Joe Dooley won the ASUN regular season conference title for the second straight year in 2018. They start the conference tourney Monday night.
Always happy to see former KU coaches do well!
Is it possible the big guys are playing a bit soft to avoid fouls, hence fewer rebounds? Given that the big guys spent a lot of time on the bench in the first half, it had to impact rebounding.
If Preston can return, those numbers should change (I would hope)…
Seat for selection Sunday - Check
Beer for Selection Sunday - Check
Popcorn to throw at last 4 out - Check
Popcorn to throw at last 4 in - Check
Laugh practice for Gregg Marshall and spouse - Check
Finger Flip practice for Duke because they get a high a seed - Check
What am I missing?
I have almost no doubt that Self will massacre the league and make a tournament run with RS JR Agbaji, JR Braun, JR McBride and whoever else is added to that future roster.
Who are you and what have you done with @BShark ?
He had a great game for Ukraine, scoring 22 points and helping to defeat previously unbeaten Spain!
@JayHawkFanToo , it should be an interesting matchup for Clay Young, also!
There are articles and comments today regarding the “fun”the team was having. Newman had 8 points in the 1st 6 or so minutes and opened up his personality. Svi was his usual “all business” demeanor. Doke never smiles, like this is a lot of work! Looks like Devonté tries to have fun but carries the weight of the team on his shoulders. From a (very) high level, the team looks really stressed. Can HCBS get these guys to have fun yet play efficiently? Personally, I’d like to see more smiles and arm waving.
I hope the next trough hits against Ft Hays in our next pre-season…
As I understand it, supposedly Under Armour paid SDS’s guardian. The guardian had to reimburse UA when SDS decided to commit to Kansas and the guardian had to reimburse UA. Allegedly, that’s where Adidas stepped up and either reimbursed UA or the guardian for his payment back to UA. IMO.
Folks, I’m feeling relieved it’s over for this year. I never enjoy a KU loss and there was something missing this year, something undefinable. Was it lack a defined leadership, lack of “team”, lack of a will to win? The NCAA trial and investigation?
Maybe it’s as simple as a defense that can’t guard the 3 point line, a seeming common thread over the years.
At least now, we can discuss recruiting, hope for SDS to get cleared, see who’s returning, talk football and do any number of things. (Sigh) I know in my heart that this reasonably successful year is still a down year for KU fans.
This year started with such promise! It ended with yet another early round loss. But… hope springs eternal.
According to Gary Bedore’s Twitter account, Sosinksi is expected to be added to the squad for Wednesday’s game.
“Self said he’s been impressed with Sosinski as a kid, says he is bright and has picked up stuff quickly. Said he will be good for Azubuike, thus is expected to be added to team for Wed game. “He’s hard for Udoka to score on,” Self said.”
@Texas-Hawk-10 - nothing like having a “good sh*t” at another FF!
However, the difference this year is that KU has decent backup’s in SDS and Mac. Given enough game experience, they might hold down the back court. Also, quite a few 6’8”+ guys to help out.
In other news, Western Kentucky lost to Missouri State, 85-80. Coleby had 8 points, 1 rebound, 2 blocks, 2 TO and 4 fouls in 18 minutes. He did start.
@jayballer73 - I suspect Long wants to keep this close to the vest, avoiding (or maybe encouraging?) speculation. He’s a pro and is having a good time. Personally, it’s better than total silence. Over on The Phog , there’s 150+ pages in a single topic on a new football coach. The vast majority of it came in about 5 hours yesterday. It’s hilarious and every poster was having a great time. One guy (appparently illegally) went onto airport grounds to take pictures of people emerging from the aircraft. (I don’t doubt alcohol was involved! ). I’m going to roll with it and enjoy the ride. We’ll know soon enough!
Svi continues to impress at Lakers camp…
Assuming Billy’s mother bought the car for him, the financing info is in her hands. It will take time to get that to KU, verify she has adequate income and (I’ll bet) search her financial records to make certain no one fronted the money or inappropriately co-signed a note. This all takes time.
Anyone know what year/make/model he was driving?
@approxinfinity - Personal impact by illegals? Yes. I live in SoCal where we have a true melting pot. And, yes I have a degree from Pittsburg State in accounting and finance. I’m a CPA and have been in management positions all my working life.
Done ranting…… I won’t read the political section of KU Buckets any more.