHA PHUCKING YEAH BEEATCHES!! BACK TO THE FINAL FOUR!!! GREAT D HAWKS

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

That SUCKED!!!!! I hate to win it that way!!!!

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

Peace to all of you. I love this team!!!!!

jayloco 11 years, 8 months ago

Awesome shot of BS on the floor. I am very happy that BS has gotten that monkey off his back!!

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

thank GOD for a final four!!!!! sure hope our offense shows up before saturday!!!!!!!! what a relief to see that one end.........

palewhale 11 years, 8 months ago

great call on player of the game for Kaun, he played with great energy...really the only jhawk to have his game in the game.

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

Well I'm going to the doctor to get my blood pressure checked... actually I'm having a heart attack right now...

kc_wildfire 11 years, 8 months ago

Gotta give a lot of props to Sasha today. IMO he was the only one that came to play.

Congrats to Coach Self...a great reward for all your hard work and dedication.

c0bra 11 years, 8 months ago

What an amazing Davidson team.

KU was just more amazing even as bad as we played and with the calls not going our way too.

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

I was never good at predictions! Thank the Lord.

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

Hope we get over this fast and bring a different game against UNC.

goldlighting 11 years, 8 months ago

Thank GOD for Chalmers, without him we were going home and THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Collins for that three with a minute left. What the FRACK has happened to Jackson lately? He looks drugged or paid off, sure did not see any chest thumping by him today.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

wouldn't you know, they don't even talk to any of our guys. what's the deal with that?

OklahomaJayhawk5 11 years, 8 months ago

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was a sloppy game, and we cant do that against UNC, but good lord this feels great for now!!!!!!!!!

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

kc, So right about Kaun, this game and last. Some folks were dissing him during the season but that man is playing with a purpose right now, and he will need it against Hansbourgh.

Chicago_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

We'll be the underdog against UNC...and all the pressure will be on Ol' Roy. No one on KU's squad had anything to do with him, except Case.

Steve Gantz 11 years, 8 months ago

I think Carolina will be fun. This game was anything but.

Chicago_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Just looked at the box score...only six guys scored, and what a crap fest by RussRob...1 reb, 1 assist, 1 steal, 4 TOs.

What was with Davidson's Barr? The White Lobster??

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

NH_JHawk - Are you alive? Holy SHI# what a game!!! My neighbors probably think i was beating my wife as much as we were yelling at the tv.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Who would've thought that SASHA KAUN would be the key to our 1st FINAL FOUR in the Bill Self era!

Big props to you Sasha!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

lance1jhawk - I'm alive (barely). I'm switching to Vodka to pay tribute to Sasha Kaun!

mtjayhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Officiating completely sucks during the tournament...why do they even bother having them out there. Players could better self-officiate than these clowns...and I'm talking about all the games.

The biggest indicator to me about our readiness to play today came in the first half and our inability to inbounds the ball. The only person who came ready to play today was Sasha...otherwise everyone else was out to lunch. I'll give some credit to Davidson...but our guys couldn't seem to remember how to even run an inbounds play, let alone the rest of the offense.

We've all seen this throughout the season, but thankfully it's usually happened against far less talented teams and we've still ended up on top. Maybe we've got our bad game out of the way and can make the final sprint to the end playing like we're capable of playing

speedy 11 years, 8 months ago

HEY ERIN your pick is still alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Sasha was a stud today for sure!! Everyone who looks at the box score and sees Russ Robs numbers need to remember the great job he did on defense today.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Yes, at least the UNC style of play suits us better.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

NH- Great call, I think I will join ya with the vodka drink!

CaramelMacchMan 11 years, 8 months ago

Kaun MPV.........

6-6 FG..

I dont know what you guys say..

KUbsee69 11 years, 8 months ago

Wow ... I'm getting too old for that kind of game. I just about joined the rest of you heart attackers.

