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Originally published February 20, 2010 at 02:12p.m., updated February 20, 2010 at 06:30p.m.

FINAL: Tyshawn Taylor shines in return to starting lineup; KU rolls, 94-74, over CU

Kansas teammates Tyshawn Taylor (10) and Sherron Collins (4) high-five center Markieff Morris after he got a bucket and a foul from Colorado during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas teammates Tyshawn Taylor (10) and Sherron Collins (4) high-five center Markieff Morris after he got a bucket and a foul from Colorado during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Kansas defeats Buffaloes, 94-74

The Jayhawks took down Colorado Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU vs. Colorado postgame

Coach Bill Self addresses the media following KU's victory against Colorado on February 20, 2010.

Audio clips

2010 KU-Colorado

Reader poll

Whose offensive game were you more pleased with following the Jayhawks' 94-74 victory over Colorado?

  • Cole Aldrich (17 points, 6-for-8 shooting, four offensive rebounds, no turnovers) 28% 587 votes
  • Tyshawn Taylor (17 points, 6-for-7 shooting, six assists, three turnovers) 69% 1432 votes
  • Undecided 2% 50 votes

2069 total votes.

Reader poll

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

  • Xavier Henry 55% 51 votes
  • Cole Aldrich 25% 23 votes
  • Tyshawn Taylor 17% 16 votes
  • Markieff Morris 1% 1 vote
  • Other 1% 1 vote

92 total votes.

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GameDay Cram Session: Colorado

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 Colorado.

Reader poll

Do you agree with coach Self's decision to start Tyshawn Taylor over Brady Morningstar in today's game?

  • Yes 60% 61 votes
  • No 26% 27 votes
  • Undecided 12% 13 votes

101 total votes.

KU defeats CU, 94-74

Taylor turns it over, and Robinson follows with a hard foul. Self checks in four new players from the bench, including Jeff Withey, Conner Teahan and Johnson.

Robinson scraps for an offensive board, and after losing it for a second, he sticks a layup in. That’s a positive play that he needed badly.

Robinson tries a crazy move inside and ends up forcing it up at the bottom of his jump. He tries to make something happen every single time he touches it, which is sometimes more a curse than a blessing.

Jordan Juenemann checks in for his first action in a long time. His last minute came in the Temple game.

Bzdelik refuses to check out its starters. This final score will be closer than the game actually was.

Johnson drives to the lane and puts in a layup off the glass.

The Jayhawks win by 20, just like a smart guy on the Cram Session predicted.

KU 90/CU 66 — 3:17 left in game

Markieff Morris with a nice move in the post, falling to his back shoulder for a fadeaway off the glass and in.

Aldrich is double-teamed in the post and breaks it to perfection. He takes a couple dribbles back, analyzes the floor, then finds a cutting Xavier Henry for a layup.

Collins with another open three-point attempt, and he puts it in. His line won’t look pretty tomorrow, but his strong finish will make it look better than it was.

Robinson grabs an offensive board, but he blows the layup. On the other end, Xavier Henry has to guard two players on the perimeter, and Levi Knutson puts in a three from the corner. “That’s you!” Aldrich screams at Robinson after the shot goes through. Self drops his head on the sideline, shaking it from side to side. Even though Robinson had flashes earlier in the season, he’s been a liability lately.

KU 81/CU 57 — 7:16 left in game

Reed falls down trying to front his man in the post, but he pops back up quickly to come away with a steal. It turns into three points for KU, as Collins puts in an open three.

Reed forces another steal, this time knocking it away from Higgins. Collins misses a three, but Aldrich goes way above the rim to slam home the follow. Not sure how CU could miss the big man on the box out. Bzdelik calls timeout, perhaps to ask his players that very question.

KU 73/CU 55 — 10:44 left in game

Collins shows good vision on a drive, bouncing a pass to Xavier on a backdoor cut for an easy layup. KU just beat CU at its own game.

Wow, there’s an NBA move from Xavier. He faked his man left, then drove right, driving to put in a left-handed layup with a foul. The CU defender was two steps behind Xavier on that move.

Everything’s going right for Taylor in this one. He confidently spots up from 15 feet in transition and rattles in the jumper.

Another great play by Taylor with the shot clock winding down. He had an open look from three, but instead made one more pass, slinging it to the hot-shooting Xavier Henry for a three-point attempt that swished through. Self even smiled after that one, clapping his hands together and yelling out, “That a way. That a way.”

Higgins tries a drive toward the rim, and Aldrich blocks it into the courtside seats. That’s five blocks for Aldrich.

KU 62/CU 45 — 14:43 left in game

Taylor comes around a screen and recognizes he can beat his man to the basket. He does just that, putting in a layup while also getting bumped by Higgins. Taylor completes the three-point play.

KU breaks the press, and Morningstar lobs to Markieff Morris for an alley-oop lay-in. KU has a chance for 100 points if CU keeps up the frantic pace.

Taylor puts in another leaning layup, and KU steals the inbounds pass. Morningstar dishes to Markieff, who is fouled on a thunder dunk attempt. CU calls timeout, and the KU fans rise to their feet, mostly for the outstanding play of Taylor today (10 points, 4-for-5 shooting, four assists).

KU 55/CU 41 — 15:57 left in game

Nate Tomlinson loses control on a drive, and in frustration, he screams at the official right in front of me. Tomlinson was lucky to avoid a technical for that.

Aldrich elevates and straight-up stuffs Burks on a driving layup attempt. The next time down, though, Aldrich is whistled for a foul as Higgins puts in a bucket, and Aldrich slams the ball to the ground, turning his head to the side before screaming, “Bad [freaking] call!” to himself.

Not much defense to start the second half for either team. Taylor puts in a layup, and Markieff follows with a short shot. Relphorde puts in a jumper for CU. KU’s lead is sticking at either 13 or 15.

Ill-advised shot for Collins, who forces up a double-pump attempt from 14 feet that comes up short. The interesting thing is, a few seconds earlier, he motioned for Taylor to settle down offensively, only to put up a wild shot of his own. Collins’ shooting slump won’t be broken in this game (2-for-8 so far).

