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Friday, March 11, 2011

KU wanted ’Cats, but CU will do

Kansas players Tyshawn Taylor, left, Josh Selby and Thomas Robinson celebrate a bucket and a foul created by teammate Mario Little against Oklahoma State with time dwindling in the second half on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Kansas players Tyshawn Taylor, left, Josh Selby and Thomas Robinson celebrate a bucket and a foul created by teammate Mario Little against Oklahoma State with time dwindling in the second half on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

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Kansas defeated Oklahoma State 63-62 in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

— Truth be known, Kansas University’s basketball players wanted to play Kansas State in the 2011 Big 12 tournament.

“Just because they beat us,” KU junior center Markieff Morris said of an 84-68 decision on Feb. 14 in Manhattan, which followed the Jayhawks’ 90-66 victory over the Wildcats on Jan. 29 in Allen Fieldhouse.

There will be no Sunflower Showdown Part Three during the 2010-11 postseason.

Upstart Colorado defeated KSU, 87-75, in a Big 12 quarterfinal Thursday, setting up today’s 6 p.m. KU-CU semifinal matchup in Sprint Center.

KU beat the Buffs, 82-78, on Jan. 25, in Boulder, Colo., and again, 89-63, on Feb. 19 in Allen Fieldhouse.

“In a perfect world for us, if somebody gets you, you want a chance to get ’em back. That’s how it works,” said KU coach Bill Self, who understands why the Jayhawks wanted to play the ’Cats. “Our guys will be focused no matter what.

“We played well against them (the 21-12 Buffs) at home. They almost got us on the road. (Alec) Burks and (Cory) Higgins are terrific. (Levi) Knutson is a good player. (Marcus) Relphorde is a tough match for anybody. He’s a three man playing a four, and they are fighting for their life.”

The Buffs, who may already have locked up a spot in the NCAA Tournament, would solidify a spot with a victory over No. 2-ranked KU today.

“We’re not taking anybody lightly. Some might say we took them lightly today, but we didn’t have it offensively,” senior Mario Little said after KU’s narrow 63-62 victory over Oklahoma State. “We’re not taking anybody lightly.”

The Jayhawks have won 17 in a row and 44 of 45 versus CU.

Of course, this is a different Buffs team, led by KU grad Tad Boyle.

“They present a heck of a challenge,” Boyle said of KU. “I hope they shoot from the perimeter tomorrow like they did today (5-25 from three vs. OSU). Because what makes them so hard to guard is they’ve got inside post presence from multiple guys. And they’ve got some pretty good capable shooters surrounding them.

“They’re a good team. It’s going to be a heck of a challenge. But our guys are ready for it. It’s time for us, hey, let’s go ball. We know what we have to do. Let’s let it all hang out, we’ve got nothing to lose, and we’re going to be loose, but we’ll be ready.”

Burks, a sophomore guard from Grandview, Mo., scored 24 points versus K-State off 7-of-14 shooting.

“It’s love,” Burks said of his thoughts playing so close to home. “I’ll always come back to Kansas City and put on a great show. It’s love because I’m from here, so I love playing in Kansas City.”

The Jayhawks definitely respect Burks, who scored 25 versus KU in Boulder and 15 in Lawrence.

“Him and Marcus could have got half player of the year with each other,” Markieff Morris said. Instead Marcus was Big 12 player of the year, with both Burks and Morris first-team all-league picks. “He definitely led his team to a remarkable season. He is a tough challenge for us.”

“He definitely could have been player of the year,” Marcus said.

Comments

53jayhawk 3 years, 7 months ago

A bit premature an stating no Sunflower Showdown Part 3 during the 2010-2011 postseason - the post-season includes the NCAA Tournament and we COULD still meet them in it.

kufankam 3 years, 7 months ago

possible, but VERY UNLIKELY.... K-State had a nice little run, but they also caught KU at home at the perfect time and then played Texas in the middle of their slump. the chances of us playing them again would hinge on both teams going DEEP into the tourney as it would be very strange to see them in our region. KU has a chance to go deep, K-State does not. Under mafia-martin, this team has always been good only as long as things are going good. however, any games where they have had to battle adversity, they fail to do so AT ALL. you have to be able to win those games in the tourney, and i cannot see this team of kitty cats doing so.

Alohahawk 3 years, 7 months ago

Was hoping to watch the game, even if it is only streamed on the internet. But, we have a tsunami warning in Hawaii, because of the 8.9 earthquake in Japan. So, everyone out here is just hoping there won't be a wave. Will know between 2:40 to 5:00 AM Hawaii time.We may lose electricity, or worse.

