Bill Self does his version of the Ben McLemore dance; Jack Harry says KU deserves Big 12 title

An abbreviated Seen It? blog for your Tuesday ...

• The regular-season finale trailer of the "Pay Heed" videos series from the KU Athletics department was released late Monday, and once again, dancing is the highlight.

This time it's from KU coach Bill Self after he receives his 500th win gameball in the locker room after the Jayhawks' overtime victory over Iowa State.

At first Self doesn't dance, and then he does, going into full Ben McLemore mode.

You'll definitely want to watch the video below (starting at the 1:32 mark) at least twice: once to watch Self's dance moves and another time to watch McLemore's face as Self is dancing.

The Kansas City Star's Rustin Dodd points out in his latest "KU Chalkboard" blog that heading into the season, KU coach Bill Self had the same number of conference losses at KU as NCAA Tournament wins (23).

To keep that streak going, Self will have to get four NCAA wins with KU this season, meaning the Jayhawks would have to advance to the Final Four.

The Jayhawk Talk blog had CBS senior blogger Matt Norlander on a podcast to discuss the NCAA Tournament and KU.

Former Lawrence Journal-World staffer Alex Parker had a story last week about how backlash over the KU alternative adidas uniforms helped bring a spike in traffic for the Zubaz website ... even though Zubaz has no affiliation with the new uniforms.

And finally, KSHB's Jack Harry — a well-known Missouri Tigers supporter — says that KU deserved the Big 12 title outright over Kansas State because it beat the Wildcats twice in his latest "Jack's Smack."



Steve Gantz 1 year, 1 month ago

Wow, I missed some fun yesterday. I can't imagine how intolerable havecents would be if they had actually beaten us this year. By the way havecents, the picture to the left of my post was taken at the National Championship game last year, have you ever had your picture taken at a national championship game with your wife?


jayhawkintx1973 1 year, 1 month ago

Here is an objective look at the Iowa State game in Ames. First, in the final 5 minutes Iowa State jacked up 4 or 5 three pointers early in the shot clock and missed 3 or 4 of them. This is the real reason they lost the game. They weren't disciplined and tried to embarrass Kansas in Ames. It backfired. Just another 15 seconds off the shot clock on each of those possessions and Iowa State wins that game by double digits because Kansas doesn't get the extra possessions.

There is also perspective in Lawrence as to why winning the Big 12 in football in a down year and sharing the regular season title in basketball. Kansas has had recent experience with higher accomplishments than that, and that doesn't even include 9 straight. 8 straight beats one good year in two sports. Not only this but Kansas won the Orange Bowl and the basketball National Championship in the 2007 - '08 academic year.

I would also like to say this, I kind of doubt that either K-State or Kansas had a goal at the beginning of the year for a school to win conference championships in both sports. Kansas sets a goal to win national championships in basketball not conference championships. This is being arrogant. It's just what the truth is, particularly this year coming off a year in which Kansas played in the national championship game.

As far as the refs go, Kansas gets a whole lot of call that go against them every year in men's basketball. It's part of the game. You have to overcome it, execute, play defense, make shots, etc. In the game at Ames, Iowa State didn't do much of any of those things. They got cocky. It wasn't Kansas who thought they had the game won, Iowa State did.


rawheadrex 1 year, 1 month ago

What does that Saluki Jack Harry know.? I used to work with him on the weekend "Scene" at WDAF when he first came to KC in 1970. It was a great pleasure and some of the best time of my life. Bicentennial Class of '66.


Note2Self 1 year, 1 month ago

Rele, Naadir, McLemore, Elijah, Jamurai (pronounced Samurai), and KY absolutely soil themselves when Self busts out "The McLemore." So cool that Elijah got to hand over the ball to Self on the best night of his career. SO DOPE!


William Blake 1 year, 1 month ago

Lots of hair-pulling in here. Totally not worth it.

Look, we got our ninth. KSU gets a share, and maybe it will help them recruit better in the future. Why should we want that? Because a stronger B12 helps KU stay strong and potentially get stronger, too.

The big thing is we didn't share it with MU because they are playing in the SUC.

Time to move on and prepare for Madness.

Next year we'll be able to smack down a dime in this league.

It's all good, people!


