Originally published March 3, 2010 at 06:01p.m., updated March 3, 2010 at 09:44p.m.

FINAL: Big second-half run pushes KU to 82-65 victory over K-State

Kansas senior point guard Sherron Collins gets an emotional hug from head coach Bill Self as he is honored by the Allen Fieldhouse crowd before tipping off against Kansas State, Wednesday, March 3, 2010.

Kansas senior point guard Sherron Collins gets an emotional hug from head coach Bill Self as he is honored by the Allen Fieldhouse crowd before tipping off against Kansas State, Wednesday, March 3, 2010.


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KU vs. KSU

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Kansas takes on Kansas State Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Reader poll

Where would Sherron Collins rank in your list of all-time favorite KU basketball players?

  • No. 1 9% 746 votes
  • Top 5 44% 3560 votes
  • Top 10 30% 2472 votes
  • Top 20 11% 888 votes
  • Top 30 2% 197 votes
  • Top 100 1% 102 votes
  • He wouldn't rank in my top 100 0% 75 votes
  • Undecided 0% 26 votes

8066 total votes.

Audio clips

Kansas-Kansas State

9:33 p.m.

Sherron Collins Senior Speech Cliff's Notes Version

• I don't know where to start, but I have a notecard.

• Thanks Scooter, Andrea Hudy, Bill Cowgill. Also thanks teammates. "We're like brothers."

• Brady and I have a relationship like a brother (Collins stops to compose himself; Brady crying also). He and his family treated me like their child.

• Thanks Cole. He was 50 percent of my decision to come back to school. He called me every day to have me come back and win another championship.

• Thanks coaches — what Collins thinks is the best coaching staff in America. They care about you on and off the court. Coach Barry Hinson with his barbecue. Coach Townsend recruited me. He's a positive role model. He means the world to me (Townsend crying on bench).

• Brett Ballard cares more than anybody about the university. After Saturday's loss, he hurt more than the players.

• For a guy who has all the money in the world, the first thing coach Manning talked about was how to save money.

• Coach Dooley is one of the funniest dudes he's ever been around. He cares for the team. He helped me with my dieting.

• Coach Self ... I've had so many ups and downs with coach. I always thought he was picking on me. Everything that he's said would happen has happened. He's been one of the most positive role models in my life.

• Thanks 26 people here from Chicago. Turning me loose has made the difference. I love all of you (starts to cry again).

• Now to my other family (fans). "Nobody gets louder than here. Nobody." Some teams lose, no one talks to them. When we lose, it's like we won. Everybody is so happy to see us. Thanks for making my four years so wonderful.

• This is the last home game, but it's not the last game for us. We still have goals. We have a goal to win another title. Hopefully, this isn't my last trip to the Fieldhouse. We need the fans' help. "Let's do this. Let's win another title. Rock Chalk Jayhawk." (Raises fist to crowd at end of speech)

9:32 p.m.

Self after the game, after the fans started chanting, "One more year!" for Aldrich.

"That'd be great, but don't hold your breath on that one," he said.

FINAL: KU defeats KSU, 82-65

Clemente puts in a jumper, breaking KSU’s eight-minute, 15-second field-goal drought.

Collins is double-teamed, but he finds Marcus Morris, who dribbles around a defender for a layup.

KU milks the shot clock, and Taylor drives to the basket, putting in a one-handed floater off the glass to extend KU’s lead to 19. That should about do it.

Fans start the “Sher-ron Col-lins” chant with 45.3 seconds left.

Collins puts in a drive and layup off the glass with 33 seconds left. Those will be his final points at home.

With 30.4 seconds left, Self was about to check Collins out of the game, but Martin called timeout first. The KU fans send a few boos Martin’s direction for interrupting Collins’ final minute.

Collins checks out after the break, and he gives Self a hug as he gets to the bench.

KU dribbles out an 82-65 victory.

KU 75/KSU 57 — 3:45 left in game

Another tough shot from Collins, as he puts a fadeaway off the glass and in with the shot clock running low.

Clemente races down the floor, but he misses a layup. Markieff comes away with the rebound, and it seems like he’s about the only Jayhawk that’s coming away with the boards right now.

Markieff misses in the lane, but Aldrich grabs the rebound. Taylor steps confidently into a three and swishses it. Suddenly, KU has extended its lead to 72-56.

Pullen takes it to the rim, but Aldrich extends to block it out of bounds. The KU fans “ooh” after that block.

Aldrich rips away a defensive rebound. He’s getting better as this game goes on.

KSU has not had a field goal since Clemente’s three at the 11:49 mark. That’s no field goals in the last eight minutes, four seconds.

KU 67/KSU 55 — 7:35 left in game

KU gets it into the middle of the zone, and Markieff Morris tosses a nice feed over the top to Aldrich for a two and foul. That’s also Kelly’s fourth whistle.

Nice bounce pass from Taylor, and Collins steps in to a three. Swish. That breaks a long drought for him. He was 0-for-5 from deep before that shot. The KU fans erupt.

KSU gets two offensive boards, but the possession ends when Samuels is called for a travel. It was so loud here that I never heard the whistle.

Collins with another tough shot, putting in a runner from the baseline over two defenders. Afterwards, Collins gives Samuels a two-handed shove in the back. KSU calls timeout, and Collins screams toward the fans.

KU 57/KSU 53 — 11:36 left in game

Colon gets a layup over Aldrich, but a crosscourt pass gets Reed an open three that he swishes.

KSU is now in a 2-3 zone, and after a few quick passes, Markieff Morris hits a 14-footer from the baseline.

Sutton misses a three, and Collins has the rebound go off his hands and out of bounds. Somehow, the officials give it to KU, even after having a conference. Martin stomps down the sidelines with hands extended, wondering how in the world the ball wasn’t given to KSU. Big break for KU.

The Jayhawks finally get it to the big man, and Aldrich composes himself before putting in a layup. Martin calls timeout with KU on a 7-2 run.

Out of the timeout, Reed pokes away a pass, and Collins comes away with the steal. The senior throws a long pass up the court to Henry, who puts in a two-handed slam behind the defense. The crowd rises to its feet.

Cheap foul called on Marcus Morris on a rebound attempt, and that’s his fourth whistle. It also puts KSU in the bonus at the 12:48 second half. This game could last till midnight.

Aldrich has a shot blocked, and no one steps up to guard Clemente on the fast break. Big mistake. The guard buries an unguarded three, and KSU once again is down just four.

KU 48/KSU 45 — 15:54 left in game

KU comes out awful offensively in the second half.

Collins misses a three. Marcus has two straight turnovers — he’s averaging less than two per game.

Taylor and Morningstar both add their own turnovers, and Pullen follows with a layup while Clemente hits a tough fadeaway three. That’s a 7-0 run to start the second half, and Self calls timeout, chucking the rolled up paper he had in his hand under the seats on the bench.

