Every First Move Has a Counter Move...AFTER Half Time



  • Writing with 12-10 minutes to go second half, Self has made Weber look sick with half time adjustments!!!

    First half, Weber clogged the weave with doubles and route interference with his postman and helping perimeter man in aid of the on ball defender—essentially flooding a zone where the weave toss occurs. Self let it go on all first half as is his custom, then second half ran a weave but sent Doke for easy lob, then stopped weaving and tore KSU apart with wing drives and post feeds KSU struggled to answer. KU separated then defended lead, then attacked inside, but ku’s D let KSU back in the game.



  • No at 8-6 to go Weber has countered with a stretch offence, more pressure D and less gambling. All tied up! Self is countering with Devonte driving



  • Both coaches are following the same principle the last 6 minutes. Less offense…

    BUT WAIT! Self fools Weber by going back to Weave!!!



  • No one expects the Spanish inquisition (weave).



  • With 3 to go…But then back to ball screen point and a fake weave intended for a lob that doesn’t happen because of TO by Malik.



  • JayhawksandChill said:

    No one expects the Spanish inquisition (weave).

    And stretch on the rack !!!



  • Doke back to a MAN today!



  • Trading trays at 3



  • LaCobra is HEALTHY again!!! Legs working. Getting away with a trip at 2:40



  • Malik redeems



  • Brown makes great drive on Devonte



  • Devonte answers with Doke follow at 1:35



  • In TO Weber warns of Doke lob



  • Newman in at crunch time.



  • FREAKING OUT!



  • Weber guessed right and his guys tie up lob to doke



  • Ku confuses with 1-2-2 zone



  • KSU gets a free throw out of confusion



  • .30 to goTime out to ice FT shooter



  • 15 to go. …Malik on drive refuses easy dish to open Doke. Gets fouled instead. Why Malik doesn’t start.



  • .15 tied up Malik gets FTS



  • DEFENSE WINS IT!

    DEFENSE WINS IT!

    DEFENSE WINS IT!



  • AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN IN THIS BUILDING!

    AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN IN THIS BUILDING!

    AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN IN THIS BUILDING!



  • Dang you guys. That was a bit too close for comfort for me.

    We need a Div 1 ready Preston and De Sousa!



  • I shall nap the nap of champions.



  • Just a flipping had to have win on THE CANAL!!!



  • But did KSU play harder?



  • @BShark

    No, but just as hard



  • Play hard chart! Hang another banner in the Bram!



  • MARINES HOLD THE RIDGE!

    MARINES HOLD THE RIDGE!

    MARINES HOLD THE RIDGE!

    MARINES HOLD THE RIDGE!



  • @BShark did Bruce think he was tied?



  • Doke Man’s up!

    Devonte deadly!

    Vick plays healthy!

    Svi guts another one out!!!



  • Self saves Cunliffe, Mitch, for Morgantown full court press!!!



  • Doke was all over the court today.



  • jaybate 1.0 said:

    Self saves Cunliffe, Mitch, for Morgantown full court press!!!

    Self trusts Cunliffe as far as he can throw him.



  • @jaybate-1.0 Did you see Self’s wry smile after that last shot.

    He always asks do you want to be up with a chance to stop or down with a chance to win it. He was proud.



  • Blown said:

    @jaybate-1.0 Did you see Self’s wry smile after that last shot.

    He always asks do you want to be up with a chance to stop or down with a chance to win it. He was proud.

    PHOF!

    It was his idea of a perfect defensive moment! Happiest I’ve seen him all year!!!



  • Bill Self: “We don’t have the same teams of the past that we can pull away from folks. … Any win is a good win, and we need to understand that.”



  • @BShark

    I expect to see Self use him against WVU



  • It was a startling contrast, Doke was leaping to block shots and grab boards when he has been earthbound for several games. Vick had spring and elevation on Js. Doke tried to block everything!!! Made a huge diff in the game.



  • Why did squeaky not foul Doke?

    Oh yeah, I remember why.



  • @BShark

    Great quote. Thx for posting. I’ve been advocating this all season even before Preston got side lined. The apparent recruiting asymmetry has finally had its effect.

    Glad Self is talking plain English to fans.

    It might mean he has given up on Preston returning and Da Sousa providing much help this season.

    He is stealing wins at home and away.

    I think he had them leave it on the floor for a W today and we will get our clocks cleaned in Morgantown.

    But a pattern is emerging.

    Garrett’s job is to shorten both halves for Vick and Malik, so KU has two fresh scoring threats the last five to 7 minutes of the game. Devonte and Svi are supposed to shoot us into leads around 12-8 minutes to go, then play through Doke for a couple minutes then finish with Vick and Newman balls to walls on the attack and pressuring the wings and stripping and tripping on D!

    This is jungle fighting the last 10 of every game, especially las 6.

    KU was using everything from the dirty play book on defense but the COACH K XTReme Cheap Shotting.

    The last 10 minutes were a grad seminar in guerilla tactics.

    Self understands they are all alone on The Canal and the fleet has sailed for the time being.

    Ka-Bars and deception and fighting unfair from here on. Stay engaged but never over commit until a chance for a massacre shows itself.

    Saddle up for Morgantown!!!



  • Devonte and Svi get us the lead at the 12 minute mark, but the 12:00 to 8:00 minute stretch is where the other team always comes back. Happened in both halves today.

    jaybate 1.0 said:

    Devonte and Svi are supposed to shoot us into leads around 12-8 minutes to go,


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