I was sure I would see something along these lines before but nothing.
It appears that the Mayor was handed his a$$ last night by Scott Drew of all people and at home no less. The point was made endlessly by the color man that using all of his timeouts to stop ISU runs won the game. Along with Kenny Chery. Also note that this was done with Rico Gathers sitting on the bench. We should put a lot or credence in what the color man said since we believe them whenever they opine that KU should launch 3s.
Drew went with a smaller lineup of 3 pt shooters since Gathers wasn’t doing much under the boards. He took probably the only player that has a sniff at the league out of the game.
The Mayor on the other hand kept having his players chuck up 3 pointer after 3 pointer with little or no success. Niang couldn’t hit the proverbial KSU bull in the butt with a scoop shovel. What was working for them was Niang going inside, drawing defenders and passing to McKay for dunks. But no that wasn’t good enough since ISU is known as a 3 point shooting team. He also couldn’t prevent his players from making turnover after turnover at the end. What was he thinking?
Everybody here seems to love the Mayor for adjusting to his players strengths and not running a system. Did we see that last night. No we did not.
Maybe things really are as simple as the fact that it is very hard to win in the Big XII either at home or away. Maybe every coach doesn’t go from a genius when they win to a dolt when they lose. Who knows?