The Streak



  • @wissox like others have mentioned I assume because those two are not playing. That quote is exactly what I was talking about when I said Freshman don’t have the equity in the program yet.

    It’s also should be mentioned that payers like Sherron, Frank, and Devonte don’t grow on trees. Dotson might become that but unfortunately he doesn’t have a upper class and to show him the ropes.



  • Woodrow said:

    @wissox like others have mentioned I assume because those two are not playing. That quote is exactly what I was talking about when I said Freshman don’t have the equity in the program yet.

    It’s also should be mentioned that payers like Sherron, Frank, and Devonte don’t grow on trees. Dotson might become that but unfortunately he doesn’t have a upper class and to show him the ropes.

    Frank and Devonte didn’t have senior mentors either. They had to figure out the leadership part on their own.



  • We’re coming off 3 straight 30 win seasons, 2 E 8s, and a Final Four. With 14 straight conference championships sprinkled on top. For us, this is Skid Row. Oh my goodness, the clinching of teeth. Our rebuild year is a 4 seed. Oh the agony and pain…death, where is thy sting?



  • Well this team is going to have to live with the fact that they were the ones who broke the longest streak in D1 b-ball. Of course not wholly their fault. I truly hope they manage to have a deep run in the tourney to help mitigate this.



  • @KUSTEVE We are spoiled rotten by consistent success over a very long term. And, while the highest of expectations, i.e., national championships, with the rarest of 20 year exceptions, are dashed, we are assuaged at least in part by conference championships, NCAA POY candidates and fan favorites, and frequent deep NCAA tourney runs (we can argue about living up to seedings).

    Relative to those perhaps inflated expectations, this season has been more than disappointing and disconcerting. We were ranked #1 preseason (at least in the top 3-4). This was expected to be, by far, the deepest team Self has had in years. The B12 had supposedly lost most of its top talent and was going to be down. Recall many of the early posts - talk of undefeated season or at least in the conference.

    So, to not only not come close to the heightened expectations, but to have the conference championship streak end (and to KSU!), with likely a 10 loss season facing us, as well as the potential for an early tournament exit, well, the hand-wringing, angst and utter despair is somewhat understandable.

    On the other hand, looked through another prism, this might be one of the best coaching jobs of Self’s career. Doke for only 9 games. No Silvio at all. Head case LaGerald. A lot of external distractions. Starting 4 freshman for much of the back half of the season, one of whom wasn’t expected to play at all this year, and another who seemingly didn’t come to play too many nights. A team with, as it turns out, has very little NBA talent.

    Given that, if we end up with 25+ wins, and maybe a Sweet 16, and with everything that can wrong does, well, you are right…that’s a helluva “down” year…



  • Thanks all for clearing up my braincramp.



  • Next year: Dotson/ Grimes / Ochai / KJ / Charlie / Dave / Prison Mitch / Marcus / and maybe Doke. That’s alot of experience coming back. Then add in our freshmen, and we should be really stout next year. This year will pay off for years.



  • KUSTEVE said:

    We’re coming off 3 straight 30 win seasons, 2 E 8s, and a Final Four. With 14 straight conference championships sprinkled on top. For us, this is Skid Row. Oh my goodness, the clinching of teeth. Our rebuild year is a 4 seed. Oh the agony and pain…death, where is thy sting?

    Yeah, I was actually expecting to be more disappointed by it ending. But it isn’t painful since I guess I have always known it is inevitable.

    Whaddya think Joe D’s primary reaction was? “Thank God it’s over!” is one possibility. But I bet it was “Get another hit tomorrow–or 3 or 4.” It cetainly wasn’t "WAAAAHHHHH!!!"



  • @mayjay You know, a longer than expected run in the tournament would cure all ills.



  • you know looking back on this year - - makes it a bit harder to understand about problems an streak continuing this year.

    3rd- - - in FG %- - - - - - 4th- - - in FT % - - - -4th- - - in 3 pt %- - - - -2nd- - – in Scoring offense

    The big problem looks like for us - - Ball control - - TO’S - - -w rank 8th in the conference - -and right in the middle in rebounding - -5th - - frustrating – overall not really that bad. - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Context: Undefeated on home and neutral courts this season! 3-8 on the road- yuck.

    Best news I can announce: NO MORE ROAD GAMES THIS SEASON!!!