Rooting for the Hawks, even if I'm not able to watch.

didjabuti 3 years, 7 months ago

Stay safe, Alohahawk. And Rock Chalk!!

Eric Dawson 3 years, 7 months ago

Auwe, Alohahawk! Be akamai, no lolo -- get mauka and take care of yours and your neighbors, brah! An' give an "Eh!" when all is pau, ok?

Da Big Haole

Alohahawk 3 years, 7 months ago

Auwe, indeed. Mahalo for the concern, brah. And no, I'm no lolo. But, no need go mauka. Live in a highrise downtown. Most of the locals have driven their cars up to higher ground, waiting it out. We're all praying that the islands aren't inundated with water and debris. Don't look good.

Sounds like you've spent some time stationed in the islands, or perhaps live here. Nonlocals, unless they are akamai like yourself, are probably scratching their heads, thinking wtf.

The civil defense sirens have been going off every hour.TV just announced the first wave that hit Midway was about 5 feet, but they're a much smaller island so Oahu expects much worse. No one's going to sleep tonight.

Aloha to all. RCJHKU!

KU_FanSince75 3 years, 7 months ago

Aloha---

Create your own waves and keep rooting for the Jayhawks.

Seriously, stay safe!

KGphoto 3 years, 7 months ago

Whoa! Scary.

My advice. Do what Tom would do. Get very high.

jaybate 3 years, 7 months ago

Aloha,

You guys had a 1 meter tidal surge in Pearl Harbor according to reports I could find on the net, which for folks not familiar with such, is not all that much. If one were out at a beach in Hawaii, one might not even have been able to tell when that tidal surge occurred with the naked eye. In a harbor, where the surge can be funnelled and magnified, one would likely have noted it .

I'm on the West Coast of CONUS and in our little area of the coast we had a 4-6 foot tidal surge, which to put everyone's minds to ease, one would only have noticed along an ordinary stretch of beach, because one had been alerted to look for it. I saw what appeared a tidal wave of about 6 feet at 7:14 am Pacific Time. It was barely distinguishable from the usual breaking waves. The only way I could even pick it out was that it was visible somewhat farther out than our normal breakers and extended up and down the shoreline for as far as one can see. Normal breakers by comparison form and break locally depending on undersea topography--a little sooner one place, a little later another, and so on in both directions. This particular tidal wave, if I am in fact correctly picking it out, came in very evenly for as far as the eye could see in the distance and came in independently of the usual sets. But this is key: it was not appreciably bigger than the usual sense once it actually began to break. Had there not been a Tsunami warning, I would not have noticed anything unusual at all. And for this reason, I have some skepticism about whether or not I saw the actual wave, or just was conditioned to look for it and so picked it out with my imagination. :-)

My in-law is a wise old Marine Biologist and very knowledgeable of the ocean. When I told him about the forecasted 6 foot Tsunami Warning at 6 am due in 45 minutes, he yawned and said, "We're at 17 foot elevation, the earth quake was in Japan, go back to sleep." :-)

His rule of thumb is that unless a big earth quake occurs in the same hemisphere, and north of the equator, the PNW is not in significant danger of damage.

jaybate 3 years, 7 months ago

Other things equal, Hawaii, though closer, is probably even less vulnerable tidal waves from Asian earthquakes. Hawaii is just a bunch of incredibly tall volcanic mountain peeks with deep, steep conic drop offs into Davey Jone's locker. Basically, the tidal waves hit Hawaii as if Hawaii were skinny cones in the water. The Hawaiian Islands don't funnel in much tidal force. Their conic shapes tend to deflect the force of the tidal waves around them.

Tidal waves need a long slow flat inclining shelf off shore (like the San Juan de Fuca plate off Oregon), plus some coastal concavities with estuaries in those concavities with low lying land around those estuaries to really capture and locally focus a tidal wave's energy to make it a catastrophic experience of the kind in the common imagination.

Be very afraid of tidal waves resulting from local earth quakes in your region. Very shortly after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, for example, boats and water level in Sausalito harbor were reported to have dropped 10-20 feet because of the out pull of the tidal wave radiating westward created by the earth quake. That outflow was apparently followed by the rushing back in of the ocean into San Francisco Bay and while the inflow was vast and wrecked tons of boats in harbors, it was reputedly not terribly devastating to docks and nearby buildings, because water levels were mostly returning to normal or slightly above, before returning fully to normal levels. What a 20 foot out-suck of water from the bay might have done to a Golden Gate Bridge I can only wonder about. Engineers supposedly built the bridge with that sort of phenomenon anticipated, but who can say for sure.

