@justanotherfan I get what you are saying. I was one that thought Shaka would do better than he has at UT. Some on here have pointed out that while his team’s at VCU were good, he didn’t (or maybe only the once…I don’t remember) win his conference. He did have his team prepared and road a hot streak into the final four. And you correctly point out, in my opinion, what Self did wrong in that game. That, and I believe, the Morii not taking VCU seriously. His snarky comment about KU as he came into the league probably doesn’t help him win over KU fans.
@BShark I think our crappy play is more a team effort, but 7 turnovers when you play off the ball is pretty hard to explain. I keep thinking KJ is sitting over on the bench, and the few minutes he got ( except for that stupid behind the back pass on the fast break ) were better than what Vick played the whole game. Vick is not a hero, and I think him trying to be one hurts more than it helps.
I mentioned earlier in this thread. - -just curious I know might be insane but at this point it might also help some too. - -Start McCormack at the 5 - -like HEM mentioned and I totally agree with , but I was thinking with Vick in one of his swoons - not being seen on the floor doing his disappearing act yet again - -Ok so everyone say Garrett is an offensive liability - -so at least for the moment - let’s start KJ - -he was decent at Memphis can score - -at least keep the opponents honest - have to play us 5-5 - -instead of them sagging with Garrett on the Floor Bring Vick in to back up KJ - for right now anyways - -maybe Vick be more inspired coming off the bench - -start KJ at the 3 - -Have Garret come of the bench to back up Dotson & Grimes - at this point couldn’t hurt - -I know he is more of an offensive threat then Marcus - -he rebounds the ball decent - so he gives us more height - -more rebounding and can score better then Marcus - -what ya think? - I know it’s not the pemament solution but hell can’t hurt and try
A couple decades ago I had a roommate who was big into soccer. Even with his day to day excitement about the sport I still couldn’t muster the least bit of interest. It’s like a more boring version of hockey without fights and I don’t like hockey. Nah I’ll stick to KU basketball year round.
I think this team needed this type of win tonight. It wasn’t pretty but we saw some good individual performances from guys who really hadn’t impacted the games leading in. This gives me confidence we can go on the road and get some Arizona St revenge.
Moore finally made shots and had some good energy besides some horrible D. Big Dave looked a lot more comfortable later in the 2nd half. Love his effort and motor. If they can get him under control as the season goes by then he starts putting himself on the map for minutes. I think Self has to find a way to play him because he rebounds and runs the floor as good as any big we have.
@BeddieKU23: I Big Dave. I’m so looking forward to watching his development. To me, he has “KU” written all over him and I’m really excited.
well here is the latest on Dean from Ol squeaky. - - -the injury ia a small tear in a tendon in his foot.
Squeaks now saying time out could be in the best case scenario of 3-4 weeks - which would be like him missing like the first 5 games or so in the Big 12 schedule - - the worst case Scenario which could be 8 weeks - -which if that turns out to be the case they said - -yes he could be available for the game against us in the Phog BUT not sure if it would be worth it - -thinking I guess about the tourney.
IF he is out the 8 weeks - it’s pretty much a lost season for him I would think. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
Stress fractures can also be caused by poor running or jumping form (i.e., the exercise is putting more strain on a particular area than it should, resulting in the injury). That’s something you have to be very careful with, as that’s why they can recur with a high frequency.
I’m looking at it in terms of Saturday. Villanova knows KU only has 1 good post player which Nova lacks. I can imagine the gameplan will be to double Dedric when he gets the ball and go at him on offense to draw fouls. Wright has out-coached Self in both recent meetings so you know he’s going to zero on something for Saturday. The first game without Doke didn’t really expose the fact that if Dedric can’t play 30-35 minutes a game this KU team is in a world of trouble.