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Matthew Coleman Hawktuary

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One prep decision and one transfer visitor highlight busy Monday for Kansas basketball

Strayer, this is obviously not true. By nearly every measure, the Big 12 has been among the top 2 or 3 leagues in the NCAA every year. Many of the years we have been numerically the best top to bottom league.

April 23, 2019 at 10:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sophomore guard Charlie Moore to transfer from KU

People love to criticize figures like HOF HCBS, because for that moment they create for themselves the delusion that they know something he doesn't. Everyone else can see the stupidity of doing this, but the arrogant self deceived cannot.

April 1, 2019 at 6:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sophomore guard Charlie Moore to transfer from KU

Its one thing to blossom at KU and another to blossom at a perrennial non NCAA Tournament school like Nebraska. HOF HCBS has spent one week out of the top 25 over his tenure here because he has made the decisions that have led to success.

People love to criticize figures like HOF HCBS, because for that moment they create for themselves the delusion that they know something he doesn't. Everyone else can see the stupidity of doing this, but the arrogant self deceived cannot.

April 1, 2019 at 6:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Notebook: KU coach Bill Self on season: ‘I’m really proud of our guys’

Self can devise great quick hitting plays, for example in-bounding plays, but he leaves much to his players to decide what to do in half court offense. Roy by contrast always seemed to have brilliant offensive plays - but everyone knew them by the end of the year. It seemed to me that this year, because of our youth, Self should have provided more designed plays and left less decision making up to the players - especially during the tourney. They just looked so lost at times.

March 25, 2019 at 1:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

3-point loving Northeastern to meet KU in Round 1

My hopes for the game:

0. Come out with a fire on D!

1. Team Rebounding! Lots of three attempts = lots of long rebounds.

2. Make our layups! Pound it inside to Dedrick, DMac & Lightfoot

3. Post-up Marcus & Quentin against their smaller guards (against man-d).

4. Nice interior passing (hi/low, drive & dish, mini-oop) instead of drawing charges.

5. Quality officiating

March 18, 2019 at 12:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

This Is The End: Kansas overwhelmed by Oklahoma, ending KU's quest for another Big 12 title

I can't believe how short sighted these comments are. We are one of the top 3-5 teams in the country and have been for all of HCBS's years here. Yet after losing one of the two most key players on our roster, we fail to meet expectations. Now everyone invites themselves to criticize a Hall of Fame coach we are lucky to have.

March 9, 2019 at 10:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

This Is The End: Kansas overwhelmed by Oklahoma, ending KU's quest for another Big 12 title

This may have been the dumbest post I have ever seen here.

March 9, 2019 at 9:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Big Response: KU freshman Devon Dotson flips script from rough game at West Virginia to help Kansas top Iowa State

We have three solid players: Dedric, Devon & Marcus. Still need to see more consistency from Vick, Grimes, Agbaji, KJ, Moore Mitch & McCormack. I'll give Agbaji a pass since he has played so few games, but Vick & Grimes inconsistency has hurt. Still it feels like we could be close to breaking out. Kentucky will be a good test.

January 22, 2019 at 2 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Are expectations placed on this KU basketball team fair?

It really is happenstance who wins the tourney. The best team of the season rarely wins it all. Among the top 8 to 12 teams, its pretty much luck that determines the outcome (and sometimes none of the best 12 win!). Kentuckies, Dukes, North Carolinas win more titles because they are in the top 8-12 more often, not because they win with the best teams. Syracuse (2003); Kentucky (1998); Duke (2010 - 5 losses); Florida (2006 - 6 losses); UConn (2011 - 9 losses); Arizona (1997 - 9 losses); UConn (2014 - 8 losses) were none of them the best teams in the tourney and they won it all. And yes, even our NCAA championship wins are testament to this fact - especially in 88.

August 27, 2018 at 3:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Are expectations placed on this KU basketball team fair?

The tourney is very nearly a crapshoot with just that shred of credibility that keeps us interested. The NCAA tourney as the ultimate crowning achievement is a bill-of-goods sold to us by the press.

Fans of a program like Kansas, which brings out an excellent team every year, can either be miserable every year that luck doesn't favor or look elsewhere for a more meaningful validation of our excellence. Our string of conference titles provides a far more accurate picture - although with less glitter. These results rely on a sample size of 18 games from each team, whereas even the luckiest teams in the NCAA tourney play no more than 6.

August 21, 2018 at 3:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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