Media slams Kansas for Iowa State loss
Factoring turnovers, this is the worst I've seen KU play in a game in my nearly three years on the beat. (Note: I didn't cover the "Topeka YMCA" defeat at TCU or the lopsided Champions Classic loss to Kentucky, which were before my time.)
Updated: The latest on Udoka Azubuike's wrist following KU-ISU
The No. 5-ranked Kansas Jayhawks lost 77-60 against the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames, but the bad news began pilling up even before tip-off.
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Lawson, a 6-foot-9 redshirt junior forward from Memphis, Tenn., had carried the offensive load before. And Saturday at Iowa State, a virtuoso performance from the most fluid scorer wearing KU’s road blue uniforms seemed inevitable, because it was exactly what the No. 5 Jayhawks needed from him at Hilton Coliseum.
One notable difference between KU and Iowa State on Saturday
While Kansas continued to struggle, and Bill Self continued to drop his head in frustration on the sideline during the team’s 77-60 loss to Iowa State on Saturday, I kept thinking back to a recent conversation I’d listened to.
KU loss at Iowa State illuminates what Jayhawks lack
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Turnover-prone Kansas blown out at Iowa State 77-60
“He definitely was a big part of our game plan,” KU forward Dedric Lawson said after the Azubuike-less Jayhawks’ 77-60 loss to the Cyclones at Hilton Coliseum. “We didn’t know until shootaround he wasn’t going to play. We had to go small. I was playing at the 5. I guess it did play a little into the scout today,”
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It was a longer-than-normal wait from the coach — so long, in fact, that the victorious Iowa State, at home, went first at the press conference podium. Finally, Self strolled up and took a seat front and center. Before the first question came in, he asked one of his own.
“How was your guys’ day?” Self joked.
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Just over an hour before Kansas took on Iowa State in Ames, Iowa, Bill Self announced that junior big man Udoka Azubuike would miss the contest with a wrist injury. Marcus Garrett filled in at the four and Dedric Lawson moved to the five.
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