Don't get me wrong, I loved every bit of Saturday afternoon's 92-39 demolition of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Still, it must be rough to lose by 53 points in a CONFERENCE game, where for the most part the teams are supposed to be even. It would be one thing if we were playing New Hampshire State A&M (if that is a real school, I apologize to all graduates) on November 22nd but whenever you win by 53 points in February you know you are doing something right.
The 53 point shellacking was the second worst ever in Huskers Hoop history, the worst was also at the hands of the Jayhawks in 1958 when we hammered the Huskers 102-46. At one point it was tied 11-11, after that we outscored them 82-28.
The surprising part of it all is that our leading scorers, Brandon Rush and Darrell Arthur, scored only 13 points. That's my favorite part about this team, we share the ball so well that only rarely will a player explode a la Julian Wright's 32 in Columbia 8 days ago. We had 5 different players in double figures, Rush and Arthur (13), Sherron Collins (12), Mario Chalmers (10) and Julian Wright (10).
Rush Showing His Domination (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Robinson had a horrible day, scoring only 2 points in 21 minutes on 1-4 shooting. He was even benched by Self for much of the first half for horrible shot selection, he shot two straight 3 pointers that weren't in the flow of the offense and even airballed one of them.
Next up we got Kansas State in Bramlage Coliseum tomorrow night, it is a very important game for them and just a ho-hum one for us, save the rivalry. A victory by Purple would almost clinch an NCAA berth, we need to stay on guard and continue our march for a #1 seed.