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Originally published February 8, 2010 at 06:51p.m., updated February 8, 2010 at 11:34p.m.

FINAL: Defense pushes KU to 80-68 victory over No. 14 Texas

Kansas forward Xavier Henry draws a foul as he flies past Texas forward Gary Johnson during the second half, Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

Kansas forward Xavier Henry draws a foul as he flies past Texas forward Gary Johnson during the second half, Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

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Reader poll

Who played the toughest for KU against Texas?

  • Marcus Morris 73% 3232 votes
  • Markieff Morris 5% 245 votes
  • Xavier Henry 9% 422 votes
  • Cole Aldrich 10% 459 votes
  • Other 0% 44 votes

4402 total votes.

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

  • Marcus Morris 54% 79 votes
  • Markieff Morris 13% 19 votes
  • Brady Morningstar 15% 22 votes
  • Sherron Collins 13% 20 votes
  • Other 2% 4 votes

144 total votes.

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What will KU's record be in its final four road games (Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Missouri)?

  • 4-0 31% 48 votes
  • 3-1 51% 78 votes
  • 2-2 13% 21 votes
  • 1-3 1% 2 votes
  • 0-4 0% 0 votes
  • Undecided 1% 2 votes

151 total votes.

6Sports preview: KU vs. Texas

Kevin Romary previews Kansas' match-up with the Texas Longhorns.

GameDay Cram Session: Texas

KUSports.com online editor Jesse Newell and Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan take a look at what to expect from the Kansas basketball team's matchup against Texas.

KU scoring — Marcus Morris 18, Xavier Henry 15, Collins 15, Morningstar 8, Markieff Morris 8, Taylor 7, Aldrich 7, Reed 2.

KU was 26-for-65 from the floor (40 percent), 6-for-13 from three (46.2 percent) and 22-for-29 from the free-throw line (75.9 percent).

UT was 22-for-59 from the floor (37.3 percent), 7-for-14 from three (50 percent) and 17-for-23 from the free-throw line (73.9 percent).

KU out-rebounded UT, 45-34. UT had 17 turnovers, while KU had 10.

FINAL: KU defeats UT, 80-68

Two straight misses for UT, and that will seal it. Collins hits two free throws to put KU up 12 with 1:17 remaining. The Rock Chalk Chant filters down from the rafters.

With 46.1 seconds left and KU up 13, Taylor fouls Brown on a three. Self doesn’t even look at Taylor as he comes back to the bench.

KU fans stay standing in the final rows of the Erwin Center for the final minute.

The Jayhawks close out an impressive 80-68 victory.

KU 68/UT 58 — 2:17 left in game

I’m not sure what the officials just called there. They assessed a technical foul to Aldrich, and that fouls him out of the game. I didn’t see Aldrich doing anything besides patting James on the head, and James was the one that retalliated.

Morningstar loses his free-throw attempt on the way up, and he tries to re-shoot it after releasing it. The shot bricks away.

Meanwhile, Brown hits the two technicals, and UT takes the ball. James drives, gets an early whistle, puts in the basket, then gets the two with the continuation. His free throw cuts KU’s lead to eight.

Taylor drives to the basket and is fouled, but he misses both free throws.

Luckily for KU, Brown pins the ball to his hip on his way up the court, and he’s whistled for a double dribble.

Xavier Henry is fouled on a drive, and he makes both free throws.

Collins breaks the press by himself, and he throws a hook pass over his head to Tyrel Reed, who upfakes before putting in a layup.

KU has a blown assignment on the other end, and Gary Johnson gets the ball inside for an uncontested slam. UT calls timeout, and Self yells in frustration, furious at his team’s recent defensive effort.

KU 64/UT 51 — 3:48 left in game

Collins finally gets a shot over the UT trees, putting in a quick layup off the glass on a drive.

Morningstar misses a pair of crucial shots — a pull-up from 16 feet and a left-handed layup — and J’Covan Brown follows the misses with a layup and then a tough three-pointer. The Longhorn fans are on their feet for the first time in the second half.

Collins puts up a wild fadeaway for an airball, but Xavier Henry rips down the board. After another miss, Markieff battles for a rebound, then puts in the stickback with a foul. As a bonus, he makes the free throw as well.

Brown misses a driving layup, and Aldrich comes down with the important rebound. The KU big man tries to clear out space by swinging his arms, and he’s fouled from behind by James before James crashes to the floor. Aldrich tries to pat him on the head, and James isn’t having it, swinging his arm wildly in Aldrich’s direction.

KU 57/UT 40 — 6:47 left in game

Marcus Morris delivers once again, dribbling from the top of the lane before driving in to put in a layup off the glass.

Collins tracks down a loose ball, passing to Marcus for a two-handed slam. That’s six straight points for Marcus.

Marcus with another nice play, bringing the ball up the court before dishing to Morningstar, who cans the three.

Morningstar follows an Aldrich miss with a tip, but it rattles out. He screams in frustration.

The next possession, Morningstar goes under the basket before throwing out to Xavier for a three, but his shot hits back iron.

The Jayhawks look gassed out there. UT has played 12 players, while Self has only used eight. The energy is so bad that Self calls timeout to give his players a rest.

Xavier Henry rips down two offensive boards before getting a short shot to go in. Self likes the toughness, pumping his fists on the bench.

After a foul, the entire arena hears one screamed word from Self: “TYSHAWN!” He might get benched again for whatever he just did.

KU 46/UT 32 — 11:28 left in game

Collins gets rejected by Pittman on a layup attempt but draws a foul. Pittman, earning his reputation as one of the nicest players in the Big 12, helps Collins off the floor.

Collins keeps getting rejected on drives by Pittman. He still keeps trying, though.

Collins has missed two open threes in a row. Those might be costly if UT can pull closer in the next few minutes.

UT puts on a press, and KU looks haphazard in its half-court offense afterwards. Self screams to his players, and Collins twirls his arms on the bench, trying to tell one of his teammates where he should have been.

Taylor puts in a two in transition, and Self yells at him as he’s returning to the defensive end, cupping his hand in a C to signal the play call.

Whatever Taylor did defensively, it wasn’t the right thing. KU looked like it was in some kind of zone, but it gave up a wide-open look to James from three that he swished. Self and KU assistant coach Joe Dooley are furious, with Self swiping his arm in an uppercut in frustration. Self is so mad he calls a timeout, and Taylor comes to the sideline with his shoulders shrugged and his palms facing the sky. Self yells at him, then benches him.

Great hands by Marcus Morris, who catches a low, low bounce pass from Collins. I’m not sure another big man on KU’s roster even catches that pass. Marcus follows with a turn-around in the lane and continues to make his case for first-team All-Big 12.

KU 40/UT 28 — 15:59 left in game

As we predicted, Marcus Morris gets the defensive assignment on James to start the second half.

KU gets a steal, and cashes in on its first possession, as Collins lobs over the top to Xavier for an alley-oop slam.