Sasha is THE MAN! Has been for a long time. His improvement this year is outstanding. So, I hope we're done hearing from the Sasha bashers.

Hey Roy, what's up? You now get your worst nightmare. You get to play the team that you said you hoped to never play. Don't worry, relax. Enjoy the cheerleaders. Bill & the boys will take care of the rest.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!!!!

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Caramel- Sasha was huge today!!! DJ just for some reason or another, just has not had it together the last couple of games. On a personal note... I think I have finally stoped shaking.

Chicago_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

lance - you are correct. My post should have said OFFENSIVE crap fest. He was stellar locking down Curry. Aside from his 5 quick points to start half and his late three, he didn't even get a decent look at a shot in the second half.

We need Robinson to at least be something of a threat to keep defenses honest. When he doesn't attack at all, then defenses can back away and focus on the other guys.

goldlighting 11 years, 8 months ago

NCAA (National Commercial Athletic Assoc.)!

ramsrevenge 11 years, 8 months ago

Wow! Ugly, but I'll take it. Way to go guys! Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!!

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

offense sucked totally but defense kept us in and we pulled out a very very ugly but BIG win!!!! LOVED the shot of self on the floor........ what RELIEF for him and thank goodness for the great D the last 16.8 secs. didn't like the refs and think we got screwed a few times but i think it was our offense that nearly cost us the game. IF we were HITTING the shots, we could have blown them out early!!!! curry is good and i predicted the 20-30 point range but was sure glad to see him NOT get the shot at the end!!!!! we're moving on and that's the most important part. next week's game will be totally totally different and more what we like and i HOPE we can hit and put roy's boys down!!!!!!! i'm totally exhausted and HATE these games like this but i'm thankful for the outcome and still LOVEMYHAWKS!!!!!!!!

goldlighting 11 years, 8 months ago

BOX SCORE:

Davidson
Name FG 3Pt FT PF Pts
William Archambault 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0
Bryant Barr 4-6 3-4 0-0 1 11
Stephen Curry 9-25 4-16 3-3 1 25
Andrew Lovedale 3-8 0-0 0-1 5 6
Boris Meno 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0
Max Paulhus Gosselin 0-2 0-2 0-0 2 0
Jason Richards 3-10 0-5 1-2 1 7
Stephen Rossiter 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 0
Thomas Sander 3-6 1-1 1-4 2 8

Totals 22-59 8-29 5-12 15 57
Percentages: .373 .276 .417

Kansas
Name FG 3Pt FT PF Pts
Cole Aldrich 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0
Darrell Arthur 3-5 0-0 1-2 3 7
Mario Chalmers 5-10 3-4 0-0 2 13
Sherron Collins 1-8 1-3 2-2 2 5
Darnell Jackson 4-7 0-0 1-4 1 9
Sasha Kaun 6-6 0-0 1-3 3 13
Russell Robinson 0-3 0-1 0-0 2 0
Brandon Rush 4-14 1-5 3-3 2 12

Totals 23-53 5-13 8-14 16 59
Percentages: .434 .385 .571

Colby Hebert 11 years, 8 months ago

our defense was great, i dont care about shooting percentages.

ironically there is a story on espn, bob knight and tony la russa talk about what they would rather have, pitching and defense, or offense, and la russa said pitching, he says it easier to win games 3-2 than outslugging everyone, and bob knight mentioned it easier to win 62-58 than it is 91-90 every night.

we have defense, our offense at times isnt quite what we would hope it would be, but if you can hold teams to 57 points a game you dont need much.

anyway, im happy for bill self, and win or lose versus UNC this has been a great year. Sasha Kaun willing the team into the final four, all the adversity these guys have faced, and DJ's improvement, a senior night for the ages.

what a game it will be, UNC vs. KU, to go to the title game. i think the jayhawks have an awesome chance to beat UNC too.

speaking of heart attacks, im still shaking and it has been like 30 minutes

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

and i forgot.......... KAUN WAS GREAT!!!!!!!! LOVED seeing him have such a great game. VERY disappointed in collins and thought he was feeling much better but he was struggling most of the time in. loved chalmers 11 in the first half but only 2 in 2nd.......... just not the offense we need but we survived!!!!!!!!! ROCK CHALK!!

