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College hoops world reacts to Temple thrashing KU

When a program with brand-name recognition like Kansas loses a game, it registers throughout the college hoops landscape. When one of the blue bloods gets blown out, that attention reaches another level.

The Jayhawks (currently ranked No. 10) experienced an unbelievably bad night Monday in Philadelphia, where Temple looked the part of the powerhouse program in a 77-52 drubbing.

Here is a look at some of the reactions to the surprising beatdown.

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Even if people weren’t watching the game, the score grabbed their attention.

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The loss reminded Fran Fraschilla of another not-so-great KU trip to The City of Brotherly Love.

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What better place to get reaction to Monday’s game than RushTheCourt.net? The Temple fans, after all, did celebrate the win right there on the floor when the final buzzer sounded.

Temple fans run onto the court following the Jayhawk's 77-52 loss to the Owls Monday.

Temple fans run onto the court following the Jayhawk's 77-52 loss to the Owls Monday.

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RTC’s Brian Goodman had three thoughts on the shellacking:

  1. “When the Jayhawks get the bad Perry Ellis, the wheels come off quickly.”

  2. “There was more to it than Temple just getting hot.”

  3. “It’s taking longer than many thought it would for Bill Self to settle on a frontcourt rotation.”

While the lopsided score left some questioning the Jayhawks’ toughness…

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… others maintained KU is still a solid team which has played a serious non-conference schedule.

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In fact, CBSsports.com’s Gary Parrish still thinks KU ranks among the nation’s top teams.

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In Parrish’s rankings, which he updates daily, he only moved Kansas down to No. 15 (the day before he had KU ninth). Right now, the national writer has two Big 12 teams ahead of the Jayhawks: Texas (ninth) and Oklahoma (14th).

What can be learned from such a game?

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Seth Davis, of SI.com and CBS, thought Temple looks vastly better with its new lineup. (Not that he thought KU looked remotely good.)

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And ESPN.com’s Eamonn Brennan wonders if the Temple loss even means anything for Kansas in the grand scheme of the entire season.

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Still, he couldn’t overlook some bad tendencies that showed up in Philadelphia.

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