KU had two turnovers in the first half before racking up four giveaways in the first three minutes of the second half.

Morningstar breaks the drought with a much-needed three for the team — and him. He hadn’t made a three-pointer in his last five games.

Another turnover from KU, as Morningstar is called for a charge on a drive. The 3-2 zone is once again making it tough on the Jayhawks.

KU scoring — X. Henry 15 (5-for-6 from floor, 3-for-3 from three-point range), Collins 8, Markieff Morris 8, Taylor 6, Marcus Morris 3, Reed 3, Aldrich 2.

KU was 13-for-30 from the floor (43.3 percent), 4-for-10 from three (40 percent) and 15-for-18 from the free-throw line (83.3 percent).

KSU was 13-for-26 from the floor (50 percent), 3-for-7 from three (42.9 percent) and 9-for-13 from the free-throw line (69.2 percent).

KSU out-rebounded KU, 20-13, in the first half. KSU had eight turnovers, while KU had two.

Jacob Pullen had 15 first-half points on 4-for-6 shooting (3-for-5 shooting from three).

Halftime thoughts

• Anyone else reminded a bit of Raef LaFrentz’s Senior Night? Though it was LaFrentz that was honored, it was the underclassman playing in what would be his final home game (Paul Pierce) that performed the best. Let’s not forget that this is probably Xavier Henry’s last home game at Allen Fieldhouse, and he’s halfway to a 30-point game.

• KU with only two first-half turnovers? That’s a great number for the Jayhawks. KSU forces 17.3 turnovers per game, so KU has done a great job with ball security so far.

• Aldrich and Collins combined to go just 2-for-11 in the first half. Aldrich had just one rebound. And still KU is up seven over a top-five team. This is what makes KU so dangerous.

• In the Cram Session above, I said a big key for KU was to get to the free-throw line. So far, so good with that one. KU has 18 free-throw attempts and has made 15 of those tries.

• Great half for Markieff Morris, who had eight points with five rebounds. No other Jayhawk had more than two boards in the first half.

• Collins might be best served by letting the game come to him a little more. He seems to be pressing a bit on his Senior Night.

KU 45/KSU 38 — Halftime

Collins gets an open three in transition, but again his shot misses. The senior guard has eight points, but he’s just 1-for-8 from the floor.

Perfect execution for KU with a minute left. Self called a play, and the Jayhawks did what he wanted, getting the ball to the corner for a three from Tyrel Reed. The shot goes through, and KU shot quickly enough to get a two-for-one. The Jayhawks will have the last possession.

Collins splits two defenders but misses his floater in the lane.

KU takes a seven-point lead into the break. The Marching Cobras are up next.

KU 40/KSU 36 — 1:42 left in 1st half

K-State throws a trapping press at KU, and Taylor’s risky pass over a double-team barely makes it to Henry. The freshman knows what to do from there, driving straight to the lane to shoot in a 5-foot jumper.

Aldrich can’t catch an inbounds pass intended for him, and Rodney McGruder finishes on the other end with a dunk. Collins has the ball knocked away on a drive, and Pullen is left open for a three that swishes through. Timeout Self, as KU can’t afford to give away possessions without shot attempts.

K-State has switched to a 3-2 zone defense, and so far, it has given KU some fits. Henry finally drives baseline, and he’s bumped by Luis Colon. Henry makes both free throws.

Henry gets loose for another three, and he buries it from the side. Great move by Self to get him back into the game with two fouls. Henry is 5-for-6 shooting for 15 points.

KU finds a way to break the zone, as Marcus Morris gets in the middle, then lobs to Aldrich for a slam.

You’ve got to give KSU credit. The Wildcats are hitting shots to stay in this game. McGruder hits a baseline jumper, and Pullen drains a transition three with a hand in his face. Clemente misses, but Wally Judge barrels down the lane for a stickback jam. Self calls timeout with KU’s lead down to four.

Marcus Morris drives down the lane, and he draws Samuels’ third foul. KSU’s big men are in deep trouble with the whistles.

KU 29/KSU 19 — 7:56 left in 1st half

KU goes back to the Triangle-and-Two defense that it also used against the Wildcats in Manhattan. Taylor pokes away a steal from behind.

The Wildcats don’t know the shot clock is running out, and Pullen dribbles up top when the buzzer goes off. The crowd making lots of noise helped get that violation.

Collins runs into Jamar Samuels, and the innocent bystander Samuels is whistled for his second foul. Not a good call from my view, but there have been a lot of ticky-tack whistles so far.

Collins breaks the press, but he makes an unwise decision, jacking up a quick, fadeaway three. It fails to draw iron.

Pullen with a deep three, and KSU has pulled to within six.

Collins pokes in his hand for a steal, and he’s grabbed from behind by Denis Clemente. The KSU guard is lucky he didn’t get an intentional foul called that play. Collins makes his two free throws.

Xavier Henry checks back into the game, and that’s something rare for Self. Typically, when he has a player get two fouls, that player sits for the rest of the half.

The move pays immediate dividends. Henry drives around two defenders for a layup and foul, and he also draws the third whistle on KSU’s Kelly.

Henry misses his free throw, but Aldrich is there for the offensive board. Taylor twirls around a defender, then takes three big steps to go around a defender and put in a layup off the glass. It looked like a travel from here, but it happened so fast, the officials must have missed it.

KSU calls timeout to stop the mini KU run.

KU 20/KSU 12 — 11:58 left in 1st half

Brady Morningstar tracks down a loose ball in the lane, and he fires a quick pass to Markieff Morris for a layup that rattles in.

Morningstar drives inside to get Collins an open three, but his open shot bounces away.

Marcus Morris misses a fadeaway, but Markieff Morris beats Wally Judge inside to get the offensive rebound and stickback with a foul.

There are actually a lot of K-State fans in the building. There’s a pretty loud cheer that goes up every time the Wildcats score.

Elijah Johnson checks in for some first-half action. He’ll have the challenge of guarding the quick Pullen.

Aldrich loses the handle on the way up for a shot, but Markieff Morris comes down with it and muscles up a shot over two defenders that somehow goes in. Good display of toughness from Markieff there.

Johnson picks up two quick hand-check whistles, and KSU already is shooting one-and-ones at the 12:30 mark. The Wildcats’ next foul will result in free throws for the Jayhawks as well.

KSU misses a fast-break layup, but the ball is given to KSU after it goes out of bounds. Self is furious, yelling at the closest official while pointing to the other end of the floor. Self hasn’t been happy with the whistle-happy referees so far.

KU 13/KSU 4 — 15:54 left in 1st half

KU wins the tip, and Collins makes a nifty move to the basket, going behind the back with his dribble to get to the rim. Unfortunately for the senior, his layup bounces away.

Tyshawn Taylor gets KU’s first points on a layup, and Xavier Henry follows with a three from the corner. The building is “juiced,” as Self would say.