Matt Gauntt 11 years, 8 months ago

Good grief was that stressful.

In addition to the fans being all for Davidson, the refs were too. That was just highway robbery. Glad our boys rose above it.

mjvjhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

Well, it worked. I'm not posting on this board again during a big game, all your negative energy can kill us. I quit during the final 10 min. and look what happened. Maybe it did help! POSITIVE THOUGHTS PEOPLE. ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

Is anyone suprised everything was against Kansas? Davidson were the sweethearts of the tournament, the NCAA did pretty much everything in its power to give them the W, luckily Kansas, while playing poorly rose above the adversity and pulled out the W, being back in the final four feels good. Especially when we're there with 2 of the best college programs in history, oh and Memphis.... GO HAWKS!

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

The Championship is going to feel great this year... ROCK CHALK!

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Thanks CBS for NOT showing us any postgame.

Ed Fox 11 years, 8 months ago

On ESPN News right now with post-game interview.

estaboy 11 years, 8 months ago

Thanks BannerforKirk, I would have missed the post game if it weren't for you!

jayhawkliz 11 years, 8 months ago

I think Self needs to check his pants, I know I had to check mine lol. Dang I hate to win this way, but I will take it!

Ed Fox 11 years, 8 months ago

Haha - Self changed clothes, you might be right jayhawkliz!

Also, Sasha, Brandon, Mario on the all-regional team. Awesome, awesome, awesome for Sasha.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Coach Self changed clothes because they dumped gatorade on him. Sounds like Buford was the instigator on that one :)

KUbsee69 11 years, 8 months ago

The crowd and, seemingly, the refs were in Davidson's favor. CBS was Curry's best cheerleader.

Hopefully we'll get more love (luv not Love) in San Antonio. Afterall, it's in the middle of Big XII country.

cshaynes ... does spasiba translate to thanks?

Ed Fox 11 years, 8 months ago

Excellent - I love Chase Buford. Screw it, I love 'em all.

pjdeanwag 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm so excited, I peed in my pants a little.

vonna 11 years, 8 months ago

This was an awesome game. I can't wait to see them play against North Carolina. Rock Chalk, baby!

Rick Arnoldy 11 years, 8 months ago

Darrell Arthur was messed up in the head from the very beginning.

KUbsee69 11 years, 8 months ago

Oh yeah. Since UNC will be the "home" team in the next game, KU will wear road uniforms. How about the red one's for a change up?

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

how about that, we shoot 57% from the foul line and win because the other team shoots 41%. WOW, who would have thought that?

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

Rush, Jackson, and RusRob will have better games next weekend. This was their bad one.

Ed Fox 11 years, 8 months ago

Can you believe how many guys we're all saying had bad games? And yet we still found a way to win against a team that beat G'Town and Wisconsin? That does at least say something about this team - and something about our coach.

Dr_Hawkenstein 11 years, 8 months ago

i wish we would have lost. now roy gets to kick our teeth in on the court. pitiful, sorry, disgusting game. how many missed layups? how may timeouts to keep from 5 second calls? if we can't stop curry, there is no f-ing way we can do anything about hansbrough! we should have won this game by 10, instead we get to wait a week to loose to a-hole's boys by 30. wooo-hooo!

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

Great game for Sasha. You were the Man today.
Thanks Sasha, you have been playing great in the tournament. Keep it up. GO HAWKS!!!

yates33333 11 years, 8 months ago

After this it's great to know God is a Jayhawk fan.

Ed Fox 11 years, 8 months ago

Uh, idiotstein, you realize stopping a shooting guard and stopping a power forward are different, right? You wish we would have lost? You can never call yourself a KU fan again. At least most trolls have the decency not to claim "hawk" in any part of their names.