KU scoring — X. Henry 12 (4-for-10 shooting), Aldrich 11 (5-for-6 shooting), Collins 7, Taylor 6, Marcus Morris 5, Markieff Morris 4, Reed 3.

KU was 18-for-34 from the floor (52.9 percent), 6-for-11 from three (54.5 percent) and 6-for-10 from the free-throw line (60 percent).

CU was 11-for-28 from the floor (39.3 percent), 3-for-8 from three (37.5 percent) and 9-for-10 from the free-throw line (90 percent).

KU out-rebounded CU, 22-14, in the first half. Both teams had eight first-half turnovers.

Halftime thoughts

I’m not sure Self could have asked for a better line for Taylor. Six points on 2-for-3 shooting, four assists, two rebounds and one block with just one turnover. The guard played in control and within himself. So far, the starting switch has paid off for Self.

A big key for KU has been taking care of business on the boards. In the first game between the two teams, CU was able to bring down a much higher percentage of rebounds than its season average. The rebounding numbers today (22-14 KU) are more in line with what we would expect statistically from the two teams.

KU needs to avoid fouling CU, as the Buffaloes are 76.3 percent from the line this season. One of the only reasons CU has kept it this close was by getting to the free-throw line 10 times (and making nine of its tries there).

That might have been the best we’ve seen Aldrich offensively this year. He looked confident and smooth with his hook shots, and there’s not much CU can do to defend them.

KU 48/CU 34 — Halftime

Aldrich with a block, and it leads to a transition opportunity for KU. Collins rolls in the layup after a defender runs by, and the crowd shows a bit of life after a quiet stretch.

Xavier Henry knocks away a loose ball, and he dives headfirst into the CU bench trying to save it. He can’t keep it from going out of bounds, but Self (and the KU fans) applaud the effort.

Collins picks up his second foul, and he joins Morningstar and Marcus Morris on the bench with two fouls.

KU breaks the press, and Markieff Morris finishes the play, throwing in a violent, one-handed slam. KU definitely looks like it has found its legs today.

Nice execution for KU on the last play of the half, as Markieff Morris hits a cutting Xavier Henry for a layup.

The Jayhawks take a 14-point lead into the break.

KU 41/CU 28 — 3:36 left in 1st half

Marcus Relphorde has a shot goal-tended, and that’s CU’s first field goal in 4 1/2 minutes.

Markieff Morris has shown some bounce in his step on the offensive boards. He grabs a three-point miss from Collins and finishes with a layup over a defender.

With the deficit so large, CU throws a full-court press in against KU. That had to be the last thing that CU coach Jeff Bzdelik wanted to do in this game, especially with the Buffaloes’ ball-control style on offense.

Tyrel Reed gets an open three look, and he buries it. It’s amazing how much better KU’s offense looks when the Jayhawks hit 7 of 11 threes (64 percent).

After opening up a 21-point lead earlier, KU’s lack of focus defensively allows CU to make a run. Dwight Thorne II and Burks hit jumpers, and Casey Crawford follows with an uncontested three. Self calls timeout following CU’s quick 7-0 run.

KU 33/CU 14 — 7:46 left in 1st half

Taylor uses his quickness to drive by his man and get to the lane, and he draws attention before kicking out to Collins for a three that he swishes. That’s a perfect example of where Taylor’s presence in the game (and ability to get to the basket) could potentially help Collins get out of his recent funk.

Cory Higgins fires his pass directly to an official thinking it’s his teammate, but the ref ducks out of the way and lets it go out of bounds. CU has failed at all sorts of funky passes in this one.

Aldrich with another nice hook shot off the glass. That shot has been money for him today over the shorter Buffaloes.

The next possession, Aldrich puts in another hook shot from the baseline. Aldrich now 5-for-6 from the floor.

Taylor slices through two defenders, putting in a leaner with a foul. The crowd gives the up-and-down Jayhawk some extra applause heading into the break, as he’s playing one of his best games of the Big 12 season.

KU is currently on an 11-2 run.

KU 22/CU 13 — 10:52 left in 1st half

Taylor with another assist, this time a lob to Aldrich before the big man puts in a hook shot.

Xavier Henry breaks to the perimeter, and he swishes another three. I don’t remember seeing a KU player better at hitting that kind of three-point shot — one where he runs out to the perimeter to catch a pass before turning all his momentum back to the basket for the long shot.

Colorado calls timeout. Remember, the Buffs fell into a deep hole against KU in Boulder as well.

Xavier misses his first three, but Aldrich breaks to the basket at the correct time, as the offensive rebound falls into his hands. He follows with the stickback, and he’s already up to six points for KU.

KU with mass substitions, subbing in four players — including Elijah Johnson — to the lineup. Bill Self said a couple days ago that he wanted his guys fresh for this game, and it looks like he’s following through to try to make that happen.

Nice execution by KU in the half-court set. Marcus Morris sets screen for Collins. Collins uses the screen, drawing a double-team. Collins zips a pass to Marcus. Marcus puts in short shot with a foul.

Marcus and Markieff Morris accidentally double-team a CU big man up top, leaving Dufault open under the basket for a layup. I heard Self across the court as he punched his first into an open hand: “What are you doing?”

KU 11/CU 7 — 15:50 left in 1st half

Tyshawn Taylor starts strong on KU’s first possession, throwing a nice lob to Cole Aldrich for an easy layup.

Sherron Collins misses his first three, and he passes up his next open look, instead firing to the corner to Xavier Henry, who makes the three-pointer.

Collins gets all the way to the rim, but he stumbles a bit on his shot attempt and misses the layup try.

Xavier Henry puts in his second three, a guarded try from straight on. Aldrich can’t get out to CU’s Austin Dufault on the perimeter, though, and Dufault answers with a three of his own.

Taylor gets an open look from three, and he swishes it. Five points for Taylor already, and KU has made three of its four threes so far.

2:30 p.m.

Our pregame chat is open. I'll be talking there until gametime.

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2:12 p.m.