Curtis Kelly picks up his second foul on a drive by Marcus Morris. Kelly doesn’t like the call, but he’ll have to sit just two minutes in.

Collins is pulling out moves on the dribble I didn’t think that he still had. He goes behind the back once again to get by a defender, then kicks out to Taylor. KSU’s defenders are all in the lane with Collins, and Taylor makes the easy pass to Henry for another three that swishes through. Give Collins the hockey assist on that shot.

Henry fouls KSU's Jacob Pullen in the lane, and that’s his second whistle. Already both teams have starters on the bench with two fouls.

Collins with another drive, and this time he fakes a pass before putting in a layup off the glass. The senior guard has more boost today than I’ve seen from him in a while.

Taylor with a steal, and he’s fouled from behind on a layup attempt by Pullen. Taylor’s free throws give KU a 13-4 lead.

Cole Aldrich picks up his first foul trying to help out on a screen 40 feet from the basket. It’s vital for the Jayhawks that Aldrich avoids his second foul this half.

7:07 p.m.

Decibel meter up to 106.5 before tipoff. That’s the highest this year.

7:04 p.m.

A Collins- and Aldrich-themed introduction video. Mostly Collins, but still some Aldrich tucked in there. The big man does deserve some recognition on what is most likely his final home game.

6:52 p.m.

Sherron Collins didn’t even make it to the court for his Senior Day recognition. He was crying already.

Joined by his brother and mother, Sherron received a bear hug from KU coach Bill Self.

He waved his arms a few times to the crowd, then held up a framed jersey given to him by the athletic department.

He then disappeared back to the locker room with his teammates.

6:35 p.m.

This probably has not been discussed before, and it probably won’t be discussed again, but I think it’s worth saying.

For the last two years, Sherron Collins has been great to deal with from a reporter’s perspective.

I’ve covered KU teams in the past where interviews were more difficult. Some players seemed annoyed when talking. Others stayed in the training room to avoid reporters altogether. Others talked in short cliches, hoping that the bad responses would get them out of the interview quicker.

Collins was never like that in the time I’ve been here. He’s always made himself available for interviews and didn’t dodge them when losses came. He’s also taken responsibility even when perhaps it wasn’t his fault.*

* — Like last game, where he took the blame for KU’s loss to Oklahoma State. I looked back, and KU was outscored 15-1 in the first half when Collins was not in the game. There’s only so much leading you can do when your team gets outscored by that much while you're on the bench.

Collins was polite and friendly and didn't take himself too seriously. He also was honest and didn't dodge tough questions or give canned responses to questions when he could have.

As a leader, I think he’s also set the tone for the rest of the team. As a whole, the entire team has been good to deal with this season from a reporter's perspective. I think that starts with Collins.

This isn’t something that will make headlines. And maybe that’s why I think it’s such a big deal.

That, more than anything, will be what I remember from Collins after his KU playing days are over.

6:02 p.m.

Welcome back to the Newell Post Live, coming to you from Allen Fieldhouse where the second-ranked Kansas Jayhawks are getting set to take on the fifth-ranked Kansas State Wildcats.

Obviously, this is Sherron Collins Day at the Fieldhouse, as the faithful here will honor the senior guard in his final home game.

I figured the comments section of this blog would be a good place for folks to post their favorite Sherron Collins' memories. What memories stand out to you about Collins' career? Bonus points got to those folks that don't pick the national championship game.

I'll give you some of my thoughts about Collins as we get closer to gametime.

For now, be sure to vote in the poll on the left and also use the hashtag #kubball to have your Tweets appear in our grid. Be sure to check out our pregame videos on the left side of the page as well.


David Reed 10 years, 1 month ago

OU of last year when he out dueled Willie Warren on Big Monday

Ben Kane 10 years, 1 month ago

my fav sherron moment is easy. national championship game when he stole the ball, stepped behind the line, and drained it. obviously the next play is more famous but it was sherron's 3 that they gave me hope that it could still be done. I will never forget that play though it seems most everyone else not a jayhawk fan has.

Mo Golany 10 years, 1 month ago

3 biggest plays beside mario's 3 in on our quest for the title 2008. 3 vs davidson which gave us the lead for good, 3 vs UNC which took the lead from 5 to 8 and of course the steal and 3 vs memphis not to mention the steal in ot which gave us the lead for good! All 4 yrs love u Sherron!

goshenjhawk 10 years, 1 month ago

Let me be the first here. Big game -- who's got a good link to watch it? Thanks in advance to the Jayhawk faithful.

hawk_away_from_home 10 years, 1 month ago

Anyone have a link to a streaming broadcast of the game? Someone out there has to have one.......please...oh please???

Can't believe this isn't on ESPN!!

JayhawkRock 10 years, 1 month ago

Honk for hawks,

He can still do it. I believe he did it in the warmup lines before the scrimmage at Late Night.

Aaron Carpenter 10 years, 1 month ago

I am shocked that we cannot listen to pre-game online any longer. This is absolutely absurd. How can you take that away from fans around the country. Thanks a lot NCAA, a-holes.

ilovebill 10 years, 1 month ago

Can someone remind of the story behind the "Ain't no seats" ?

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

Honk - I'm embarrassed to say that I've never seen that video before - thanks.

honk_for_hawks 10 years, 1 month ago

jayhawkrock, thats true. he can still do it. but he used to be able to do it with ease. now its too risky to try and dunk in games. i think the closest he has gotten to dunking in a game at KU was a failed alley oop in our first round ncaa game his freshman year

honk_for_hawks 10 years, 1 month ago got me super pumped to come to KU when I was a HS senior

artrepinski 10 years, 1 month ago

look up and then go to the sports section once it is gametime and they always stream every game.

hawk_away_from_home 10 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for the link Illinois - Austin, TX thanks you.

number1fanfromillinois 10 years, 1 month ago

Here's the link in case the others dont work, usually has a lot of KU fans chatting on here

password is : phog

Rock Chalk Jayhawk


Ben Kane 10 years, 1 month ago

jesse, will LJW be posting Sherron's speech?

honk_for_hawks 10 years, 1 month ago

chuck, I'm sure they will, they posted the 08 senior's speeches

Kent Kossoy 10 years, 1 month ago

His maturation. As a freshman, he would bulldoze into the trees for a lay up usually clearing out the field like a billiard table without a score or a foul. And I would say now he goes into the trees and we say goooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jesse Newell 10 years, 1 month ago

chuck — Yes, after the game. We don't have rights to do it live.

Ben Kane 10 years, 1 month ago

thanks jesse. after the game is more than fine.

Jesse Newell 10 years, 1 month ago

mgolany — We're working on the photo.

James122 10 years, 1 month ago

Let us kick some kitty-cat butt and send them wagging their tails back to the little apple.

