Jayhawks, Sooners make most of national spotlight
Any time Kansas basketball plays, it’s a big deal in Lawrence. But the Big Monday, triple-overtime instant classic between the No. 1 Jayhawks and No. 2 Oklahoma was something else entirely.
With no Monday Night Football or major college bowl game to distract the nation’s sports fans, anyone in need of some cheap entertainment found it easily on ESPN, as two of the nation’s elite teams traded big-time shot after big-time shot and combined to score 215 points in a marathon of a Big 12 basketball showcase.
The entertaining performance had the Twitterverse buzzing about the Jayhawks and Sooners, during and after KU’s frantic victory.
Some former Jayhawks, of course, showed their love for the program.
But really, anyone who cares about college basketball couldn’t stop themselves from chiming in on this classic.
As much as everyone loved watching the Big 12 thriller, the game even had a little controversy — in overtime, no less.
The way this game was played neither team was leaving Allen Fieldhouse feeling bad about itself. And since KU won, maybe (just maybe) Jayhawk fans would be interested in watching Buddy Hield score each of his 46 points all over again.
No matter who you were rooting for, this one was just a pleasure to watch.