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Bill Self's hints of 'change' more complicated than just flipping a switch

I think its more the defense...even the best offensive teams have off nights..cant expect to shot 50% from 3 and score 90 every night..but on those nights, your defense has to step up and get stops, it has ot force TO and bad shots..KU gives up way too many open shots

December 11, 2017 at 7:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Postgame Report Card: Arizona State 95, Kansas 85

Defense will be the downfall for this team..they have enough talent on offense to score, but if they cant stop anyone then its pointless....various zone defenses should be in their future...seems like the only way they can contain opposing guards....defense is usually a KU strength...it will be next season for sure with the size we will have, but this season, it will lead us to more losses than we are used to and a probable 1st weekend loss in the NCAA

December 11, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Jayhawk Carlton Bragg pretty popular on Twitter Sunday

he better hope he isn't there next season when KU comes to tempe..ASU is losing 3 key seniors while KU will come in finally having some front court depth and loaded with talent...KU will more than repay ASU for this fluke of a loss..bank on that

December 11, 2017 at 7:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

More Miscues: Jayhawks struggle defensively, fall at home to Arizona State

ive noticed that as well..noone wants to drive and pressure the defense...this team rarely shoots FT..as far as Graham, comparing him to Mason is unfair..Mason was a slasher, Graham is more of a shooter..I fear the only way their D gets better is if they play A LOT of zone..seems to be the only way to prevent penetration and protect Dok from foul trouble..but I am looking forward to next year when KU will FINALLY have some size, talent and depth in the front court..Im tired of the Golden State Warrior offense LOL..I havent given up on them yet..they may still add Preston and DeSousa..but my expectations on this team isnt very high..a sweet 16 might be the best they can do

December 11, 2017 at 4:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

More Miscues: Jayhawks struggle defensively, fall at home to Arizona State

Bryce..you are either high, drunk or an idiot..Hurley has 2 good wins and a nice start to a season and you think HE is the better coach and are willing to trade a HOF coach for him?? are you f*****g serious dude? tell ya what, next year when ASU losses a few of its seniors and they go back to being a middle of the pack team and Self has KU back on top, then come back and talk to anyone of your desire to trade Self away

December 11, 2017 at 4:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill Self's hints of 'change' more complicated than just flipping a switch

I think Self might have to swallow his pride on this one..our guards simply aren staying in front of anyone..at least with the zone it will make it harder for teams to drive and maybe that protects Azibuike..on offense, they have got to drive the ball more and pressure the defense..it seems if it isnt a duke by Dok, its a 3 ball..and when that doesnt work, the defense cant hold..the got within 1 of UW and then allowed a 7-0 run, they couldnt get the stop they needed..then they had control over ASU, then they let up..

December 11, 2017 at 4:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Notebook: Malik Newman leaves game with a concussion

the 3 ball issue wouldnt have been a problem if KU had more size and could score more on the inside to offset it..or if they shot a lot of FT..but ya cant get out shot from 3, barely score in the post AND not shot FT and expect to win

December 11, 2017 at 2:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Notebook: Malik Newman leaves game with a concussion

a 10 lose season is probably right...these last 2 losses werent just a case of the other team playing above themselves, if anything they highlight KU's major weaknesses..Self may not have a choice but to get fancy with his defenses since he doesnt have enough guys who are strong defenders..maybe playing zone and making the game slower and will help the 7 guys were have to save energy...this season is turning out to be a disaster...next year when we have more size then we can get back on top but this season, ive kinda already written it off

December 11, 2017 at 2:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill Self's hints of 'change' more complicated than just flipping a switch

unfortunately, this lacks the personnel to play overly tough on D..the offense will probably come around, but they are a small team full of guys who havent been lock down defenders...hard ot expect a radical change..Cunliffe will help a little bit, but what they really need is Preston and DeSousa

December 11, 2017 at 2:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Jayhawks missing scoring spark off the bench

Marius..lets be fair to Self..the lack of front court players is NOT, I repeat NOT his fault..KU had 5 front court players heading into the season..FIVE!!!...3 cowardly transferred out and 1, Preston, is being held out..those transfers happened late in the recruiting season..giving Self and his staff no time to scurry out and find any decent size that wasnt already signed...6'10 guys dont grow on trees LOL..this season issues have just come down to bad luck..next year will be much much better

December 11, 2017 at 2:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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