Archive → February, 2006
*Defensive intensity: Major edge to KU
*Big Men: Giles, Kaun, Wright, Jackson and Moody will wear down Buckman and Aldridge. Aldridge is long, but not aggressive. And Buckman is a big piece of meat in the lane that does not impress me.
*Takin’ Care of Business: Edge to KU
*Getting Blown Out on National TV: Major edge to Texas
*Candidate for Most Overrated/Overhyped Team in the Country: Major edge to Texas
*Candidate for Most Underrated/Underhyped Team in the Country: Major edge to Kansas
*Basketball Tradition: Major edge to Kansas
*Coaching: Self will coach circles around Barnes
*Playing TEAM basketball: Major edge to Kansas
*Playing like a bunch of athletes that don’t have on-court chemistry: Major edge to Texas
*Depth: Major edge to Kansas
*Assists: If today was any indication, MAJOR edge to KU
*Officiating: I can only hope that we get a fair and balanced crew in Austin.
If the Jayhawks play like they have during this winning streak, they are going to come out of Austin in sole posession of first place in the Big 12.
So this Jayhawk team has won 13 of 15. They are in sole possession of 2nd place in the Big 12. Every win, except one, has been by double digits. They have two freshmen that have won the Big 12 Freshmen of the Week award a total of 3 times. They lead the nation in FG% defense. They had a stretch of about 5 games where they were averaging 90 points a game. They beat Oklahoma. And they just wiped the floor with Nebraska in Lincoln, for their FOURTH ROAD WIN in the conference.
They are unranked.
And I just checked FIVE major sports web sites and ONE of them had a short AP article on their blowout win over NU tonight.
I LOVE IT.
Keep us under the radar. I dare you.
We are currently one of the best teams in the country and only a handful of folks know it and even some of us find it hard to believe from where this team started.
We will wipe the floor with ISU, KSU and Baylor. Mark it down. And I think we’ll beat OSU too.
And that will set up a HUGE game against the Yankees, er Longhorns, in Austin.
And I think this team can win that one too.
Regardless of how this season ends up, I LOVE THIS TEAM. I love the energy. I love the enthusiasm. I love the toughness. I love the in-your-face defense. I love how they look a “trap game” in the face and say “screw you, we’re gonna take it to you”. I love the talent. I love the unselfishness, which again was evident from day one. I love that they like hanging out together. And I love watching them play and pick each other up when someone has an off night.
Folks, this is a special, special team.