Michael Luby 1 year, 1 month ago

I love the McClemore Shuffle. Its freekin awesome.
OMG Jack "MU lover" Henry actually said KU should have it outright?
Someone should check the temp in hell, while burning the rule saying Kstate should share the conf. title with KU cuz we beat them twice.



jhawkrulz 1 year, 1 month ago

I'm sure in 50 years when KU is celebrating around their 100th conference title and KSU will look back to this date, and say something like...remember back in ought 13 when we tied that team for a conference title...that was the greatest moment in our entire history...seems like only yesterday when we had that one great year.


mariosmiracle 1 year, 1 month ago

I wish I could see more of Bill's dance moves....on April 8, 2013


kay_you 1 year, 1 month ago

Wow, Jack actually said some nice things about KU. Please, please, please don't pick us to win. Whatever he predicts, the opposite usually happens.


sammie09 1 year, 1 month ago

So if KSU would have won against OSU last Saturday, KU still would have beaten KSU twice this season. However, we would have still gotten the conference title then (alone) with more wins (even though KU beat KSU twice). It is just how it works. KSU shared the title in football even though we beat the team we shared with, as mentioned. Not as many games are played in football so it was a very big deal with the head to head factor then as well. However, rules are rules. KU fans are so weird as the ones who get the most verbal/rude didn't even graduate from there. I come from a house divided. I root for KU even though I graduated from KSU if we are not playing eachother. Be proud of the state.


Vernon Riggs 1 year, 1 month ago

I have always felt like I couldn't agree with anything Jack said. So in keeping with that, let me congratulate KSUck on sharing the Big12 Basketball title.


ArgyleJayhawks 1 year, 1 month ago

Hey Jesse,

That is the trailer for the Pay Heed season finale that is forthcoming (I think).


Phil Leister 1 year, 1 month ago

Someone made this comment somewhere on here last week: Sharing the conference title is like kissing your sister, if your sister is Bar Refaeli. Kissing your sister sucks, but it's all about perspective. We still won the Big XII.


Chris Bruning 1 year, 1 month ago

so the pay heed video above was pretty cool eh?


Phil Leister 1 year, 1 month ago

I get the argument that KU was 2-0 against K-State and therefore should be the outright champions. But look at this scenario for a second- let's say KU goes 16-2 in conference, and 2-0 against K-State, but loses twice to TCU. Also, let's say K-State goes 16-2, and those lone two losses came against KU. I'd argue that K-State deserves the title here, since their only two losses came against one of the top teams in the league. Meanwhile, even though KU beat K-State twice, they lost two to TCU.

That's a long-winded way of saying that even though we did beat them twice, we still lost to the worst team in the league. If you compare our wins to K-State, we should be considered the better team. If you compare our losses to K-State, K-State is the better team.


1 year, 1 month ago

That is one great video. That just shows what a great coach he is to take part int the fun with his team. Great coach and Great man.


jaybate 1 year, 1 month ago

Jack Harry running smack?

That is like Dr. Phil doing the Hollywood Shuffle.

Like Matt Lauer wearing his pants tight.

Incongruous 2.0.


texashawk10 1 year, 1 month ago

So even Jack Harry recognizes that Bruce Weber is a tool and an idiot. That's an impressive feat to accomplish when KU is involved


jimmyjms 1 year, 1 month ago

@irtnog2001: Or KSU could have won their final game of the got swept by KU. Blaming the refs is the weak sauce.


hawken 1 year, 1 month ago

The shared title has worked for us and against us. In two of the three previous shared titles, we lost the head to head match up with the co-winner. Makes it a little hard to complain about sharing it now.


jgkojak 1 year, 1 month ago

Why not make the conf tourney meaningful?

Why not, if teams tie, award the championship to whoever gets the furthest in the conf tournament - then KU and KSU would be playing for the B12 championship in KC - and THAT would be some good TV.

Think about how much fun the B10 tourney would be w/4 teams tied.


irtnog2001 1 year, 1 month ago

K-State should have won it outright if not for the refs gift to KU in the ISU game. Feel lucky your got a share.


oneamongthebest 1 year, 1 month ago

I completely agree that we shouldn't be sharing the title with a team we beat twice. Having the Round-Robin play makes this solely a KU title. We should have taken care of business at the same time. TCU and Baylor...


Dickless Head 1 year, 1 month ago

If we wanted to win the title outright, we shouldn't have lost to TCU. K-State didn't.


Rock Chalk 1 year, 1 month ago

Loved the video. I feel better after watching that.


April13 1 year, 1 month ago

It was ours to win. We stunk. So now we get to kiss our sister. And it's her first kiss in a long, long, long time.


Kevin Crook 1 year, 1 month ago

Yes we are Kansas, and the Big 12 is ours...and K-State's...what a ridiculous way to handle a conference championship. Two teams with the same record should not "share" the championship if one team beats the other team twice. If the two teams split their head-to-head match-ups or there are not home and home series like before with the North/South split, the tie makes sense. This is pathetic for the Big 12 and even more pathetic that K-State celebrated a title shared with a team that beat them twice... This isn't the YMCA, why not just give a championship trophy to everyone in the Big 12? These kids are all champions...


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