It's not often we see Kansas get completely dominated. In my mind, Kentucky justified it's number 2 ranking as Calipari's freshmen boys grew into full grown men in a matter of minutes. The first few minutes of the second half to be precise. Knotted up at half-time, I really believed Kansas might pull it out, except that the run Kentucky opened the second half with exposed some fatal flaws in the Jayhawks' game. It's bad news for a Kansas team that is not likely to live up to the performance of recent years' teams...and some of it is REALLY bad news...
Recruiting misses and early departures have really hurt Kansas.
Kansas might need to rely more on one-and-done players in the future to remain competitive against other top programs. At times Kentucky looked like an NBA team.
Tyshawn Taylor does not have it in him to be the leader of the team. He scores some, but he makes too many mental mistakes and at crucial points in the game.
Lack of depth will hurt Kansas, especially over the course of a long season.
The Jayhawks execute poorly in the half-court against tall teams.
Kansas doesn't have much of a transition game. Makes me miss 2008.
The defense is suspect. It breaks down especially with quick passes around the perimeter. It only took a few minutes at the start of the second half for KY to race out to a large lead.
Connor Teahan IS the three-point shooting. Period.
Thomas Robinson will struggle against double-teams. It's a new look and it's going to take him some time getting used to it.
Kansas sorely needs a talented true center. Withey isn't it.