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Originally published March 1, 2009 at 11:59a.m., updated March 1, 2009 at 04:25p.m.

FINAL: Collins scores 25 as Jayhawks rout Tigers, 90-65

Kansas guard Sherron Collins celebrates a Jayhawk run in the first half Sunday, March 1, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Sherron Collins celebrates a Jayhawk run in the first half Sunday, March 1, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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2009 KU-MU March 1

Reader poll

Who gets the game ball after KU's 90-65 victory over Missouri?

  • Cole Aldrich 35% 432 votes
  • Sherron Collins 58% 714 votes
  • Tyshawn Taylor 3% 42 votes
  • Tyrel Reed 2% 32 votes
  • Other 0% 8 votes

1228 total votes.

Reader poll

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

  • Sheron Collins 40% 66 votes
  • Tyrel Reed 10% 17 votes
  • Cole Aldrich 40% 66 votes
  • Markieff Morris 1% 2 votes
  • Marcus Morris 6% 10 votes
  • Other 0% 0 votes

161 total votes.

Reader poll

What's your prediction for the KU-MU basketball game?

  • MU wins by 11 or more 0% 0 votes
  • MU wins by 6-10 3% 3 votes
  • MU wins by 1-5 2% 2 votes
  • KU wins by 1-5 11% 11 votes
  • KU wins by 6-10 40% 40 votes
  • KU wins by 11 or more 44% 44 votes

100 total votes.

KU scoring

Collins 25 (8-for-14 shooting), Aldrich 19 (8-for-13 shooting), Taylor 15 (5-for-7 shooting), Reed 9, Markieff Morris 6, Little 5, Marcus Morris 4, Thomas 3, Appleton 2, Morningstar 2.

KU was 33-for-59 from the floor (55.9 percent), 8-for-14 from three (57.1 percent) and 16-for-22 from the free-throw line (72.7 percent).

MU was 25-for-70 from the floor (35.7 percent), 3-for-17 from three (17.6 percent) and 12-for-17 from the free-throw line (70.6 percent).

KU out-rebounded MU, 46-32. KU had 16 turnovers to MU’s eight.

FINAL: KU defeats MU, 90-65

The backups check in with just under two minutes to play. Quintrell Thomas puts in a baseline jumper, and Tyrone Appleton follows with a floater in the lane.

KU closes out a dominating 90-65 victory.

KU 86/MU 60 — 2:19 left in game

KU is killing MU the same way the Tigers killed the Jayhawks in the first game: from the free-throw line. Silly fouls on MU have given KU four free throws, and Taylor and Markieff Morris both knock down a pair from the line.

Taylor finally takes advantage of MU’s over-aggressive defense, throwing a lob to Aldrich for a slam on a two-on-one.

The Jayhawks are winded, but they’re hanging in there. Self calls timeout at the 4:05 mark, obviously seeing the same fatigue in his players.

Taylor has turned into Chris Paul for KU. After getting the defense to commit, he casually throws the ball high toward the side of the backboard. Aldrich slams it down with one hand.

Just like that, the Jayhawks’ lead is back up to 26.

KU 74/MU 54 — 7:00 left in game

An old-school hook shot from Aldrich, who takes two big steps across the lane before dropping in the shot.

Collins lobs an entry pass that just gets over the fingertips of an MU defender. Aldrich lays it in and is fouled, pushing KU’s lead to 27.

Give credit where credit is due: That was a great move underneath the bucket by Zaire Taylor. He seemed to hang in the air forever before floating to the other side of the basket for the reverse lay-in after switching the ball to his left hand.

Carroll gets a fast-break layup, and that’s an 8-2 run for MU. Self calls timeout. MU’s definitely the team on the attack now, as the full-court press has started to speed up KU’s offense once again.

KU 66/MU 41 — 11:41 left in game

After two straight MU baskets, Collins provides the damage control, spinning in the lane before putting in a two. The Jayhawks aren’t letting the Tigers put together an extended run.

Collins goes to the bench at the 12:46 mark. We’ll see how long Self leaves him out.

Aldrich makes the best of a bad situation, taking a low bounce pass and spinning before putting in a tough jumper.

KU 60/MU 35 — 14:18 left in game

Reed knocks down a huge guarded three for KU. The Fieldhouse was dead and needed something to give it life again.

On the break, Collins puts in a wide-open three, and Anderson calls timeout. The Jayhawks have answered a Tiger run nicely.

KU 54/MU 33 — 15:32 left in game

Carroll and Lyons both hit jumpers to start the half. Predictably, the KU fans and players have started the half a little flat.

The Jayhawks go right back to Aldrich, who is fouled and hits two free throws. Collins hits a three on the next possession and pumps his fist afterwards.

After hitting no threes in the first half, MU has come out hot in the second half. Zaire Taylor swishes a long-range shot, and Lyons (who had shot just seven threes all year) puts in a trey of his own.

The Jayhawks’ second half has started much like the second half in the first matchup against the Tigers: with a lot of whistles. KU has four fouls already and needs to be careful to not give MU easy chances for points at the free-throw line. Remember, the Tigers had just four free throws in the first half of the last matchup, then went 17-for-23 from the line in the final 20 minutes.

Kirk Hinrich, summarized:

Wow, thanks a lot Max (Falkenstien). I appreciate all the kind words.

I want to thank my teammates. I grew up believing each individual accolade was the product of teammates. I’d like to thank them for that.

To Coach Williams, you helped me grow up. You taught me so much about basketball and life.

I want to thank my family and friends. Mom and dad — thanks for teaching me about life and putting a basketball in my hands.

To my grandparents, wife and sister: Thanks for always believing in me.