Markieff Morris with a block on Pittman, and KU runs the break afterwards, with Xavier Henry rolling in a shot from under the basket.

Marcus Morris fights for, and comes up with, a defensive rebound between two Longhorns. He’s shown such great energy in Big 12 games.

Great move underneath the basket by Aldrich, who gets James up in the air to draw a foul. That’s James’ third foul, and that’s also the risk UT takes by putting James defensively on the bigger Aldrich. Pittman checks in for James.

KU scoring — Marcus Morris 8, X. Henry 5, Collins 5, Morningstar 5, Markieff Morris 4, Aldrich 4, Taylor 3.

KU was 12-for-30 from the floor (40 percent), 5-for-9 from three (55.6 percent) and 5-for-7 from the free-throw line (71.4 percent).

UT was 9-for-28 from the floor (32.1 percent), 4-for-6 from three (66.7 percent) and 2-for-3 from the free-throw line (66.7 percent).

KU out-rebounded UT in the first half, 20-16. Texas had nine turnovers, while KU had six.

Damion James was 6-for-9 for 15 points in the first half.

Halftime thoughts

What a great scenario for KU to have in the second half. No players have two fouls, meaning KU can match up defensively however it wants. I’d expect to see Marcus Morris on Damion James to start the second half.

When other teams have beaten UT, most of the time they’ve outscored them. KU has gone the other direction tonight, winning with defense. The Longhorns are just 5-for-22 from inside the arc (23 percent). UT came in shooting 52.7 percent from two-point range. KU’s bigs have done a great job of making it tough for the Longhorns’ bigs inside.

KU’s free-throw count is low (seven attempts), but that hasn’t mattered so far because of the Jayhawks’ defense. Still, the Jayhawks could stand to improve offensively, as the Longhorns most likely will try to speed the pace of play up in the second half.

Great first half for the twins, who combined for nine of the Jayhawks’ 20 rebounds. And five of KU’s rebounds were team rebounds, meaning no one pulled those down.

KU 34/UT 24 — Halftime

James has put on a display offensively. He puts in a long jumper, then on the next possession, uses a quick first step to drive inside before dropping in a left-handed layup. James=15, rest of the Longhorns=six.

After drawing traffic on a drive, Xavier Henry lobs a pass across his body to Aldrich, who puts in the short shot.

Avery Bradley puts in a three from the corner for UT. The Longhorns are lucky this game is as close as it is, as they’re shooting way over their average from three (4-for-6, 67 percent).

Markieff blocks a shot with three seconds left, and Collins’ half-court shot at the buzzer is on line but clangs off the backboard. Credit Self on the final UT possession, as it looks like he told Tyshawn Taylor to foul the Longhorns just as they were getting into their set. Because it was only KU’s sixth team foul, UT had to reset what it was doing offensively and wasn’t able to get as good of a shot off.

The Jayhawks take a 34-24 lead into the break.

KU 30/UT 17 — 2:58 left in 1st half

Two free throws for Aldrich. KU’s run is up to 14-0.

I hadn’t considered this, but this might be a tough offensive matchup for UT. The Longhorns are extremely reliant on two-point shots for their offense, as that’s where 60.7 percent of their offense comes from (that’s the 12th-highest split nationally).

Meanwhile, KU is extremely stingy when it comes to two-pointers on defense, as opponents make just 41.8 percent of their attempts (second nationally). So far, UT is just 3-for-15 (20 percent) from two-point range.

Taylor hits a three from the corner. On the other end, Collins pokes away a steal and tracks it down before it goes out of bounds. His shot is blocked, but Marcus scraps for the board and puts it in for two.

Markieff with a steal, and even though Collins gets knocked down, he throws in a long three. Timeout UT, as KU has a 22-0 run. “Let’s go Jayhawks” streams down from the upper deck.

Texas can’t get anything to go down. UT misses two easy shots from inside, and Markieff clears the board. Meanwhile, a UT band member next to me bangs his music stand into the metal bleachers below him in frustration.

Texas’ drought ends in an unusual way, as James banks in a three from the side. That ends a 10-minute, 56-second scoreless streak for UT. Wow.

KU 20/UT 14 — 6:43 left in 1st half

Aldrich makes a move on Pittman, but his turnaround is an airball.

Markieff with a three from the top that rattles in, and that ties the score at 14.

Morningstar uses quick hands to poke away a pass, and he puts in a layup at the other end. That’s an 8-0 run for KU, but credit the defense for that instead of the offense.

Markieff blocks a Pittman shot, and the UT fans clamor for a foul. That would have been the second foul on Markieff.

Marcus Morris has checked back in, and he finishes with a layup to push KU’s lead to four. UT calls timeout, and the Longhorns haven’t scored in the last five minutes, 50 seconds.

The Morris twins are ripping down nearly every defensive rebound for KU.

Xavier Henry curls around a screen and knocks down a 17-footer. That might get his confidence going.

UT is 0-for-9 with four turnovers during this current drought.

UT 14/KU 11 — 11:41 left in 1st half

UT throws a zone at KU, and the Jayhawks get an open look, but Henry’s three-point attempt is way off.

J’Covan Brown puts in a three, and UT is a perfect 3-for-3 from three-point range early. Remember the Longhorns statistically are an average three-point shooting team.

James fights for a loose ball, and he puts in a layup underneath. Timeout KU, and Self comes out onto the court before and after the timeout to jaw with a ref about a no-call. He’s lucky to not have picked up a technical there.

Marcus is headed to the locker room, though I don’t know what his ailment is. That would be a big loss for KU, though whatever it is, it doesn’t look serious, as Marcus is walking just fine.

Aldrich kicks out to Morningstar, who drains a three in rhythm.

Morningstar is now on James, and though the KU guard slips, he gets up in time to challenge James’ jumper, which bricks off the rim.

UT 10/KU 8 — 15:32 left in 1st half

KU’s defense has settled down, and on the other end, Marcus Morris puts in a two with a foul. His free throw puts KU up one.

Questionable call on Markieff Morris, and, if I remember right, the same official has called all four fouls on KU. Self isn’t happy about it, but it’s hard for him to get his voice to go all the way across the court.

James with another three over Henry. Self needs another defender on the potential All-American.

At the break, the official gathers Marcus Morris and Johnson to make sure they will play nice with each other from here on out.

UT 7/KU 5 — 16:35 left in 1st half

Sherron Collins with an offensive foul, and KU is up to three team fouls. Collins doesn’t like the whistle, griping at the official for an extended length of time.

Following a UT miss, Collins drives to the other end for his first two.

UT 7/KU 3 — 17:41 left in 1st half

Henry misses his next three-point attempt, and Dexter Pittman slams one home on the other end, drawing a foul on Brady Morningstar.

James follows with a three-pointer over Henry. Xavier has to guard him closer than that.