Welcome back to the Newell Post Live, coming to you from Allen Fieldhouse where the top-ranked Kansas Jayhawks are getting set to take on the Colorado Buffaloes.

Here are some notes about Colorado, which enters with a 12-13 record.

Colorado is getting out-rebounded by an average margin of 39-28 in Big 12 play. Against the Jayhawks in Boulder, though, CU was only out-rebounded 45-41.

In its first game against KU, CU had 14 offensive rebounds, while KU had 13.

CU freshman Alec Burks has scored in double figures in each of the 23 games he's finished this year.

CU guard Cory Higgins has hit 42 of his 48 free throws (87.5 percent) in his last five games. He also draws 6.1 fouls per 40 minutes, which is 110th nationally.

Colorado's opponents make 51.8 percent of their two-pointers. The national average for two-point field-goal percentage is 47.6 percent.

We'll have our pregame chat in a few minutes, but in the meantime, be sure to vote in our poll on the left and also use the hashtag "#kubball" to have your tweets appear in our grid on the left.

Comments

Joe Joseph 9 years, 6 months ago

Better play it safe here and just go ahead and say that I'm scared.

Joe Joseph 9 years, 6 months ago

Better play it safe here and just go ahead and say that I'm scared.

melrank 9 years, 6 months ago

Were you scared before the first Colorado game?

Kent Wells 9 years, 6 months ago

I'm not at the game. KU blowout! 94-68

Joe Joseph 9 years, 6 months ago

melrank,

"I ain't scared!

...

Just kidding. I'm scared."

--from the last game. I also fell asleep on the couch for the start and didn't get first post. I take full blame for the lackluster performance from KU that game...

Jesse Newell 9 years, 6 months ago

This from stupidmichael before the first CU game:

stupidmichael (anonymous) says... I ain't scared!

...

Just kidding. I'm scared.

melrank 9 years, 6 months ago

Hysterical

Wells - Will you dress up like Longhorn Girl at a future KU game?

benshawks08 9 years, 6 months ago

Is there a link for this game. Justin TV?

Kent Wells 9 years, 6 months ago

Melrank:

Option 1:

Little secret: I am Longhorn Girl. And, yes, they are real.

Option 2:

Only if you enjoy the TAMU version of L.G.!

Option 3:

I was thinking of debuting as Jayhawk Girl at future games in Texas.

melrank 9 years, 6 months ago

Nice.

The A&M version was awesome - can you imagine the fun that kid had with his buddies in the dorm before the game - priceless I'm sure.

Is it too early for Goose?

Greg Lux 9 years, 6 months ago

another stat ... KU wins 100% of the games it outscores the other team ... Have fun and play well Hawks .. give'm H....

Rock Chalk

Mike Kendall 9 years, 6 months ago

North Carolina lost today----bummer! Go get them, Hawks!!! On our way to 2000 wins!!!!!!

BTW, after KU dominates Colorado today (I'm not scared!), switching over to the Kentucky at Vandy game. Kentucky should be scared, right?

dynamitehawk 9 years, 6 months ago

Jesse - I saw you guys turned off comments on the Kentucky article. Nice job. Those freaks probably would have crashed the servers at some point. There are some typin' rednecks that Bill fired up..

Kent Wells 9 years, 6 months ago

Never too early for G2! Do you agree bigdaddy???

And, I don't really want to imagine what fun the TAMU boys had in their room with LG!

waywardJay 9 years, 6 months ago

MIke, Kentucky should be VERY VERY Scared.

kansasbasketball 9 years, 6 months ago

we don't get to miss 10 minutes of the game!!!

ParisHawk 9 years, 6 months ago

My sister just got home from watching BC beat North Carolina. She says Roy Williams was out of it. We may still get to 2000 wins before UNC...

melrank 9 years, 6 months ago

I would have went down that path if I were talking about K-State or Missouri fans. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

Philip Garver 9 years, 6 months ago

It's never too early for the Goose. My buddy Jack Daniels is visiting right now.

dynamitehawk 9 years, 6 months ago

Prediction: Cole's gonna mess around and get a triple double.

Joe Joseph 9 years, 6 months ago

DEAN MARTIN?! Dammit technical difficulties! W - T- F?!?!?! (CAPS CAPS CAPS CAPS) >:| >:|

KULightsOut 9 years, 6 months ago

Srsly I'm pissed what the hell is this, my grandmother is too old to be watching this crap.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 6 months ago

kansasbasketball---count your lucky stars we don't miss the first 10 minutes but Big Monday is on the horizon W/Oklahoma so, it will probably happen against the Sooners!

Joe Joseph 9 years, 6 months ago

Dude it's about time, Jayhawk TV. Thanks for getting your stuff figured out. I thought ESPN was the only broadcast that delayed the starts of KU games...

Mike Kendall 9 years, 6 months ago

TT did a Brady move---did you see that? That was bonehead!!!!!!

kansasbasketball 9 years, 6 months ago

joy joy can't wait till monday when we miss ten minutes of the game lol

Kent Wells 9 years, 6 months ago

I think I saw that. Not sure. Behind the back to Aldrich for a half court shot. Called play.

dynamitehawk 9 years, 6 months ago

Did you know that in Thailand there is not a word for 'tall'. Thailand started using the word Cole for things that are tall. Ex. That is one freaking Cole building.

Philip Garver 9 years, 6 months ago

I believe that Reed is perhaps a better defender than Brady. Is that a crazy thought?

Chuck Wagstaff 9 years, 6 months ago

Every time Cole doubles outside, he gets burned. We need him down low.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 6 months ago

Kansas looks like they have fresh legs today---also, defense is really good, so far. Any thoughts?

melrank 9 years, 6 months ago

It will be interesting to see if we keep playing to halftime.

Realistically, we should be ahead by 25 at the break if we keep the intensity level where it needs to be.

I like the starting group - they've been together twice so far and looked good during both shifts.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 6 months ago

Rebounding better too, especially on the offensive end.

Kent Wells 9 years, 6 months ago

New rule: after Tyrel makes a 3, they show his sister.

Theutus 9 years, 6 months ago

That announcer is going to take hell for that "he's a white kid" comment... Even though it's true.