(direct quote) “There’s no place like it. This building in my mind is the greatest basketball venue in the world.”

I’m truly honored. This is humbling. Thank you very much.

KU scoring

Collins 11, Morningstar 7, Aldrich 6, Reed 6, Little 5, Marcus Morris 4, Markieff Morris 4, Morningstar 2.

KU was 18-for-32 from the field (56.3 percent), 5-for-7 from three (71.4 percent) and 4-for-9 from the free-throw line (44.4 percent).

MU was 8-for-39 from the floor (20.5 percent), 0-for-9 from three and 3-for-8 from the free-throw line (37.5 percent).

KU out-rebounded MU, 29-22. The Jayhawks had nine turnovers to the Tigers’ five.

We’ll have some highlights from Kirk Hinrich’s halftime speech coming up (if he speaks).

KU 45/MU 19 — Halftime

Collins misses a layup, but Aldrich dunks the rebound in. By my count, Aldrich’s six points have come on three dunks.

Great sequence to end the half by KU. Aldrich could have forced up a tough shot, but he passed it out so KU could get the final shot.

Collins started to drive, but showed faith in his teammates by quickly passing out to Taylor for an open three that hit nothing but net. The Jayhawks end the half on a 7-0 run.

You couldn’t ask for a much better first half from KU.

KU 38/MU 19 — 2:31 left in 1st half

Reed buries another three. What might be overlooked was that right before that, he saved a turnover by catching a tough pass and dribbling it back out to safety.

As funny as this sounds, KU has sped up MU in this game. The Tigers look rushed on offense and aren’t getting many good shots off.

Collins makes an open three, and the Jayhawks are 4-for-6 from deep (66.7 percent). Keep in mind, MU leads the Big 12 in three-point percentage defense (30.9 percent). KU was just 2-for-15 from deep in the first matchup.

KU 30/MU 12 — 7:42 left in 1st half

Self has made the move to sit Collins for a minute. After a turnover by Tyshawn Taylor on a carry, Self shows his quick trigger finger. Collins gets up to check back in. Self needs to get brave and rest Collins one more time before the end of the half.

Marcus Morris goes over an MU defender for an offensive rebound, then puts in a bank shot with a foul. He punches his fist out in celebration.

Nice drive by Collins, who draws three defenders before dropping the ball to Aldrich for a dunk.

Double-teaming a high ball screen costs MU. Collins lobs to Little, who quickly finds Tyrel Reed in the corner for an open three.

This is the time KU really needs to extend its lead, because the Tigers can come back in a hurry.

KU 21/MU 7 — 11:50 left in 1st half

The body language is not good now for Missouri. Carroll slams the ball after a Collins drive and basket. He lowers his eyes a minute later as he goes to the bench.

Nice effort by Markieff Morris, who extends to tip a missed free throw back to Mario Little. Collins turns the extra possession into a three.

Little gets a layup to roll in, and MU’s Mike Anderson calls timeout. KU has a 14-0 run.

KU 13/MU 5 — 14:19 left in 1st half

The pace in this one has started at a furious pace. Both teams are getting up and down the floor in a hurry. That might favor MU late if the Tigers can stay close.

Six different Jayhawks have already scored. On defense, KU has sagged off the MU guards on the perimeter, and so far, it’s paid off. The Tigers are 0-for-3 from deep.

Cole Aldrich gets the ball on a runout, and he throws in a one-handed tomahawk slam, and the crowd goes nuts. Seconds later, after a miss from DeMarre Carroll, Markieff Morris puts in an athletic layup off a feed from Sherron Collins.

KU has definitely been in attack mode for the first five minutes of this one.

1:06 p.m.

Try 105.6 on the decibel meter before tipoff. I'd say the crowd is ready to go.

12:54 p.m.

Prediction time.

I think this one be close at the end. I see the Jayhawks getting out to an early lead, but I also think Missouri will close the gap quickly in the final eight minutes because of its depth/frantic pressing.

This time, Sherron Collins makes his free throws down the stretch, hitting two shots with under a minute left to seal it.

Prediction: Kansas 81, Missouri 79

Also, give me ten-plus points from Travis Releford.

That should be enough predictions to make me look stupid after the game.

12:37 p.m.

Contrary to some Internet rumors, Eddie Hightower is, in fact, not officiating today's game.

I do recognize John Higgins and Ted Hillary, though.

12:29 p.m.

It's 35 minutes before the game, and already the northwest and southwest corners are filled to the top. I'm expecting a different type of energy from the crowd (and a new high mark on the decibel meter, which had a high of 102.1 against Kansas State).

A note for those of you around the Lawrence area: Channel 6 will run a replay of today's game at 10:30 p.m. tonight.

11:55 a.m.

Welcome back to the Newell Post Live, coming to you from Allen Fieldhouse where the No. 15 Kansas Jayhawks are getting set to take on the No. 11 Missouri Tigers.

Obviously, turnovers will play a big part in today’s game. The Jayhawks turned it over a season-high 27 times in the first game against the Tigers, and that was a major factor in KU’s 62-60 loss.

Keeping turnovers down also should be a major focus for KU come tournament time. Giveaways have been one of the Jayhawks’ biggest weaknesses this season, as KU averages 14.9 turnovers per game, which is last in the Big 12.

Not surprisingly, the Jayhawks also have a poor turnover percentage* of 22.2 percent, which ranks 261st out of 344 teams. That’s the worst mark of the Bill Self era.

* — Turnover percentage is compiled by dividing the number of turnovers by the number of possessions.

Let’s take a look at KU’s turnovers this year compared to Self’s other years at KU. In parentheses are the turnover percentage from each team, along with the national rank.