KU 3/UT 1 — 18:37 left in 1st half

Henry, like last game, gets off to a good shooting start, rattling in a three from the corner.

UT 1/KU 0 — 19:15 left in 1st half

Xavier Henry starts with the defensive assignment on Damion James.

On Texas’ first possession, Gary Johnson gets it inside and is fouled by Cole Aldrich. One more whistle, and KU could be looking at a long half. Johnson makes one of two free throws.

8:10 p.m.

Pretty cool new tradition for the UT students during the starting lineups, as during the introduction video with the lights off, the students open up their cell phones and wave them back and forth. It looks a bit like lighters at a concert.

7:07 p.m.

Our pregame chat is open and available by clicking this link or the link in the upper-left corner of this blog. I'll be talking there until gametime.

Just a reminder to use the "Submit a question" link to post a score prediction, to submit a comment or to ask a question.

Today's random question (stolen from a KUsports.com message board topic): Who is the better No. 45 for KU, Raef LaFrentz or Cole Aldrich?

6:50 p.m.

Welcome to the Newell Post Live, coming to you from the Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, where the top-ranked Kansas Jayhawks are getting set to take on the No. 14 Texas Longhorns.

Even though it rained most of the day here in Austin, I have no complaints about the weather. It was 50 degrees here, and last night, I went outside to make a phone call in my short-sleeve T-shirt. I could get used to the weather here in the winter, that's for sure.

A few minutes ago, we had a stampede of Texas students down the aisles to get to their seats. For such a large student population, I guess I was expecting the Longhorn student herd to be more than a few hundred. Then again, we are in the land of football, so I guess I shouldn't be too shocked.

To their credit, the students that are here already seem to be into it. They should be, as this game should be one of the best in the Big 12 conference season.

Cole Aldrich was the first player to enter the court, and he stopped to chat with ESPN's Bob Knight and Brent Musberger for a few minutes before starting his stretching. I'd be interested to know what outspoken Knight might have said to the KU big man.

Let's get to some notes on Texas, which enters with a 19-4 record. We'll have our pregame chat a little bit later.

• Texas, like Kansas, has struggled mightily with free throws lately. The Longhorns made 10 of their 27 attempts against Oklahoma on Saturday and have made just 58 percent of their free throws in Big 12 play. UT has made just 61 percent of its free throws this season.

The Longhorns also aren't a great three-point shooting team, making just 34.3 percent of their long-range tries (national average is 34.1 percent). UT doesn't shoot a lot of threes either, as only 20 percent of its scoring comes from three-pointers.

• In UT's four losses, it has given up an average of 31 free-throw attempts. When UT's opponent shoots at least 27 free throws, the Longhorns are 2-4. When UT's opponent shoots 26 free throws or fewer, the Longhorns are 17-0.

• Texas defends shots well, as opponents are making just 30.7 percent of their three-pointers (42nd nationally) and 42.1 percent of their two-pointers (16th nationally).

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Comments

Darrel Stice 9 years, 11 months ago

Can't wait!!!

KU 80 UT 76

I wonder if Bob Knight or BM said anything to Cole about his FT shooting motion. Seems all the commentators can't say enough about it.

Joe Joseph 9 years, 11 months ago

Let's be honest here. Kansas will be fortunate to finish its last four road games with more than two wins.

dynamitehawk 9 years, 11 months ago

stupidmichael, use the force, dawg. Make it happen.

Darrel Stice 9 years, 11 months ago

stupidmichael, just make sure you don't change your routine AT ALL today! Always works for me!! Wear the same game day clothes, sit in same chair, mix same drink, pray to KU gods!!!

Philip Garver 9 years, 11 months ago

Still at Scholz's. Getting ready to walk over and take over the drum!!!!!!!

Chuck Wagstaff 9 years, 11 months ago

KU 78 TU 75

Medium-rare steak for me, please.

kesmithstl1 9 years, 11 months ago

ESPNU is showing a replay of the 2007 Big XII Championship game between Durant's Darlings and KU. Sherron hit some big shots that game!

Dan Harris 9 years, 11 months ago

Bigdaddy have3or4 for me. Key to the game is going to be free throws, if we make 70% or more we win otherwise it might be a long night. RCJH!

Chuck Wagstaff 9 years, 11 months ago

At the pace this WVU / Nova game is going, we'll be lucky to see the 2nd half of our game.

Geez, I hate the big east!

Hawkman_021 9 years, 11 months ago

Anybody else notice the shot Mario took to tie the game, kinda reminds me of this other shot he took the very next year

JayhawkRock 9 years, 11 months ago

78-74 KU We win this game because of our free throw shooting.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Chuck---hope your watch party is going good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Coach Self is 0-3 in Austin since he has been the coach (according to News 6 in Lawrence) but I am going out on a limb and say the Jayhawks win by 3----86-83. I am definitely not scared like stupidmichael.

Like Chuck, let's get it on!!!!! BTW, I hate the Big East and at times, ESPN!!!!

kesmithstl1 9 years, 11 months ago

watching the game on ESPN classic makes me miss D-Block even more!

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

dihrdhwk86---yea, we got hosed, but like a lot of experts say, sometimes one has to have a little luck to win the darn thing! I hope we win it this year like North Carolina won it last year---no luck involved, just hard-nosed basketball and knack for winning the close ones.

BCRavenJHawkfan 9 years, 11 months ago

I couldn't focus on work all day today because of this game!

SCHNBALL 9 years, 11 months ago

3 things I will be looking for tonight:

  1. Will Collins try to stay within the offense despite the speed of the game
  2. X, will he be exposed for his lack of speed
  3. How tough is this team going to be down the stretch.

Texas has nothing to lose, hope we come out strong and withstand the initial 4 minutes or delivery a good shot ourselves. Would not be suprised with a 15 point deficit either way.

jayhawkboogeyman 9 years, 11 months ago

if we were really the best in 07, we should have been able to beat anybody instead of folding like a tent. Whining about where the game was played is such a ksu or mu thing to do.

kshaw04 9 years, 11 months ago

Has the game started? They aren't showing it on ESPN 360 yet...was thinking I could watch there until the WVU Nova game ended. ERRR...

Score:

KU: 84 TX: 78

jayhawkinATL 9 years, 11 months ago

Damn! These Big East games NEVER end on time!!!

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

BCRaven---Same here! A few at my work with Texas Longhorn shirts---only because they can't stand the Jayhawks. Not as bad as the Wildkitties, though.

Yakihawk 9 years, 11 months ago

Huggins looks like he's ready for a night in the drunk tank with Otis!

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Be patient, Jayhawk Nation--hopefully, no more TO's on ESPN!!!!

Darrel Stice 9 years, 11 months ago

I DON'T miss Coach Handcuffs! I mean Huggins! The Big 12 is much better off without him.

