After his Kansas basketball team won a game that was tied with 4:50 remaining in the second half at Texas, head coach Bill Self explained how the Jayhawks got out of Austin with a 66-57 victory.
“I think in our case it’s more getting stops than it is scoring,” Self said. “I don’t think we scored the ball great down the stretch. But you make free throws, you don’t turn it over and you get stops.”
Though Self said there was some luck involved, UT went 1-for-6 from the floor after tying the game at 54, only scoring three points.
Kansas starting point guard Devon Dotson returned to the lineup after missing one game due to a hip pointer.
Dotson played 39 minutes and scored a game-high 21 points in KU’s 66-57 win at Texas.
“It felt great getting back on the court with my teammates. It was fun getting back out there and getting in the swing of things,” Dotson said.
The sophomore said there never was any discussion of a minutes restrictions once it was decided he could go.
“I’ve got to play, however I’m feeling,” Dotson said of his approach.
Kansas found a way to win at Oklahoma without starting point guard Devon Dotson.
“Knowing Dotson was going to be out, all our guards had to step up,” senior Isaiah Moss said after scoring 20 points.
After Kansas, playing without starting point guard Devon Dotson, won at Oklahoma, Bill Self shared his appreciation for the defensive efforts of his Jayhawks in a 66-52 road win.
“I’m not naive to think that our defense was just tremendous. I thought Oklahoma got some good looks,” Self began.
Even so, Self thought Udoka Azubuike was “fabulous” and KU played effective defense against OU’s best offensive weapons.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said No. 4 Baylor “controlled the game” most of Saturday afternoon while defeating No. 3 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse.
And Self thought one stretch in particular helped the Bears do so with relative ease.
“I think there were a lot of things disappointing,” Self said. “I’m not saying they wouldn’t have won the game anyway, because they controlled the game totally after about the first 10 minutes of the first half. But the last two minutes or whatever of the first half was a debacle for us.”
Kansas guards Isaiah Moss, Marcus Garrett and Ochai Agbaji explained what went wrong for the Jayhawks on Saturday, following a 67-55 home loss to Baylor.