Michael Leiker 11 years, 8 months ago

Stein - Dr.s shouldn't misspell the word lose.

mjvjhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

Final Four! This will be a different game. Trust me. Davidson has gotten into many a teams heads. KU will play much looser now that they are in the Final Four vs. just getting there. The pressure is off and will actually be on the tarheels. We can and will win. All you Hawk fans have faith for once.

babyjayhawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

WOW!!! I just got home from the bar and I seriously think I quit breathing that last possession...and I was so set on going to OT that I really didn't realize we won until I looked at the tv...I am still shaking!!! Ugly to say the least but a win nonetheless. The match up we all have been waiting for in 6 days!! Go 'Hawks!!

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Banner & leikness- Thanks for taking care of Dr.blahtiggerksuckfan there. No true Hawk fan would ever say I wish we would have lost. I for one am not scared of the powder blue fairies at all. Just looking forward to Roy in tears after the game.

JayCeph 11 years, 8 months ago

Spaceba does translate to 'thank you' in Russian.

I think the way UNC plays 'D' will provide some serious opportunities for KU to not only hang with the Roi and his baby-blue Tar-holes but perhaps even create an environment where the good guys will pull away late in the second half.

There is nothing good that come from a loss to that 'other' team... nothing.

This will either be one of the most jubilant moments in KU's tourney history or one of the most painful and gut-wrenching. No in-betweens on this one. There is just too much baggage and history between the two programs... especially in the past 5 years.

I'm surprised its taken 5 years though, to be honest with you.

What a weird feeling (not as 'wa-hoo!' as I would have thought) heading into a Final Four.

Congrats boys! Stellar year.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

I pulled up the Lawrence Tower cam and it looks like Larryville is going nuts!!! I'm going there over the weekend to watch the game. Should be a blast.

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

Bottom line: We had an off night shooting and still beat Davidson. Now that we've gotten the off night out of the way.... hawks needs some rest they looked tired and they will need their legs because the pace is gonna be alot different.

Rockon KU!!!

janeyb 11 years, 8 months ago

Heard Sasha made the all-tournament team. Who would have guessed? Haven't heard any other names.

vmwskywalk 11 years, 8 months ago

We got the BAD game out of the way. Just advance. This is a GOOD omen!

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

I live in Ireland (originally from Leavenwoth..not the prison smart asses) and have to wake up in the middle of the night to watch games. I haven't missed one all season actually! In case you all are wondering it's because of Slingbox. It's been a great season so far and I'm excited as hell for the UNC game! I know BS and the media are making it out ot be no big deal but I have a feeling that players will have some sense of retribution to pay. The whole point being that why would anybody leave KU to coach elsewhere? Going from a dominant program is tit for tat. I know Roy went to UNC to go home. This is understandable, howver, KU is simply not the kind of place used to being considered a second choice.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk! I will be watching next weeks UNC game at 147 am my time! I haven't missed a game all year. My bosses are Irish and thus do not understand college basketball. Fortunately, showing up late to work , smelling like booze and singing fight songs is pretty accepted in Ireland so I'm in pretty good shape!

Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!!!

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

leikness - Don't know how to post it, but go to LJWORLD.com and the to the news then hit local news and the tower cam is at the bottom of the page. or just google lawrence tower cam and a link comes up.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Well it looked better about an half hour ago. Looks like its dark in larryville now. My peeps say the party is still going strong now.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm sure I'll take heat for this, but I think this game was so good for us. A nail biter the entire way and coming down to a last second shot gives our guys confidence they can win the close ones on the big stage. Davidson was easiy one of the best 8 teams in country despite the 10 seed.

I also think the name on a jersey can get a team motivated. Davidson, despite the Curry hype, doesn't exactly conjur up images of greatness; UNC does.

I think we match up very well vs. UNC and this game will prepare our guys for the game of their (and our) lifetime.