KU’s turnovers through the years

2008-09 — 14.9 (22.2 percent, 261st nationally)

2007-08 — 13.2 (19.1 percent, 61st)

2006-07 — 14.2 (20.0 percent, 94th)

2005-06 — 15.6 (22.2 percent, 220th)

2004-05 — 14.4 (20.9 percent, 141st)

2003-04 — 14.7 (20.7 percent, 124th)

One thing of note: Self’s two highest turnover-percentage teams before this season (2005-06, 2004-05) both lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (Bradley, Bucknell).

Because I’m a nerd and wanted to look this up for myself, I wondered how Self’s high-turnover teams fared in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. I also wondered whether those teams turned the ball over even more in the first round of the tournament based on the pressure of the one-and-done format.

The following list is the number of turnovers KU had against each opponent, followed in parentheses by the number above or below the season average the turnover count was.

KU’s first-round turnovers

2007-08 — 11 vs. Portland State (-2.2 turnovers)

2006-07 — 12 vs. Niagara (-2.2 turnovers)

2005-06 — 18 vs. Bradley (+2.4 turnovers)

2004-05 — 13 vs. Bucknell (-1.4 turnovers)

2003-04 — 25 vs. Illinois-Chicago (+10.3 turnovers)

Overall, KU had 79 turnovers instead of an expected 72.1 turnovers — an increase of 9.5 percent. The stats were skewed by the Illinois-Chicago game, though, as KU turned the ball over less than its season average in three of its five games.

Keep an eye on KU’s turnovers, both today and for the rest of the season.

The stats have shown that March has gone much better when the Jayhawks keep their giveaways to a minimum.

Comments

kutodd 10 years, 10 months ago

CBS in my area (TN) is showing a different game. Is there a link to watch this game online. PLEASE HELP!!! Rock Chalk and thanks so much.

Jesse Newell 10 years, 10 months ago

I've got to admit, I was expecting "No threat to the Force"...

brianharold9 10 years, 10 months ago

this one is going to be awesome, at game now! Huge John Brown poster!

RedRed 10 years, 10 months ago

The game breaker today is how well Collins plays against Missouri's stopper #4 J.T. Tiller. Should be interesting !!

mom_of_three 10 years, 10 months ago

john brown is a small part of the original border war, and not quite the right example....hate the border war poster.

Jesse Newell 10 years, 10 months ago

Wow, that was a huge John Brown poster. It took about three rows of KU students to hold it up. I liked the added touch of the national championship banner in his hand.

RedRed 10 years, 10 months ago

Calm down and Focus in on the enemy !!

Take it inside to Cole !!

Play some 'D'

RedRed 10 years, 10 months ago

Fizzou you are playing in OUR House today !! It's OUR Crowd !!

Joe Joseph 10 years, 10 months ago

Frantic pace... Endurance and depth definitely going to come into play. Good call Jesse.

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

Marcus...break out game today!

No one can accelerate out of the opposing teams paint and dribble the length of the floor accelerating past everyone the way Sherronatron does!

NH_JHawk 10 years, 10 months ago

now, let's see if we can play smart with this lead. Nice start to the game!

RedRed 10 years, 10 months ago

14 - 0 Run ... Awesome Babeee !!

Collins and the rest of the TEAM came ready to play today !!

jayhawkinATL 10 years, 10 months ago

Now step harder on their throats, 'hawks!!!

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

Little...perfect substitution, perfect time!

Sherronatron...routinely brilliant!

MU...their press is feminine when they get called for fouls.

rockchalk_dpu 10 years, 10 months ago

Does anyone know where I can listen to the Bob and Chris online to hear the half-time speech?

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

This is Marcus' moment. He must strike now and often. Get him a touch every time down the floor! He has the advantage! And he is emotionally ready today.

RedRed 10 years, 10 months ago

Rockchalk - -

Try http://www.610sports.com/

and click on "Lisiten Live" in upper right corner.

Joe Joseph 10 years, 10 months ago

Too many unforced turnovers.............

missKU 10 years, 10 months ago

RockChalk_dpu- http://www.lazer.com/ it's a station out of Lawrence Click on listen live in the right hand side of the page

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

MU is about to do to KU what Nebraska did.

It is now open warfare.

KU must answer the aggression and hard!

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

If Little will just stop trying to create, and get good position, he will get the looks and drain them.

If he does this, alternating Marcus height, and Little quickness, will completely wear MU down at the 4. This is brilliant strategy on Self's part. The staff decided to attack the 4 as the weak link in the chain. If it breaks, Missouri breaks. I love it, Coach Self.

RedRed 10 years, 10 months ago

This whoppin is dedicated to Captain KIRK !! I bet he has a big smile on his face !! It is payback time !!

RedRed 10 years, 10 months ago

It was a charge indeed !! Quit crying !!

mom_of_three 10 years, 10 months ago

it was a close call on that charge....could have easily been called the other way..... They aren't blowing too many whistles.........

mom_of_three 10 years, 10 months ago

no one is hitting free throws on either team....

jayhawkintexas 10 years, 10 months ago

Quit trying to make off balance shots and passes!!

Brian Powell 10 years, 10 months ago

Great start, but we've led big leads slip away before. Stay in the game, Hawks!

Don't settle for sloppy passes and fade away jumpers!!! Attack the rim!

Lance Hobson 10 years, 10 months ago

Of course we're going blow Mizzou out! Why would anyone think this was going to be close?

According to the turnover numbers, the 03-04 team averaged more than the 04-05 team. That 03-04 team made the Elite 8 and barely missed the Final 4.

NH_JHawk 10 years, 10 months ago

Man does it feel great to just kick their a$$!

jayhawkintexas 10 years, 10 months ago

Except for the turnovers and bad shots, that was a great half. Just remember what happened last time and keep up the intensity.