Go Hawks.

fansincewilt 10 years, 1 month ago

I like others had given up all hope in that national championship game until Collins took that game over. A more recent moment was in that overtime win this year at K-State. What a shot. Collins was out of the game with back spasms. In spite of that, he came into the game and made that critical drive. Quite the game.

pburgstu 10 years, 1 month ago

I would Say the last 5 mins against Michigan St. 2 TO missed FT and a Missed 3pt (the game was tied when this happened) Or K-State this year when gets credit for sealing the deal whan he didn't seal the deal. Yep Sherron Collins the most Unclutch clutch player in the History of KU basketball.

Matt Bowers 10 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for the links everyone.

Rock Chalk

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

Jesse - good read on your 6:37 post. Another reason to be a fan of this young man.

Ben Kane 10 years, 1 month ago

mel, I agree. jesse, perhaps you could elaborate more on that for tomorrow's edition.

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

Geez, first we have to deal with Kentucky trolls, then Syracuse trolls, and of course the purple nurples have come out in full force lately. But, now we have to deal with smack from Pittsburg State?

dynamitehawk 10 years, 1 month ago

Gravity doesn't hold Sherron Collins down, Sherron Collins holds the Earth down.

Sparko 10 years, 1 month ago

My favorite? The hustle plays. Sherron puts his heart and soul on the floor. When he he caught up to his own errant pass against Texas from 30-feet away in the 2008 Big XII championship, and threw the ball off a startled UT defender; it was one of the greatest plays I have ever seen. Who catches up to their own muffed pass? Abrams is still shaking his head on that one.

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

Sherron is clearly emotional about this Senior Day as I'm sure all players are. But, it seems that he is more emotional than most. Is this good or bad? Or does it even matter regarding the outcome of this game?

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

Chuck-- how ya been? My favorite memory of Sherron is the same as yours. I remember we had an old Sony Trinitron TV (with simulated wood)---weighed very heavy! It was on the fritz right before the Big Dance, so, went to go and buy a 46" Big Screen. Sherron was big as ever on my big screen when he stole that pass and sunk that 3. Then, Mario's shot. . . . ya know the rest of the story!

Thanks, Sherron. Make it happen tonight!

Philip Garver 10 years, 1 month ago

My fav about SC......the fact that he had the talent to start his Freshman and Sophomore years, but for the good of the team, he came off of the bench and never complained about it. True leadership in a time where most athletes think of me before team. Sherron has always put Kansas ahead of Collins.

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

KS BB---yea, Bob Davis said the refs have some Final 4 experience---good news for the Hawks, hopefully!

NH_JHawk 10 years, 1 month ago

Here we go! Let's take it to 'em early! Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

Steve Gantz 10 years, 1 month ago

Meier to Briscoe for a TD, extra point no good. 6-0 KU

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

Looks like SC has his legs back (at least so far).

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

Stupid call by that official. Hope Aldrich doesn't get a quick 2nd!

jayhawkinATL 10 years, 1 month ago

I hate that step-out move that Cole does on defense!!!!

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

Clemente and Pullen are really attacking hard.

Steve Gantz 10 years, 1 month ago

Our guys have got to get more consistent on these outside shots.

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

EJ with some critical PT - Theutus will be excited.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

How did EJ get that foul called against him? The guy was holding onto his jersey....

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

That's 2 terrible foul calls against EJ. lol. Poor guy isn't going to even get a chance courtesy of some terrible officiating.

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

Well maybe that's why he doesn't see much PT.

dynamitehawk 10 years, 1 month ago

Looks like there money flowing to the refs from Ron Prince's prvate KSU slush fund.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

What the hell, that's 3 terrible calls by the officials, in a row.

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

So much for the officials past experience, huh?

pburgstu 10 years, 1 month ago

Not a Troll been a Ku fan all my life But not a huge SC or BS fan. Don't debate (I just don't like them and its not about what they do on the court.) Plus everything I said was true above

The name Pburgstu does not Stand For Pittsburg St. University

(PhillipsBURG STUdent) take the

NH_JHawk 10 years, 1 month ago

Our passing in the transition game is outstanding so far tonight.

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

Score one for the junk defense.

Good job, Coach.

penderhawk 10 years, 1 month ago

Does anyone know if the game is on the radio in Los Angeles??? Help!! Thanks! RCJH!!!

kansasbasketball 10 years, 1 month ago

so much for being good refs....for both teams 2!!!

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

These officials have got to stop with this knick knack "it's a foul if you even touch somebody" crap.

They are ruining the game.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

Ok now they don't even give the intentional... on an automatic INT. This is just getting pathetic from an officiating standpoint.

Scott Smetana 10 years, 1 month ago

Where's all the TT critics now??? cricket, cricket. We need his SPEED!

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

Taylor has looked good all night.... I'm really happy to see that. Especially in a game with a lot of excitement/pressure.

NH_JHawk 10 years, 1 month ago

The fouls have at least been called evenly on both sides. sportsline stat sheet showing KSU with 10 team fouls and KU with 8. Make that 9 (Taylor).

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

Listening to Bob & Chris---much better announcers. Bad thing is the radio broadcast is about 2 seconds behind the TV broadcast. That kind of sucks!

pburgstu 10 years, 1 month ago

pause the DVR for 2 secs if ya got one

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

I know it's senior night and Collins night etc.... But the selfish play is only hurting us.

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

K-State just doesn't go away---that's scary---sorry Stupidmichael.

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

I don't categorize Sherron's play as selfish . . . not smart maybe, forcing it maybe, but not selfish.

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

X - thanks for not blocking me out so I can get on Sportscenter

Wally Judge

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

When you completely disregard your teamates and pull the whole "me vs. the world" card, i think that's selfish play.... Regardless, it's lost possessions that shouldn't be.

Scott Smetana 10 years, 1 month ago

Reid Gettys is an idiot. Such a know-it-all.

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

K-State is killing us on transition after we take stupid shots!!!!!

Scott Smetana 10 years, 1 month ago

KSU is also making everything. Seems like OSU.
We need to keep pounding it inside and get them more in foul trouble. Samuels now has 3. huge.

kusayzone 10 years, 1 month ago

Sherron's shooting is killing us! And he needs to be on the bench!!!

Paul Meyer 10 years, 1 month ago

Love SC, but he needs to visit the shot doc.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

Reed is always good for a trey when we need it!

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

If Sherron is playing instead of sitting, he shouldn't shoot anymore. An assist is just like a basket.

Lacy Mohler 10 years, 1 month ago

Stupid decisions plus forcing the shot = Selfish.

Go Reed! Let the lttle white kid score!

Scott Smetana 10 years, 1 month ago

What's up Sherron... Reed was wide open for the 3 before the half. Remember that play?