See you in San Antonio Roy.

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

i didn't get to see any post game at all...... hated that cbs stole that away from us!! did they really soak coach?? i'm just so very very thankful the day is over and that we managed to survive somehow. next week will be totally different and we will get to play the game we LIKE to play and more pressure should be on unc than us. we escaped today and still have LOTS of hope for a 20 year anniversary win!! my son came home from the hospital 20 years ago on the nite we won; today he got a final four present ON his 20th bday!!!!! too close for comfort but huge in the end!! ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK ALL THE WAY!!!!

Dale Kroening 11 years, 8 months ago

A few obvious things about the game. Curry is a stud. The refs were horrible and made bad calls for both teams,but a majority went against the Hawks and clearly shouldnt have. Davidson is good,and for those that say we should have beaten them by more didnt see them play Duke,or UNC earlier in the year.How many they win by?They also beat 2 top 10 teams before even playing Kansas,in G-town,and Wisconsin.We played tight,but some pressure is off and we are in the Final 4 and will be ready for Roys boys.Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO HAWKS!!!!!!!

Mr_Sandman 11 years, 8 months ago

ROCK CHALK BABY!! I agree that the pressure is now off the Hawks and hopefully we will come out loose and bring our best at the Final 4. I see a classic game very similar to KU vs Texas as of late.

Ed Fox 11 years, 8 months ago

Two things.

The all-regional team was Sasha, Brandon, Mario, Curry, and Richards.

Davidson only lost to UNC by 4 - in North Carolina. Not sure if it was in the Dean Dome, but given how we all know that UNC plays in the state (either at home or Charlotte), that's still pretty impressive. This is a good basketball team, incredibly well coached, focused on the fundamentals, with an awesome player, and they managed to mess up the game enough to throw us off. Add in the obvious nerves trying to get this for Coach Self, and it makes the win look a bit better in context.

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

i also think it could be VERY similar to the last ku-texas game and THAT one had a GREAT outcome, right??

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

NH_Jhawk- I would tend to agree with you. This game was good for us. We just found out we can play a close game and win it. Roys boys haven't played a close game in the tourney yet. This game had me worried from the get go, But I don't have that same feeling right now. The time off this week will really help the boys focus on the ultimate prize. RCJGKU

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

In hind sight we should have been in the road blue uni's as that was a partisan Davidson crowd and perhaps officiated as if it was an in conference road game, always is when Cinderella is around.

I know this game had a pace not to the liking of many here, but not getting into a run and gun contest may have been best.

I think our shooting will be better in San Antonio in a setup for basketball as opposed to that fiasco up in Detroit.

For those into the karma of the whole thing: The last time Kansas made the final four and went to the title game was when my now current state held its pharmacy convention on the same weekend and was in Dallas/Fort Worth area. This next week end our pharmacy convention is in Dallas. I very much remember being the only Jayhawk fan in the convention hotel sports bar during that final four.

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

ok BCRaven........ i love the karma and eery coincidences we keep hearing about and i hope you can go and cheer like you did 20 years ago!! even if you are alone again.... be loud and be proud and hopefully be part of a HUGE win against the baby blue!!!! we were DEFINITELY NOT the crowd favorite today and hopefully we WILL find some love in big 12 country. also, because of my son's bday, i couldn't REALLY tune into texas and memphis very well...... was texas that bad or memphis that good or a combination???

Chris Kurtz 11 years, 8 months ago

CBS couldn't have been in a bigger hurry to get off the air to watch 60 minutes. I got to see plenty of coverage of UNC, UCLA and Memphis but nothing for KU. And KCTV 5 locally doesn't cut in? Very dissappointing, but a great win.

kansaspike 11 years, 8 months ago

I went to the 2002 regional in Wisconsin. Texas fans stayed around to BOO the KU game vs. Illinois. Hopefully we'll get more love this time. I'll be there.

