Sherrod Collins drives for one of his important baskets. (Kansas City Star)
Bill Self kept saying it: Cornell is very good, we can't take them lightly. Many dismissed this as coach speak, to keep fans interested and players motivated. Surprise, surprise. Cornell is pretty good and they gave KU all they could handle before running out of gas and losing 71-66. Sherron Collins had 33 points and made all kinds of clutch shots and free throws. The rest of the team? Generally brutal, and also, more concerning, drooped a little under pressure.
We missed a good one, my friend and I. We did fret about the score and game a little bit at the beginning of the second half, then retreated back to the TV. Big sighs of relief followed the game.