Silvio And Malik

  • It’s apparent that Silvio doesn’t really know what he is doing yet. When he does watch out. 19 minutes and he grabbed 11 reb and scored 8 pts on 3-5 shooting. Did miss a wide open lay-up though. A couple blown defensive assignments that I noticed.

    Malik is absolutely insane right now. Playing out of his mind on both ends. I hope he keeps it up and we get Doke back.

  • I really like post season Malik, he is playing like I thought he would coming in to this season. I’ll take all his struggles if he can keep up his intensity. It’s not only shooting for him ether, had 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. He seems to play so much better when he rebounds, it like he’s just engaged more into the game. Vick hasn’t put up crazy numbers yet (tomorrow Le corbra drops 25) but he has played great defense and been super active. If you do all the little things the big things work out IMO. Let’s all give 3 cheers to Malik he deserves a good pat on the back!

  • @BShark Ya. - -you can just see it in Silvio can’t ya? - - The kid looks like for sure in time he is going to be a true beast on the boards. - - He said he likes to jump lol - -well jump away my man - - jump away.

    One thing is I’d sure like to see him challenge shots a little more when guys drive to the rim. - - I think THAT is just a matter of confidence in himself right now at this point - - possibly afraid of fouling, - I think in time he becomes a very legit rim protecter too. - I think I’m going like this kid lol - -ALOT. - I know this the guy is already a specimen - I mean he is BUILT. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

  • Has Silvio missed a free throw yet? He may be the guy to put in late in a close game if the are going to intentionally foul us

    And - perhaps a dumb Q - is Doke expected to return next year?

  • @Bosthawk He is 9/11 from the ft line. 15/24 from the field.

  • Silvio is our third big next year. Lol.

  • Man it’s good to be a Kansas fan. B12 conference and tourney champs this year. Will have a better team next year.

  • Silvio- double double tonight with 6 points on 8 of 8 shooting and 10 RB’s.

    Been a while since we’ve seen someone eat up RB’s like that.

  • @BShark

    I hope we play Kentucky next year. It would be great to face them with our bigs for a change.

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  • What’s the best trait of Malik? You could say shot-making or confidence, but arguably, it is his savvy. The latter half of this season, we’ve seen Malik make good decisions over and over again. I wish I could make GIF’s from my DVR, but I think this has been pretty obvious for a while now. Yes, Malik is making shots, but he has solid dribbling skills and instincts as well. He’s seeing the game better. His steal numbers are increasing. There is more to basketball than making shots,and Malik’s overall game’s trajectory bodes well for the tournament.

    DeSousa is the X-factor in our title run, IMO. Yes we will need Vick to keep improving as well (good game against WVU), but No one quite raises our ceiling like #22 our there right now. We haven’t had a big move this quickly since probably T-Rob, and DeSousa has an even better natural touch around the rim. I saw him do things like avoid potential shot blocks on his attacks on the hoop, yet he was still a perfect 8-8 from the field. Even in situations where DeSousa did not get the rebound officially, he got the high point of the rebound, influencing how the play unfolded. In other words, he’s kind of a freak. He’ll be a star when peaking, but has the potential to be a real pest as well.

  • Malik Newman is averaging 22 points and has made 19 of 32 threes over the last five games.

  • Carpe Diem - Malik Newman

  • Vick to have a Malik game leap any game now.

  • Waiting for Mitch to UNLEASH the fury

  • Ok…Omaha here we come to the Sweet 16

  • @truehawk93

    Vick had a pretty good game, not a Malik-like game but a good one nonetheless.

  • @JayHawkFanToo Two in a row!

  • JayHawkFanToo said:


    Vick had a pretty good game, not a Malik-like game but a good one nonetheless.

    Vick seems steady and somewhat sure. I think he could have a monster breakout game. I think he’s capable of having a 2-3 game type Newman performance. But if this is what he does and when needed, then let’s hope he at least remains Vick-like consistent. Maybe he’ll have one of those games when needed most.

    Vick reached his ceiling?

  • @truehawk93 Vick can still turn it up a notch. He has been good, but he can be better. Compare Devonte last year (very good) to this year (great). Vick could improve by at least the same amount. He has the physical ability to be great, if he locks in every single possession and takes ownership of the game.

