Winning inside a hostile Hilton Coliseum is no easy task. No. 5 Kansas did itself no favors, though, during Saturday’s 77-60 loss to Iowa State. The Jayhawks struggled to take care of the ball on the offensive end, and they gave up to many open looks on the defensive side as well.
Ames, Iowa — Throughout the month of December, after an ankle sprain against Wofford cost him a few weeks of game time, the Kansas men’s basketball team knew it would be without junior center Udoka Azubuike during the four full games he missed and planned accordingly.
Ames, Iowa — With a grin hardly befitting the two hours of torture he had just endured, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self stepped to the podium inside the Hilton Coliseum media room on Saturday evening after No. 5 KU’s 77-60 thumping at the hands of Iowa State and asked a simple question. “How was you guys’ day?” the KU coach asked rhetorically after watching his team struggle through 40 face-melting minutes of whoa-that-looks-hard basketball.
Ames, Iowa — The stage was set for a Dedric Lawson takeover. The Jayhawks would have to play without 7-footer Udoka Azubuike in their first Big 12 road game of the season, inside one of the best environments the conference has to offer.