BCRavenJHawkfan 9 years, 11 months ago

mikendal: Fortunately working for Texas Tech I have zero coworkers that root for the shorthorns.

NH_JHawk 9 years, 11 months ago

ok, I admit that I hate the Big East/ESPN right now. Game clearly decided and ESPN wont switch over. ugh...

kshaw04 9 years, 11 months ago

I'll be interested to see how our Marcus and Cole fare in terms of getting rebounds without getting fouls. With Pittman boxing out and considering his size, I hope we can keep some distance between him and the basket and beat James to the rebounds. Will be interesting to see how we respond, and, if we get to many early fouls, how Self uses Robinson, Markieff, and possibly Withey.

I sure hope TT plays some inspiring basketball tonight. I think TT and Markieff will be key to our winning tonight. They would extend our options and really help collins and BM. Markieff playing well will ensure Cole and Marcus can get some rest and not risk getting fouls.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Aldrich already has a foul----Texas, 1-2 from the line.

Yakihawk 9 years, 11 months ago

This is ridiculous -- the rest of this game is going to take 10 mins!

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Texas leads 7-3. Collins with an offensive foul---uhh ohh!

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Finally on---let the scene speak for itself!!!

kshaw04 9 years, 11 months ago

3 fouls in early minutes. Anyone know who fouled Pittman?

Ben Kane 9 years, 11 months ago

i think pittman may have gotten hurt on that double team.

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

espn is killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lets do this!

kshaw04 9 years, 11 months ago

and he makes the free throw, positive. Then a foul down low...not good. 4 fouls in 4 mins.

NH_JHawk 9 years, 11 months ago

lance1 - kuwells - time to get your goose on gentlemen. I'm on it!

BCRavenJHawkfan 9 years, 11 months ago

The calls are just very tight early. It will relax and players will be allowed to play. I hope.

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

I like X on James, but he can't lay off on the screen. C'mon!

Yakihawk 9 years, 11 months ago

I wish Pittman was still 539 lbs with a 2 " vert.

kshaw04 9 years, 11 months ago

If this keeps up they are going to kill us on the boards and with their perimeter shooting. Someone please tell me Marcus is not seriously hurt!

Yakihawk 9 years, 11 months ago

Has Teahan been watching film of T.J. Pugh?

Ben Kane 9 years, 11 months ago

he's not going to be back tonight. wish him a speedy recovery but the rest must play on and win this game.

NH_JHawk 9 years, 11 months ago

Sooner or later I'm hoping we'll have a possession where we don't turn it over.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Help me out---can he come back from a dislocated finger? Trust me, it is not a dumb question, I am just asking.

Darrel Stice 9 years, 11 months ago

This looks like one of those games where everyone is hoping someone ELSE will step up and be the hero. Cole looks like he is up for it. They ALL need to step up!!! Be fearless!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ben Kane 9 years, 11 months ago

you can come back but when it's on your shooting hand the shot just won't feel right and that changes your shot. not too much of an effect on boards and put backs.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Should I have a sigh of relief or not? MC Morris is in!

BCRavenJHawkfan 9 years, 11 months ago

Marcus just earned a new nickname from me. Nails. Becasue he's tough as nails.

rcjh22 9 years, 11 months ago

and he will do work when he comes back

Ben Kane 9 years, 11 months ago

it's good he's not seriously hurt. it could have been broken.

Chuck Wagstaff 9 years, 11 months ago

Good drive, but no high-fives for Marcus, please.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Marcus----is a tuff cookie or what??? Chuck--he's baaaaaack!!!!!!!!!

kshaw04 9 years, 11 months ago

Looks like they are settling down and making some nice defensive stops without fouling. Thank goodness Marcus is back. Hopefully it won't effect his shooting too much.

Yakihawk 9 years, 11 months ago

100$ Mus. or Knight says something about Cole's shot during his free throws!

jayhawkinATL 9 years, 11 months ago

Love to see Hamilton chucking them up there...he's such a ball-hog!!!!

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Bob Knight said Texas gotta make a move right now out of this TO--I say, Jayhawks, stuff them, right now---killer instinct!!!!!

Darrel Stice 9 years, 11 months ago

I am really impressed with how we have responded to the early adversity. Beat the Horny Cows!!!!!

kshaw04 9 years, 11 months ago

Any bets on how many times that comment on Cole's free throws...you would think they would be tired of it now and comment on something else! Thinking they will comment every time.

Ben Kane 9 years, 11 months ago

he wasn't big enough for the big texas schools...sound familiar? he's like 6 even if i recall.

kshaw04 9 years, 11 months ago

Love tath tenacious defense and TT 3. I think KU made the right moves coming out of that time out.

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

the last 10 minutes of D have been AWESOME!!!!!

colealdrich 9 years, 11 months ago

why does travis releford not sit on the bench during the games? I didn't see him just now, and I'm pretty sure I haven't seen him at some other games, either. Jw

NH_JHawk 9 years, 11 months ago

That one was a dagger. Collins is freakin awesome!

kshaw04 9 years, 11 months ago

16 points unbelievable...now that is KS starting to play the way we've been hoping they would play!

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Brent Musburger-------"Kansas has to be the deepest team in the country!"

Bob Knight----"You took the words right out of my mouth."

mikendal------"Priceless!"

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

Sherron just decided what Brown can do for him... POSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ben Kane 9 years, 11 months ago

sadly we have to shoot at the crappy rim in the second half

Chuck Wagstaff 9 years, 11 months ago

When it was 14-8 Texas, we had 'em right where we wanted 'em.

Yakihawk 9 years, 11 months ago

My coach always told me to bank three's in!

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

It's hard to complain about much right now, but we've got to get Cole untracked.

jayhawkinATL 9 years, 11 months ago

Didn't Chase Daniel go to the same h.s. (Westlake)? That bum got a ring too!!!!

NH_JHawk 9 years, 11 months ago

lance1 - You're spot on. This whole run started because of our defense.

tis4tim 9 years, 11 months ago

We gotta finish the half strong and not let them make a mini run.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Chuck---HA, HA, HA----have you not seen Hoosiers, the movie! The rims are the same and both are 10 feet from the ground---if I had a tape measure, I would do a visual aid!!!!!

Ben Kane 9 years, 11 months ago

will you need to stand on my shoulders? :)

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

Does anyone want to talk about the elephant in the room?

If we win this game, we will win the confrence most likely.

Ben Kane 9 years, 11 months ago

lance, i agree. as fans we can but coach has the right attitude for the team in saying no.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Chuck---I got a pretty good ladder----thanks anyway!!!!!!!!!!

kujayhawk34 9 years, 11 months ago

Texas is killing us on the boards tonight.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Too bad MC Morris lost that last rebound!

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Good half---one down, one to go!!!!! Gotta get some poopcorn and a beverage!

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

chuckberry32- I agree, but...................you know as well as I. This game really doesn't even matter. All we need to do is take care of the rest of the schedule ( which we should) and the title is ours again. We win or we loose... we still win, in the long run.

