Kansas just blasted Texas Tech by 58 (that's right) points. And their (Kansas's) leading scorer had 15 points.
Singler is IRON
I STILL GOT IT! -- Ryan Kelly, March 2, 2013
I dont see it but on a talent level, I'd rather have one of our players resemble David Bowie than Marshall Mathers
Um, Danny Green?
Its the same 1000 yard stare my friend, the same 1000 yard stare.
I almost hate to get this thread back on topic, but I'm just curious: Does anybody think that Texas Tech would have lost this game by THAT many points if BOB Knight had been on the sidelines instead of PAT?
I also heard some ridiculous stories from the announcers about crap that Pat was making his team do; almost like hazing them. I missed the beginning of the discussion, so I'm not sure WHY he did what he did, but apparently practices were nothing but endurance contests, with the players running tires, pushing tackling sleds, and then diving for loose balls? (Football meets basketball?) They also said that the players weren't allowed to play basketball AT ALL; i.e., no passing, dribbling, or shooting.
I guess Pat missed the memo that motor skills are learned. Maybe a 58-point loss will drive the point home.
Pat Knight made them do all those things in response to their 44 point loss at Texas A&M. They then took that resultant lack of motor skills out and beat Texas at home. They then had one day of walk-throughs on Sunday before having to travel to Kansas for the game last night.
I don't think Texas Tech played well or especially hard, but they had to have been emotionally and physically tired from the back and forth and from the big win over Texas. It was also the last home game for 5 Kansas seniors and possibly three other underclassmen (Rush, Arthur and maybe even Chalmers, who will "test the waters"). So, there was a little emotion in the building. That's something like 25 or 26 straight senior day wins in a row for KU.
Texas Tech is a strange team. Brutal on the road. Very tough at home.
I thought that it was ridiculous that Kansas was running their normal offense, jacking up threes and pressing defensively with 2-4 minutes to play and up 50+ points. I know it was senior night and you want to get all of the walk ons to get a chance to score but at some point you have to call off the dogs. I thought it showed a lack of class.
Kansas at times, like last night, looks unbeatable. Or certainly the best looking team I've seen this year. But they've lost a few and had some close calls. Winning six games in the tournament is a tall task.
I've have to put Kansas as perhaps the overall favorite going into the tournament.
On Kansas being the favorite, note that KU hasn't exactly trashed good competition. This is a team that feasts on teams with poor guards, but has struggled some on the road against top guards (USC, Texas, and OSU). Sherron Collins getting healthy, certainly changes the complexion of the team though. He had a broken foot and then a badly bruised knee and is really healthy, if not in great shape, for the first time this year.
We'll see how well KU does on the road at A&M on Saturday and then in the BigXII tourney before claiming they've turned the corner on their flat play on the road against KState, Texas and OkState.
Last night was fun, but not really indicative of anything meaningful for the end of season ahead, other than Collins looking good and guys getting confidence.
I used to be more sensitive about blow outs, but I've come around to the idea that it is the responsibility of the losing team to keep it close, not the winning team. These guys aren't 9 year olds. One caveat: I came to this conclusion during the '99 season when we were winning many of our games by 40, and our starters played much of the game.
If the other team's walk-ons are "running up the score" on you, then I think you deserve all the embarrasment you get.
Just one man's opinion.