But earth quakes on the other side of the world, rarely if ever cause massive inundations by tidal wave surges half a world away.

jaybate 3 years, 7 months ago

Post Script to Aloha:

My best guess for the reason for the massive alert and serious concern of authorities was that originally the quake in Japan was estimated at 9.5. Later analysis of measurements reduced that to 8.9. While an 8.9 quake is a large and dangerous quake locally, it is an order of magnitude smaller than a 9.5 earthquake.

So: if an 8.9 quake produced a meter surge in Pearl Harbor that did no damage, a 9.5 could have produced a much, much larger surge that could have done some damage.

Similarly, if an 8.9 produced a 6 tidal surge in Oregon that did inconsequential damage, a 9.5 could have triggered something much much larger. And anything much much larger here in Oregon, might have started to cross the threshold into wave forces funnelled into traditional Tsunami magnets like Crescent City California, for example, that could have given us some movie footgage for the six o'clock news.

But an 8.9 in Japan just didn't trigger much of any significance.

I am sure a seismologist could hypothesize a particular kind of earthquake in East Asia that would result in a major undersea topographic slide that might create a big tidal wave in Hawaii, or western CONUS, but based on what I have heard of it would be extremely rare. Certainly one should worry vastly more about tornadoes in Kansas, or local, smaller earthquakes on active faults in SoCal, than tsunamis in Hawaii, or western CONUS, generated by East Asian earth quakes, at least in my layman's humble opinion.

Alohahawk 3 years, 7 months ago

Thanks Jaybate, and to all for your responses, and concern. I feel like the little boy, Peter, who cried "wolf". We "dodged the bullet" in Hawaii. Unfortunately, Japan didn't.

On to the game. Come on, Hawks. If the offense ain't workin, fix it with the defense.

Steve Brown 3 years, 7 months ago

that's no wave it is TRob on the boards.

TXjaybird 3 years, 7 months ago

Is this game not going to be televised? The #2 team in the country. I'm in Texas, no local feed. Any help on this? This Crap doesn't happen to Duke.

Jonathan Allison 3 years, 7 months ago

in Houston it's on KTBU channel 55.

They hold all the Big 12 Network games here...

3 years, 7 months ago

TXA 21 for the local feed in the DFW area. Also, if you have the Sports Pack on DirecTV, channel 681 has been showing the Big 12 tournament games not airing on ESPN2.

Doug Fogleman 3 years, 7 months ago

Dish network try ch. 410 Allitude sports

Steve Gantz 3 years, 7 months ago

This is a recurring Big12 tourney theme unfortunately.

Rob Wempe 3 years, 7 months ago

On Direct TV it is part of the ESPN package that starts @ channel 720.

KGphoto 3 years, 7 months ago

There is absolutely NO information regarding Burks coming out of Grandview two years ago, other than somehow Rivals listed him 31st at his position. Mizzou, KU and K-Sate ALL missed on this kid. How does that happen right in our own backyard?

jaymar74 3 years, 7 months ago

Our recruiting over the past 15-20 years has been horrible which has led to our lack of wins and conference championships.

Alohahawk 3 years, 7 months ago

Commented the other day on predicting the future.. We all wish we knew who the next Michael Jordan will be.

No one knows if their neighbor's daughter will be the first woman president.

I'd imagine Coach Self isn't disappointed that he got local boys, Reed and Morningstar, neither of which were rated very highly.

David Hodges 3 years, 7 months ago

I heard Self say in an interview earlier this year that Burks grew 4 inches his last year in HS and by that time Colorado was already a lock. Everyone else just jumped on board to late to sway him.

Lash 3 years, 7 months ago

A & M may have something to say about that

WilburNether 3 years, 7 months ago

Texas looked vastly better yesterday than we did. Be careful what you wish for.

Rob Wempe 3 years, 7 months ago

I wish you hadn't said that. I am scared to death about tonights game. We just need to play our game and then we will talk about tomorrow!

63Jayhawk 3 years, 7 months ago

Nice that the coaches of three of the four teams in the Big 12 Tournament finals either coach at or played at KU. Rock Chalk Jayhawks!

