Saturday, January 16, 2016
Kansas University’s basketball team, which scored over 100 points in its first two Big 12 Conference games (102-74 vs. Baylor and 109-106, 3OTs vs. Oklahoma), has fizzed a bit in the last three contests.
The (15-2, 4-1) Jayhawks, who topped TCU, 70-63, on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse, lost to West Virginia, 74-63, on Tuesday in Morgantown, after upending Texas Tech, 69-59, on Jan. 9 in Lubbock.
“It was a dud game,” KU coach Bill Self said of Saturday’s victory, in which the Jayhawks went 5-of-20 from three and hit 43.3 percent from the field overall.
TCU hit 36.9 percent of its floor shots.
Images from the Jayhawk's game against the Horned Frogs Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
“We didn’t do a lot of great things to create a lot of energy, not from a lack of trying,” KU’s coach said. “We’re going through a phase right now we’re kind of duds.”
Self addressed the issue further.
“We’re up 19 with three minutes left (4:36), just putter around and end up letting them slice that to seven, which was absolutely ridiculous,” Self said.
“It was one of those matter of fact deals: ‘Let’s win and get the heck out of here.’ The last two outings have been very lackluster. Certainly we’ve got to be a lot better this week (Tuesday at Oklahoma State; Saturday at home vs. Texas).”
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