Well that was ugly. Unfortunately, the News and Notes is required to examine brutal losses like these.
So now to rip off the bandaid....
“I’m as disappointed this week as I was excited last week,” KU senior center Gavin Howard said. “This is one of the most disappointing losses I’ve had in my career here, and I honestly don’t know how it happened.”
Is there really any better way to put it?
Although the Cyclones have suffered through a rough season and been snake-bitten by several bad losses and a few close calls, there’s hope for them to finish with a winning streak. Next week, they play at West Virginia
So did Kansas bring the wrong shoes? Did the Jayhawks leave at home shoes more well-suited to an icy field?
“I don’t think so,” Shepherd said. “I think it’s more of a Nike and adidas thing, just the way that they make their cleats.”
Actually a somewhat plausible explanation for the disaster we saw last night.
Sims makes history KU senior James Sims' 114 yards on 21 carries gave him 1,028 for the season, which represents a new career high and makes him the first Jayhawk in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons. June Henley and Tony Sands, who rank first and second on KU's career-rushing list — ahead of Sims in third — both had multiple 1,000-yard seasons, but neither player did it in back-to-back years. Sims' triple-digit night marked the 15th of his career, which puts him two behind Sands for KU's all-time lead.
“If you look at our shooting percentages, they’re better than ever so far,” KU coach Bill Self said. KU hit 60 percent of its attempts in Friday’s 88-58 home victory over Towson.
“We’ve shot 50 percent every game. We don’t do that. We just make sure other teams can’t score. Since we don’t do that anymore, I guess we’ve got to make sure we score,” he added sarcastically.
Interesting how we are part of the three longest streaks.
Other Kansas Sports
KU officials provided the ultimate honor for Jarmoc and her parents. A Canadian flag was hung in Horejsi, and the Canadian national anthem played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” preceding the first serve.