Monday, January 11, 2010

College Basketball: KU Loses, Catfight in Columbia Starts Conference Sked

Bill Self after the 76-68 loss to Tennessee at Knoxville: "Winning camouflages your weaknesses. A loss exposes you. Now maybe we can get better, because we've been exposed." Kansas needs to rediscover that big guy in the middle...some guy named Cole. I hear he is pretty good.

56 fouls were called during the MU-KSU game on Saturday. The homestanding Mizzou Tigers upset the then 11th ranked K-State Wildcats 74-68 with a great comeback in the second half after being down most of the first half. Here is a link to Jason Whitlock's take on the game. I have thought all season that Missouri was the most battle tested of all the local teams, and a win in a knock-down drag-out like this game is the proof of that testing.

As a result of the losses, Kansas fell to no. 3, and Kansas State to no. 12. Missouri did not quite crack the top 25 yet. Texas was voted no. 1 with Kentucky no. 2. Baylor moved into the top 25 at no. 22. To me, the polls are not that important, other then a very fuzzy way of comparing the teams.

Now, on to the heart of the conference schedule. What will make a difference, both in the conference and come NCAA seeding time: Who can win a conference road game against a tough opponent? (Pics from the Kansas City Star)

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