KGphoto 3 years, 7 months ago

Kansas basketball easily has the best coaching tree in the history of sports.

Naismith, Allen, Lonborg, McLendon, Miller, Rupp, Smith, Brown, Williams.

Former players, currently coaching, Tad Boyle, Mark Turgeon, Rex Walters. Alumni Mark Fox (Georgia), Tim Carter (South Carolina State)

Former assistants? Greg Popovich, Alvin Gentry, John Calipari, Kevin Stallings, Matt Doherty,

Who's next I wonder. Danny Manning Jerod Haase Michael Lee Steve Woodbury Jeremy Case?

You can't turn around without bumping into the Kansas tree.

kufankam 3 years, 7 months ago

don't forget Boschee... not saying he will be the guy, but he can go on that list of assistants...

RockChalk26 3 years, 7 months ago

C.B. McGrath, he coached me while I was part of the LHS sophomore team. He now is on the sidelines with Roy boy at UNC.

jaybate 3 years, 7 months ago

I see a risk of an L here, if Kieff's knee is weak, unless KU shoots superbly. Self isn't going to amp them, or give the team any new wrinkles. He's determined to play grind it out and save everything for the Madness. Good for him.

The really interesting angle to this game is: will Boyle dense pack the middle and play half court grind it out, or will he try to run?

The case to dense pack and grind is: KU's got lots of players with bum ankles that can't slide on defense for 30 seconds. And CU had some success with dense pack and grind. But they couldn't win with it, because Self just hunkers KU down and starts playing through the bigs and letting that relentless 55% FG shooting wear an opponent down.

So: if I'm Boyle, even though I had success dense packing in half court, at the start, I break out running like heck to shift the game onto his two good, tall guards to try to magnify their MUA in height in transition. Once a lead opens, then I pull up and protect the lead and make KU's wounded players slide and foul for 30 seconds. When the lead narrows to 3, then run like heck again.

Basically, KU is waaaaaay short handed. Selby and Travis are essentially worthless on defense, because of their injuries. Tyrel is getting by on grit, but when he comes up against a really good 2/3 player, he is going to be exposed for being injured and not up to the challenge. TT basically has been playing the whole season with one hand. Robinson is very limited. He simply can't jump off the injured knee at all. When he jumps, its all with the uninjured leg. Because he is such a great leaper, he can't get by on one leg. But it really hinders his offense. He can only go up to the rim on one leg and that means a defender just hedges him into a position where he has to use his bad leg to pivot and spring to get a clear shot.

(Note: Knight was his usual A-whole Self talking about what a bad game TRob had. What he should have been saying was: TRob is playing incredibly well considering he is playing on one leg. Knight is all about promoting Coach Consonants and his program at Flook. His love for KU and Self is always limited by his loyalty to Coach Consonants.)

Finally, Tad Boyle has completely won me over. And if/when Self jumps, and Danny, or Joe, don't want the job, then Boyle is the man.

He probably couldn't be quite as good as Self, because I think there is only one Self in every generation, but Boyle could win a ring at KU with a great player and he would field a lot of fine teams.

tauck 3 years, 7 months ago

Hey Reed You only practice the day before a game, how about spending the rest of the time shooting 2,000 threes a day and 1,500 free throws a day. You have a responsibility to be automatic from the free throw line and a knock down 3pt shooter. With that effort you should never have a day like you had yesterday. Hey Brady remember how you got out of your slump, first one to practice, last one to leave, till you got your stroke back. I got a feeling in the past 2 weeks to a month that work ethic has gone by the wayside. It showed yesterday and almost cost us. Its time to get back to the work ethic that brought you out of the slump. 1st one in, last one out and that means everyday.

jaymar74 3 years, 7 months ago

How the hell do you know what Brady's practice schedule is? Here is a thought, these are kids not machines. Based on your mind, just everyone shoot all day every day and we would shoot 90-100% in every game. Never miss a free throw, never loose a game. Life is easy.

jaybate 3 years, 7 months ago

"Ends and Odds"

~Strike another blow for Okie Ball: Altman's Ducks put a fork in UCLA last night. And that is saying something, because UCLA came on like gang busters down the conference stretch in the PacTen. Altman's win over UCLA could be just what Phil Knight needed to see to keep Altman around and finish the transformation of the Ducks from the Ernie Kent era (a man who should have been kept) to a new Okie Baller power. Tad Boyle is not going to have the PacTen to himself, when CU shifts to the PacTen. Altman pulled a total Hartman/Eddie/Self thing and won it 70 point take what they give us. Ben Fouland once again showed that he is getting by heavily on talent and that he can't cope with Okie Ball.