Scott Smetana 10 years, 1 month ago

Quit shooting Sherron. Unless it's a wide open shot/lane. He should dish. dish. dish. dish. dish. dish.

jayhawkinATL 10 years, 1 month ago

Damn...another bad shot choice by Sherron!!!! What the hell is up with him?!?!

NH_JHawk 10 years, 1 month ago

Sherron is definitely in a funk right now. Could be a blessing in disguise though as he's likely to break out of it just in time for the tourney. I have a hunch that Sherron won't be "killing us" for long.

GreyHawker 10 years, 1 month ago

Sherron........same old same old........force the shot.....flop.......I thought point guards made entry passes to the post.......NOT!!!!

Paul Meyer 10 years, 1 month ago

Xavier is the only one experiencing Senior Night.

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

Well, Keeg and Jesse said it would be a close game, which it is. I am more concerned about what we're not doing---unselfish play and feeding the monster (Cole) inside. No letup, Jayhawks---gotta have a good 2nd Half!

kusayzone 10 years, 1 month ago

Cheap shot by Sherron when no foul called at the end of the half! He tried to trip the KSU player. Coach Martin was all over that!

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

You want a fairy tale game on Senior Night, but Sherron has not played well so far.

Can KSU shoot as well the 2nd half?

Will Cole get some touches in the 2nd half?

Will Sherron make his last game at AFH a strong one?

X, Markieff, and Tyshawn are carrying us. Who would have thought?

KGphoto 10 years, 1 month ago

I can't believe all this Sherron bashing on senior day. Hey fans. GFY!

MrPilot 10 years, 1 month ago

Sure be nice if we could get a foul call inside when they slam Sherron to the ground.

Alec White 10 years, 1 month ago

I know it sounds dumb but I think Sherron should keep shooting (well, not those threes actually). He is taking it to the hole and they are refusing to commit to him. Unfortunately, he is trying too many finger-rolls, fancy-spins, etc. He is getting to the rim, he just needs to finish. And I have a feeling if he has a good second half it will put him out of his funk which is what we need to win a NC. A Sherron without confidence means a Sweet 16 and nothing more. A Sherron with confidence means a NC. Keep shooting Sherron, we need you!

jayhawkinATL 10 years, 1 month ago

Just calling it as we see it. Sherron is about to play us out of this game!!!

kufan75 10 years, 1 month ago

Collins needs to settle down and get the 'other' mates involved. Cole has only 1 or 2 shots??

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

KG i'll be happy to support a player when they are playing with heart, and playing smart within their means....

If someone is playing selfish basketball at the detriment of the team.... I'll call a spade a spade.

Hopefully he comes out in the second half with a sense of reality, and a head on his shoulders.

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

Sherron needs to lighten up on the threes---agreed, he should still attack the basket. BTW, I am not Sherron bashing---No way!

kusayzone 10 years, 1 month ago

No problem...KG....let Sherron shoot 30 more times this game and make 5 to get his 23 points and guess what......we lose by 10. Cole Aldridge has only 2 attempts the first half......Cole is sealing his man.....all KSU big men are on the bench with fouls, but that is ok.....let SC shoot shoot shoot.....heck it's Senior day! that means he can apologize after the game for being the way he is. We play to win the game--oh wait it is Senior night! KG you need to drop those rose color glasses and lay off the moon juice.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

Don't worry about it Mikendal, there are some fans here who consider any criticism to be blasphemous and "bashing".

I really wish they could hear a coach yell at their team sometimes. They'd see just how "light" we are about our criticism in comparison.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

Back on track with the game, that's the second time a KSU player has grabbed one of our players to stop a break away.

They need to start calling intentionals when it's blatantly obvious.

kusayzone 10 years, 1 month ago

Feed the hot hand. 0-5 from threee points for SC!

kusayzone 10 years, 1 month ago

Feed the hot hand. 0-5 from threee points for SC!

razorhawk 10 years, 1 month ago

My 7 year old daughter-biggest Jayhawk fan says-RCJH and.....Sherron Rocks!!!! Back off the Collins bashing on senior night!!!!!!!

tis4tim 10 years, 1 month ago

Clemente should have 3 offensive fouls already.

kshaw04 10 years, 1 month ago

I feel like I'm reliving the OSU game right now. We need to get our play under control, defend, and start executing.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

How fast a lead disappears when we don't play TEAM basketball....

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

All I can say is, Wow! What the h_ is going on?

jayhawkinATL 10 years, 1 month ago

Cole is looking so soft!!!! He can't even grip the ball!!!!

Paul Meyer 10 years, 1 month ago

We need to feed our bigs. Too much on the perimeter.

jayhawkinATL 10 years, 1 month ago

Don't know that Cole can hang on to the ball down low tonight.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

I think this is the first time I've said this all season, but I say sit Cole. For 2 to 3 minutes. Play both the Morris's, they've been putting out all night.

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

Interesting observation by the announcer that Sherron turned down a 3 in transition that normally he would take.

I believe that if Sherron stops being aggressive we have some serious concerns down the stretch - see X's airball on subsequent possession.

Paul Meyer 10 years, 1 month ago

How about TRob with his muscle strength?

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

Just when I think these officials make a good call, they come back and make a stupid call---unbelievable. This will be a game of attrition, foul-wise.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

On the flip side Melrank, now that Collins has stopped trying to do everything himself, we've had two 3's by Morningstar and Reed.

We all know Reed is money from 3. Collins should rarely take one, unless he's wide open.

kusayzone 10 years, 1 month ago

NO ONE wants to do anything! Its Sherron's night and we will all watch...even all tthe players. No one can shoot except seniors---its Senior night. BAD BAD Tyler Reed!

Paul Meyer 10 years, 1 month ago

Could Reid and Armstrong be more biased?

SDSurferFan 10 years, 1 month ago

someone please help, justintv took a crap, can't get back in, please help

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

You're right, Theutus.

Finally, those guys decided to shake the deer in the headlights look and help.

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

Finally, finally feeding the big fella!!!! It's not rocket science--keep doing it, Hawks!

Kit Duncan 10 years, 1 month ago

The idiots think Marcus fouled Samuels. If anything Samuels hooked Marcus and pulled him to the floor! Marcus did nothing!!!

kusayzone 10 years, 1 month ago

Cole needs to do his thing for the next 13 minutes. Collins does what he does best--make his team mates look good with his assist!

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

Mel, that was one helluva a pass by Collins. Exactly what we need him to do. And look at what is happening. Smart transition basketball.

kusayzone 10 years, 1 month ago

Cole needs to do his thing for the next 13 minutes. Collins does what he does best--make his team mates look good with his assist!

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

How is Judge not getting all kinds of minutes?

Steve Gantz 10 years, 1 month ago

Oh Crap, just read Carolina beat us to 2000. My night is ruined.

Paul Meyer 10 years, 1 month ago

TV producer, please tell Reed this is not the KSU network.

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

I like the attempt at harmony . . . I'll bite.

