I’ve had a busy day was only able to watch bits and pieces (listen mostly). Looks like yet again the defense played good enough to win. Sadly this team is only about 5 plays from being bowl eligible. I felt like the refs must have been the same crew as in Manhattan. They didn’t cost us the game but several missed calls that weren’t called against Texas and several weak calls on KU. Maybe having a well known and respected coach next season will help get a few of these. I really like this group of seniors and would like to thank them for their hard work. They definitely should be credited for starting this turnaround that’s coming, they could’ve half assed it after knowing Beaty was out and no bowl was happening. Thank you Guys!! Thank You to Coach Beaty, I believe he did the best to his abilities to turn this place around.
@BeddieKU23 Box & one worked on Hummel back in 12’ but he didn’t stay around the lane-was a stretch 4 shootin bombs. Seems to me Sullinger got some of that junk D too. Do we use Sil that way maybe? But Mitch can’t handle him. Sil may be too valuable to start with but second half it may be an option if Dokes fouls stay under control. Way the BG 12 has been called for fouls that’s not very likely IMO. I don’t think we can beat Duke & the refs both. Is all about CBS & 2AA advertising money & ratings, so the boys from Manhattan, Lubbock & River City probably all get what the little boy shot at for their FF push.
Travis Releford was awesome at making layups, but Frank figured out how to finish through contact early on. That guy was amazing! Mason drove into the defender’s body to put him on his heels and draw the foul. It was science by his Sr. year. DG just doesn’t have the body to take that kind of pounding, but he has done much better at drawing contact. Hopefully Devonte’ can get his legs back under him and that helps him finish at the rim better. (We haven’t seen the cramping issue pop up yet, but fatigue sets in when you don’t get breaks)
@Gunman I wish he would do that, send these guys a message. I always told my team that effort was a must, all the time and if they didn’t bring that everyday they’d never play a minute for me. “I’d rather lose by 30 playing our tails off, than lose by 5 because we didn’t want it enough” - kjayhawks.
@Texas-Hawk-10 That’s a really good point. Can you imagine what a Josh Jackson, Andrew Wiggins - even Selby would have done in a program like OU’s ? Don’t get me wrong, I hate Oklahoma in all sports, just using that as an example because of Young, Hield and many others they’ve had - even Bigger Mouthfield in football - they do a much better marketing job on the big names that they land in their respective sports.
Bamba would be a tough guy to officiate. He is so tall and long, he gets to balls that are higher than what most can get to. Its tough to really tell if he is getting them at their peak, or just as they come down.
It would be a nightmare at real speed, considering that even in slow motion, it’s hard to tell. I think one of the blocks may have been a goal tend, but the others looked clean to me.