~KU could lose tonight, if Kieff's knee is a significant injury. KU is just a good team without the Big Three available to go. And Self won't amp the team no matter what. And Tad Boyle has proven that he is a terrific coach on the rise.

~I want to take a second and say Page on OSU, who is the kind of runt I love to hate, is a terrific basketball player and proved once again that there is a place in the game for the small PG, who has all the skills, plus jitter bug quickness. Page has given our fine, fine guard headaches every game. Page proves exactly why Self tossed a scholie on Nadiir, who is at least a bit bigger. The fact is there are very few players of any height that possess all the skills of a position. When a player has all those skills, it matters much less what height he is. Surely, it is vastly better to have a tall player with all the skills, but decade after decade, in style after style of play, the little man with all the skills has proven that he belongs on the basketball courts of America and the world. Congratualtions, Mr. Page. You proved that even in the era of XTReme Cheap Shotting and XTReme Muscle and now XTReme Tripping that the little man can still compete. While many board rats dis our guards, I have found few this season that I would want to add to our awesome group of perimeter players. But Page is one kind of a guard that we lack and that would in complement with our other players, make us a better team. Adding some of the other All League perimeter guys would just make us slightly better in the ways we are already terrific at. Adding Page would give us a new dimension that would make us infinitely tougher. And he has the kind of toughness and swagger that Self requires. Again, congratulations.Mr. Page. You won me over.

Woody Cragg 3 years, 7 months ago

I'd take em if they were not quite as goofy looking. Hey off topic JB, but check out my friend's photography site. Has a good day job as this doesn't pay consistanly well but he does get copy in SI, Fox, & others from time to time. Every time I talk to him I keep hitting for the press pass. He does tons of work locally for KU, Big 12, Chiefs, etc. Also is a real good person (Christian guy) who just happened to be a Byalor grad. Originally from the Dallas area but I've known Jeff over 15 yrs. Not Wacko at all! LOL. Enjoy. http://www.moffpix.com/

jaybate 3 years, 7 months ago

The guy is very talented.

He is the kind of guy every news portal ought to hire.

Photography offers so much to text content in a web framework.

But the professional journalists and their web masters let themselves get locked into text driven formats, where video feeds and photos are these tiny little windows and links where the photos and feeds cannot really contribute substantially to viewer experience unless they are clicked upon.

The same thing happened in early newspaper and magazine journalism where story trumped everything, set up a legacy, and then it wasn't until it was too late that magazines and newspapers began to resort to photographic emphasis out of desperation.

Today, good as the LJW web site is, it is all driven by text content and newspaper design adapted to the web format. They never really rethought the visual relationship between text and graphics.

If they ever figure out how to make websites profitable in a big way, then we will soon see the web equivalent of Life and Look magazines, but still these will not be truly connectivity driven interweaving of text and pictures.

I suspect the way we will know we have finally crossed the threshold to a new visual/textual connectivity aesthetic is when the pictures harbor the headlines related to a particular news event and not vice versa.

One emblematic photo of a a player, or of a group of players, ought to become the spatial keys for where stories are located. Click on this part of the photo and get one story. Click on another part of a photo and get another part of the story.

We have it all bassackwards now, despite the fact that the LJW is doing it better than so many other sports portals.

ESPN should have lead the way, but they didn't.

And all portal software is basically canned now and not custom designed, so the LJW, or anyone else, couldn't afford to make the leap to the next generation until they have recovered the costs of this configuration.

jaybate 3 years, 7 months ago

All kinds of smaller web sites hint at where this is all moving, but the smaller web sites don't have the resources to pull it off.

Really, 50 years from now you are going to look at today's portals and think the same you do now when you look at a newspaper from 1876.

Be are still in the backward dependent phase of connectivity.

It is going to get awesome when we all start wearing chips in our heads, or doing equivalent with short wave stimulation; that will be the frontier that changes everything. The chips/sw will leverage off the computing power of our brains, and basically the informational inputs from the cloud (network is about to become obsolete as what once was the network will now exist in a multidimensional array of wavelengths in and out of fiber that will probably soon become fiber independent) will be composed to allow our brains to display things rather as we imagine things. This will end the need for so much rigidity in frontiers between text and graphics that we see in portals of today. Our connectivity experience will become vastly more like sitting and imaging things.

