When thinking about orange things, I could’ve gone in many directions (foods, fruits, animals, politicians), but some had only very high star categories and others only had very low star candidates. So, we’re just going to go with orange candies for the Tennessee game.
5 Stars: Starbursts
Juicy. Delicious. There really is no comparison when it comes to orange flavored candies. This is the standout.
Udoka Azubuike. When he went off with two fouls (no need Bill, no need!), KU immediately went down by eight. When he came back in, KU went on an immediate run. He finished with 18 points and 11 boards, but more importantly, he canned six of eleven from the line. We’ll take that every time.
4 Stars: Runts
Runts not only look like the fruit, but they taste like the fruit more than most candies. I haven’t had one in years, but I bet they’re still good.
Devon Dotson was great again. He finished with 22 points and seven assists.
Marcus Garrett had to do a little of everything in this one. He totaled eight points, seven rebounds, four steals, and three assists.
Ochai Agbaji scored 16 points on three of seven shooting from beyond the arc. Needs to be more effective from the line late in games.
3.5 Stars: Orange Slices
The Sunkist variety of these tart and sweet candies is the standard. The imitation ones just taste bland in comparison.
Christian Braun proved that he is the tough guy that Bill Self needs. Played 32 minutes off the bench and scored seven points.
Tristan Enaruna filled the hole of the two suspended bigs and was just fine.
3 Stars: Orange Chocolate
This is sometimes very good and sometimes you get an inferior product. I’ll say this, a fine dark chocolate with subtle orange flavors and some sea salt on top is quite good. The lesser brands….not so much.
No one was a three-star performer.
2 Stars: Pixie Sticks/Bottle Caps/Fun Dip
Orange flavored sugar. Not good.
Isaiah Moss didn’t really grab the starting role by the horns. I’d suspect we see Braun there next time out.
1 Star: Mellocreme Pumpkins
Not orange flavored, but orange in color, these are bigger (and therefore more disgusting) versions of the terrible candy corn.
No one was as bad as these.