Sherron needs to play within himself the rest of the way and we will take this one :)

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

I like the attempt at harmony . . . I'll bite.

Sherron needs to play within himself the rest of the way and we will take this one :)

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

Is anyone else noticing that whenever the game starts to get spread out (we start pulling away) the officials start calling every knick knack foul they can to even it up?

Maybe it's a conspiracy theory, but it's been pretty damn consistent.

Chuck Wagstaff 10 years, 1 month ago

wissoxfan83 - it's o.k., as long as we beat them to 2,008 (this year).

johnnyphoton 10 years, 1 month ago

I realize I'm a homer East of Lawrence, but I've said it before and I'll say it again, the Hawks cannot afford Marcus being out of the game due to foul trouble. Come on refs!

Steve Gantz 10 years, 1 month ago

Sorry, not hearing it with the announcers. I think they're just telling it like it is.

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

My wife doesn't even know the first thing about basketball and just said, "It seems like everytime there's a miss Kansas State gets the basketball".

This game is simple at times . . .

Steve Gantz 10 years, 1 month ago

Professor, I think it's a foregone conclusion we'll pass them up this year!

Scott Smetana 10 years, 1 month ago

KSU is a master at fouling. Only 1 of them with 4 fouls. Refs are calling everything on us. Marcus's foul was BS. What's with people nailing the pull up 3 on us? I don' tthink you can stop that.

Clarence Haynes 10 years, 1 month ago

Cole needs to just go up. No more double pumping! They aren't buying it!

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

Only four team fouls on K-State. K-State is already in the one & one. Something wrong with that picture.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

Agreed Melrank. This is where our offensive intelligence has been hurting us. We need to get set, then take a calculated open shot. When we force offense and take poor shots, we don't give ourselves a chance to reset on the defense.

Against a team like KSU, they out-rebound us, and they burn us in transition because nobody on our end was ready for a poor offensive shot.

You gotta play smart on both ends, but I agree.... Overall simple concepts pay off in the long run.

kshaw04 10 years, 1 month ago

thetus I agree with the foul observation.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

Yet another terrible call by the officials. They are the best players KState has.

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

Echo above comments - we've got to pound it inside down the stretch.

kshaw04 10 years, 1 month ago

10 minutes left in the game and Cole gets his first free throw. I'd say there is a coaching lesson there for hte team

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

I was holding my breath on that 3 for sure.

Steve Gantz 10 years, 1 month ago

Aldrich seems to have regressed offensively this year. He's reminding me more and more of Ostertag.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

It was a good look. I have no issue whatsoever with Collins taking an open 3. :)

kshaw04 10 years, 1 month ago

we are getting killed on rebounds. Thanks to samuels for that walk and bailing us out.

Steve Gantz 10 years, 1 month ago

Coles defense though, I just say wow every game.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

Good floating shot by Collins. I wish him and Reed would take more of those. They are high percentage.

kusayzone 10 years, 1 month ago

Yes SC is doing great because he is letting the game come to him@

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

Oh, Theutus . . . I'm feeling the new bond between us :)

jayhawkinATL 10 years, 1 month ago

That's the way to do it...straight finger-roll crap!!!!!!

kshaw04 10 years, 1 month ago the ostertag comment...I said that a few games ago. I also agree about Cole's defense.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

LOL Mel. Back to the game though, I swear to god the big 12 officials have a grudge against Thomas Robinson.

That kid can't enter a game for 2 seconds without a touch foul being called on him.

Maybe these officials are just waiting until KU puts in a bench player, and thinking "we can call this one for a cheap one to tighten it up".

The two fouls on EJ were ridiculous, that foul on Robinson was just stupid. These officials overall get a failing grade if I ever saw one (on both ends as well).

kshaw04 10 years, 1 month ago

hey's that pursuit of harmony going now :-)

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

Sherron is taking over. Good for you, Sherron. Keep making smart decisions. We are getting killed on the boards, though---geeze, Larezza!!!!!

shawk13 10 years, 1 month ago

foul on robinson was interesting to say the least

Steve Gantz 10 years, 1 month ago

I tend to think Cole could improve his draft stock by sticking around for another. Xavier however is improving his draft stock to the point we will lose him.

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

kshaw - we all love each other when Sherron makes 3 in a row for 7 points :)

kshaw04 10 years, 1 month ago

then let's get to that 20 point lead. We'd all rest more comfortably

kshaw04 10 years, 1 month ago

then let's get to that 20 point lead. We'd all rest more comfortably

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

Chris Piper all over the ref on that foul---unbelievable!!!!!

Steve Gantz 10 years, 1 month ago

I'm starting to remember why we all love Collins so much.

Chuck Wagstaff 10 years, 1 month ago

Reid Gettys is getting his purple panties in a wad.


Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

I love it when Collins makes 0 in a row too Mel, as long as he's not 1 for 10 on contested off-balance shots. ;)

In all seriousness though, my criticism is not born out of some hatred or anything... I give credit when it's due, and I criticize when criticism is due.

Collins in the last 10 minutes of this game has really started to play smart team basketball.... So has the rest of the team.

Actually, at this point, i'd like to see Reed replace Taylor, just for a minute or two. We are moving the ball really well, and we could use Reed's shot on the perimeter.

kshaw04 10 years, 1 month ago

2nd time to the line in the game ...we have hope as 3 just might be a charm. Wissox...if i ever hear cole is looking forward to driving a tractor and fishing on his farm I'll pass out. That was a monster block!

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

Where's that jackball from KSuck that was posting smack on us last week?

Curiously absent tonight.

kshaw04 10 years, 1 month ago

Now that is a run, a big XII Championship, 59 games in a row, 125 wins for collins, and 1998 wins...perhaps all wrapped up in a nice bow. birthday is next Tuesday and I'll take a win as an early present. Two would be great!

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

Did anyone see K-State players talking smack to Morris at the FT line---what was that all about?

Scott Smetana 10 years, 1 month ago

Reed has now jumped boats... thought KU was awesome all night.

KSU deserves to be #3-4 in the country. I hope we both make it to the final 4.

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

OK, my last rebuttal (is that how you spell that after a bottle of wine?)

My issue isn't with criticism, but rather the specifics of the criticism. To say that Sherron is selfish and plays without heart just doesn't register to me. Clearly, he plays out of control at times, forces bad plays, and takes too much of the game on his shoulders, but the guy can never be accused of being selfish and without heart - at least in my opinion.

I give Sherron a pass on some of the above criticisms because I see our other guys too often just fade away into the background rather than asserting themselves at crunch time.

I'm done.

Chuck Wagstaff 10 years, 1 month ago

All Frank Martin needs is a wife-beater and he'd look like one of those meth head arrestees on 'Cops'.

NH_JHawk 10 years, 1 month ago

Total domination of KSU. Everytime.