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

Let's go big fella - a big 2nd half from you and this game is ours!

Yakihawk 9 years, 11 months ago

I have to get more beer, this may get one-eyed...

Darrel Stice 9 years, 11 months ago

I'm LOVING the fire in us tonight! Fun game so far! Got my exercise jumping up and down in my living room!!!! Need 20 more minutes of THAT cardio to make my night!!!

Lacy Mohler 9 years, 11 months ago

Colliins and TT both need their butts kicked for those quick shots. We could have run clock and got a good last shot. I was really proud of Collins--thought it was his best play at point guard--until KU got the good lead and he started popping early shots again. He did the same thing at Colorado. Still a good half. Go Morris twins!

tis4tim 9 years, 11 months ago

Very nice half. A little run of our own to start the second and I don't think TU has what it needs to play catch up.

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

Tyshawn is playing a little too much out of control. Who is his keeper? Jaybate where are you?

Darrel Stice 9 years, 11 months ago

If coach finds a good answer for shutting down James, this isn't even close!

JRandall 9 years, 11 months ago

Things look good. Cole involved the 2nd half would be great. Can Self start working on getting TT a scholarship offer to somewhere else. Seems like when he comes in, he is thinking that he is not getting enough playing time...so he takes bad shots and fouls. His bb IQ is severely lacking.

jayhawkinATL 9 years, 11 months ago

I agree...TT has flown out of control to the basket several times. UT is quicker than he thinks.

Steve Brown 9 years, 11 months ago

who dat put the vodka in my freezer... oh my.

Steve Brown 9 years, 11 months ago

rip their heart out....they are weak in the confidence dept. after the last several games.

JAC 9 years, 11 months ago

http://www.shaggybevo.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=58431 I don't think a poll on a KU website would turn out like this, no matter who we were playing!

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

JAC - We also don't have an AVATAR like that on our board! Whew!

JAC 9 years, 11 months ago

Oops, that link is probably not work safe. Sorry about that.

Chuck Wagstaff 9 years, 11 months ago

UT just killing time until Spring football.....

Steve Brown 9 years, 11 months ago

how do we get KUROTC on our threads with that avatar?

Rlaster you got competition.

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

We are very workmanlike so far. Let's not get crazy and we will be fine.

Also, let's hit our FTs!

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

We have a foot on Bevo's throat and just need to finish this thing!!!!!

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Cole could have had his 3rd foul---that was close!!!

kshaw04 9 years, 11 months ago

3 on James will help control his shooting.

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

James guarding Cole - What is Barnes thinking?

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Coach Self rippin' Cole for missing those two FT's--thank goodness we had another one for a lane violation.

tis4tim 9 years, 11 months ago

We've got to finish this right now and not let them hang around down by just 10 or 12. They are lifeless. Their crowd is lifeless. Let's do it.

Brett Glover 9 years, 11 months ago

Probably not completely, Mike, but he's doing a great job.

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

This game is grinding to a standstill.

Let's go Hawks.

Darrel Stice 9 years, 11 months ago

Bob Knight doing a John Madden impression?

"If you win the first half and you win the second half, then you win the game."

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Texas wasting a lot of time on O--fine by me!!!!!

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

Pittman showing some good athleticism for a Jobba the Hut.

Chuck Wagstaff 9 years, 11 months ago

Can we get anything for Taylor in a trade?

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

Ayyy Carammmbaaaa - Tyshawn got an earful there.

kshaw04 9 years, 11 months ago

someone made a layup and then he blows defense on James. Looks like self isn't very happy about that one!

jayhawkinATL 9 years, 11 months ago

Think we may have seen the last of TT for this game!!!

JRandall 9 years, 11 months ago

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Darrel Stice 9 years, 11 months ago

Come on, guys! Value your possessions!!!

JRandall 9 years, 11 months ago

I hope we have seen the last of TT for the season. Man he gets me worked up with just really careless play.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

melrank-- How about an oversized Chuck Barkley?!!!!!!

Whoooooooo--man, Self is rippin' TT for his Olay defense---Wow!!!!

KUballer 9 years, 11 months ago

How many times are we going to get rejected??? Sheesh.

Chuck Wagstaff 9 years, 11 months ago

Self told Ty - "No more Facebook, but go ahead and list yourself on Ebay."

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

JRandall sets the record for the fastest comment removal.

Purposive 9 years, 11 months ago

TT never seems to learn -- blowing your defensive assignment is bad enough, but bitching and moaning all the way to the sideline and generally showing bad body language is totally uncalled-for.

He has sooo much talent though... Gah.

BCRavenJHawkfan 9 years, 11 months ago

Barnes trying to go Izzo on us. Slow, physical, extend the game until something good happens.

Darrel Stice 9 years, 11 months ago

LMAO Professor!!

If TT doesn't knock his crap off, he won't even be able to GIVE himself away on Craigslist!!

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Professor_Fate---You cracked a funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

Professor just made me snort some beer----lmao

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Morris---Send it home big fella!!!!!!!!!!!!

optichawk 9 years, 11 months ago

Rivalry Week? Texas?? Has anyone been there? They don't know how to support hoops unless they are in a Final Four (i.e. 2003). Like OU, the fans sit on their hands and its a boring atmosphere. Give me OSU or Mizzou any day. If Bramledge is AFH-West, then Irwin Center is Watson Library South.

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

Cole - take it to him! Geez, he's got 3 fouls.

kshaw04 9 years, 11 months ago

aldrich may not have many points...but my goodness that was some defense

kshaw04 9 years, 11 months ago

Aldrich looked like he might not make it to half court. They seem to be losing energy this half and not passing as well on the perimeter these last few possessions.

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

I think I just saw X grow up a little bit there...

Darrel Stice 9 years, 11 months ago

Was that Self that screamed "TYSHAWN" on that last foul?! Tyshawn looks like a baby hanging his head out there! There's no excuse for that!

tis4tim 9 years, 11 months ago

Texas looks exhausted. Put them away, 'Hawks!

NH_JHawk 9 years, 11 months ago

optichawk -

From a competitive standpoint, Texas has been the only other team in our conference who beats us..... almost as much as we beat them.

Ben Kane 9 years, 11 months ago

i think it's time i took back every negative thing i said about marcus last year. wow!

NH_JHawk 9 years, 11 months ago

...the difference of course being the B12 tourney where we own them.

Ryan Mullen 9 years, 11 months ago

I have been at work all night. Is Kansas playing really good, or is Texas playing really bad?

optichawk 9 years, 11 months ago

NH...

Almost is the keyword there but you missed the point

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

Brady, wake up.

Did Tyshawn teleport into your body?

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

NH_JHawk- You are dead on with that comment. Texas has been a thorn in our side since the Big 12 took over the big 8. I hate Texas I can not stand KSUck I detest MU Not ranked in any sort of order of course.

