Sigh. That was awful.
- The Fail in Philly (aka KU Men's BBall) -
The lead never changed after Temple jumped out to a 7-0 advantage to start the game. A career-high 20 points from Frank Mason and nine second-half points by Kelly Oubre, Jr. led the short list of highlights from No. 10 Kansas' upset at Temple Monday night inside the Wells Fargo Center, 77-52.
"We see we’ve got a lot of work to do, now," Oubre added after watching a couple thousand Temple students storm the court after the (8-4) Owls handed the (9-2) Jayhawks their second-worst loss in the 12-year Bill Self era. It trailed only the Kentucky clobbering — Temple led by 30 points down the stretch — and wound up tying a 25-point setback in 2006 at Texas.
KU fell behind 7-0 before Frank Mason III made a layup with 16:31 left in the first half. That was nearly two minutes longer than KU's longest dry spell to start a game this season (18:17 vs. Kentucky).
"I had a turnover two minutes left in the game at Kansas when I was a sophomore (in 69-62 loss for Temple). That’s kind of been on my mind since that game. It was a great thing to have my guys ready to get a win."
"When you don't have guys who can break you off the bounce like Temple does, you've got to run stuff," Self said. "And when you run stuff, you've got to execute. And we didn't do that. We didn't run stuff, we didn't execute, and we were careless with the ball."
"We have to get back to work," the Kansas coach said. "We haven't had a terrible non-conference thus far. We're 9-2 and we've played as good of a schedule as anybody. We had two bad performances and everything else was OK."
Kansas men's basketball freshman Kelly Oubre, Jr., has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, in a vote by a media panel, the conference office announced Monday.
If Kansas is going to win the league for the 11th straight year, it's going to need something out of Oubre. That's not to say he needs to be as good as Wiggins or Ben McLemore, but he'll at least need to be a contributor. He's too talented not to be.
It was KU’s last game before Christmas, and the players were allowed to head to their respective homes after the game, not having to return to Lawrence until Friday night.
- Kansas Women's BBall -
Despite four Jayhawks scoring in double figures, Kansas was unable to overcome Creighton's scoring output in extended time as the Jayhawks eventually fell 84-81.
Friday's visit marks the 22nd year that Kansas Athletics has visited Lawrence Memorial Hospital, spending time with patients and delivering gifts as a part of the Crimson and Blue Holiday Project, which is organized through Kansas' trademark licensing office.
KU coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Monday that sophomore guard Keyla Morgan has been medically disqualified because of an undisclosed medical condition that KU officials said was non-life threatening but would keep her away from competition.
- Kansas Football -
Information on the identity of new Kansas football coach David Beaty's coaching staff continues to be tough to come by, but sources told the Journal-World on Monday that legendary Olathe North football coach Gene Wier is expected to join Beaty's staff in the off-the-field coaching role.
- College Sports -
Aaron Valdes scored 15 points and Isaac Fleming 10 as Hawaii held off Nebraska, 66-58, in a tournament quarterfinal game late Monday night.
Here’s a very interesting piece in The Cauldron entitled "The Reality of Modern Recruiting." This is an article about the plight of Kelly Oubre, a Rivals.com 5-star player who committed to the Kansas Jayhawks back last November. If you’ll recall from the Kansas game that Kentucky and UK played earlier this season, Oubre was not a major factor. To be fair, nobody on the entire Kansas team was a major factor in that thrashing, but please excuse the excursion into partisan hyperbole.
Can I be happy for Trent Johnson and disappointed in AP voters at the same time? Yes.
- Potpourri -
The gamer formula requires a quote from a player immediately after mentioning something he did, even if that quote isn't enlightening or educational or entertaining in any way. Why? Because it's one of the only concrete things that differentiates a story written by someone who spent their Sunday in a press box from one written by someone who watched from the comfort of their own couch. It's no wonder the beat people get defensive when denied even that paltry prize.
Yes, you should read this and feel bad about your golf game.
- Videos of the Day -
Moments after the conclusion of a fantastic Miami Beach Bowl, a 55-48 double-overtime win by Memphis over BYU, a celebration turned into a melee with both teams engaging in a brawl that included dozens of players.
This cat tries to catch fish under the frozen pond and his slippery struggle is adorable.
Soren Petro, 810 WHB talk show host, takes a call from a Missouri fan in January 2010.
(Mr. Ed says: I wonder if this is the same John as in "John Barkley" the notorious FanShot spammer of RCT.)