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Which better describes your emotions after the Jayhawks' victory over Alcorn State?

I love watching any KU win, no matter the opponent 29% 927 votes

I'm ready to see KU play some better competition 70% 2167 votes

3094 total votes

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Maracas 4 years, 9 months ago

Seriously, it's difficult to have much emotion when watching KU beat up on cupcakes like Little Sisters of the Blind and Poor. Our scrubs could have beaten Alcorn State handily. Time for better competition.

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Nutflush21 4 years, 9 months ago

Dont worry its coming Sunday at UCLA. Oh wait never mind they are terrible too.

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Mike Kendall 4 years, 9 months ago

KU has California on December 22nd--they are decent, even though they lost last night to New Mexico, in "The Pit." KU's rebounding and defense really stepped last night, though, and Mr. Withey and Mr. Morningstar are still on the bench. Not too worried about K-State--they looked terrible against Ft. Hays State, in Manhattan, last Tuesday.

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Lindsey Buscher 4 years, 9 months ago

"Blind and poor"?

With all due respect to Maracas, I think the saying works better as "Blind and Deaf", let's not forget that there are a LOT of poor kids that are really good at basketball...

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Maurice King 4 years, 9 months ago

I have never understood Division I basketball scheduling. Alcorn State does nothing for our team development. We can schedule teams that are not in the top 50 teams in America that give KU a more competitive game and have some relevance to the fans. How about scheduling Wichita State? Missouri State (Steve Woodberry is an assistant there)? Iowa? Creighton? I'm sure a team from the Valley would accept a 2 away game for one home game deal. Or once in Lawrence, once in KC, and once at their place deal. Our goal should be to win and to promote good habits that will translate into wins in the Big XII and the NCAA tournament. These games promote nothing but bad habits because when we make a mistake the other team doesn't have enough talent to make us pay for it. Also because of money, we never schedule enough true road games to prepare us for the Big XII. It will be interesting to see how we react Sunday to a hungry but undermanned UCLA team.

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jayhawkintx73 4 years, 9 months ago

kcblk,

It easy to criticize the scheduling, but there is something that doesn't get much thought. When Memphis was scheduled, who would have thought at the time it was scheduled that they were going to be investigated and lose a whole bunch of recruits? Same thing with UCLA. Who would have thought they would stink? We do have Michigan, Cal, a couple of other Non-Conference Foes who are pretty good, but when compared to the personnel that we have, and we're still missing 2 guys, There is only one team that has a chance of matching up against us. I mean, we score 112 in the last game, and 98 in this game and no one scores more than 18. We're very hard to defend because everyone on the floor is a threat to score. This party of non-conference cupcakes is just about over. With that said, did anyone ever think that in 2008 we would have had a 28 point lead against UNC in the Final Four game? This team is deeper than that one. Its also quicker and bigger than that one.

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Brian Leiker 4 years, 9 months ago

When we travel to Tennessee, we are going to see if we're as good as advertised. Long, athletic teams will give us fits.

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BPSkelly 4 years, 9 months ago

I actually prefer Roy's scheduling to Bill's. Roy tended to play at least mid or lower level BCS conferences teams a lot. Bill tends to do a lot of "all or nothing" type games. Roy played big games too, but he had a lot fewer of the small school / small conferences games.

I prefer the name teams even if they arent strong, they certainly have stronger talent than the Alcorn States of the world.

In fairness however, there are times when you simply cant schedule a game with the bigger teams if you come in late or depending on the date. I do think a lot of these games happen that way.

Regardless, a scrimmage between the team would have been more competitive.

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Joe Baker 4 years, 9 months ago

These big wins are double edged swords. I like sending a strong message when burying these teams.

But, at the same time, I also know they can lead to soft games when the competition is higher.

I want them to play with the same intensity with each team they play regardless of the opponent.

