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This is a nice article. Thanks for posting it.
Bwag last edited by
@Crimsonorblue22 - nice read.
“”" Twelve games into this 2015-16 season, the return to a smaller backcourt has sparked a return to form. No. 2 Kansas ranks seventh in the nation in scoring (87.2 points per game), fourth in three-point shooting (45 percent) and 16th in assists (18.5 per game). “”"
I wonder if we can keep the stats like that starting tomorrow.
KUSTEVE last edited by
The Bear hunt starts at 4PM Eastern today. Don’t be late…
KansasComet last edited by
If we could only get back that 10 minute stretch against MSU…then again , that may have been the wake up call we needed. I love the way our team moves the ball. They are not perfect, but they are perfect for me. I am enjoying the ride.
KUSTEVE last edited by
@KansasComet Playing two point guards has changed our whole offense. This is the best offense I’ve seen since 2008. Everyone is stressing over who is playing the 5, and I am coming to the conclusion that with this new offense, it’s not as big an issue as it would’ve been in years past. So far, we have played two teams ( Vandy/ Anteaters ) that were much taller than us, and we honestly didn’t bat an eye. Plus, I think our team is alot more fun to watch playing fast.
Lulufulu last edited by
@KansasComet I was just thinking about that yesterday - I have no reason to think that MSU is better than us. But that loss I think provides a little motivation for future games.
tundrahok last edited by
Very cool article. I used to think (in the Naadir days) that “combo guard” really meant not-a-point-guard. But maybe that’s ok as long as you have 2 combo guards playing side by side. Either can play point, and that flexibility opens up the options for distributing and taking it to the hole. In Self’s system it takes 2 real guards (not just wings) to take the team all the way. EJ was great when playing alongside Tyshawn, but couldn’t really do the job all alone (in 2012-13 with McLemore and Releford as the other 2 starting guards). Tharpe was way out of his depth trying to do it alone the next year.
As @KUSTEVE pointed out, having a stud in the 5 spot isn’t really as crucial when you have 2 real guards playing together. A role player can suffice. I’ve been pretty cautious in my optimism this year, but with the strength of our guards, caution be damned. I’m excited!
Jyhwk_InTigrtwn last edited by Jyhwk_InTigrtwn
What a great article, thanks for sharing. I liked one of the comments at the bottom of the article…
"Any other of the local fan bases from around here care to sign up for a Kansas type of season of, “Suffering through a 25-10 season…?”
Not many teams would call winning 25 games playing a tough schedule, in a tough conference (and winning said conference again), “suffering”. It is good to be a Jayhawk basketball fan Can’t wait for another home win tomorrow night and relish #1 for a while.
(though I can easily envision the current warm and fuzzy feelings evaporating for the “sky is falling” crowd at the other site coming back out in a hurry if we lose)