Of course there are all sorts of dangers to this, but then there were all sorts of dangers to the alphabet, the printing press, and to the computer and net, etc.

Anything that can be done will be done in information always.

You and I may not live to see it take full form, but it is coming as sure as tomorrow.

Woody Cragg 3 years, 7 months ago

Never thought of it as such, but you are very correct. Great analogy of 1876 paper. Jeff is actually an IT specialist having worked for EDS in Plano & now HP for over 20 years. Extremely talented to say the least. I won't divulge much out here publicly but he is meticulously driven in all he does. He has owned & shown Golden Retrievers for many years also. He has even had his present canine star in pet commercials. I'm going to stay on him for the pass, though likely futile effort. Glad you liked the site. Virtually every night there is a sporting event near the metro he's there, plus traveling on the weekends if not too far. We really wanted him to do a wedding for us last spring but was obligated to the Royals that weekend. He is a very genuine person and we're very fortunate to be friends with him.

Woody Cragg 3 years, 7 months ago

Never thought of it as such, but you are very correct. Great analogy of 1876 paper. Jeff is actually an IT specialist having worked for EDS in Plano & now HP for over 20 years. Extremely talented to say the least. I won't divulge much out here publicly but he is meticulously driven in all he does. He has owned & shown Golden Retrievers for many years also. He has even had his present canine star in pet commercials. I'm going to stay on him for the pass, though likely futile effort. Glad you liked the site. Virtually every night there is a sporting event near the metro he's there, plus traveling on the weekends if not too far. We really wanted him to do a wedding for us last spring but was obligated to the Royals that weekend. He is a very genuine person and we're very fortunate to be friends with him.

Woody Cragg 3 years, 7 months ago

Never thought of it as such, but you are very correct. Great analogy of 1876 paper. Jeff is actually an IT specialist having worked for EDS in Plano & now HP for over 20 years. Extremely talented to say the least. I won't divulge much out here publicly but he is meticulously driven in all he does. He has owned & shown Golden Retrievers for many years also. I'm going to stay on him for the pass, though likely futile effort. Glad you liked it.

cajayfan 3 years, 7 months ago

Hopefully the Big 12 Coach of the Year will coach them on how to play against the 2-3 zone defense. At this point in the year, that was ridiculous!

kufankam 3 years, 7 months ago

making shots cures a lot of ills... if we hit shots as we normally do, no one is questioning our team's or coach's ability to manage against a 2-3 zone.

kthawk 3 years, 7 months ago

This ignoramus obviously did not see the game at Baylor. The hawks killed the zone that day. It is simply a matter of making shots.

Mike Bratisax 3 years, 7 months ago

Yes they did which makes the OSU game more puzzling. Tournament jitters?

kthawk 3 years, 7 months ago

Sorry if this double posts.

The hawks are fine against the zone. On numerous occasions (see Baylor) they have shot zone defenses out of the arena.

The shots did not fall...it happens. Get over it.

kcglowboy 3 years, 7 months ago

Wow. The difference that nine months makes. We all thought that Colorado's departure would make our league better. Now, the Buffs could very well be the third or fourth best team in their new conference. And we're left with Tech and Baylor. Ugh.

wrwlumpy 3 years, 7 months ago

I don't usually listen to 610 in the morning but today they mentioned that Selby tweeted he will be back at KU next year. So, we will be loaded with good guards and hope that TRob will be surrounded with outstanding big man recruits.l

ParisHawk 3 years, 7 months ago

I follow Selby and I don't remember him saying he would be back. Just double checked and nothing like that.

Steve Brown 3 years, 7 months ago

call me silly, do I care if Tad or Turg win the Sprint Scramble/ As long as Texas, State and Mizzery don't win, and for all the years I have seen us spend our energy in the meaningless post season event, pick up ticky tack injuries, then expire prematurely in the big dance, well, sorry for the run on sentence, I'm not sold on how much tonight really means to us.

Don't we all share the 3 big goals: Conference champs regular season. Final Four One shining moment, National Champs.

Someone set me straight does it really matter tonight if it gets in the way, even slightly of our best performance next weekend?

Mike Bratisax 3 years, 7 months ago

Conference Tourney should be included..imo.

KansasComet 3 years, 7 months ago

Tonight we will find out if our guards are ready for the big stage. The regular season is fun. Tournament play separates the contenders from the pretenders. I look for Colorado to attack our guards, hopefully we can return fire when fired upon. It should be a good game. Go KU!

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