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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Jayhawks detail final chaotic moments of loss to Mountaineers

Kansas guard Kelly Oubre, Jr. looks to the scoreboard clock as the Mountaineers crowd celebrates a late game basket by West Virginia guard Juwan Staten (3), far right. Staten's shot was the deciding basket in the Jayhawks 62-61 loss to the Mountaineers Monday, February 16, 2105  in Morgantown, W.V.

Kansas guard Kelly Oubre, Jr. looks to the scoreboard clock as the Mountaineers crowd celebrates a late game basket by West Virginia guard Juwan Staten (3), far right. Staten's shot was the deciding basket in the Jayhawks 62-61 loss to the Mountaineers Monday, February 16, 2105 in Morgantown, W.V.

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— Kelly Oubre Jr. had a good view of Perry Ellis’ late layup try in a 62-61 Big Monday road loss to West Virginia.

“I mean I can say what I saw, but it’s not what everybody else saw. Apparently he didn’t get fouled from the ref’s eyes, so that’s that,” Oubre stated.

Oubre had 14 points and seven boards in the loss.

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Bill Self talks breakdowns of KU loss at West Virginia

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self answers questions about the breakdowns that cost the Jayhawks in a 62-61 Big Monday loss at West Virginia.

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Perry Ellis and Frank Mason discuss wild final seconds of loss at WVU

Kansas basketball players Perry Ellis and Frank Mason III discuss the decisive final seconds of KU's 62-61 loss at West Virginia on Big Monday, when Juwan Staten scored a layup on one end of the floor, and Ellis missed a buzzer-beater immediately after it.

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WEST VIRGINIA 62, KANSAS 61

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Mob scene: Frank Mason III was caught in the rush of students that stormed the court and appeared upset as he tried to make his way to the northwest tunnel and KU’s locker room.

“Toward the end, yes, closer to the locker room,” Mason said of getting lost amid the mob of students. “Yes,” he said asked if he was able to finally get out of the swarm of students without incident.

Cliff plays six minutes: Freshman Cliff Alexander had no points and a rebound in six minutes, playing only in the first half at WVU.

“The game was too much for him this early,” KU coach Bill Self said. “We thought it’d be tough for Cliff with them trapping and him passing out of it. Williams (Devin, eight points, four boards) got what he wanted off him early. We were better against pressure without question with Jamari (four points, four boards) and Landen (Lucas, two points, six boards) in there.”


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By the Numbers: West Virginia beats Kansas, 62-61

By the Numbers: West Virginia beats Kansas, 62-61

Comments

Steve Zimmerman 4 years, 11 months ago

“The game was too much for him this early,” KU coach Bill Self said.

-- It's February now, coach. It sounds like he's saying in March, Cliff will be benched again. Sigh. The silverlining is, Cliff will have another shot next season. Woohoo.

Suzi Marshall 4 years, 11 months ago

I wouldn't bank on it. Alexander has alot going against him. He still has alot to learn. I'm not convinced he is capable of working as hard as needed, although Self says he is very coach able.

Steve Zimmerman 4 years, 11 months ago

Thanks for the detail, Mr. Bedore. Anyway... I can accept the loss, but 64 vs 49 FGAs? Should we adjust to playing more aggresive style against this kind of pressure? Can we control the ball movement if we want to stay playing like we always do? Rebounding is another story. I thought we looked decent, but this game was just one of those 'things don't go our way' thingy.

Dave Miller 4 years, 11 months ago

KU turnovers and WV offensive rebounds kinda jacks the 64 vs 49 FGA stats, I would think.

Aaron Paisley 4 years, 11 months ago

KU couldn't get a defensive rebound to save their lives, that's why WV had 15 more shot attempts.

Doug Longstaff 4 years, 11 months ago

I understand that Cliff had a rough start. But when the game is back under control, and when WVU's ONLY offense is second-chance points off offensive rebounds, then at some point, doesn't it make sense to give Cliff a try again? Do they get 22 (or whatever) offensive boards if your only true big man is in the game for more than 6 minutes?

I loved what Jamari gave us, but there were several of those boards where he and Perry just got "out-lengthed" for the ball. Cliff is the only guy we have that that's not going to happen too.

Easy to say that we lost this 'cause Perry missed a layup in stead of dunking the ball, but if we don't give up so many doggone second chances, this would have been a double-digit win.

Joe Joseph 4 years, 11 months ago

Kansas will smash WVU in Lawrence. Count on it.

Tyson Ailshie 4 years, 11 months ago

And we won't be storming the court when it happens either. Winning is a culture.

Gerry Butler 4 years, 11 months ago

just like it played out Cliff only getting 6 minutes. with Cliff in there probably wouldn't of been as many offensive rebounds for Wv . WHY? because they would be scoring on 1st shot attempts his man has been taking him to school, opposing big men eating his lunch, easy drives to the basket, he has had plays where he was totally lost opposing player he had got layup Cliff is a HUGE defensive liability he has such a long way to go and on the offensive end- - - also a long way to go he has no shot Period outside of MAYBE, MAYBE 6ft. if he doesn't dunk or every now and then hi little jump hook he is screwed so no it does not make sense. plus like coach said hell even lucas plays better at least of late then cliff bigger presence cliff needs to get better we can't say well he is a freshman, uh no the season is over 2/3 over he is now a we have heard many tmes before he should be considered a soph. GO HAWKS

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