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

lovemyhawks, I watched the shorthorns get down early, poor shooting from Abrahms and Augistin who are typically deadly (I think that ridiculous court setup hurt them as well). At that point I was so keyed up with nervous energy I went to the golf course to chip, putt and beat a small bucket of balls. So I did not see if it was entirely Memphis or self inflicted for Texas.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm sure it has been posted already but just in case no one has seen it, Davidson lost to UNC by 4, Duke by 6, UCLA by 12. We beat them too, we will play well against UNC and I like our chances. Go Hawks!!!

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

thanks bcraven...... appreciate your info. definitely TOO MUCH NERVOUS ENERGY today....... before AND during!! wow........ so very thankful it's over and behind us.....

jaw7621 11 years, 8 months ago

kickazzkurtz - same thing here in Atlanta... as usual, I was very disappointed by the CBS 'coverage', both post-game and during.

As for UT and Memphis; Memphis looked good, but UT failed to play to their strengths, and really played right into Memphis' hands. Still, if any one had doubts, they ought to know that Memphis is for real. UCLA, is definitely the weakest of the four, but any combination of the teams in the final would be compelling. I almost don't care what happens if KU beats Roy and UNC.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

Memphis was that good. They looked awesome and UT just couldn't get off any decent shots all day. I still think Memphis can be beaten, but not by UT today.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

dek -

Davidson was UP on UCLA by 16 points at one point in the game and the game was in California.

The only reason Davidson was a 10 seed was b/c of the conference they played in. They had the longest winning streak in the nation at 26 games (i think).

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

i agree that ucla IS the weakest of the 4...... didn't believe in memphis totally until THIS weekend but i was curious as to whether they were as dominant today or if texas was just not up to par...... i still thought texas COULD beat them but obviously NOT today. appreciate the input on that. can't believe ucla has hung in...... after all the luck and gifts from the refs to end the regular season, i thought they would choke but they've hung around. we just have to be thankful to be continuing....... i truly believe we will be a NEW team again next week and ready to RUN and play OUR game!!!!!

Bruce Brock 11 years, 8 months ago

I completely agree with NH_JHawk and lance1jhawk.

Given that we did actually win the game -- and I'd rather not agonize through a similar drama before cutting down the nets in San Antonio -- Davidson gave us the best possible preparation for the Final Four. We can miss open shots, make stupid turnovers, get abused by the zebras, and still win with our most reliable weapon -- smothering defense.

The tapes will give Coach Self plenty of fodder for useful enlightenment, and the huge scare by a No. 10 seed will help everyone focus like never before.

KU can win the grinders, and the runaways. We can win with guard play on the perimeter, and we can win with brute force down low. We can win behind the performances of future NBA players, or, as Robinson and Kaun demonstrated in the last two games, we can win behind guys who may not make it to the next level but bleed KU blue and can get the job done.

Bring on UNC and Memphis/UCLA. We'll be ready.

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

i believe the HAWKS STOPPED that streak at 25!!!!!! we were thankful to NOT see 26!! am i right?

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

lovemyhawks - I just counted and they ended the reg. season with 22 straight. Then 3 wins in the tourney so you're right, it was 25.

Chris Kurtz 11 years, 8 months ago

Just some thoughts:

  1. For people who have been hating Kaun, give it up. He was diving on the floor against Nova and hustling. His D was awesome and we wouldn't be where we are without him. He is playing great this tournament.

  2. Refs: I thought the game was officiated overall pretty good until KU had a 6 point lead in the first half. Some over the backs and out of bounds calls along with a charge helped Davidson cut the lead.

  3. Bill Self haters: Give it up. I shouldn't have to explain this. If you don't get it now you never will.

  4. KU get clobbered by other final 4 teams? Next week has nothing to do with today. Texas and Memphis could play again and it would be nothing like that. Every game is different.