Jamar Samuels, prepare to be annoyed. Rock Chalk Jayhawk KU!

Jayhawker413 10 years, 1 month ago

how can i listen to sherrons speech in lawrence at home

kshaw04 10 years, 1 month ago

I can't wait to see the morris twins next year. Not trying to jump the gun, but it is a testament to their work ethic ...if they do that

kshaw04 10 years, 1 month ago

Let it begin....Rock Chalk Jayhawk...Go KU!!!!!

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

Mel I never meant to imply Collins played without heart... He's got enough heart for an entire team. I do think he plays selfish at times. You can see when he's about to, he gets down low and starts dribbling really quick back and forth, and you know it's going to be him vs. the world.

My comment earlier was that I will never criticize a player for playing with Heart, but doing it intelligently.... Say someone just can't hit their open shots, i won't criticize them, because that happens. You have to persevere. However sometimes I think Collins plays selfish and out of control, like he says to himself "ok it's my turn to be in the spotlight, and nothing will stop me".

Regardless, I still love Collins and wish nothing but the best for him. I'm stoked that he was able to get a huge W on his senior night... Can't wait to hear his speech.

Jayhawker413 10 years, 1 month ago

how can i listen to sherrons speech in lawrence PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kshaw04 10 years, 1 month ago

Hey Jesse...don't delay in getting Sherron's video up tonight! We are all waiting.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

It'll be on this website later tonight Jayhawker.... They can't do it live for "rights" issues.

Just be patient.

Seth Goz 10 years, 1 month ago

Will anyone be broadcasting the audio of Sharon's speach after the game?

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

That was choreographed and very classy.

Sherron gets to drive to the basket and then a time out.

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago



melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

I'm not sure that time out by Frank doesn't piss me off.

Chuck Wagstaff 10 years, 1 month ago

Anybody got any scissors? Time to practice cutting some net.

kshaw04 10 years, 1 month ago

If ESPN Full Court cuts out just before Sherron talks I'm going to cry...actually I already did when he was getting ready to come out of the game.

Jack Wilson 10 years, 1 month ago

Markieff, Tyshawn, and X .. who would have thought a month ago that they would have played bigger roles in the win than Sherron, Cole, and Marcus?

diehardjhawk 10 years, 1 month ago

anyone know if they are streaming the speech anywhere online?

shawk13 10 years, 1 month ago

Sherron Collins will easily be a name I remember for the rest of my life and I feel incredibly lucky to have been in Lawrence for his stint at KU. Hate to see him go.

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

Darn, I'm starting to tear up already---oh, well!

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

HighElite, i think that's exactly what we needed... Other people to step up. The huge X factor (no pun intended) will be whether they can all get on the same page heading into the tournament.

If they do, we are unstoppable.

KGphoto 10 years, 1 month ago

Theutus re: playing with heart

-"KG i'll be happy to support a player when they are playing with heart, and playing smart within their means...."

And when they aren't meeting your standards... coach? Then you throw them to the curb right? You are a fair-weather fan. You don't seem to understand what "playing with heart" means. Perhaps it only applies when shots are falling.

By the way, what exactly is "within" Sherron's means? Because from my angle he doesn't seem to be confined by much. The winningest player in KU history doesn't really need to answer to hacks like you.

Rock Chalk Sherron!

Some of us have been behind you no matter what. And you've never disappointed.

Lacy Mohler 10 years, 1 month ago

What a positive for the team that Collins, Cole and Marcus could all have a bad first half and KU still leads the #5 team at the half. Keep it up guys!

A&M up by 12 points on OSU with 9 minutes to go! Go Turgeon!

MrPilot 10 years, 1 month ago

We all love you Sherron! Way to go Hawks! ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!!! Now let's make some more history!

ronanjhawkfan 10 years, 1 month ago

Wow. What an awesome game and such an incredible second half for Sherron. I can't wait for the tournament! This team is special and we'll go deep this year. I hope they post video of the speeches later tonight.

GreyHawker 10 years, 1 month ago

KG...get real......Theutus is spot on.......he's fair when it's due.......

Jonathan Kealing 10 years, 1 month ago

Videos will be posted soon, hopefully in the next half hour or so. Sherron's speech will be the first one up.

Jonathan Kealing Online editor

KGphoto 10 years, 1 month ago

Theutus is a turd! And so are you GreyHawk.

Mike Kendall 10 years, 1 month ago

Thanks, Jonathan. Thanks for all you do---love this site. You're the best!

KGphoto 10 years, 1 month ago

Good night both of you. I'm celebrating!

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

Grey - I don't totally drink all the kool-aid with KG, but Theutus isn't necessarily spot on either. Theutus' earlier post (8:18 PM) insinuating that Sherron doesn't play with heart and is selfish is not even remotely close IMO.

Yes, it's well documented, he's out of control and makes bad decisions way too often, but "no heart and selfish" is knee jerk frustration or lack of basketball knowledge. I'm inclined to think frustration as I read other posts by my new friend, Theutus.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

KG grow up....

Looking forward to the senior speech being uploaded!

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

Mel, go back and re-read my post... I never said Collins didn't play with heart. I said that I won't give a player hell if he plays with heart and does so intelligently. That doesn't at all mean that I don't think Collins plays with heart... I'm saying he does it, but not intelligently (and for long streaks lately).

I did however say that he plays selfish at times.... And he does. Others agree. Even the announcers. I'll stand by that. We can agree to disagree.

KG on the other hand is like a scorned child, can't accept the fact that other people have different opinions.

James122 10 years, 1 month ago

Good-We won 82-65-X shoots very well and took smart shots and didn't force his shot, Freethrows--WOW!!22-27 ,81%--shooting 51% from the field, 10 to's and most came late-16 assist and 8 steals-We win the Big 12 outright.

Bad-We got out rebounded, that was the only stat they beat us in. Ugly-Collins 1st half game--took to many shots that was forced. Didn't work the ball enough inside the 1st half, that like Collins changed in the 2nd half.

+/ - of players 1. Mark. Morris--24 pts 2. X------------------23 points 3. Aldrich---------16 points 4. Taylor----------14 points 5. Marcus Morris-11 points 6. Collins----------6 points--1st half killed him 6. Reed-----------6 points 7. Moringstar----1 point

  • = every point, steal, rebound, assist,block
  • = missed fg, missed 3, missed ft., and to's

Overall comments: Home streak at 59!!! X played a game that I home he brings the rest of the year. Not so much the points, that is great, but taking good shoots and passing the ball etc..great game X!! Collins had a very bad game overall, especially in the 1st half, however, when he settled down he was passing and shooting better. Bring on Mizzy......

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

Here's a cut and paste so we can both be sure what you wrote:

"i'll be happy to support a player when they are playing with heart . . ."

Now granted you didn't say he doesn't, but the implication seems rather strong. Perhaps I misunderstood.

