For What It's Worth
6:03 AM CST, February 7, 2013
Maybe the Kansas Legislature should rethink this bill they’re trying to introduce---after the last two nights does anyone really want to see KU and Wichita State play?
First time, long time---
It had been since January of 2006 that Kansas last dropped consecutive games, an NCAA best 264 games without back to back defeats.
The hits keep coming---
The 29.5% was the worst shooting night for the Jayhawks under Bill Self, so was the 13 point first half. KU didn’t score its first points until seven minutes were gone. They had just two points—two—at the 6:06 mark of the first half. KU was actually shooting under 6 percent from the floor through the first 15:30. You’re just not used to seeing this kind of stuff from the Jayhawks, especially against such a poor team as TCU.
Biggest upset of the season?
TCU had lost eight straight and was still looking for its first win in Big 12 history. The Horned Frogs came into the game ranked 330th nationally in offensive efficiency, that’s 330th out of 347 division one teams. The Frogs were 226th in the RPI and were as much as a 19 ½ point underdog. Coming into the game TCU’s closest loss was by nine points at home to Texas Tech. You know it happens in college hoops, but not usually to KU.
Lost in the head shaking—
Wichita’s Perry Ellis made his third start of the season, but played only ten minutes. Elijah Johnson continues to look a little lost at the point, he didn’t score until the game’s final minute and continues to make untimely turnovers—but what choice does Bill Self have—heck, Nadir Tharpe was 2-15 from the field last night. Jeff Withey is just one block away from becoming KU’s all-time leading shot blocker. With the loss Kansas falls to 7-2 in the Big 12 and into a tie for first place with K-State which they host on Big Monday.
Let me see if I’ve got this right---
Ole Miss lands the nation’s top overall football recruit, the number one wide receiver, two of the top three rated offensive lineman and the number two safety…am I missing something here? Surely that’s Alabama making that haul? No? So it’s LSU then? I knew it would be someone in the SEC---but Ole Miss? Hmm.
History repeats itself?
I’m not saying that Wichita State is going to bounce back out of this lethargy they’re currently in, but Indiana State’s win over Creighton Wednesday night did give the Shockers control of its own destiny again. It’ll be interesting to see how the loss to SIU affects WSU’s post-season. Two years ago a loss to an equally bad Saluki team at home cost the Shockers a share of the Valley title and, more than likely, a spot in the NCAA. It would be a shame if the same thing happened again this season. Then again, there’s plenty of basketball still to be played.
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