Damn the politically over-correct system.

Philip Garver 9 years, 6 months ago

Best defense that I've seen from KU this year

avaholic 9 years, 6 months ago

Whoa there Jon!! Let's put that race card back in the deck

melrank 9 years, 6 months ago

. . . or we can play deep into the bench and look like crap the rest of the half.

Jhawk59 9 years, 6 months ago

Who was the guy who said Reed wasn't very good because he was "just a white kid"?

Jhawk59 9 years, 6 months ago

Theutus, what exactly was he right about other than Reed being white?

Philip Garver 9 years, 6 months ago

X is playing with a little intensity today.

Theutus 9 years, 6 months ago

He said he's sneaky, and people don't give him enough credit because he's a small white kid.

I'm not at all trying to start a "race debate", i'm just calling it how I see it. And I think it was a true statement.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 6 months ago

Slayr---Ha, Ha, Ha!!!!!!!!

That was great. Maybe the Antlers won't say, "SuperSize Me," when they make deer patties at Mac's!!!!!

Theutus 9 years, 6 months ago

Oh, and he didn't say "he wasn't very good", and he didn't say "just a white kid" either. Jesus some people completely manipulate stuff, that's part of the problem.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 6 months ago

48 points---pretty sweet!!!! Hope we can keep it up. X is having a good game. Cole is too.

melrank 9 years, 6 months ago

A look into next year - 15 seconds left, KU with the ball, and Tyshawn driving to the hoop via the clearout. This one wasn't so good, but he'll get better at it.

Sort of a letdown the last 5 minutes.

Nice end, though.

MrPilot 9 years, 6 months ago

"He comes in nonchalantly, he's not very tall, he's a white kid..." THAT was hilarious. I bet he didn't mean to actually say the last part out loud. Expect the standard groveling apology from the network tomorrow.

dynamitehawk 9 years, 6 months ago

Since we are off point - and that is my specialty - I was thinking of a new exit from the TV room, to the fridge for a beer on my way to post here. I was thinking of a triple sow cow into a reverse lutz. Then glide away. What do you think?

Theutus 9 years, 6 months ago

florida, you'd be surprised.... There are "activist" groups that will raise hell about it. Even though they don't see the hypocrisy in their "action".

On a brighter note, TT looking good. Glad to see him coming around. Kinda wish we could see a little more of EJ subbing in regardless though.

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

KU up by 14, but looking at the stats, you have to ask how can it be even this close? KU is outrebounding them +12. KU is +17 percentage points on trey shooting. KU is +13 percentage points up on FG shooting.

Why isn't KU blowing it open?

1) KU is shooting 60% from FTs to CU's 90 percent.

2) CU is playing KU very close on the Disruption Statistic.

Team: Steals/TOs CU: 2/8 KU: 2/9

You can't blow games open without a big edge in Disruption and CU and its Princeton system just aren't giving that edge to KU yet.

Put another way, CU can hang in and avoid a blow out as they keep beating heck out of us at the stripe and keep protecting the ball.

But give KU credit. They are holding the TOs waaaaay down again, just as they did against Texas A&M.

If cleanliness is next to godliness, then low TO's are sacred in hoops.

ParisHawk 9 years, 6 months ago

Brady's stats are all goose eggs except for two fouls. Maybe he figures if he plays bad enough Self will encourage him by giving him a start ;)

Seriously, Taylor is showing some stuff, even feeding the post. We're pretty much hitting on all 8 cylinders here.

melrank 9 years, 6 months ago

Someone help me out - Carolina lost today. Where does that leave their win total?

They play Wednesday and then again Saturday.

PAHAWK1 9 years, 6 months ago

Referees are making sure that Marcus will not be in the 1st team Big 12.

KU08 9 years, 6 months ago

I think UNC is still stuck at 1998 wins.

Larry Smith 9 years, 6 months ago

Dynamite, Yep, those Kentucky people went nuts on that story. I did find one thing odd about it though. Crow wrote that "article" and made it seem like his own, when actually all he did was cut and paste that drivel from a blogger on tigerboard (misery site). Then another poster copied and pasted the same thing trying to make it look like his own work. Those people can't even plagerize well. Surprised no one from our side called them out on it.

PAHAWK1 9 years, 6 months ago

Are you kidding me? All three fouls on Marcus were bogus.

PAHAWK1 9 years, 6 months ago

Are you kidding me? All three fouls on Marcus were bogus.

Theutus 9 years, 6 months ago

Great recovery by TT on that turnover by Morris. He's really looking good today.

floridajayhawks 9 years, 6 months ago

Can Cole just dunk the damn ball when he is that close.

Philip Garver 9 years, 6 months ago

In accordance with Wells' new rule.......I say we bring "the white kid" in and run him off a few screens until he gets some open three's

melrank 9 years, 6 months ago

drgn - I noticed that as well. When Cole has a physical advantage he plays that way. Whenever the opposing center is more physically imposing, Cole isn't nearly as quick and decisive with the ball. This would seem like an "of course", but Cole shouldn't be hampered by too many college guys physically IMO.

Kent Wells 9 years, 6 months ago

Dynamite. Never expected you to ever type those words.

My personal favorite: the Triple Lindy.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 6 months ago

I think TT has done enough to solidify his starting position---enough said!!!!!

Killer instinct, right now, Jayhawks!!!!!

KU08 9 years, 6 months ago

Brady! He is the best precision passer on the team, and that's saying something for such a good passing team.

dynamitehawk 9 years, 6 months ago

Wells: I was thinking of trying one the quadruple erin andrews with a camel toe heel.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 6 months ago

KU08--how about that pass from Sherron?

KU08 9 years, 6 months ago

mikendal - I may have spoken too soon!

By the way, I joined this game late. Does it look like Sherron's put his slump behind him?

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

Xavier still can't jump on his drives. Calling Andrea Hudy. X needs DDR!

Mike Kendall 9 years, 6 months ago

X continues to play like this and improves, I believe he'll go the NBA. Just my opinion. He's coming around.