Martin Rosenblum 9 years, 11 months ago

Where is kuwells?

Has he been captured in Austin?

Clarence Haynes 9 years, 11 months ago

Barnes needs to sit down and stop crying! James was all over Cole!

Dan Pawlowski 9 years, 11 months ago

You guys are all over that one. James is whiner and a punk.

tis4tim 9 years, 11 months ago

Technical foul on Cole????????????? what kind of BS is that?

kshaw04 9 years, 11 months ago

You have to be kidding me...that's bs

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

kuwells is knee deep in Grey Goose and strippers at this point, as most would assume ;)

Clarence Haynes 9 years, 11 months ago

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Darrel Stice 9 years, 11 months ago

"ANOTHER One Bites The Dust?" Uh...Texas - He's the FIRST one to foul out!

Ben Kane 9 years, 11 months ago

did barnes tell his players to get in a fight?

tis4tim 9 years, 11 months ago

And Texas ball...What a frickin' joke.

tis4tim 9 years, 11 months ago

And one???? What the GD hell is going on here?

kshaw04 9 years, 11 months ago

the game could be slipping away... we have to score

NH_JHawk 9 years, 11 months ago

optichawk -

I didn't miss the point. Matter of perspective.

Yakihawk 9 years, 11 months ago

Welcome to Austin, where the calls go for UT Always! Bull F$$$$$$ SH$@!

DENDK24 9 years, 11 months ago

I'm pretty sure ESPN executives called the refs during the last time out.

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

Jesse- Have you seen kuwells yet tonight? You may have search every strip club in a 45 mile radius to inform us on his welfare, before you return.

Lacy Mohler 9 years, 11 months ago

Not Brady's best half of basketball. The ref's are going to call everthing now so keep driving it in.

Martin Rosenblum 9 years, 11 months ago

We did tell Wells that he was sort of a jinx at Colorado. Maybe he's taking one for the team and not in attendance.

JRandall 9 years, 11 months ago

TT should start face booking Barnes! He would fit in well with the horns and all the whining.. hope this does not get censored and deleted..

Chuck Wagstaff 9 years, 11 months ago

Jesse - While you're at it, check the Travis County lockup as well.

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

Rock Chalk Chant at Texas - priceless.

optichawk 9 years, 11 months ago

NH

Your perspective is out of whack, there was nothing said about Texas record against us, it was about atmostphere, or a lack of it. Guess you had to be there a few times to experience it to understand.

Yakihawk 9 years, 11 months ago

Not Impressed With texas (If I could make texas any more lower case, I would).

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

A close up of the chanters would reveal kuwells with a flask of gray goose!

NH_JHawk 9 years, 11 months ago

kuwells is probably the one trying to start the rock chalk chant.

NH_JHawk 9 years, 11 months ago

nice one, melrank. you beat me to the punch!

thmdmph 9 years, 11 months ago

idiot taylor, freaking foul on a three with time running down.

kshaw04 9 years, 11 months ago

TT yet again. Lord have mercy. I want to believe in TT, but man...

JRandall 9 years, 11 months ago

Right on TT, keep playing stupid.. hopefully self will just bench you indefinitely for being stupid.

BCRavenJHawkfan 9 years, 11 months ago

Even when Marcus' finger is better he needs to leave that splint on. Those have been the best free throws he has ever shot.

Martin Rosenblum 9 years, 11 months ago

Tyshawn needs to wash out jockstraps for that foul!

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

Jesse- Start with the strip clubs first..... Then Travis county lockup.... Then the hospitals.

We know he won't be in the bell tower since we won..... Oh come on people its been over 20+ years

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

That Knight quote will be well recited on this board "He could use three more years".

tis4tim 9 years, 11 months ago

Woo-hoo! F Texas and F the refs. Nice win!

Darrel Stice 9 years, 11 months ago

Gotta love Bobby Knight!

"Needs about 3 more years of college! That way he comes out of it with a degree." -talking about X

jayhawkinATL 9 years, 11 months ago

Nothing like the Rock Chalk chant in the Irwin Center!

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

Coach doesn't know what he's talking about.

Kansas - 2010 Big XII Champions!

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

That should be the Big 12 Title right there folks!

jayhawkinATL 9 years, 11 months ago

Thank God UT has Jordan Hamilton...watch a selfish player!!!!!

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

How can the Orlando Magic lead Sportscenter?

OK there is a bias. That sucks.

BCRavenJHawkfan 9 years, 11 months ago

Wow. Our guys played pretty good. But I did notice this about Texas. With the exception of about the last 5 to 7 minutes of the game, the Texas players look like they have sold out on Barnes. And not just this game, but the last 4 or 5 games.

jayhawkinATL 9 years, 11 months ago

Weren't we in the running for Hamilton at one time?

Martin Rosenblum 9 years, 11 months ago

W H O......... D A T ?????

W E.......D A T !!!!

MrPilot 9 years, 11 months ago

YEAH! That's what I'm talking about! Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

(And I really hope Lew files a complaint about that technical, because that was total bullcrap)

trueblue9 9 years, 11 months ago

Would've liked to see EJ and Withey in there with 9 minutes left, up 17, Cole and Kief with 4 fouls and Marcus raising his hand for air. But what do I know, obviously TT must be a practice all-star because he's an ingame a--clown.

Jack Wilson 9 years, 11 months ago

Good to see the FT % back up to 70+. I have to really compliment both Morrises. Even in the face of a couple stupid foul calls, they kept their cool, no head bobbing; really great to see them mature like that. Marcus is the freakin' man. Another 18 points. X played a pretty solid game and is on his way to turning it around. But he's gone after this year .. at least Releford hopes so. Cole played some great D inside. Sherron played more under control. Brady, other than a stupid runner, was the Brady. Markieff must have been leading rebounder. He was everywhere. Tyshawn. Yikes. Took it to the hoop four times, got it blocked three times, fouled on one and missed both free throws after that; two bad turnovers; dumb foul on the three. On the positive side, it could have been worse. Reed had a couple of good help outs on D.

This game proved something.

melrank 9 years, 11 months ago

HEM

Funny take on Ty, but I can't disagree. Maybe tomorrow I will take back all of my defense of Tyshawn on Sunday :)

Jim Dickerson 9 years, 11 months ago

has anyone looked for kuwells in Holly Rowes cleavage?

Martin Rosenblum 9 years, 11 months ago

HighEliteMajor -

Correct. It proved that even when Cole doesn't get a double double and fouls out, we still look like the team to beat in the country.

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

jessejayhawk - No not Holly Rowe-------- Erin Andrews for sure, but not Holly Rowe!!!!

milwaukeeJAYHAWK 9 years, 11 months ago

My friend saw Scot Pollard at the game tonight! ROCK CHALK! love Scot.....

