Fearless Factoids Foreshadowing a Feral and Fractious Conference Frackus

  • Most Ridiculously High Won-Loss Percentage of a team a head coach ever publicly spoke of junking a 4-1 set and rebuilding as a 3-2 set: .846

    Starters averaging double figures in scoring: 5 of 5

    Highest Big Man 3pt% Ever to Be Disrespected: 50% by Mitchell Lightfoot

    Most insanely, scintillatingly, spontaneously combustible, scorchingly hot three point shooting with over 50 attempts by a perimeter player since Frank Mason: LaCobra 49%

    Only player to have as many PFs as Points: Clay Young with 9 PFs and 9 total points

    Worst 3pt% by a player trying to become a 3pt shooter: 19% by Marcus Garrett

    Most Unimpressive 3pt% by a Reputed Top Flight 3pt Shooter: 36.2% by Malik Newman

    Most Unsightly FT% that Makes One Ask Incredulously Why Isn’t He Fouled Every Time He Touches the Ball: 42.3% by Udoka Azubuike

    Most Efficient Football Player Suiting Up: James Sosinski, 2-2 from the Field in 4 total minutes played, indicating 20-20, or 40 points over 40 minutes.

    Best Rebounding Team Inch for Inch in America: KU, starting 4 guards, plus a big man that averages only 8.4rpgs, and as a team is +62 in rebounding at the midpoint of the season

    Best Protecting Short Team in America: KU with 29 fewer TOs than opponents

    Best Stealing Short Team in America: KU which has 25 more thefts than opponents

    Best Blocking Short Teamin America: KU, which has 11 MORE blocks than opponents, despite starting 4 guards and subbing in the all diminutive rotation of backups

    The Most Under Free Thrown Team in America: KU which has shot 48 fewer free throws than opponents, despite the even more bizarre statistic that KU has only one less foul than opponents

  • @jaybate-1.0 Some really spectacular and unusual statistics.

  • @REHawk

    This team is kind of one big statistical anomaly.

    It’s fascinating how Self is suddenly turning the game inside out to try to win the 14th title against all odds.

  • @jaybate-1.0 “Highest Big Man 3pt% Ever to Be Disrespected: 50% by Mitchell Lightfoot”

    No, the highest big man 3 pt percentage that should have had us all wondering what could have been if only he had been set free is Pollard’s, who made his only attempt ever in college on his Senior Night. And never attempted one as a pro.

  • jaybate 1.0 said:


    This team is kind of one big statistical anomaly.

    That might be the understatement of the year for 2018!

  • @mayjay

    ScoPoll did get short changed in the L IMHO.

    He didn’t pass their eye test, except as a Rodeo Clown Act.

    ScoPoll had real talent.

    And he understood the game.

    Just not much touch.

    But he seemed to understand that the L was not going to accept him playing it straight.

    If he couldn’t be a rodeo crown, like Rodman created a temporary market for, he wasn’t posse material for one of the Petroshoeco stars. Nobody appeared to get one of the bench seats during his time without being in some petroshoeco star’s posse.

    He was apparently right.

    Not sure if its still that way, but it appeared to be so during his time.

  • @jaybate-1.0 He did ok–11 seasons, plus a stint on Survivor!

  • @mayjay

    Jeff Withey is also 1-1 from the 3 at KU; he has attempted a few in the NBA.

  • @JayHawkFanToo I missed that, but on looking it up discovered his lone attempt also was on his Senior Night. Obviously channeled Pollard!

  • @mayjay

    Ir was big news at the time.

  • @JayHawkFanToo Couldn’t figure out how I missed that. But, in recollection, Wife has helped me remember that Spring of 2013 in general was spent awaiting the g-son’s birth, fixing up their house, and driving my foot-rehabbing son everywhere, and Feb and March were spent getting Mom into the hospital, rehab hospital, and assisted living and visiting her every day. Things settled down a bit for the tourney, but conference season is only a vague blur!

  • @mayjay

    Sounds like were a regular Nurse Betty back then. 😄

  • James Sosinki, a tidy PER of 57.2.

  • @JayHawkFanToo More of a Nurse Ratched in order to keep everyone in line!

  • @HighEliteMajor He blows Wilt away.

  • @mayjay

    Monetarily yes. So has Nick. Hang around as a water carrier in the L and you prosper.

    But Pollard was essentially wasted as a basketball player.

  • @HighEliteMajor

    Sosinski HAS to start playing.

    So does everyone on the bench.

    They have to be sent in to zone and hard foul the middle 5 minutes of each half.

    If Self doesn’t do this, the top 7 guys will all wear so much lingerie they will each look like the Mummy by February 1.