Joe Baker 9 years, 6 months ago

Ok here they go...they can get soft and passive or shut them. Killer instinct time!!

KU08 9 years, 6 months ago

Brady throws an interception on an inbound play. Yep that sounds about right after my last comment about him.

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

I take it back. You can blow a game open against CU with lousy FT shooting and an even Disruption Stat.

You just keep shooting 54% from trey and holding a 9+ reeb edge and over time, and they fall farther and farther behind.

Kent Wells 9 years, 6 months ago

Dynamite: sounds perfect. Maybe that move on Big Monday instead of the maximum flacid Holly Rowecow.

Joe Baker 9 years, 6 months ago

CU is gettting frustrated! Hack a Hawk!!

melrank 9 years, 6 months ago

Goofy announcer - We had a 9 man rotation in 2008?

What when we were up by 20 or when saddled with fouls? What team was he watching?

Joe Baker 9 years, 6 months ago

We need that dagger trey to break the CU backs!

Kent Wells 9 years, 6 months ago

Reed has a steal. Show his sister.

Say, did y'all know Reed is a white kid?

Mike Kendall 9 years, 6 months ago

Just when I thought Sherron was shooting a bad shot, here comes Cole to the rescue and flush the toilet!!!!!!!

melrank 9 years, 6 months ago

So, the announcers don't know jack about the game they're watching.

But, you got to love them - they are sort of KU Homers.

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

Playing Cole this much is asking for trouble on Monday night, even if Marcus is fouled up and OU has no inside game.Cole already hasn't got any spring left with 10 minutes to go.

Tyrel's quickness has really been helped by cutting his minutes the previous few games. He looks quick enough to be out there. Know CU is a cellar dog, but still he's showed good quickness a couple of times. Plus two strips. No TOs. Got a trey. Good job Tyrel.

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

Tyshawn is having exactly the kind of day you would expect with a vote of confidence from Self and a green light against a slow defender who can't jump. :-)

Chuck Wagstaff 9 years, 6 months ago

Jon Sundvold a KU Homer? I wonder if we can make him get a tat saying that?

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

For people worrying about Brady, Self told him not to shoot today, at all, so Tyshawn and X can get their confidences back by fattening up on some chumps.

Kent Wells 9 years, 6 months ago

Thorton Melon! Bigdaddy +1.

Tyrel with a foul. Show the sis.

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

If this season consistently proves anything about Xavier, its that he loves to shoot the trey against guys who can't get in his face. :-)

KU08 9 years, 6 months ago

I don't get the "Back to School" reference. Did someone just pull off a triple lindy?

Theutus 9 years, 6 months ago

florida, he's just rusty cause he never see's the court. Just like anyone else, when you only get a minute to play, you play jittery.

melrank 9 years, 6 months ago

florida - beat me to it.

If Danny and Hudy work their Marcus/Markieff/Darnell Magic on TRob, he will be awesome next year. You can see the talent dripping from him.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 6 months ago

Well, we have both the Oklahoma schools, K-State for Senior Night and Mizzou in the Final--hopefully, going for 2000! Good game today. Big 12 Network has X Henry as the player of the game. He deserved it. Cole, Markieff and TT also had good games. No overtime today!!!! Have a nice weekend!!!!

Rock Chalk Jayhawk---beat OU!!!!!!!

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

Life is always good @ +11 reebs, 45% trifectation, you shoot back to your FT average and you nudge the disruption stat to +2 on steals and -1 on TOs. And of course, count blocks in the disruption stat, at +6 and it looks like we are ready to take on Lebron playing the Princeton on Roids for...Cal. ;-)

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

Quick, is altitude the difference? :-)

Mike Kendall 9 years, 6 months ago

One more thing---my Saturday will be complete when the Kitty Cats from Kentucky loses to Vandy!!!!! Face reality, Ashley!!!!!

Philip Garver 9 years, 6 months ago

Wells.........give me a call when you have no class

Kent Wells 9 years, 6 months ago

Love that line. Also like:

"I'd really like to tame your shrew."

Jack Wilson 9 years, 6 months ago

I am stunned. Tyshawn Taylor has played the perfect game. Not because of his points, but because of his obvious focus and restraint. His clear focus was on delivering the ball today. And the points fell in his lap. He did not force his possessions, didn't look to score. He didn't try to make something that wasn't there. He made his teammates better and could have had more than the 6 assists he got if there were a couple finishes. A turnover or two? Who cares when you play like that.

This is the Taylor we have needed all year. This is Taylor that can make this team a national champion.

MrPilot 9 years, 6 months ago

Nice Job! Rock Chalk! Great game by Tyshawn, just what he needed!

honk_for_hawks 9 years, 6 months ago

Wow. other than a couple turnovers, tyshawn played probably his best game of the year today. didn't take dumb shots. didn't get stuck in the air that I saw. made smart passes. if he plays like this the rest of the year, we just got the final piece to the puzzle. cole + sherron + marcus added to what looks to be the end of X's slump, brady's glue play, and tyshawn's speed= 2010 National Champions. Lets keep it up.

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

Anyone notice that Tyshawn bone headed 4 TOs for his otherwise swell coming-out party?

Self has got to be sweating bullets about 4 TOs versus CU.

Four TOs means nothing in a blow out against CU, when Ty gets 17 efficiently and 6 assists over slower, shorter players, but...

What does Self do when Ty makes 5-6 TOs against a good team in a tough game, when Ty is only able to eek out 12 pts on 45% FG shooting?

I'll answer that one: Braaaaaaaady!

Justin LoBurgio 9 years, 6 months ago

Anyone else notice that if we keep winning we will be going for win 2000 at Missouri.

:)

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

slyr,

Don't want to rain on your parade, but Vandy is the kind of team UK can eat alive, unless Vandy shoots 50% from trey.

Jack Wilson 9 years, 6 months ago

And let's not forget Markieff. Quietly, Markieff is pushing his game to another level. The guy is an instinctive rebounder. He finds the ball, and gets to the ball. His game is improving everytime out. He outplayed Marcus today.