3puttbogey 10 years, 10 months ago

Hopefully we'll pound them so badly that Anderson will see the handwriting on the wall and save his starters for Wednesday's game against OU in Columbia. Isn't it awesome that Misery can ensure our UNDISPUTED regular season title by beating OU this week. Does that hurt Mizzou? 'Cause it FEELS GOOD to me!

RedRed 10 years, 10 months ago

Awesome Kirk H. He loves AFH ... No other Venue like AFH in the World !! WOW ... now that's a statement !!

Rock Chalk Kirk ... .

jessejhawk 10 years, 10 months ago

Let us not kick their arses, let us rip them off and shove them down their throats.

Jesse Newell 10 years, 10 months ago

Strikewso — Highest turnover percentage, not number of turnovers. It's a more fair statistic, as it measures turnovers per possession instead of comparing the turnover numbers of teams that play at different speeds.

Mark Walters 10 years, 10 months ago

What a half!! YEA!!!

kugrampy......I remember when Mizzery coach Norm Stupid used to say he wouldnt spend a cent in Kansas. Every time he said that my neighbors would slash 5 Miizery tires in the parking lot so they would have to. That just wasn't a good thing to do.

Oh well, 20 more minutes, let's do it!!

Joe Joseph 10 years, 10 months ago

Go figure. Missouri knocks down its first 2 jump shots after missing 40 in the first half.

RedRed 10 years, 10 months ago

Quit shooting 3's and take it to the Hole !!

3puttbogey 10 years, 10 months ago

Misery will be in serious foul trouble late in the game at this rate.

RedRed 10 years, 10 months ago

KU should not back off ... but instead take it to them ... drive the ball ... dump it into Cole. Don't start playing the clock. ... .

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

Reed...slump ended.

Sherronatron...knife stuck in and twisted.

Cole...just an absolute man.

Brady...stepping into the vacuum of ball handling and breaking the press repeatedly.

MU...dead men walking.

3puttbogey 10 years, 10 months ago

Does it look like Misery's players are starting to go one on one more than they were earlier? And check the body language of the players on the floor when they are on offense but they don't have the ball. They are starting to drag their hinder parts. They've already given up even if they don't realize it. I love it.

RedRed 10 years, 10 months ago

Step on Their Throats ... and Pull on Their Legs until you Hear a Snap !!

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

Whither the press, Mizzou?

We run through it, as if it weren't there.

jayhawkintexas 10 years, 10 months ago

Stupid CBS!!!!!!! Don't switch games on us.

Justin LoBurgio 10 years, 10 months ago

Are you kidding me? We just lost the game in Denver in favor of the Fla / Tenn game.......give me a break.

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

CBS...once such a proud organization.

CBS...Now so far behind the times.

CBS...once Columbia Broadcasting System.

CBS...now Completely Bush-league System.

Were it not for the institutional guarranty of networks, the moribund CBS would already be long gone.

BCRavenJHawkfan 10 years, 10 months ago

Total desrespect. And I had thought CBS was better than ESPNorth Carolina when it came to this stuff. I guess I was wrong.

cwag 10 years, 10 months ago

Same thing in Dallas. CBS = Complete Bul$#!t Scheduling.

DalTXJayhawk 10 years, 10 months ago

Switch to a 11 point game between two unranked teams?????

TreHawks 10 years, 10 months ago

I have been waiting ALL WEEK for this game.

CURSES!

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

Same thing in Pacific Northwest.

CBS...Cut-away Broadcasting System.

Director of programming has to hate KU, or hate B12, or something. This is insane! They would never cut-away from UNC, or a Big East team.

Joe Joseph 10 years, 10 months ago

7:21 left... critical juncture in the game for Kansas. KU needs to win the next 4 minutes.

Hawkman_021 10 years, 10 months ago

same here in omaha i sent cbs a very mean email using words like F**, GD, called them every name in the book

RedRed 10 years, 10 months ago

Thats OK the Government and No Bama will "fix it" !

Gordon Penny 10 years, 10 months ago

AMEN!

Message to KU Admin:

Never, EVER, EVER, EVER schedule another game on CBS.

CBS screws us over enough in the tournament that we don't need it in the regular season, as well. It seems as if every year there is a problem with a game on CBS.

Sincerely,

A Concerned and Passionate Fan

kshaw04 10 years, 10 months ago

What is the score? I can't believe they cut away to show another game!

RedRed 10 years, 10 months ago

halogenlamps - -

Amen brother ! I second that recommendation!!

Clarence Haynes 10 years, 10 months ago

Direct TV had an alternate channel and blamed the balack out on the local station.That's why ABC/ESPN is superior to CBS!

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

Colonic Broadcasting System strikes again!

What can we expect of a network that hired the broadcaster (Dangerous Dan Rather) as a reporter and then an anchor that was standing on the bridge in Dealy Plaza with the grassy knoll 50 yards from him and reputedly watched the whole assassination of JFK up close and personal, and who reputedly never came clean on what he saw, but instead reputedly took the promotion and shut up?

kshaw04 10 years, 10 months ago

Just sent a fumming email to CBS. This is unbelievable. You would think basketball only occurs east of the Mississippi between ESPNs devotion to all things ACC and Big East and CBS cutting over to TN/FL.

KU please don't lte them cover our games.

Damn!

kshaw04 10 years, 10 months ago

Just sent a fumming email to CBS. This is unbelievable. You would think basketball only occurs east of the Mississippi between ESPNs devotion to all things ACC and Big East and CBS cutting over to TN/FL.

KU please don't let them cover our games.

Damn!

