Tag:College Basketball
Posted on: February 9, 2010 8:50 pm

First Blog of the season... go HAWKS

It's been a great season for the Jayhawks this year.  There gave been several developments I would like to discuss:

1. Marcus Morris:  What can I say?  Did you think he would be the most improved player after last year?  I sure didn't.  He has been simply AMAZING this year.  He has been the "MVP" of the Big XII season thus far.  He is shooting for a high percentage from the field and is cleaning the glass with the best of them.

2.  Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins:  I expected greatness... and have gotten... well... solid play.  The Jayhawks have been able to win games with them playing sub-par (last night for example)... there is still time for them to have some big games.  Need to see Cole get more agressive in the post. 

3.  Tennessee game:  just plain ugly.  That Vols team would have beat any team that afternoon.  You need a game like that to build from.  I think the team realized that if they don't bring it ever game... they can get beat.  They have learned and improved.

4.  Reed and Morningstar:  The great white hope(s)?  They have played MUCH better than I had expected thus far.  They need to continue to hit their open shots and play smart.  They have earned their spots in the rotation and I like what I've seen!!!

5.  Freshman class:  Dissapointing.  They have played very little if at all recently.  Other than the obvious (X)... don't expect them to play much.

So... with about 1/2 the conference season left... there is still a lot of basketball to play.  I think this team could go down as one of the best to play for Kansas.  Cole, Sherron, Marcus and X need to carry the team to the championship.  I look forward to seeing how things play out.
Posted on: February 25, 2008 8:10 am

Another loss... more questions!

So jayhawk fans... another dud by the hawks over the weekend.  I was so happy that the game was on local TV... but wish I would not have seen it!  What happened to the killer mentality?  Why is this team having trouble with these teams?  Why can we not guard these teams like we were in the beginning of the season?  I think they look tired and not as motivated.  This year’s team has a great chance this year!  They need to get their heads in the game and play to their ability… not down to the competition.  I am sick of Brandon and the rest of the crew being so darn passive on offense.  Brandon is a really good player that needs to learn how to take over when the team needs a lift!  We should have won on Saturday.  Things need to change soon… or they are going to lose everything they have worked so hard for.  Right now… I expect they are a #2 seed.  To earn a #1 they need to win out… including the BIG XII tournament.  Can they do it… yes.  Will they?<o:p></o:p>

Posted on: February 11, 2008 11:53 am

HUGE game tonight in Austin!

Tonight could make or break the Jayhawks season!  The horns are a VERY talented team and could cause a ton of problems for the hawks tonight.  Yes, they no longer have Kevin Durant, but this team has a ton of young talented guards and a decent frontcourt as well.  We are going to need to play at our best to win at Texas!  Because we swept them last year... they will be ready for this one!  Mario, Russ and Sherron are going to have their hands full with DJ.  I my eyes, he is the most complete guard in the BIG XII... maybe even the country. 

The Jayhawks played well from what I hear against Baylor... but no 3's?  How does a team score 100 points without making a single 3 point basket?  I was VERY happy to see that both Russ and Sherron had great games!  And we shot over 75% from the FT line again!  Looks like Bill might be spending more time in practice shooting FT's!

I am really looking forward to watching this game tonight!  I think it should be an "Instant Classic".... as they say.

I must also say... I was shocked that Clemson blew that game last night against UNC... and how about that UCLA loss.  Looks like Kansas should climb in the rankings again this afternoon before tonights game. 



Posted on: February 8, 2008 11:08 am

Tournament talk....

The big dance is only a month away.  What team(s) do you not want to see on your side of the bracket?  What teams scare you... if any?  What do you guys think about Duke's win at North Carolina?  Do you think Memphis is the real deal?  What about a team like Butler?  Can they make another run this year?  Is the BIG 10 as bad as they look?  What about the PAC 10?  Are they as physical as they looked last night in the UCLA game?  What sleeper teams are going to peak?  UCONN?  Kentucky? 

Selection Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year.  I can't wait to see all the possible matchups!  Some I would love to see are:

Kansas State and Indiana:  Eric Gordon against Michael Beasley would be amazing!  I think they would both score 40+ in that game!

Kansas and North Carolina:  I know all Kansas fans would love to see this game in the final.  Roy Williams against Kansas!  I can see the press conference now... Roy crying like a baby... saying how he never wanted to play against Kansas!

Memphis against Duke: I think this game would be very entertaining!  Lots of 3's and great guard play.  Could Derrick Rose handle the pressure as a freshman?

Tennessee against Butler:  Coach Pearl knows all about Butler going back to his days at UW-Milwaukee.

This years tournament is going to be a great one!  I can't wait!

Posted on: February 5, 2008 8:17 am

Missouri game

Another Jayhawk victory!!!  I thought the team played well last night.  Not great... but played a good game.  I was upset that they were not able to cause more turnovers and they had too many of their own.  I was also upset that Slim got himself in foul trouble again.  We are a different team with him on the bench.  He needs to learn to play smarter and not pickup those dumb fouls.  I really liked to see Brandon be more agressive and drive to the hoop a couple times.  He needs to play like the go-to-guy and be a little more selfish!  He is so talented around the basket and needs to take advantage of his strengths!  I was also happy to see Sherron playing a little better... he had that burst of speed we all saw last year!  I think this team is starting to believe and starting to really understand what it takes to win... no matter what style of play the other teams forces on them.  Keep being agressive and playing smart!  Keep hitting your FT and trusting your teammates.  This team is fun to watch!!




Posted on: February 4, 2008 8:13 am

Gift from Mizzou

Well.... a lot has happened in the last week.  Kansas loses a game at KSU for the first time in like 100 years.... Cats take over the lead in BIG XII.... then poop their pants at Missouri.  So... were do we stand now?  Tied for first with another BIG XII Championship in our grasp as long as we take care of business!  It starts tonight with a home date against the same short-handed Mizzou team that just had a HUGE win against KSU. 

Our Huge advantage tonight is going to be our guards... they are missing their point guard!!!  We should be able to cause Mizzou to turn the ball over all night!  Should be a nice confidence booster for KU tonight!  Brandon Rush, Mario Chalmers, and Sherron Collins should dominate and KU should win easily!  I also want to see Cole Aldrich get some major minutes!  We are going to need home come March!

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