This game is a great indicator of where this team can go. Colorado is really just an average team. What we might see in the first round of the NCAA possibly. A team we should beat by 25. But we did what we should do, playing to our potential.

The patience with X appears to have been well placed. Stroke is coming back, seems a bit more active.

Was there any negatives today (other than Sherron's shooting percentage)?

BringBackNike 9 years, 6 months ago

The only thing that CO had that was better than us was their jerseys. KU looked sooo good today! Bring back Nike and get us some slim-fits. Our high school jerseys wont get us guys like Selby. Baltimore kids want sweet gear and we dont have it!

honk_for_hawks 9 years, 6 months ago

First, it was 3 TOs. And if you want a bad TO, Brady almost handed it CU when he tried to hand it off in the corner with two CU defenders right on top of him. Thats like trying to pass between 4 defenders. Just let Tyshawn get his due for finally restraining himself and not trying to force too much.

Jack Wilson 9 years, 6 months ago

Jaybate -- on Taylor, it appears, we always find ourselves on opposite sides. I suggest the "net impact" be focused upon. Don't look at one stat in a vacuum. Three or four turnovers, playing like that? I'll take it every time. When we score in the 90s, usually meaning more possessions, a bit of an increase in turnovers is no big deal. With Taylor, I think his approach to the game is of main importance. And that approach couldn't have been better.

MrPilot 9 years, 6 months ago

Yes, Markieff had a great game as well. I think he's decided his brother has been showing him up too much lately.

Can you imagine...Sherron, Cole, Marcus, Markieff, Tyshawn, X, Brady all playing like this through the rest of the year? Bring it!

KU08 9 years, 6 months ago

The Vanderbilt court is weird. Why have the cheerleaders and players/coaches traded seat locations? I don't get it. (watching the UK game)

Ron Franklin 9 years, 6 months ago

I was just thinking the same thing KU08-- I don't like it at all. Probably because I'm just not used to it.

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

HEM,

At last, we agree. And that's precisely why I took into account the complete kind of game he is likely to be capable of against a good team, when I was thinking about his TOs. He will do less of all the good things and do them less efficiently than he did today against a pretty lousy team, and he will likely make more of the TOs. Capice? :-)

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

slyr,

I'm going you a big wet iKiss if Vandy pulls this one off. Vandy is bricking treys and they're in it!

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

slyr,

RE: Ty--if Ty could hold down the TOs and defend off ball consistently against less busy offenses than the Princeton; i.e., if he could overcome his attention deficit, he would become a great, great player over time. He is so good at so many things and he has such unprecedented speed, that Self has to struggle to overcome the attention deficit. I really think a sports psychologist could do wonders with Tyshawn. Tyshawn shows again and again that he can concentrate fabulously well under certain circumstances, so it is not that he cannot do it. It is that he cannot do it under the full range of circumstances one encounters on the wood. This is imminently fixable, but it is not just a matter of toughening. He needs to spend the off season working on modulating broad and narrow focus with a really good sports psychologist. This is something sports psychologists are really terrific at remedying. If you have any contacts at KUAD tell them: this is what this young man needs to get to the next level...no more toughening. He's plenty tough now. If he masters modulation of broad and narrow focus, Ty will super nova next year. Frankly, outside of shooting, he's more gifted physically that either Sherron or Mario Chalmers and this is my highest kind of praise. And correct modulation of focus will almost certainly improve his shooting 2 percentage points just by getting him to the right places when he should get there (because of proper focus). It is phenomenal and a testament to both Ty's raw abilities and to his dedication to fight on that he is able to perform any where near the level that he does with his attention deficit. And its soooooooooo fixable!

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

Wall's has no defensive technique.

UK is all defensive quickness on ball but no real team defense. There's never much helping going on.

Bad news about TOs. Cal has told them to protect the ball and they are doing it, at least for a while.

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

John Wall and Elijah Johnson appear to play about the same kind of game with similar weaknesses, though Wall probably has a better trey.

I wonder if Wall would be playing at KU? :-)

Vandy's problem is this: they are +8 on reebs, but tied. And they can't keep UK off the offensive glass.

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

If Vandy can control the boards on UK, KU will too.

Vandy has decided to take Patterson out of the game and see if Cousins can beat them.

Gotta go. All for today.

dynamitehawk 9 years, 6 months ago

UK is not impressive. Cousins is lazy. Wall is entitled. Bledsoe is irked by Wall and Cousins. Patterson should have taken his lottery money. Orton is lost. Bad blood.

newyorkjayhawk 9 years, 6 months ago

dynamitehawk - i'm watching the KY game right now against Vandy and who knows how this game is going to turn out, but for having such a lousy game out of Beal (offensively) and a slow start out of Ogilvy (two of their three most prominent players), this game is well within Vandy's reach (currently up 3). biggest thing i can see, aside from missed free throws and Wall's 1/3 Asst/TO ratio is that these young kids are pretty easy to psych out... Vandy's Ogilvy is playing with passion and he's getting into Cousins' head. Bledsoe got a T called on him for a blatant shove, and Callipari doesn't know how to manage tempers... this team is out of control... yet another weakness to keep an eye on for the KY Wildcats.

waywardJay 9 years, 6 months ago

new york that was a borderline punch Bledsoe threw.... he shoulda been ejected for that. And I had alot of respect for Bledsoe because he SEEMS like a good kid.... that was some Cal Ball he just pulled....

I concur with your assessment on ogilvy and Beal though... those two need to start showing up.... I really like this tscheengang though.... he reminds me alot of a smaller Darnell

KU08 9 years, 6 months ago

The UK game is terrible to watch. No offense (3/32 3PT), bad officiating (huddle for every difficult call), and even worse commentary. Except for enthusiasm, Dickie V. brings nothing to a basketball game. However, basketball is almost always exciting. Vitale should seriously consider switching to baseball, a sport that could use a little more excitement.

Jack Wilson 9 years, 6 months ago

jaybate: I just can't get away from this "approach to the game" thing. I don't think it is as easy as assuming TT will do some of the things he did well tonight, worse against a good team. Or that he would turn the ball over more.