Mike Kendall 9 years, 11 months ago

Nice win, don't ya think, Jayhawk Nation?!!!!! Gotta go----talk to you all on Saturday!

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

If we want to know where kuwells is..... Where is Tyrell Reeds sister? I didn't see her sitting behind the bench... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

jaybate 9 years, 11 months ago

Classic ESPN under-reporting of a great KU victory. KU kicked the armadillo feces out of Texas and look at this ESPN headline immediately following the game...

"Hooked Again

Villanova bounced back with a win at West Virginia, but the struggles of Texas continue -- this time at the hands of No. 1 Kansas. KU 80, UT 68 »"

Every Sellout Possible News (ESPN) once again does the gaming industry a favor by under-reporting the best team in America.

Yo, Vinny, watch'em set the odds wrong again and the suckers bet like crazy against da KU team, eh? Dis is like takin' candy from a baby, eh?

Note: all fiction, no malice.

Note: Yeah, right.

Jim Dickerson 9 years, 11 months ago

lance1jhawk--- Depends on how deep he got in the Grey Goose bottle. That stuff does funny things to your eyesight.

Joe Baker 9 years, 11 months ago

What the heck was BM thinking on the FT line? Good Grief!

That was totally the laughing highlight of the whole game.

We missed a lot of little bunnies/FTs and the KU points couldv'e gotten really ugly.

UT is lucky we didn't hang thirty on their sorry butts.

I have zero respect for Damien James. Cole simply reached out in a gesture of friendship on the court and got his hand slapped. But you know Cole needs to get rid of that little boy syndrome and start getting mean. People are going to jump on his back and solicit reactions and the refs were horrible for allowing James to pull that stunt. In fact, I blame the refs. What morons, they call a double foul!

trueblue9 9 years, 11 months ago

Hawks were by far the odds-on favorite this morning in vegas. 7-4 to win it all. UK next best at 4-1. Although I'm not sure that's what you were referring to.

Tony Bandle 9 years, 11 months ago

Things we learned tonight:

1] Rick Barnes is an idiot. He'll find a way to ruin Brown. 2] Tyshawn Taylor is an idiot. { see numerous post above] 3] Dexter Pitman is the biggest crybaby in all of Texas. 4] Bobby Knight is a joy to listen to. 5] Brent Mushberger is agony to listen to. 6] Holly Rowe needs to join up with "The Biggest Loser". 7] We may keep Xavier but lose Marcus!! 8] The Big Twelve race is over. 9] Our next away game will be a lot tougher [Turgeon A&M] 10] Was Tyrell's hot sister there? If not, why not?

honk_for_hawks 9 years, 11 months ago

gotta love that free throw shooting. i hope marcus can keep this going. with him as a consistent option on defense, the offensive boards, and scoring wise, I can finally feel confident in calling this team a contender. Until this recent surge from marcus, I thought we could only go as far as sherron and cole can carry us. now I think cole and sherron can both have sub par nights as long as we play d. on the bad side, tyshawn still can't harness his talent and it continues to be frustrating. he has so much speed and explosiveness but just can't figure it out.

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

jessejayhawk- Good call... But if that's the case then look under those size 38 dockers she/ it wears..... lol

lance1jhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

jessejayhawk- Good call... But if that's the case then look under those size 38 dockers she/ it wears..... lol

Martin Rosenblum 9 years, 11 months ago

A team of two is not a team.

Pittman and James vs. KU. We've got too many bullets!

No wonder KSU beat these guys.

Philip Garver 9 years, 11 months ago

Great win. Now I'm on 6th street celebrating while my two Texas buddies are crying in their beer. ROCK CHALK!!!!!!!

Brandon Hull 9 years, 11 months ago

I won't make any predictions about how this season will finish, but I think this is a true Bill Self team, even moreso than 2008.

Some of you will remember the way his top-seeded Illini team manhandled us in the NCAAs years ago. Hinrich said of that game that he remembered being physically dominated by Frank Williams and the rest of their backcourt. People hated playing his teams. The next year we just barely outlasted them, and Roy said he felt like they had just endured a war.

This KU team plays tough like those Illinois teams, but with much better talent. I love the way we go into others' arenas and push them around. It isn't always pretty, but we don't fear anyone...meanwhile opponents know they're in for a rough game, and hate it. Just like we used to. We won the championship with a talent-loaded, athletic roster. This year, we've got a team that just plays. No one has killer stats, really. Purists might even turn their noses up at how sloppy we can sometimes be. But man do we scrap and fight.

And jaybate, you didn't see the point-by-point breakdown of the 22-0 run we put on them on Sportscenter?

ronanjhawkfan 9 years, 11 months ago

What a great win! I know K-State was big, but to go into that environment tonight and pull off such a dominating win is something to be proud of. I've said it from the beginning and I'll keep saying it... Just one win at a time. Rock Chalk!!!!!

jaybate 9 years, 11 months ago

"Disruption Statistic Tells All on KU Ass-Whipping of Texas:"

All the other stats were amazingly close between KU and Tayhoss, except jaybate's increasingly reliable "Disruption Statistic" (aka strips to TOs).

Team: Strips/TOs KU: 12/10 TX: 4/17

KU had 8 more strips and 7 fewer TOs.

KU got 6 more FGAs overall.

Translation: KU applied more disruptive pressure on Texas and handled Texas' attempted disruptive pressure much better than Texas did.

In short, KU stripped a lead and protected the ball to keep it.

Bravo, Hawks!

Self outcoached Barnes...again.

And bravo to all KU bigs who were stellar tonight.

Cole had the puny-est looking line score for the most dominant effort I have seen in awhile. He was just a monster blocking shots. He seemed to be everywhere. He must have altered three times as many as he blocked and he blocked 6!

Marcus and Kieff whipped Damion James. They were actually dominant. James just could not board with them. The Morris Twins are becoming monsters in their own right.

Mc & Mk: 26 pts/17 reebs James: 24 pts/10 reebs

Xavier fought for 15 the hard way, though he never should have shot that last lay up. He should have pulled up and held the ball to run out the clock.

Tyshawn and Brady combined for 15 points, which was exactly what was needed out of the 2 position tonight. Congratulations on becoming the best composite 2 in the country.

Sherron also got 15 the hard way, but man were some of his crucial and he just drained the FTs at the end when needed.

lovemyhawks 9 years, 11 months ago

i was a wreck a lot of the game........ started very open minded and quiet, unsure what to expect at all. then came the 22-0 run (WOW!) and i was pumped but i wanted more, more more because i knew texas could get hot and reel off points too easily!!! could not relax the whole game..... especially around the 5 minute mark...... got a little scary!!! the call on cole was horrendous!!!!! and i lost respect for james then, too. what a jerk! brady's ft was a joke but at least we hit a bunch more of them tonite!! HURRAY!!! good win overall!! marcus's injury was the scariest part but he came back strong!! RCJH!!!!

