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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 104, Oklahoma 74

Fair enough.
But I went with the A because of three things...

(1) The start. Best I've seen from this team in terms of effort and pride/intensity.

(2) The rebounding edge. No small feat for a team that rarely ends up on the right side of the battle on the boards.

(3) Holding Trae Young to a career-low 11 points. That all but ended OU's chances and the Jayhawks (especially Graham) deserved an A+ for their D on Young.

February 20, 2018 at 8:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gameday Breakdown: No. 10 KU basketball vs. TCU

Nope. Mistake. Grabbed the starters from the last TCU game and Garrett did start that one. He's not starting tonight. At least not that we've been told. Sorry for the mix up.

February 6, 2018 at 10:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Postgame Report Card: Oklahoma State 84, Kansas 79

Understood. It's so hard to overlook the fact that, while this is a team, it is still made up of a collection of players.

The reason I say that is because I would grade Graham and Mykhailiuk both very high in the "effort" category. Both guys played their butts off, even if they didn't shoot it or play all that well.

In my mind, that fact keeps the team grade from being a D or an F. It's like this: Three or four guys were probably in the D range and those two were probably in the A-B range. Add that all up and you get a low C.

But that's just my methodology and one way of doing it.

February 4, 2018 at 3:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Postgame Report Card: Oklahoma State 84, Kansas 79

Good call. That game was a D. Obviously, I thought this was slightly better than that in that KU did come back and make it close at the end and OSU did make some really tough shots/plays late. Against ASU, the Sun Devils got whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted it in that second half, which included tons of layups right at the rim.

February 4, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Postgame Report Card: Oklahoma State 84, Kansas 79

Fair enough. I'm not a fan so emotion doesn't go into my grades and I know that can be tough to separate.

I always grade based on a C is average and then where were they from there... Three of the five grades here are below average marks and one is right at average.

February 3, 2018 at 6:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Postgame Report Card: Oklahoma State 84, Kansas 79

I don't think I'm sugar-coating it, at least not intentionally. Self said the first shot D was good. That has to mean something. Beyond that, I thought Oklahoma State hit a ton of really tough shots. They got a bunch of easy ones, too, but they drained some shots that a lot of teams/players wouldn't make. Instead of trashing the D for that sometimes you just have to tip your cap.

We can agree that the defensive performance was not good, and a C- indicates below average. I think that's fair. To each his own, though.

February 3, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The most memorable moments from 120 years of Kansas Basketball

Haha. Hadn't thought of that. But, yeah, there's plenty here. There also are plenty of KU books out there so any new ones, in my humble opinion, are best if they're unique in some way. Thanks for the comment and the Vitale standing ovation memory. Helluva moment!

February 2, 2018 at 8:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The most memorable moments from 120 years of Kansas Basketball

I haven't. Assuming it covers all of this and more. Just threw this together last night so as not to ignore the special celebration taking place this weekend. Pretty cool that they do it every 5 years and always fun to see who makes it back.

February 2, 2018 at 8:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The most memorable moments from 120 years of Kansas Basketball

It definitely was. Could've been 10 times as much just about each decade... and then some. But I figured this would at least hit on most of it. Fun to do, even if it was tough.

February 2, 2018 at 8:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Race for Romeo — KU, Indiana and Vandy all vying for 5-star guard Romeo Langford

I don't believe there's any relation. And I totally agree with the past couple of years of guard-heavy offenses paying off in future recruiting classes...

January 31, 2018 at 5:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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