  • dylans said:

    Context: Undefeated on home and neutral courts this season! 3-8 on the road- yuck.

    Best news I can announce: NO MORE ROAD GAMES THIS SEASON!!!

    Those neutral court games were early season with Doke still healthy.

    I don’t even know if Kansas wins a B12 tournament game this season. We won’t know who the opponent is until after Saturday, but it’ll be either ISU, Texas, or Oklahoma. My money would be on Texas being the opponent and needing a win to keep their tournament hopes alive.



  • Texas and roach is back



  • @Texas-Hawk-10 Don’t rain on my parade. Dok was hurt for 4 of the early games with and ankle injury before going out for the season with a wrist. So not all of the games were won with Dok. (Silver lining to your rain storm)



  • @dylans The “neutral” court game Doke missed was the Sprint Center game against NMSU where there was a giant Jayhawk logo at center court.

    I don’t trust this team outside of AFH because they haven’t given a reason to be trusted outside of AFH.



  • If the team that played at OU shows up again, we r done. I didn’t know that team!



  • Crimsonorblue22 said:

    If the team that played at OU shows up again, we r done. I didn’t know that team!

    same one that went to Texas Tech too



  • @Texas-Hawk-10 Plus you have the pressure of the NCAA tournament. Younger teams often have a hard time in the tourney…especially against an experienced, lower seeded team. If we are a 4 or a 5…look out as the opponent will be a good team. Lipscomb, etc.



  • Hawk8086 said:

    @Texas-Hawk-10 Plus you have the pressure of the NCAA tournament. Younger teams often have a hard time in the tourney…especially against an experienced, lower seeded team. If we are a 4 or a 5…look out as the opponent will be a good team. Lipscomb, etc.

    I’m almost positive the media is going to pin KU on upset alert no matter who the opponent is in the first round. I can’t say I blame them but Self better do whatever he can to block these kids from reading about it or it will go to their head. They let Tech & K-St winning on Monday night affect them in Norman just a day later. Hopefully I’m wrong here but this team is as fragile mentally as any I’ve ever seen



  • The tourney is such a crapshoot. We could have the road paved for us like some cinderellas have over the years when big teams get upset as always happens. Or we could run into someone who has watched our tape and is ready to exploit our weaknesses, which could mean an earlier than expected exit.



  • @wissox that’s the beauty of it, if anyone here before the tournament started last year said KSU was going to the elite 8, we would shunned them lol. We all figured a second loss to Virginia was most likely. I’m not banking on anything from us this season, depends on our match ups. I’ve only picked KU to lose in the first round 1 time and it was accurate in 2006 with Bradley. I saw a team with a ton more experience and size. Some give me a hard time for picking us to lose but in bracket challenges that involve money, I do what I think is most likely not what i want to happen.



  • I’ll be freakin ecstatic if we win one game this tournament. Low expectations but imo realistic ones given the roster’s ceiling. If Self makes the 2nd weekend with this group give the guy another raise



  • @BeddieKU23 If Bill Self makes the sweet 16 with these guys, he cements himself even more as one of the best in the game. Its amazing to look back at some of the teams he was able to win the conference with. There is just so much negativity with this team and I hate it. Not saying I haven’t been negative but with all the bad news surrounding this program right now. I’m pleased that we haven’t gone completely under like WV or ISU seems to be. I’m more disappointed in how we lost the B12 title not becuase we did. IMO we haven’t played with enough energy and fire on the road, whoch can happen with young teams but is still frustrating. I just hope the FieldHouse is full Saturday and we can close out another undefeated season in there. I’d be shocked if its a true sellout, when I went to the OSU game, there were more empty seats than I have ever seen in that place and I’ve been to a Wednesday game vs Holy Cross. There were 8 seats right behind us that no one ever used and at least 15 of the wood seat backs about half way up empty, several up in the each corner and some empty throughout the place. If I was to guess there was a minimum of 100 seats open. Everyone needs to go if able and support our team and university. Even if we are in a down year of finishing 3rd and winning 20 plus games, lol that sounds funny when you think about it.



  • I’ll be there



  • KU is at a 9 man rotation with 7 of those 9 players in their first year playing for KU. Garrett and Lightfoot are the only 2 guys who played a minute last year for KU.

    There was always a steep curve trying to integrate that many new players into the program at once.


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