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Kansas 97 Colorado 54

Good teams win on their home floor. We didn't just need to win yesterday, we needed to make a statement and blow them out. We did exactly that, beating the Buffs for the 24th straight time in Allen Fieldhouse by the score of 97 to 54. We were led by Brandon Rush and Super Mario who both hit blackjack in their point totals. For the second straight game we were winning the entire game save once (3-2 opposition) with us scoring first, them knocking down a 3 and our shooters catching fire. They were lead by their only true scorer, Richard Roby, who scored 40% of his team's points (30 out of 74) along with 11 points by Jeremy Williams.

However, the story of the game for me was Ricardo Patton's last trip to Allen Fieldhouse. Kind of like when Billy Tubbs left Oklahoma, but to a much different scale, Colorado isn't Colorado without Ricardo coaching. Sure Colorado never really contended for the conference title but whenever we made the trip to Altitude Land it was a tough game, even though we've won 35 of the last 36 games in the series. When they left AL and came to Lawrence it was a different story, we have won 24 straight against them in the Phog. Still, Ricardo only had positive things to say about the place:

"You know what -- it's just been great getting to coach in this arena and to coach in the Big 12," Patton said after the eighth-ranked Jayhawks beat his outmanned Buffaloes 97-74 Saturday.

and

"Certainly we would have liked to have beaten them a little more often, but they have been pretty good, too. There were as many NBA scouts here today as there were fans, and they were here for a reason."

He might be exaggerating a little with that second quote, I would have to imagine more of the 16,300 where Jayhawk faithful than paid NBA scouts but I get his point. We attract national attention and it is always fun when you go to a place like that. Even if you go winless in 13 tries there.


That's how I'll remember you Ricardo...screaming -- Source Here

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