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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Notebook: Jayhawks not overly concerned with results away from fieldhouse

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) and TCU forward Karviar Shepherd (32) get tangled as they fight for a rebound during the first half, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at Schollmaier Arena in Forth Worth, Texas.

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) and TCU forward Karviar Shepherd (32) get tangled as they fight for a rebound during the first half, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at Schollmaier Arena in Forth Worth, Texas.

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— Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self hasn’t made a huge issue about the Jayhawks’ performances on the road this season. 

By defeating TCU 75-56 on Saturday, KU improved to 2-3 in road action in the Big 12 and 3-3 in true road games overall — the Jayhawks won at San Diego State.

“We talked about it, but certainly I don’t think our mindset has been awful,” Self said. “I think it’s pretty much the same as it’s always been going away from home. Individually we can do some things to help better prepare us to be more ready. For the most part, attitudes aren’t bad. Attitudes are good. They try.”

Self continued: “You can’t say we weren’t ready when we went to Ames. We controlled the first half (leading 43-36 at half before losing 85-72). The second half was the problem. There were games we didn’t have the fire to start, primarily the Oklahoma State game (86-67 loss) and West Virginia game (74-63 loss). This was a big game if we want to stay close to top of the conference race. Our guys understood that.”

Big week: KU will play West Virginia at 6 p.m., Tuesday, in Allen Fieldhouse, and Oklahoma at 1:30 p.m., next Saturday, in Norman, Oklahoma.

“This is the biggest week we’ve had. Of course we’ve had some big weeks already,” Self said. “This is the biggest week to date. We get a chance to play a team that handled us easily and one that’s the No. 1 team in the country. Our guys should be pretty jacked.”

Embiid documentary planned: A documentary on former KU center Joel Embiid’s life is being filmed by Mandalay Sports Media and OBB Pictures, deadline.com reports.

No details have been released on when the documentary will be finished and where it will be aired.

— See what people were saying about Kansas at TCU during KUsports.com’s live coverage.


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By the Numbers: Kansas 75, TCU 56

By the Numbers: Kansas 75, TCU 56

Comments

Joe Ross 3 years, 9 months ago

"The second half was the problem."

The second half is always the problem. Tell the team to anticipate that it is within human nature to let down, but we can not. Establish a tone whereby the approach the start of the second half like the start of the game. With the same intensity and the same focus. Or at least aim for that.

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