Wednesday, November 18, 2009

By the Hair of Their Chiny-Chin-Chin

Kansas narrowly escaped an upset by a totally unheralded Memphis team,winning 57-55 in St. Louis last night. Kansas was offensively out of synch much of the game, ending up with 21 turnovers and looking discombobulated without Sherrod Collins in the game. If Memphis could have had better shot selection and made more shots, KU would have been toast. It's easy to forget that KU is very young right now, with only Collins and Cole Aldrich with significant game experience. Coach Bill Self called it an opportunity to learn. I bet. And maybe time to find your backup point guard.

Sherrod Collins returned after several minutes in the locker room, physically doing better (the bandage in his AC space indicates that he received some IV fluids, not visible in the photo but reported by Bob Davis on the radio broadcast) and able to hit the clinching shots from the field and on the free throw line.
Cramps, cramps, cramps. Once they start, they are hard to stop without an IV.
Bill Self, with Excedrin headache no. 21, all those turnovers. (all photos from the Kansas City Star)

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