3puttbogey 10 years, 10 months ago

Aldrich is a STUD. For those screwed by CBS: 86-60 at 2:19. Timeout. Whew!

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

Sherron...6 assists, 5 boards, 25 points...the man is all over the floor!

Cole...breaking their backs down the stretch...19pts/14reebs!

Tyshawn...15pts 6 assists...finally playing through the opposing scouting reports the last two games!

jayhawkr34 10 years, 10 months ago

theyre chanting...........OVERRATED!!!!

TheShot122293 10 years, 10 months ago

As a native Kansan and current Colorado resident who has been waiting all season for this game, and who has planned my whole weekend around it, I'm so pleased that instead I get to know what's going on in the mighty SEC.

Go CBS. You suck.

rcaltrider 10 years, 10 months ago

CBS should just get it over with and officially rename their network SECBS!! Thank you so much genius's at (SE)CBS for allowing me to watch two unranked SEC teams battle it out for 6th place in a mediocre conference instead of a game between 2 top 15 teams battling it out for 1st in the Big 12. RIDICULOUS!!

nocaljayhawk 10 years, 10 months ago

add Sacramento to the list of cities that lost the KU feed.

ChicagoJHawk 10 years, 10 months ago

We're up by 26 against our biggest rival in one of the most important games all season, and CBS switches to the FL-TN game! Unbeleivable!

I'm especially pissed that they're doing this during what I think is our best performance all season.

CBS is garbage!

BCRavenJHawkfan 10 years, 10 months ago

This is the only knock against us in terms of recruiting, is that KU gets punked down by the TV networks.

And now we don't get to see Kleinman.

kshaw04 10 years, 10 months ago

You said it rcaltrider. Sucks living in Seattle right now.

RedRed 10 years, 10 months ago

Turn Out the Lights -- The Party is Over. Start Up the Bus and Get MU Out-of-Town !!

Rock Chalk !!

Hawkman_021 10 years, 10 months ago

For those of you like myself that got stuck watching the Tenn Fla game here is the number to complain, i did and gave them a Big piece of my mind:

212-975-7144

jessejhawk 10 years, 10 months ago

I understand that CBS continued to show the KU game in Columbia. I hope the misery fans enjoyed the end of the game.

KUHawks03 10 years, 10 months ago

does anyone know where i can go to read the agony of the tiger's fans? I want to see what their excuses are for this unbelievable beat down that we just brought on them!

westernkshawk 10 years, 10 months ago

The Hawks were only temporarily (and briefly) off their perch. Now they're back up there where they belong. Rock chalk!! Can't believe CBS let western KS watch the Hawks. We're more than 100 miles away from Lawrence. Surprised that wasn't sufficient to get us left off their map, as usual!!

milwaukeeJAYHAWK 10 years, 10 months ago

CBS did the same thing to us in Milwaukee.

thanks a lot, i really cared about Florida-Tennessee.....

MUPU 10 years, 10 months ago

Keep'm coming...I want another Big Twelve Title!! We can do this and do well in the Big Dance! Very Proud!!

Milhawkee 10 years, 10 months ago

Yeah, they never bothered to show the final score from what I could tell.

Closer games equal more commerical$. Complete and utter BLOWOUTS notsomuch. :)

FunEfellow 10 years, 10 months ago

Sorry for all of you who lost the final minutes of the game, but can we talk about how amazing the Jayhawks were?

I thought it was the best first half we've played all season. Self said so too--best basketball since the championship game. I still can't believe how well we are doing this year. I was definitely expecting a lot less.

Collins seems to be coming out of that mini-slump at just the right time, and is averaging something like 24 points the last four games. Incredible. And Cole is playing as good as ever. They seemed to be in great sync this game.

ROCK CHALK!

RyanHawk 10 years, 10 months ago

Cut me off in Fort Collins, CO. Thanks CBS!!!!! I really can't wait tell they lose the rights to the NCAA Tournament and allows ESPN to buy the rights so that everyone can watch whatever game they want on Espn, Espn2, EspnU and Abc!

F@#K CBS!

jhokfan 10 years, 10 months ago

The universe has returned to its natural order.

After that run that started at the 4 minute mark, an argument could have been made by CBS to switch to something else because this game was over midway through the first half.

Really wanted to hear the over rated chant.

kvskubball 10 years, 10 months ago

Fantastic!!!

Missou made a small run in the second and then Tyrel and Sherron hit those two threes and even though the tiggs kept fighting, it was a mostly toothless finish on their part. Well done KU team. Didn't let up an ounce today!!! Great finish! A smashing pumpkins kind of game, and that's great thing when we're doing the smashing and Mizzery is the pumpkin!

I had difficulties getting to watch the game, I was able to see some of it on Justin.tv, so thanks to whoever posted that as an internet feed. It wasn't the greatest, but much better than watching none of the game. Then of course CBS pulled the coverage to the UF-UT game, so I gave up and 'watched' the finish by following the game-tracker on ESPN.

Our biggest rivalry game and CBS jerks us around....yuck!

But super great win for the team. Stomped 'em early and kept kicking those tiggers around the court for the whole game. Loverly, as they said in My Fair Lady, just loverly!!!!

Jared Grillot 10 years, 10 months ago

Don't forget Detroit! Detroit, it seems, also needed to see a third rate TN/FL game, watching them slug it out to see who is the best middle-of-the-conference team in the SEC, rather than two ranked teams playing for control of the Big XII. CBS sucks!!

Agreed... pass off the tourney to ESPN, so they can show 4 games at a time, 5 if they throw one on ESPNClassic

gleece 10 years, 10 months ago

I'm still trying to find out who to be more mad at; Directv or CBS, but that's over. Can anyone tell me how I might be able to watch a replay of the game? I looked at espn360 but i don't think it will be on. Does big12sports.com play the whole game? any other suggestions?

theno1kufan 10 years, 10 months ago

man my buddy in LA was pissed about CBS.....

