TCU Shocks Kansas, Loses 2nd in a Row

What’s the Problem With Kansas?

 

benchcrop_r640x284TCU fans swarmed onto the court at the end of the game Wednesday night, celebrating deliriously.   In last place in the Big 12, they finally won a conference game.  They had beaten former number 1 Kansas by a score of 62-55.

The Kansas Jayhawks scored only 6 points in the first 16 minutes, 13 for the entire first half.  After losing to previously unranked Oklahoma State Saturday night, they were expect to blitz TCU at home.

Bill Self, head coach of the Jayhawks, covered his eyes much of the time in the first half.  His team played the worst offensive half in his 10 year tenure at Kansas.

Kansas was leading the league in shooting percentage at 47.8, but made only 3 of 22 attempts in the first half.  Redshirt freshman Ben McLemore missed all 6 of his attempts in the first half.  He is the second leading scorer in the Big 12.

Down by 16 points with 11 minutes to play, Kansas scrambled to gain the lead.  But their play appeared disorganized, and at times listless.  They failed to dominate the Horned Frogs.

This season has been unusual, to put it mildly.  No one seems able to hold onto the number one ranking.  It’s a fact that talented players exist everywhere.  Formerly dominant basketball programs have not been able to lure highly scouted prospects as they were able to in the past.  The word “parody” comes to mind.

No team will walk on the court during March Madness with an air of complete confidence.  This could be the best tournament of all time.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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