With some days before KU travels to ManCrappin to take on the Wildcats, I thought we could all kill some downtime by basking in our own glory (chuckling to myself as I hear KSU/MU fans start crying about KU fans being arrogant). I thought it would be jolly good fun if we take a look back on our nation-leading 54 game home winning streak, now that it has been extended again by an absolute shellacking of Mizzou. A time to review some of the most memorable games from before this season. We will go in chronological order, starting with where the streak began:
KU 97 – KState 70
With a lot of talk about Huggy Bear and KU being overrated after dropping a tight one to AandM, the Jayhawks rebound to absolutely embarrass the Wildcats to start the streak. Brandon Rush leads KU with 18 points as KU uses its depth and frontcourt to wear down KSU. KU would follow with a win at Missouri to start the streak with wins over its two biggest rivals.
KU 92 – Nebraska 39
You secretly rooted like crazy the last few minutes that NU wouldn’t hit 40. Honestly what a bloodbath. 92-39? You lost NINETY TWO TO THIRTY NINE? KU relied on a balanced attacked while Maric was the only Husker to reach double figures (less points than shots attempted as well). Jeremy Case scored 9 points in this game (wtf), yelling that today’s forecast was rain while he drained his treys.
KU 90 – Texas 86
KU overcomes a huge first half output by Kevin Durant, who also found the time to read books to children and fix his momma’s shudders while torching the Hawks in the first half. KU stormed back to win and take the Big12 title outright at a 14-2 mark. ItsameaMario Chalmers lead KU with 21 points, letting Texas know early on that he would soon own them. Durant finished with 32. Hes…well he is ok.
2007-2008 Season (yep, that one where we kinda won the National Championship).
KU 100 – DA BEARS (Baylor) 90
After really no tests (at home) prior, KU tangled with the Bears in one of the wackiest games you will ever see in college baskethoops. KU scored 100 points without hitting one three (0-9) while Baylor shot 12-29 from three. While KU really controlled the game mostly, it was a good test that showed KU could run and beat a good team at any style.
KU 88 – Kstate 74
Them Hawks get revenge on “Sad” Michael Beasley and co with a game not as close as the final score indicated. After a shit performance the week before against Iowa State (KU won by 10 at home after losing to Okie State in which I famously (if you think I’m famous which you don’t) yelled during the game “this team will be lucky to make the sweet 16!") KU would make the turning point of the season by taking down Beaz Nutts and Co lead by a balanced attack.
KU 109 – Texas Tech 59
The famous Senior Game in which every Hawk scored except Chase “the Card” Buford. Signs this team was starting to click and an all-around awesomely fun game to go to. The Hawks would bow out of the Phog in style for the year before winning it all.
2008-2009 Season (Just For Men is now behind the sink)
KU 92 – Tennessee 85
The Hawks showed themselves and them haters they still had some talent, running all over Rocky Top in a crazy high scoring affair. Sherron Collins lead all scorers with 26 and Cole “the Toll” Aldrich poured in 22 down low. KU would follow this win with a tough win over tourney killers Sienna before falling to MEEEEEEchigan State in Spartyland.
KU 90 Mizzou 65
After dropping a BS game against the tigers in Columbia in which balls randomly flew in off bricks and other trickfoolery, KU came home to take on a top 10 (WTF?) Mizzou team. KU ran all over the Tigers in this one, with Sherron Collins scoring 25 and the Toll adding 19 points, 14 rebounds, and gaining an early knowledge that he could pimp the Tiggers when he pleased.
KU 83 - Texas 73
KU would wrap up another Big12 title (yawn, whats new) by coming back and out-lasting the Male Cows in the final game of the season. Texas net burner Doofus Balbay was held to 4 points, and do I really need to tell you who our leading scorer was?
So there you have it. KU remains undefeated at home this season, and lets hope it stays alive until we are all six feet underground (frankly I’ll be upset if it doesn’t). Feel free to add your own thoughts or if you feel any games were left out.