KansaKid 10 years, 10 months ago

Just loved it. We should have all rushed out on the floor like Misery did. If you see this post Tyrel , great job!! Lose that girlfriend and marry me. HA!

Brandon Hull 10 years, 10 months ago

Missed the game but sounds like we were in control for the entire 40 minutes. Sherron is really starting to take charge of this team (which I have to admit I didn't think he could do from a decision-making standpoint), Tyshawn is following his lead (which I wasn't sure he was capable of, at least at the beginning of the season), and Cole is acting like he wants every defensive rebound that exists (which was pretty predictable).

The Texas game will be very interesting next weekend--those guys are up and down, but dangerous. Would love to see the season finish undefeated at home.

This team is, officially, a good one. Maybe not a great one until next season, but far, far better than I thought they'd be this year. One loss is better than the Chalmers/Rush/Etc. class ever did, so this is nice...

jchock1 10 years, 10 months ago

I trully enjoyed the game or at least like most of you what i got to see. I am in N.E.Mizzery and CBS cut off. Oh well. It will be fun at work tomorrow!!! ROCK CHOCK JAYHAWK!!!!!!!!!

Todd Simpson 10 years, 10 months ago

you know it really does piss me off that I couldn't see the rest of the 2nd half because CBS had to cut to the stupid Tennessee Florida game WHO FREAKIN CARES about the SEC in basketball we have 2 top 25 teams playing.

So I understand KU won but 12 min left in the 2nd half and I missed the rest any good highlights!?!??!?!

kuhawksr1 10 years, 10 months ago

Let me recap my post dated February 9 at 11:03 pm ...

"Be patient friends. We dominated them most of the game and the loss will prepare the boys mentally for the trips to Manhattan and Norman. Then, we've got the Tigers coming to Lawrence. I can not wait for that game!! And I guarantee you, not one Tiger fan is anxious to watch it. You know it, I know it and the absolute best part is ... they know it. This is as high as it gets for them any time they beat us. They can't stand that. I only laugh. Bring 'em on."

How sweet it is!!!!!

lwhittemore 10 years, 10 months ago

Great win! Just wish I could have watched all of it.

Got cut off from the game here in D.C. as well. Another horrible programming choice by a network horrible at sports broadcasting. Their color commentators and play-by-play announcers also are bad and don't know the rules of the game.

For those that missed the last 10+ minutes of the game, send a letter to CBS headquarters expressing your anger (I just did). So few people use snail mail these days that networks take them a bit more seriously.

CBS HQ Address: 51 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

We don't have a choice where we watch these games when only CBS broadcasts them, but we do have a choice of what network we watch for news and other programming. It's nice to remind them of that.

Brian Skelly 10 years, 10 months ago

Now that was fun. A total and unadulterated smack down of the Tiggers.

Those wondering tigerboard.com is the place where most of those losers will be grousing about how they got hosed.

I took a few things away from this game...

1) If Mizzou doesnt make any baskets (which they didnt) they cant set up their press. They cant get easy hoops then. And this team looked like a glorified High School team in the half-court. If Carroll and Lyons werent exceptional athletes, they'd never score in the half-court.

To a degree, all college teams are like this. But we clearly have better and more functional "sets" than the Tiggers do. They are deep and athletic, which is something. But I dont know if that will fly against teams with comparable or superior talent.

2) Our "young guys" are (and have been the past few weeks) really helping us, as opposed to hurt us. Taylor has asserted himself as the "# 3 option". Reed, Little, Morningstar, and even Relaford seem even more comfortable in their roles. Seeing Quintrell Thomas eat up a few minutes so Cole and get a breather is huge in my mind. Especially come Big 12 tourny time. Even if he just lets Cole sit 2-3 minutes per half, thats big.

3) Cole and Sherron are really a joy to watch. Cole still looks awkward offensively, and I think he always will. But if he's looking herky-jerky and doing 18pts/12s every night who cares. He gets great position both offensively and defensively. He's so good at coming from the backside to block shots too. I love that. Collins is hitting the point where you almost sense his will alone wont let us lose. He still gets out of control sometimes, and I think thats the downside of him. He's always making plays. But now its fewer for the other team. Even today he had a couple of boneheaded plays. But keeping those to a minimum helps. He seems to be improving his shooting too. We didnt see it today, but one of my favorite parts of the OU game was you knew what the fans there were thinking when he was raining those 3s (ahhh @#$@##@!?!?!). Man that was great.

4) The fact that this team can finish no worse than last years team in conference play is stunning. Absolutely stunning. No question its down from the past few years. But if this team goes 15-1 or 14-2, can anyone claim they saw that coming? No way. Great stuff. Lets win another Big 12 title boys.

5) We have no way of knowing what will happen come Tourny time. Winning the Big 12 title and getting a # 2 seed would probably put is in the Sprint Center for the first weekend though. You'd think that would be a trip to the Sweet 16. Doing that with this team is remarkable. Bill Self should get more love for coach of the year honors with this team. Awesome stuff.

Rock Chalk folks. Rock Chalk.

Yakihawk 10 years, 10 months ago

Can't wait til' next week when we're up on the Horns by 20 and CBS cuts to some other horsesh** game!

CBS has to GO! Their monopoly on the Tourney has had me jacked for years but this was ridiculous!

Milhawkee 10 years, 10 months ago

We're really up there in RPI. #7 WITHOUT today's win included.