These wins have done exactly what Self wants. They reveal their weaknesses and allow him to teach the players. They can afford to make mistakes and players can be off. But when the real competition comes, they should be sharpened and ready to play.

RCJHKU

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cliffordray 4 years, 9 months ago

I agree that better opponents will always help competitors become better at their craft but it always bothers me when any arm chair coach questions Bill Self's motives as we would all be hard pressed to find anyone on this forum, or any other forum for that matter, that could equal our coach's accomplishments. It makes those of you that do criticize Coach Self look as silly as the referees for tonight's MU v Vandy game. It will always be difficult, and quite infrequent, for me to take the Tigers/heathens side but the Big 12 always rules for me during non-conference games so when Vandy got 6.67 seconds before calling time out while inbounding the ball under Mizzou's bucket with 1:16 left (I rewound and timed it with an excellent stopwatch) and Mizzou down by one with the TV announcers acting as though it was a legit timeout. Nothing said and I could have refilled my Dr Pepper before he requested the timeout and the fridge is15 feet away from where I sit. I took the time to find the stopwatch because it felt as though it was ten seconds or more to me at first. It was so freaking obvious just like the charge call on a Mizzou layup on the following trip down court where this time the announcers had to admit that it was a bogus call during the slow motion replay. I was disgusted by this Mizzou loss as the refs gave this game to Vandy. Vandy lost!

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jayhawkdon 4 years, 9 months ago

KU has NO scrubs playing for them.

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esteshawk 4 years, 9 months ago

scorpian- I like the idea of scheduling Mis Valley teams. Those could be fun games.

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Bill Shaw 4 years, 9 months ago

Too many cupcakes can make us sick.

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pjrockchalk 4 years, 9 months ago

Fing A, clif ..this team won the freaking nat'l championship not even two years ago! AND we played cupcakes "back then"...don't change a thing ku..

Its funny that people have criticisms of the way we do things here, we deserve a couple Alcorn states every now and then..we play in the big 12! They'll have a least 6 or 7 teams in the dance that ku plays on the way to winning the thing

Since when is memphis,michigan, cal, ucla, and tennessee cupcakes?!

Dumn

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Glen Darge 4 years, 9 months ago

I agree with some of the comments made about more talented compitition. I think later on in the season it would be more beneficial to our Jayhawks. I'm a little tired of seeing them run away with the game while the sarcastic fans are yelling "air ball" when an opponent misses a shot completely. People need to realize those kids are young and come to play a sport and are supposed to play like adults. Which our Jayhawks do. But it makes me feel sorry for those kids who have to return home after loosing and giving us as good a game as they can. KU has out played and out ranked all but one opponent so far this year. I hope UCLA gives us a better game. Rock-Chalk-Jayhawks

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cliffordray 4 years, 9 months ago

I agree that better opponents will always help competitors become better at their craft but it always bothers me when any arm chair coach questions Bill Self's motives as we would all be hard pressed to find anyone on this forum, or any other forum for that matter, that could equal Bill Self's accomplishments. It makes those of you that do criticize Coach Self look as silly as the referees for last weeks MU v Vandy game. It will always be difficult, and quite infrequent, for me to take the Tigers/heathens side but the Big 12 always rules for me during non-conference games so when Vandy got 6.67 seconds before calling time out while inbounding the ball under Mizzou's bucket with 1:16 left (I rewound and timed it with an excellent stopwatch) and Mizzou down by one with the TV announcers acting as though the TO was called within 5 seconds I freaked. Nothing said and I could have refilled my Dr Pepper before he requested the timeout and the fridge is 15 feet away from where I sit. I took the time to find the stopwatch because it felt as though it was ten seconds or more to me at first. It was just as obvious as the blocking foul on Vandy during a layup on the following trip down court where Mizzou was called for charging. This time the announcers had to admit that it was a bogus call during the slow motion replay. I was disgusted by this Mizzou loss as the refs gave this game to Vandy. Mizzou won this game!

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