Davidson playe UCLA and was up 16 but lost by 11, they played UNC and had a lead in the 2nd half and lost by 4 in Charlotte. They lost by single digits to Duke. They were down 16 to Georgetown and won and they beat Wisconsin. They are a great team. KU played bad, but alot of that had to do with Davidson.

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

26 would have been a dagger we never wanted to see or feel!!

hawkitup 11 years, 8 months ago

I think this has got to be one of the best final four match-ups of all-time. Four solid #1's going head-to-head. I can't wait until next weekend!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

You're right Ben (RE: playing Davidson)

"I was really worried about this game," UCLA coach Ben Howland said. "I would not want to be the team that will play them in the NCAA tournament."

You listening Roy??

http://www.sportsline.com/collegebasketball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAB_20071208_DAVID@UCLA

FlaHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

We should be thankful that Davidson choked and shot very poorly. KU turned the ball over way to much and gave up many offensive rebounds.

Ole Roy will not be so gentle on the Hawks. KU had by far the easiest road to Final Four. UNLV was highest seed at an #8.

Fortunately, they only need two games to win it all. Better kick Rush and Arthur in the butt before they sleep through the finals. Neither helped their NBA stock today.

Go Hawks!

jahawkdave 11 years, 8 months ago

davidson also had ucla down by 18 but ended up losing by 12. Todays game was pure torture. Things to work on before S.A. Inbounds plays, free throw boxing out, set plays that work out of a TO and play with some more energy than today! Luv D block but Sasha earned back his starting spot this tourny! Rock chalk!

Oh ya if Rush would have made that first shot of the game we would have played ku ball and won by 10+. Instead we went cold and played to their style.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Fla- I don't think that Davidson choked or shot poorly. The defense was just that good today, on both sides. As for nexts weeks game, you will see something completely different out on the court. The pace of the game and the shooting will look alot like Big XII championship game against Texas. Fast pace and constant offense.

Gil Ek 11 years, 8 months ago

Kaun's 2 FT's late were huuuuuuge!!! The phantom call on Jackson late was awful. Is Kaun a U.S. citizen? He can have mine. Think Sasha deserves the start in the tourney. Huge monkey of the seniors back and the pressure to win today for Coach Self. Sometimes a passion and love for KU tradition and history can be extra pressure on the players. Today looked like the UCLA game last year. Missing too many shots, bad ball movement and the pressure mounting while playing a VERY good team. Think the #10 seed was misleading. Over a huge challenge and I feel the blue uniforms will be off and running next week. GO JAYHAWKS!!!

Bob Houk 11 years, 8 months ago

I watched the game without being bothered by doing this blog, as I am new to this. Then I read every one of these, and I can't believe how many of you got down on everyone. One guy even wanting Bill Self's head. Good Grief, that game was a win, no thanks to you nay sayers. As ugly as it was or how bad the refs were, we can never do anything about that except play harder. Thank God, the team never got down on themselves or we would be watching Cinderella play UNC next Sat. Have faith, this is a wonderful game and tonite we all got a taste of how bad things could be and yet it turned out fantastic. Rock Chalk Jayhawk-KKKKKK UUUUUU Thanks for this day. Even If a few of us old farts about had heart attacks! I watched us win in 1988 and it was a fantastic feeling, just like it is going to be in 2008!

KU 11 years, 8 months ago

You guys still want to tell me that UNC AND Louisville couldn't have beaten KU yesterday?

We played not to lose. We played scared (other than Mario in the first half and Sasha the whole game). We played tight. We played slow. We played out of rhythm. We played down to the competition.