Milhawkee 10 years, 10 months ago

Why does it lower-case captial letters automatically?

lovemyhawks 10 years, 10 months ago

sorry so many of you missed the end of the game........ we were lucky enough to see it all and you definitely missed some GREAT highlights like cole's one handed dunk late!! great one!! they CRUISED today and i hope they can keep cruising!!!!! i think self should DEFINITELY be coach of the year right now!! last year was the best ride ever but this year has been wonderful too........ a different type of ride but still a GREAT one!!

Clarence Haynes 10 years, 10 months ago

Conjugation of the past tense of the verb to be:

I was You were He was WE WERE (NOT WAS) You were They were

C'mon guys...Kids are listening to you!

Rodney Stice 10 years, 10 months ago

Three comments for all. 1. CBS sucks, Phoenix was switched over to the uf-ut game. 2. the tiggers have to play ou next. As much as it pains me to say this I hope the sooners whip the tiggers. 3. the tiggers started 2 seniors and 2 juniors and one freshman, (this is what CBS reported at the start of the game and commented about the youth of both teams.) KU does not even have a senior in the rotation, I feel that the tiggers are not as youthful as the cbs announcers suggested.

Shawn Mansfield 10 years, 10 months ago

I lost the game on CBS, but can't complain because (1) it's free and they pay for it with advertizing that they need viewers for and the FL/TN (I'm in Cincinnati, OH so only 4 hours from Knoxville) was a closer game that kept non-fan viewers longer, and (2) CBS has had all March Madness games free on their website for at least the last 2 years and when you're closer to Indiana, Cincinnati, Xavier, Ohio State, Kentucky, Louisville, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Tennessee than Kansas, you don't get to watch games until the 3rd round. So I'm unbelievably indebted to CBS for being able to watch KU in the early rounds the last two years. Who cares, KU stomped Mizzou so let's not lose focus of that.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk. Go KU!

Lance Hobson 10 years, 10 months ago

Honolulu lost the game, too. I would think CBS would know better than to use these "Heidi" tactics. Anyone interested in that Florida-Tenn game would have tuned out a long time ago, so all they do is irk the people enjoying the current game.

Great win for KU, the way this team shoots threes we may actually make a run this March, we'll see. For now I just hope we can take care of business in TT and clinch this thing. Congrats to Self and the gang!

BCRavenJHawkfan 10 years, 10 months ago

Barring the Red Raiders playing out of their minds and Texas playing like they were all talked about at the start of the season we should be okay.

This team could go really far if they changed just one small thing.....turnovers.

Tony Bandle 10 years, 10 months ago

Well, at least I had one advantage living in Missouri...CBS didn't touch the game [Although I bet they wish they could have!!]

KU VICTORY HAIKU:

Gold and Black shaken

Crimson and Blue avalanche

Tigers dead and buried.

Let's see: Agressively attack press - CHECK Play tough D - CHECK Run offense thru Cole and Sherron - CHECK Crowd blow the roof off AFH - CHECK Avenge loss - CHECK Beat two Top Eleven teams in seven days - CHECK

NEXT!!!!!!!!!

I think Oklahoma will finish the job in Columbia, so there will be no room for a letdown against the Dead Raiders and Bobbby's Little Boy. That will leave the Shorthorns as our last hurtle. Although I have been preaching 16-0 since November, 15-1 won't be too shabby!!!

jayhawk02 10 years, 10 months ago

I actually live in Kansas (just north of the Oklahoma line) and get Tulsa stations. CBS made the switch here too. Man, I'm starting to hate them.

Jack Wilson 10 years, 10 months ago

The biggest thing for KU is smart possessions .. gunning up stupid shots, out of control. In the first half, when we were up by 12-16, we had a chance to really pound the nail in for a stretch and just wasted possession after possession. If that's all there is to be concerned about, it is really amazing.

What is interesting here is we have the type of team that could really make a serious run. Stud point guard; dominant big guy. I really can't believe we've been this good, though. Taylor has been much better than expected, and the Morrises are really coming around. If we can have either Reed or Morningstar 3 of 4 on threes, we're tough.

yates33333 10 years, 10 months ago

CBS is really a bum network. Why do they think people in the southwest are interested in Florida and Tennessee? Bryan Gum-it-up-bel is a turd. Why can't the economy bankrupt that already bankrupt CBS?

MarchSadness 10 years, 10 months ago

who else is getting tired of JAYBATE? dudes probably never been laid in his entire life. just sits at his computer and thinks his brilliant mind wants to be heard by all.

Jared Grillot 10 years, 10 months ago

MarchSadness:

Dude... weak. Go back to the tigger boards. You must not belong here, because KU fans don't rip other KU fans, especially not after an ear-splitting, mind-blowing tigger crushing.

Martin Rosenblum 10 years, 10 months ago

A Missouri fan that was watching the game today at the Fox and Hound said that the "40 minutes of hell" tag was recently changed to "15 minutes of heck" and "25 minutes of what the hell?" Don't you love it?

Tony Bandle 10 years, 10 months ago

JGfromPK...well put.

Geez Louise, this supposedly transition team which some thought would be lucky to make the NCAA [although most of us KU fans knew better] is now on the brink of clinching the Big Twelve Title, moving into the Top Ten and maybe garnishing a high two seed!!! Come on and enjoy it and put the poison back in the bottle.

Marchsadness, just skip the posts that you don't like or care about. Life's too short and there's enough bad vibes these days already.

CHILL AND THRILL WITH BILL!!!!!!