KG could have disagreed a little more civilized, I suppose.

In any event, we are all happy to win. Let's see the video.

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

If your gonna quote, quote the whole thing as to not imply anything.... "KG i'll be happy to support a player when they are playing with heart, and playing smart within their means...."

Specifically the "and" portion. I didn't think there would be any confusion, because quite honestly I don't think there is anyone that can say Collins doesn't play with heart.

Regardless, now you know what I was implying.... I think everyone on here is waiting for that video, lol.

Robert Murphy 10 years, 1 month ago

This was an absolutely great game for the Jayhawks. Everyone performed with energy and skill and we got the outright title for six in a row. How lucky we have been to have had Collins and Cole our dynamic duo. Taylor had a great game and so did X and all the others as well. They beat an excellent team tonight and we should all be ecstatic. If we play this well going forward we should have a great shot at another national title.

Firebirdguy31 10 years, 1 month ago

I'm glad Sherron finally kicked it in gear at the end of the game. Obviously his emotions got the best of him. I think everybody should go back and watch the game again. Sherron was actually doing really well aside from the fact that his shots weren't falling. He sliced and diced the lane like I'd never seen him before. His shots were just falling short or rimming out.

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

Can we agree that EJ is going to be a stud next year :)

Theutus 10 years, 1 month ago

Mel absolutely. I think he's struggling just a tad on the defensive end (maybe a half step behind in comparison)...

If he improves like i believe he will in the off-season (like the twins), he's going to be an unstoppable guard...

Add that to Little and Releford coming back, and i'm stoked for next year.... But I can wait. I wanna see Sherron and crew finish this season with a national championship!

melrank 10 years, 1 month ago

Good. Let's quit on that.

Where's the video?

jhwk101 10 years, 1 month ago

I can only find it on the KU Athletics site and you have to pay to watch it.

Jonathan Kealing 10 years, 1 month ago

Video is coming soon. Probably 10 minutes at this point. Sorry for the delay. The transfer process didn't go quite smoothly tonight. But it's close.

Tony Bandle 10 years, 1 month ago

Are all you ladies finished bitching about each other's posts finally. It's sounds like recess with the seventh grade girls.

Focus on the Hawks. Focus on the Tourney. Focus on the Big Dance. Focus on next year. But please quit measuring your mental manhoods and show some class.

We are lucky as hell to be Jayhawks...... win, lose or draw.

Be happy, be grateful and be proud!!!

Rock Chalk!!!!!!!

David Black 10 years, 1 month ago

Congratulations Jayhawks. How sweet it is to be a Jayhawk. Let's hope the TV coverage gets better. Jayhawk network ran a commercial while the game was going on??? I mute the TV and synch the radio with Bob and Chris through my dvr so I can enjoy their analysis. Much more enjoyable than listening to the network broadcasters. Again, congratulations to this years version of the JAYHAWKS!!!!!!

lovemyhawks 10 years, 1 month ago

yes, the network broadcasters were a bit sick at times and i just wanted them to shut up but they had to eat their words at the end too. great great game....... LOVED it and never a single lead for the pussycats!!!!! one tie and then ALL ours at OUR house!! ain't NOBODY gonna come in and ruin everything in OUR house....... it was AWESOME!! sherron and cole really struggled a bit in the first half but finished strong, thankfully. X man was HUGE In the first half again. fouls were awful and i thought there were plenty stupid calls...... ticky tacky, cheap and true BS and lots of foul trouble but we got through it. think we saw a sure sign of why we have all wanted elijah to play all season.... what a tough tough position to put him in with so little time on the floor all year!! anyway........ a great win and so happy to see those cats GO DOWN!!!!!!!!! that had to be one of the biggest games in HISTORY at AFH and we owned it!!!! just heard them say ksu could be the 4th #1 seed since duke lost...... gag me!! also,they had real mixed emotions whether ku or syracuse would win it all....... bring on the orange men......... we lost to orange once........ we won't let it happen again!!! RCJH!!!! thanks for a great finale at home...... thanks sherron for 4 fabulous years....... thanks to cole too...... quite sure he won't be back. love you all!! now, 2 more goals ahead!! LET"S GO!!

lovemyhawks 10 years, 1 month ago

will xavier stay?? and if so, will others leave?? we still have great potential for next year no doubt!!

TheTruth15 10 years, 1 month ago

Collins, I was born and raised in Lawrence and a Jayhawk fan through and through. Just wanted to let you know that however much an impact we as fans have had on you, you can multiply that 10X's in reverse. From jump you have been a leader and the embodiment of a University and basketball team we hold in the HIGHEST regard. It has been a PRIVILEGE to witness your growth as a basketball player. I don't pretend to know each and every one of you players as people, but if you continue to exemplify the same qualities off the court as you do on, well, the sky's the limit. I implore you to please do so. Coach Self believes in you whole heartedly and if I have come to respect ONE thing, it is Self's judgement of people. In short--YOU are a MAN on the court and I believe you have ALL the intangibles to bring us fans (the ones who, regardless of good or bad, will elevate your legacy into the stratosphere) and your team another National Championship. In all honesty, I hope as much for YOU as I do for us fans that you do so because you deserve it for all you've laid out there for us. ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK, SHERRON! You are one of a kind and a Jayhawk for the ages. NO QUESTION.

jhokfan 10 years, 1 month ago

The picture of Coach Self and Sherron is an image for the ages.

Steve Brown 10 years, 1 month ago

Sherron, Cole, X thanks for great memories we wish you very well in next steps and we welcome you back home anytime and often.

Hey, let's win a few more- next candidate Mizery Tiggers.

chriz 10 years, 1 month ago

jhokfan--my thoughts exactly. Nice job on the pic, Nick.

Mike Gammill 10 years, 1 month ago

I know I've been one of the biggest naysayers all year, but this was a quality win. The biggest concerns I have about KU is their inconsistency. How can a team come out against a highly ranked team like KSU, take care of business like they did; but yet lay such a big egg against OSU? This is an issue that needs to be reconciled come big dance time. Inconsistency can make for an exit sooner than planned on.

Then there's the big guys. We need them desperately in the line up. But, my concern there is that if anyone goes right at Morris, they can have him riding the bench within the first 5 minutes with 2 fouls. Then, do the same thing in the 2nd half and have him out for a good chunk of time. Same story with Aldrich, although he isn't quite as foul prone. Any team that collapses down in the paint and zones the perimeter can give us fits, IMHO. Our outside shooting is improving a bit, but is still streaky. It's sort of shaky ground to rely on it when we have to. Defensively, we do pretty well, but still need to step it up a notch and pressure the ball better. Finally, a killer instinct that puts teams away when we have them down would be a plus. We have a tendency to let teams crawl back into the ball game when they should be clear out of it for the night.

This team, if they can put it all together and play on the same page, can go all the way. I hope they do.


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