What I saw tonight is a guy that approached the game correctly, given his role on the team. I didn't see him force anything. That has been a big knock on him, and it has been readily apparent. Good team or bad as opponent, if Taylor looks to set up the scorers, and doesn't force his offense, that will elevate his game.

However, the big, boneheaded mistake .. e.g., KSU game .. is in his DNA.

By the way, I think we match-up great with Kentucky. Here's hoping for that game in the Final Four.

waywardJay 9 years, 6 months ago

HEM.... that was brady's fault... not tyshawns

Robert Brock 9 years, 6 months ago

The dynamics at Memorial Gymnasium make it such a tough place for Vandy's opponents to play. UK has not been the least bit impressive, but you can't just point to this game. Kansas has had some struggles as of late, but UK appears to have regressed over the course of the season in more ways than one. They really struggle when they cannot force tournovers and cannot get in transition, and they have really struggled against some pretty mediocre competition lately. I still think they'd be a scary team to face in March with their size and athleticism.

KU08 9 years, 6 months ago

I'm going to vomit if Wall is credited with the victory. 3-11 shooting, 6-10 on FT's, with only 1 assist and 2 TO's is a pretty bad game.

MrPilot 9 years, 6 months ago

Vandy lost that game. The other team didn't win it.

KU08 9 years, 6 months ago

Vande is dumb dumb dumb. A one point game, and what do you do? How about put up a three? When you're shooting 2/19 on threes, that must mean they were due.

Redlandsjhawk 9 years, 6 months ago

Can anyone tell me why Cole was using an inhaler? Is this something of concern? I never knew he needed one.

MrPilot 9 years, 6 months ago

I would assume because he's been recovering from bronchitis he had a month or so ago.

fansincewilt 9 years, 6 months ago

It looks like two teams are headed for a clash.

waywardJay 9 years, 6 months ago

That was not a bad shot, in my mind... You live by it and die by it... that kid just hit a big one to make it a game again. The Mistake was not going to Ogvily sooner to get DEmarcus out of the game. Force patterson to play defense down low, and he will get "hurt" like he has the last two years.....

Dickie V keeps talking about Patterson's so shocking he never gets double doubles... It's because he lacks the fortitude to bang in the Post.

This team is RIPE for upset, make no bones about it. Vandy missed 3 or this would have been an absolutely BEATING.

brooksmd 9 years, 6 months ago

This is alittle off topic, but I just updated Firefox and added the only KU theme that is currently available. Don't want to hurt the feelings of the guy who did it, but it sucks. KSU has better ones. How about some of you computer sciences majors come up with some better themes for KU? Until then I guess I'll use the Saints theme.

waywardJay 9 years, 6 months ago

Part of me is pretty sure the Refs took Vandy out of it with silly foul calls.

Tchiengang's 5th was a good call... but you telling me cousin's didn't have another foul in the 34 minutes he lumbered through ?

Ezeli got two back ot back in the first half that were absolute JOKES

KULA 9 years, 6 months ago

HEM--Did you see the game? That's what I mean about Tyshawn's offense. He can do things no one else can/does. And when Self gives him more of a green light next year, you'll see multiple 20pt games from him.

KULA 9 years, 6 months ago

ps HEM--just read your post from 5:12pm. Glad you came around to my way of thinking. I'll accept your apology for your Feb. 18 post whenever you can man up enough to offer it.

Jack Wilson 9 years, 6 months ago

waywardjay: Sorry, I still have the game on my DVR. Tyshawn yacked it. Brady was way to close to him for that pass. And remember, the next trip down the floor, TT threw it at Sherron's feet, the ball bounced loose, and Sherron saved the game by forcing a tie-up.

KULA: Your love for Taylor is a bit troubling .... Seriously, though, did you read my post above? You say regarding TT "he can do things no one else can/does." Let's not get carried away here. Everything he did tonight Sherron can do and has done. And likely, EJ will do and do better next year. You think TT is an offensive force. His offense comes from a pass first mindset. His problem has been in his head, thinking he's the man, and trying to force things. When he relaxes and understands his role, looks to get the ball to Cole, Sherron, X, and Marcus, points will come to him, and not the other way around. My whole problem .. from day one with TT .. is that he has been a selfish ballplayer. Tonight, we have seen what he can do when he is a team guy. Terrific. How insignificant do the turnovers seem when he approaches the game like he did tonight.

I do agree, though, when Sherron is gone and it's TT, EJ, and hopefully Selby, we will see multiple 20 point games from TT. I hope we see those 6-7 assists per game more, though.

Great performance by TT tonight. Hope Self pushed the button that gives us that, or something close to that, the rest of the way.

Jack Wilson 9 years, 6 months ago

KULA: Your comment on Feb. 18 was, "Tyshawn brings offense to this team that no other player can (besides a rested Sherron)." Although as statement that far out probably should not have even been responded to, I was bored and ridiculed that by pointing out our other offensive players that have been much more consistent than TT .. Marcus, Cole, and X (not to mention Sherron). Taylor has only had a few good offensive games all year .. and a recent one, the KSU game, was marred by his boneheaded plays.

I also said that Taylor is destined to disappoint. One game does not change anything. But I was surprised tonight, and thus encouraged that my comment was incorrect. Apology will arrive if Taylor demonstrates this type of play (not all of the points, but the approach) through the start of the Big 12 tournament. It is an apology I hope TT will make me give.

Ryan Mullen 9 years, 6 months ago

I don't understand why everyone on here thinks that Elijah Johnson is going to be great. He has done nothing this year, nothing. I know everyone is going to say he is a freshmen, well Self has shown in the past if your good he will play you even if you are a freshmen. Something must be going on if Self is yet to play him any meaningful minutes. I am just sick of everyone on here talking like he is a great or going to be great player. He has done nothing to show that he is anything but a bench player.

Uhjh 9 years, 6 months ago

Tyshawn was a force in the game today. Would all of you people who were raging on him earlier today just shut the fark up. This guy is a GREAT athlete who will be a enormous asset in the March dance. Please thrust Self and support this team. They have a lot to accomplish and do not need the negative sh*t I have seen on line. GO HAWKS!