Jack Wilson 9 years, 11 months ago

Melrank: You don't need to take back your Taylor defense .. optimism is a good thing. He did hit the two free throws late, right?

Jaybate "Tyshawn and Brady combined for 15 points, which was exactly what was needed out of the 2 position tonight. Congratulations on becoming the best composite 2 in the country."

KU played so well tonight, I will simply withhold comment on that .. still trying to figure out that fetish thing. But I continue to become more of a Brady fan. My guess is Brady's glue will become even more impressive as X rounds back into form.

Other than Marcus, I was most impressed tonight with Sherron. More under control.

Great night to be a Jayhawk.

Hawk1969 9 years, 11 months ago

Nice to Xavier step up tonight. We get to enjoy this guy for just a little over a month. Hope he keeps progressing after tonight.

Great win Hawks!

Chris Kurtz 9 years, 11 months ago

I don't know about Reed's hot sister. I was to busy looking at that smokin hot red head Texas fan. Wow.

http://boards.kusports.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=1663497&Main=1663359

Milhawkee 9 years, 11 months ago

That redhead flashed Brady while he was about to shoot that technical.

David Howell 9 years, 11 months ago

Great game ......... Gotta admit my heart was racing as our lead fell from 17 to 10 in nothing flat ! To me James was really only effective when we left him wide open, which was too often in this game.

Kudos to Xavier ! Seems like you responded when we needed you. Keep practicing the 3-pt. shot and work on your defense.

Marcus a beast as always against Big 12 chumps. Your only weakness now is your free throw shooting and stupid fouls from time to time.

Kief, please quit using Shaq as your free throw mentor !

Cole, I feel your aggravation, but with four fouls you gotta chill out ................

KULA 9 years, 11 months ago

You guys b*ing about Tyshawn are NUTS! You're complaining cuz his shots got blocked? Really? Like he can do anything about that when Texas bigs are having a shot block dream game. At least he's got the rocks to take the ball to the hole (something this team needs bad). He's more productive going to the rack than X or Brady or Reed. I don't hear anyone b*ing about Brady's lame drive late in the game, or that "I don't know what" from the free throw line. Tyshawn's gonna be the star of this team next year when X & Sherron & Cole are gone.

James Findley 9 years, 11 months ago

I think you over estimate Tyshawns ability. I think we are seeing why he was rated 80 something as a recruit. His inability to recognize the defensive rotation is killing us. He gets like 6 of his shots blocked a game because he can't use his frontal lobe. He needs to park it and let Elijah get some minutes. That or slow his roll. You are right tho KULA, he will be a star next year... No doubt...

Martin Rosenblum 9 years, 11 months ago

Truth is, the name Tyshawn Taylor will enter that huge pot of average players that have worn the uniform for us and struggled at their size and position in the "after-life" in the D-League or in Europe. In about three years after he's gone from KU, the memories will grow dim. Enjoy the 30% of his game that is positive and regret the other 70%.

And, why does he have to chew gum while he's playing? Is he just cool like that?

Jack Wilson 9 years, 11 months ago

KULA: You seriously missing some ability to process what you see, or your Tyshawn's cousin. Tell me how many times Tyshawn has finished at the rim in traffic since Jan 1? Guess what .. you can count them on one hand. Either you have it, or you don't. He ain't got it. Stop being such an apologist. And stop being satisfied with mediocrity. Those that complain about Tyshawn complain about his ENTIRE game .. I could write a book. Actually, I have. See prior posts.

Coach Self has reduced his role, and for good cause.

KULA 9 years, 11 months ago

HEM, your logic about TT finishing at the rim doesn't stand up. If it did, you'd be complaining just as loudly about Cole not finishing at the rim(2/10). You're spoiled by watching Sherron's ability to finish because it's stratospheric by college standards. At least when TT drives he CREATES a good chance of getting to the foul line. That's something Brady doesn't have in his game. You guys complain about foul trying to contest a 3pter in the heat of the game, but not about a total lapse in concentration at the free throw line. You guys on this board overlook any mistakes Cole or Sherron or Brady make and magnify TT's mistakes. If TT's mistakes were as egregious as you all make them out, he wouldn't be playing major minutes on this team. You're probably the same guys who complained about how terrible the Morrises were all last year. I'll say it again, TT will be a star on this team next year, averaging about 15ppg with multiple 20pt games.

honk_for_hawks 9 years, 11 months ago

I agree with KULA about tyshawn. while I think he makes a lot of stupid mistakes, his mistakes are viewed differently than anyone else's on the team. in case everyone forgot, sherron got blocked at least twice last night that I can remember and probably more. No one brings that up, but tyshawn gets his magnified. I don't think he has gotten it yet, so I am not saying he is amazing, but just treat him fairly. I'm pretty sure the big reason everyone talks about his mistakes so much is because he has a big head and does all the stupid facebook crap

KUshowtime 9 years, 11 months ago

Kula and Honk_for_hawks! What are you guys talking about? Difference between the Morris twins and TT this year is: Twins are improving and TT is going downhill.

Sherron collins is a leader of this team, he makes good plays and bad (not perfect) but he is one of the best player in the country for a reason. There is no way TT could be in that position this year. If he wants to improve next year, we'll see but this year he needs to be benched. Do we not all cheer for the good players regardless of what was said previous years?

I just don't understand why people cover up TT. In my opinion, he should be replaced by EJ handsdown. How worse could it be? Everytime he is in the game, I get scared and everytime he touches the ball, I get frustrated.

As a team, we are coming along great.

Martin Rosenblum 9 years, 11 months ago

I agree that the redhead behind the bench was a little suspect being by herself. How much would those seats go for anyway? Maybe she is one of the Texas players girl. Maybe she was hired to try to distract our guys. How much would we have to pay her to come to one of our games and wear a tight Jayhawks t-shirt?

honk_for_hawks 9 years, 11 months ago

showtime. I wasn't saying Tyshawn isn't frustrating or saying he was great or anything like that. I was saying that his mistakes are magnified partially because he comes across as very bigheaded and immature and most kansas fans don't like that. I don't know whether EJ would be better or not. I don't think many will argue that he doesn't have more talent than tyshawn, but the question is: will he do the little stuff? Tyshawn gets the PT because of the little things that most people don't notice. He moves well on defense and can be a pretty decent ballhawk when he is actually focused. He gets caught in the air ..A LOT... and that is probably the most glaring reason for his turnovers. The big thing, to me, is that tyshawn seems to understand for the most part that it is the cole and sherron show. We play through them and with the exception of a couple ill-advised drives occasionally, he knows that. He has gotten better about hitting the open threes and as the season has gone on, his passes have become more under control. His mistakes are sticking out more now because we are just waiting for him to screw up, but in all reality, he isn't being as stupid as he was earlier on. Yes, fouling Brown on the 25ft three pointer was stupid, but he has been much better in the conference season overall.

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