It’s been a shell game the entire time. It’s not about the car…but what’s inside the car!!!
Now we just need zion to hold his preference for zion/quentin package deal. Mmm…only 2 games in and I’m ready for next year to start with this class, Lawson boys, and whoever else stays.
@DoubleDD I really don’t think there has been in a game in the last 30 years where a KU team has hoped to win. I’m pretty sure that every time the team takes the court…they expect it.
Saying that, a victory is a victory in my book. UK’s height scares me a little bit. UK beats a great…not a good, but great Vermont team playing absolutely terrible shooting wise. They left about 20 points within 5 feet of the basket. They will rebound and have the depth to cause headaches for any driving…similar to 2012. I fully expect Doke to get in early foul trouble and it will be a tale of 2 decisively different teams…big and slow paced UK vs. small and fast KU. I expect to see KU put up 32 3’s tonight and 14 need to drop.
I fully expect a KU win. But I do every game. This is going to be a closely contested contest throughout.
Vick is the player of the game with 22 points and 6 boards.
Devonte with 15 and 9 assists
Malik with 10
Garrett with 4
Svi with 14 on 4-7 from 3 and a layup
Preston with 10 on a ho-hum 5-6 shooting
Doke with 8 and 5 boards
Mitch with 2 on some random 3 minute spurt filler bucket
KU wins 85 - 79
The 1997 team was by far the best team KU had in “recent” memory. Just ran into a hot Bibby and Simon which is pretty common in the NCAA tourney. 97 was loaded; unfortunately, Billy Thomas is still chucking up 3’s that are bangin off the back of the rim. Pollard and Haase had something incredibly low like 2 shots combined and 0 points between them if memory serves me right. I’m too bitter about the game to look up the real stats. My KU - PTSD gets triggered quite quickly if I look at that.
Is this team special? They are the effin Kansas Jayhawks!!! Of course they’re special. For the 35th year in a row (I started following college ball when I was 6) I start every season…every game for that matter, with the same Coach Dale quote: “My team is on the floor”. I firmly believed KU would win the national championship the previous 34 seasons and this year I’m just as excited as any of the others. I’m a complete homer on this though. If KU trotted out Matt Kleinmann, Nick Bahe, Tyler Self, Chase Buford, and Brennan Bechard against 2012 Kentucky…I would still like my chances.
Now saying that…I’m not a Doke fan like everybody else seems to be. He’s a complete downgrade from Landon. Landon couldn’t make a bunny…but what he did do was set a perfect blockout for about 80% of all of Mason’s drives. He cleared the lane, he knew where to be on the court, and knew where to pass the ball in the sets. He was a 4 year player of course and took him until the 4th year to get it together. Doke gasses out early, can’t shoot free throws, an inconsistent lay-up / hook shot, and travels 85% of the time if he dribbles on the block. He traveled quite a bit against pitt state, but the refs were waiting for the foul on him to occur and watched for that more. He’s not terrible of course and played good defense and denied several entry passes forcing Pitt state to pass the ball around more. He looks like he knows the offense pretty good, thus, with the guards we got, he will get several opportunities to excel.
He is the only “weak” link with this team. I would take anybody on KU’s roster over any other roster in the country. Get excited for this team folks…they’ll be fun. Exhausting and frustrating at times? Yes. But they’ll be good and will battle.
For what it’s worth however, I would love to see Vick play all 40 minutes every game. I love that dude. My favorite player since B-Rush.
I see KU with 4 losses this year. Kentucky, 2 times to west virginia, and one to texas. I love me some DG, Newman, and Vick; but, the I don’t see how they consistently break the press against WVU and not have 25 turnovers. We’ve truly been spoiled with point guard ball handling skills over the last several years and the aforementioned don’t cut it for me in a pressing situation. KU will have 2 weaknesses this year as compared to recent memory:
3 full games is a tall feat. I do like TCU coming in second and WVU coming in 3rd. Each will have 4-5 losses each in conference I’d reckon.
@Texas-Hawk-10 …I’m not talking about a 4 seed of the bracket…but the number 4 overall seed. Some team will have an inflated record because of the BS conference they play in and will get the 1 seed in the so Duke will have an easy national semifinal game. The top teams this year will be Duke, UK, KU, Mich St. and Zona. The rest of the 63 teams are just filler material for the one shining moment montage. Two of those teams will get screwed out of a number 1 seed for a team like Ta-State. Marsha will get his crew to go 30-1 or whatever and finally get the 1 seed. That’s what happens when the toughest games are against a weaker than normal Baylor team, a shitty oklahoma state team, and their one loss this year…Oklahoma.
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