KULA 9 years, 6 months ago

Ha Ha HEM, Your love of EJ is troubling! You must get to watch him in practice, because I haven't seen enough of him in games to know if he merits your (continual) high praise. What I meant about Tyshawn's offense is this: He can bring the ball up and play the point against the press (X can't) He can penetrate from the perimeter and get a shot or assist (Brady & Tyrel can't and X doesn't--as much as I think he should) He can hit the 3 in rhythm (Brady & Tyrel can't), and he can get the alley oop (Sherron can't). Hence, he brings offense that no other one player can. Period. His troubles with his roll this year come from the fact that Coach has changed his role this year from the 3rd option (that we were all dying for last year) to 5th option. Lighten up on the kid and give him time to adjust . (Btw, he has).

KULA 9 years, 6 months ago

Amen, jayhawkinmullen. I have no idea what everyone is basing these high appraisals of EJ on, unless they're sitting in on practice.

kansasbasketball 9 years, 6 months ago

i can't believe people would disagree with a coach with 400 and some odd wins and a national title

Uhjh 9 years, 6 months ago

bhaan - This is no about YOU. It is about the Hawks. GO HAWKS!.

GreyHawker 9 years, 6 months ago

bhann......you have every right to respond to what ma*terbate said about disabled people on the other story!! You're right Uhjh this is about the Hawks....don't need bate getting so vicious when someone disagrees with him.

Ryan Mullen 9 years, 6 months ago

The good: bhann getting a new heart.

The bad: uhjh not keeping his comments to himself.

The ugly: jaybate making fun of people with disabilities.

The funny: at the end of the wizard of oz the tinman not getting a real heart but a fake one instead.

Lacy Mohler 9 years, 6 months ago

Jaybate writes books and books on here because no one listens to him at home. Stop asking him questions and encouraging him. The guy thinks Sherron Collins is a better player than Jo Jo White. He can't be too bright!

If Colorado being only an average team was the reason TT had a great game, then what does that say about Collins who went from poor in recent games to mediocre today?

Steve Brown 9 years, 6 months ago

Tyshawn you've been in doghouse so long you are only one with fresh legs. Few games ago, you started making better decisions, not all the time but enough to show real promise. YOu are the path to the trophy. Sherron is so beat up he's like Jim Bowie at the Alamo and Brady is having mind games since the free throw. Then X is having a time how to tell Carl he is having fun and may not go pro this year, but Self needs his schollie.... so many mind games. You are rested and suddenly on target to know your mission, defend, distribute and dial up the tempo....

Thanks TT for bringing your game...just the right time of the season...

jayhawkinnc 9 years, 6 months ago

Carolina lost again today! assuming we take care of business vs. OU Monday, we'll be just 1 game behind UNC in the race to 2,000 wins. gosh, it would be awesome if we could get there before they do. We've made up 12 games from last year in the gap between them and us.

Michael Auchard 9 years, 6 months ago

Just over at ESPN reading and commenting on Roy's unsuccessful season and I started thinking, how high does the hiring of Bill Self to replace Roy Williams rank all-time in sports as far as replacing one legend with another?

I know this whole thing is subjective, and we don't know how Self's career will end, but I think it's an interesting question. Especially if we roll through the tournament this year.

waywardJay 9 years, 6 months ago

Yahweh,

It's becoming Steve Young Replacing Joe Montana at a very rapid clip.

HEM,

unquestionably, your dvr defends your analysis. I stil maintain when a player is running the weave and is heading one direction it's his job to continue that direction if another player is goin gto have any trust in him at all.... It's all brady, in my eyes. I'm sure it's all brady in Brady's eyes, even if coach suggested that it would privately by Tyshawn's, and vice versa. We can agree to disagree, but I will suggest this. Brady Immediately made teh foul on the other end which complicated the turnover that much worse. SO from where i'm sitting, He caused a turnover and immediately fouled a player to allow K-state to tie the game. I have forgiven brady but not forgotten.

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

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jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

jkanderson ,

Repeat after me, j:

jaybate says Sherron Collins is the best point guard ever to play at KU.

jaybate notes Jo Jo did not play point guard much if any for KU.

jaybate notes Jo Jo did not play point guard much if any for the Celtics either.

jaybate notes it would therefore be just plain goofy to argue Jo Jo was a better point guard than Sherron, when Jo Jo never played much if any point guard at either KU.

jaybate infers, therefore, that jkanderson has to be in a brain-dead, vegetative state not to have already understood the above was jaybate's argument on the matter.

That about sums it up, j. I tried to keep it as short as I could for you.

Rock chalk!

:-)

jaybate 9 years, 6 months ago

Yahweh,

Very good question about legends replacing legends.

Let's see...

David, then Soloman

Jesus, then Paul

Washington, Adams, Jefferson

McGraw, then Stengel

Williams, then Self.

:-)

Jack Wilson 9 years, 6 months ago

KULA: You're right, my EJ stuff is troubling, too. I've been told that before. We'll know better on EJ this time next year.

I see you're point on TT .. you're saying the mix that he brings is different than any other player (that gets to play on a regular basis). But that can be said about Marcus, or Cole, or X, or Sherron .. Marcus can bring the ball up the court, he can hit the three from time to time, he can the offensive board and stick it back, he can post up a defender and go to the bucket or hit the fade away, etc. etc. Meaning your statement that Taylor brings offense like no one else can is limited solely on things Taylor can do, or does do. Never seen Taylor post up a defender, never seen Taylor hit a fade away from the post, never seen Taylor get and offensive board and stick it back, etc. You could make that statement on any of the starting five in some manner or form, and provide similar rationale.

truman 9 years, 6 months ago

Why the references to Tyrell's sister? Does he really have a sister? Does she sit behind the bench and is good looking? I don't know, just curious.

Ryan Mullen 9 years, 6 months ago

Tickets go on sale next Sunday for the fight of the century. Jaybate vs. bhann the book vs. the heart. Tickets start at $20 at Allen Fieldhouse. A cage match no holds bar fight to the death on March 20. Be there Be there Sunday Sunday Sunday.

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