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'He was the difference': Devon Dotson returns to help No. 6 Kansas top Texas on the road

I tend to agree with you on Ochai. His confidence must be shot as he has struggled alot with his outside shot. When he does try to drive, he gets stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey. His defense is not that stellar. He tends to just float around out there at about 70%, rarely breaks a sweat or breaths hard. Its frustrating. My guess is that coach may feel that if he replaces Ochai in the starting line up, it will really ruin his confidence. Even Fran Frachilla and the others calling the last game noticed Ochai's struggles and how when Moss is inserted into the line up, it draws out the defense to defend him, opening up things inside a bit more for Dok and DMac. I would just make a straight switch of Moss for Ochai in the starting line up. It could really help Ochai to come off the bench and maybe kick up his intensity a notch.

January 19, 2020 at 1:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Quick recap: No. 6 Kansas earns 66-57 road win over Texas

agreed. we all know Ochai could be really good, but he seems to be taking some possessions off, sort of floating around at 70% effort. I think his confidence in his shot is really down which is leading him to not be aggressive, the one thing he really needs to do. As much as I like him, the team needs alot more out of his starting position.

January 18, 2020 at 4:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Quick recap: No. 6 Kansas earns 66-57 road win over Texas

great road win! The two big line-up seemed to work better today. Another rough day for Ochai, really seems to be struggling in conference play. I'd like to start the two bigs with Moss in and Ochai off the bench.

January 18, 2020 at 3:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Benton Smith: Despite win at OU, Jayhawks desperately need Devon Dotson back to reach full potential

Noel I know what you are saying makes a lot of sense. I like having both options either big or small. I know Ochai has it in him to be a 15 point scorer and hot from the outside, he's just seemed to struggle. Hopefully his shot comes back. In the meantime, being a team with no real outside threat, having Moss in probably opens up more space for our bigs inside.

January 15, 2020 at 8:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Behind 20 points from Isaiah Moss, No. 6 Kansas earns gritty road win over Oklahoma

I can't disagree with you RJ. I think maybe we all have set expectations for him too high. The thing I like about Moss is that he brings a weapon to the table that other teams have to defend, possibly relieving some of the pressure that teams sag off Ochai to help defend other. The four guard line-up certainly allows both to be out there, but I still like starting games with the two bigs for as long as it works in that game. If it is going good, leave it be.

January 15, 2020 at 7:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Notebook: Jayhawks end 2-game losing skid at Lloyd Noble Center with double-digit win

I think Moss has earned the right to start. I'd move him into Ochai's spot until Ochai can become more consistent and develop into someone who can take it to the hoop. Between the two, Moss simply gives us way more of a 3 ball threat.

January 14, 2020 at 10:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Benton Smith: Despite win at OU, Jayhawks desperately need Devon Dotson back to reach full potential

Once Devon gets back, I would like to start Moss in place of Ochai. Moss gives us the offense that Ochai struggles with, certainly if the 3 ball department. If Ochai could drive effectively, I would still start him, but he has not had much luck at that and just tends to launch 3's and in that game, Moss has him beat.

January 14, 2020 at 10:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Behind 20 points from Isaiah Moss, No. 6 Kansas earns gritty road win over Oklahoma

great games by Moss, Marcus and Dok. I would go out on a limb here and say Moss should move into Ochai's starting spot to see if that can motivate Ochai to get some mojo back.

January 14, 2020 at 10:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas still projected to win Big 12 following home loss to Baylor

Those computers must be high.

January 14, 2020 at 8:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jayhawks should learn from Baylor's masterful defense of Udoka Azubuike

Ochai is the key, he MUST develop the ability to drive and get in the paint. Sitting outside attempting 3's is not enough.

January 14, 2020 at 8:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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