Blake Brown 10 years, 10 months ago

Re CBS: I would think most on this board are as intense and passionate as I am about watching the Hawks in any game, especailly Mizzou. To be so wrapped up in it and to have that cut off is an energy deflater deluxe. The CBS website, phone number and address have been listed above and I encourage all to voice their opinion as I have done. I suggested for them to at least have an alternate channel available to continue the program for those wanting to do so. Action and numbers of voices heard speak volumes in getting attention and perhaps a change of a long time pattern of breaking away and interrupting flow. It hurts most when the Jayhawks are involved. GO HAWKS!! BOO CBS11

Steve Gantz 10 years, 10 months ago

Here in Louisiana they didn't give me any KU game unfortunately. I went to the website because I heard yesterday they were live streaming games and it only had the TN-FL game. Didn't know about the DirectTV thing.
JustinTV did the trick today. Never would have thought the Hawks would have been a 1 loss team at this point. Self for coach of the year? Extremely successful coaches like him don't seem to get those honors, but he deserves it this year.
Collins has matured so much this season. I was really down on him after watching him 1 on 3 at the end of Syracuse and UMass. Aldrich has been incredibly consistent and is an absolute force. Imagine what Dukie V would be saying about him if he played in tobacco road!

Blake Brown 10 years, 10 months ago

Re the game: What a huge victory! We took it to them. Think of the lowered energy we displayed against Nebraska and Iowa State and what we saw tonight. KU played with mostly controlled intensity and has a lot of heart. We have got to get beyond playing to the potentioal of the other team or Tech will be a trap game.

BTW, for those like myself looking for any re-broadcast on TV, I have checked future programming for 2 days on ESPNU and the game is not yet listed to be re-shown. Keep looking for that or on ESPN Classic. Since it was on CBS, this may negate those stations from having it.

ROCK CHALK!!

Helen Gross 10 years, 10 months ago

Just wanted to let everyone know how "lucky" us Missouri Jayhawk fans are. We got to see the entire game. Kansas City cbs didn't change.

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

Warning: What follows is a gloves off pixel bashing of a probable Fizzou lurker. If you don't like such things, scroll past it.

Marchsadness,

How pitiful it is to be a Missouri basketball fan!

That press was called "Forty Minutes of Pointlessness."

That press was so weak I expected Kit Bond to admit to a secret affair once upon a time with John Ashcroft.

That press was so weak I thought Nolan Richardson would show up wearing crimson and blue cowboy boots and disown his former assistant.

That press was so weak...wait a minute...did MU even press at all? I didn't notice it if they did. Did they? No, no way. Oh, that's right, MU did press. It was just that KU players dribbled through the press as if it weren't there.

Marchsaddness, you register at KUsports.com especially for this KU-MU game, thinking you are going to make a poisoness splash with some wise guy remarks after MU beats KU, and then, instead, MU enters wearing tutus and KU guts and fillets Fizzou for 40 minutes. MU doesn't just roll over and play dead. MU aspirates their own Top 25 ranking all over themselves, spreads their legs and begs for an ever more intense beating--specifically a 35 point beating--from KU. And then, as if that were not sufficiently humiliating, they then roll over in their own aspiration onto all fours and say, "yes, Mistress Jayhawk, give me more still, because I am a lowly basketball program feigning greatness inside the crib of the almighty Kansas basketball tradition."

But by this time, Fizzou's tail is so far, far, far between Fizzou's trembling legs, and lurkers like Marchsadness are so far, far, far into abject humiliation that there is nothing left to do but signal the vice squad to come and pick up Marchsaddness and haul him/her in for soliciting a grand tradition with baseness.

Marchsadness, you and all the Misery fans like you may now go back under the rocks you crawled out from today. KU is done with you. KU finished all over you. KU beat MU into the next millenium. You are all a pathetic bunch of off-spring of one-family love affairs. You barely beat us on a last second shot in your own crib. Go back to playing your Deliverance banjos and rid this free-state site of your stench.

Ah, that feels better.

Michael Auchard 10 years, 10 months ago

Many good writers have said you can explain yourself best by using fewer words than the multiplicity.

mizzouhater4life 10 years, 10 months ago

I'm from Missouri and all I can say is ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK BABY!!!!!! Mizzou F** Sucks!!!! and is the most overrated team in the nation!!!

Dr. Robert s. Mosser 10 years, 10 months ago

Let's give MK & Marcus some credit. They are getting in better position to get rebounds and between them and Aldrich they give HCBS 15 fouls to use in the paint + some help from Little. They get better with each game and aren't getting the credit for the help they give on defense(and now some on offense.)

Too bad the AP and Coaches don't wait to vote on Sunday evening. KU has beaten two teams this week in the top 10 and moved from 15 > 14.

Unless they screw up, KU will get #1 seed in B-12 Tournament, OK #2, MU #3 and that would mean than MU vs OK in one bracket semifinal.

KGphoto 10 years, 10 months ago

KING KONG COLE!!

How many times did they play the Tommy Boy line?

I would like to have audio of Anderson from the sideline. I imagine every time he opens his mouth he's drowned out by Cole's rim racket.

Anderson: "Rebound. Rebou..." DUNK! "Press! Pre..." DUNK! "Get back. Get ba..." DUNK!

It's one thing to take Mizzy's milk money. But the public wedgy and subsequent de-pantsing? What a bully bonus. The Hawks may have actually broken Mizzy for the season. How do you even go home to face your family after that?

Thanks MZoo. You don't have to go home but you can't stay here. And take your 40 minutes of smell with you. Good Night.

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

KGphoto,

I knew you had it in you. Poetry.

Sombrero tips, dude.

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

Yahweh,

Less is always more; that's the standard way.

I already learned that game.

I'm playin' another game.

Sometimes I win.

Sometimes I lose.

But you gotta suit up for all the games. ;-)

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

OakvilleJHawk,

I am so looking forward to hearing you crow after the Texas game about KU's record and your expectations.

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