  • tundrahok said:

    @truehawk93 Vick can still turn it up a notch. He has been good, but he can be better. Compare Devonte last year (very good) to this year (great). Vick could improve by at least the same amount. He has the physical ability to be great, if he locks in every single possession and takes ownership of the game.

    Totally agree. And this is the time to make the step toward that next level. A great tournament this year could propel him into a great position next year.

    He is spurty and inconsistent, but like you said, needs to lock in every possession on both sides.

  • Vick showed more emotion in one game last nigjt than he did all season. That is s very good sign. Bill just has to keep him dialed up.

  • @truehawk93 Vick plays so much better when he hits his first shot. Probably all about confidence.

  • Malik on being asked if “Big 12 Malik” was back with this 28 point explosion - Graham chimes in off camera “oh yea”

    Reporter asking Malik if he had any doubts that after his great feed to Svi if he was going to make it “none, I was at half court before the ball the went in”.

    Svi was pretty happy about that shot, you don’t see him do the shoot the arrow afterwards very often, that was fun to watch.

    Leading and controlling most of the game, this one was much easier to watch than the first game.


  • Malik is probably the most talented pure scorer that KU has on this roster. As I have been saying since early January, when Malik attacks, everything else is so much better. He won’t stay quite this hot from three, but if he continues to get into the paint, he won’t have to because the points will come from the drive anyway.

    You simply can’t take away what Malik is doing right now and at the same time take away good looks from three for both Svi and Devonte. You just can’t do it. It puts too much stress on the defense because this team can really spread you out. Add in Doke getting 4 or 5 dunks because you have to single cover him on the block and the issue isn’t scoring.

    Granted, either Duke or Michigan State can handle Doke one on one inside, so that will be a much bigger challenge, but at least for now, things are going well. All things considered, this has to be thought of as a success given this team’s personnel limitations, regardless of what happens this week with Auburn/Clemson and Duke/Michigan State/Syracuse. If Syracuse somehow advances, that certainly changes things, but I’m pretty happen with what this season has been.

  • Newman, Svi, and Vick must step up when teams key in on Graham. It was great to see passes to Newman and Svi, only for them to bury them in the net. The SH coach forced other KU players to beat them, not so much Graham. Newman, Svi, and Vick provided enough lift. Graham was bonus in this SH game. The talk of the tourney for KU is little to no dominance. I don’t think KU is dominate, but they are consistent. They have learned to play 40 mins of basketball. We will never “dominate” teams with 20+ plus pts. I think Nova and Dook have fans fooled into “fools” dominance. I don’t think they have those games going forward. If they do, they deserve to win it all. I don’t see other teams “dominating” either. I don’t know why fans think a team should show dominance to win games. It’s nice, but its not realistic. The Sweet 16, E8, and F4 are the best of the best teams that have separated themselves.

    KU has been a “dominating” team in the past, only to be bounced by the most unlikely of teams. I would rather play and win games with consistency, than dominance. Dominance is fleeting, but consistency is hard to find this time of year. I think UNC might be one of the other “consistent” teams too. If KU “dominated” games by 20+ pts, I would be concerned as to whether they can keep it going when it counts. The answer is not likely. I might even throw UK into the “consistency” teams. I do think UK is likely going down, because they lack shooting consistency. But they have played some grinding games since their tourney game against Tennessee.

    The question was asked who KU matches better between Auburn and Clemson. I don’t think it matters. KU just needs to remain consistent with their game and win, regardless who they play. I’m not even looking at the E8 yet. This Auburn or Clemson game against KU may be the game that some were expecting against SH. I don’t think KU dominates, but I think this will be a great indicator of their resolve at this point in the tourney.

    Newman is a man on a mission. I think he has fully realized this is it. He knows this tourney will define his game at this point. He knows this will be huge for his future at KU and beyond. Carpe Diem Mr Newman…your future is bright and now you have to seize it all. I hope he keeps letting the game come to him and plays team ball every game. He’s doing great and his investment is paying dividends at this point. I’m really enjoying his game.

  • @truehawk93

    So much for consistent UNC. Auburn getting an a$$ whooping of historical proportions.

  • @truehawk93 KU doesn’t have to be the best team in the tournament, just the better team on floor 6 times.

  • @Texas-Hawk-10


  • JayHawkFanToo said:


    So much for consistent UNC. Auburn getting an a$$ whooping of historical proportions.

    dadgumit Roy…he lost that sucker:anguished:

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