They say every National Champion needs to win a game like this in the tourney. I say that's the ONLY thing we have going against UNC next Saturday. They've blitzed every team they have played, which is VERY un-Roy-like. Roy's teams usually choke at some point. Hopefully, it's next Saturday.

kutravis 11 years, 8 months ago

i remember swarming mass street when we beat marquette in '03...what an amazing experience. Seeing the pics of the students take to mass street again in celebration brings goose bumps! Rock Chalk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

truehawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

I watched the game and read the posts afterwards. I knew Davidson was for real when they played UNC to a close game. I understand most of the frustration posters had tonight, but what a frickin game. We played great defense IMO. I was very frustrated with our defensive rebounding especially late in the game. Davidson had a great game plan, they doubled and rotated all year with lack of post defense, so it was no surprise to me to see them frustrate us, but to not box out and just wait for someone else to grab the rebound was just stupid. All of you are great fans, and I love reading some of the funny stuff you guys write. I wish there was less of proving our fanhood, but it all comes back to our crazy love for KU. On a side note, while some of you were having heart attacks, I was going through and entire can of Copenhagen and that shat ain't cheap. They way I look at it, Bill Self and the entire basketball team owes me a can of Cope for that stress they put us all through today. I am just hope they won't have to pay for any doctor bills for heart attacks he caused today. Lets have a great week of practice and take it to UNC. I know Roy is shaking in his little penny loafers thinking about playing us.

GO HAWKS!! We love you guys, now lets remind the nation that this game was invented here, and the best team resides here.

tim deegan 11 years, 8 months ago

i'm with jahawkdave, if rush would have sunk a few early ones to get his confidence up instead of going something like 2 for 12, this game wouldn't have been close.

and curry is awesome, but just like beasley and k-flate we showed we can stop a one great player team...stephon looked pretty flat at the end.

it was the weirdest thing, i usually get so nervous and intense about any big hawk game, but for some weird reason, this one was never in doubt. we played a good solid game, its just the shots weren't dropping at first at all for us. but everything else looked fine.

great game from a great team, what a friggin relief for jayhawk nation tonite

cshaynes 11 years, 8 months ago

Yes (or da) KUbsee69, spasiba means thanks! it has been great to see Sasha develop. Kudos to Coach Self, Manning, et al.

rawkhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

great relief...Sasha was the man...our most consistent player of the night! great team defense and rebounding! (while our offense was not as great-come on Darrell!) I do think Saturday will be different and that unc should be worried...not real pretty tonight but we held on...I'm sure that Rush (and Darrell) will come out fired up. Rock Chalk Jayhalk!

Colby Hebert 11 years, 8 months ago

hey JHawk252, i disagree with one thing you said, guys that might not make it to the next level like Kaun?

in my opinion con is the only guy we got who will last long in the NBA. seriously...Julian wright, brandon rush, maybe even chalmers are prospects, with upside, but kaun is a defensive machine, and can be a abckup center in the nba for years and years, all of our ther guys would be question marks. hell, chris paul doing what he is doing is proving not just size matters, but he is one in a million.

arthur isnt exactly the next beasley and rush isnt exactly kevin durant, and who knows if those guys will even stick.

kaun im sure has impressed scouts, he plays smart and strong. he is a beast about picks and switching on defense, remarkable for how late he started basketball in his career.

as an example, where is wayne simien our former star player right now, and then look at scot pollard who is a 11 year NBA vet.

saying all that i dont think id trade brandon rush for durant and beasley for arthur, just saying they arent guranteed lasting in the nba 3 years.

sasha kaun might have the best chance

what i do look forward to, is bill self landing a beasley/durant type, and with the types he recruits, he will, can you imagine that? i think self will break thru, if we dont win a national championship this year, he will. he makes all americans play team ball and play man to man suffocating defense, go bill self!!

kranny 11 years, 8 months ago

Congrats to Coach Self and our hardworking Jayhawks. Hats off to an unbelievable Davidson team. Can't wait for UNC next week. How can anyone enjoy reality shows or any TV program over college bball. There is no show in the world on TV or in movie theaters that can make my heart beat the way it beats during a game like this.
Jayhawk Nation unite, get up and show your love for your Jayhawks and Head Coach Bill Self.

Rodney Stice 11 years, 8 months ago

It is official, the ESPN know-it-alls have picked UNC over KU. Lets whip the tarheels.

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!!!!!

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