@Hawk8086 My favorite Jim Valvano line was when in a game he asked a ref if he could get a technical foul for what he was thinking. The ref told him ‘NO’ and then Valvano said, “Good…because I think you suck.” Genius
Posts made by focojayhawk
RE: Other Games Tonight
@wissox I grew up in Madison…parents have season Badger football football/basketball tickets…then graduated from KU so I’m in your boat as a fan of both. I also read and occasionally comment on B5Q (bschultz) with you.
I’ll be curious to see how UW plays offense with 5 guys who can shoot on the floor again after Happ/Iverson leave. Happ has been great for them, but they’ve had to run their offense differently for 4 years because of his offensive limitations. Add in Iverson and it muddies things up pretty quick
RE: Poor Silvio
So does KU/SDS end up here while others don’t simply because the Adidas trial went first and before the season while the Nike/UA teams get one more year to ride it out because their trials are after the season?
RE: Poor Silvio
It cannot play Silvio if there is any chance he would be declared ineligible and risk forfeiting games.
Why not? Isn’t Duke doing that with Zion? Didn’t AZ do that with Ayton?
To me…either the ship takes everyone down with them including KU (which would be an NCAA nightmare because it would include Duke) because ‘everyone recruits like this’…or it takes no one. Playing SDS then becomes a situation where he and KU get in trouble along with everyone else because they played an ineligible player last year and then chose to again this season…or no one gets in trouble and KU sat SDS for nothing.
I say roll the dice and play him. #FREESILVIO
RE: Not KU but sports related. ESPN lays off 100 employees...
Just out of curiosity…how do you all get your sports programming? I’ve had DirecTV for years and get all I want along with a TON I don’t. Prices are going up and I’m weary of searching for an alternative again (did a few years back, but bartered and got my D-TV price down). Are there options or combo of options to get all the major sports (perhaps even with a DVR or some equivalent) that anyone uses/recommends?
RE: A Pure Embarrassment
Frustrating last ten minutes last night, but it’s so fun to have college basketball back. Couple thoughts from the game…
The only justification Self could ever have to play either Lucas or Traylor is that they help on the glass and on the defensive end. It’s clearly never been about their offense (understatement of the year). What we saw last night, especially in the last 7 minutes, was a team that couldn’t get a defensive rebound and an MSU team that had no fear of having their shot blocked at the rim. If Lucas and Traylor can’t provide blocked or altered shots at the rim or get a defensive rebound, then they have no purpose being on the court. It’s been multiple years and we’ve yet to see either of those things from them so to expect that to appear now seems a bit too optimistic for me and why it’s so frustrating to see them continually get the playing time that they do.
With how good of a shooting team this is, I think it’s great to have guards who can break down defenses off the dribble. That said, when Mason/Graham/Selden drove last night, it was often reckless and out of control. Rarely saw eyes up looking for shooters to dish to and often left them taking tough shots or getting a charge. Add that to having no real offense other than having the guards just drive and create their own shot, it makes for just plain bad offense.
I always enjoy the discussions here. Glad to have a place to talk KU hoops.
RE: Without Elite 5s and Elite Point Guards, KU Is Probably Doing as Well as It Can
New to comment…not to the board. Enjoy the discussions here very much.
@justanotherfan I think you’re spot on with the comment on the ability to create shots. The goal of offensive basketball is to try to create good shots. Without multiple guys who could regularly get in the lane off the dribble or someone in the post who could demand a double team, this KU team couldn’t create good shots as easily as past KU teams. There are a lot of reasons for why KU lost as they did, but the fact that WSU created good shots for themselves (which led to a high shooting while KU didn’t may be chief among them.