if you build up unreasonable expectations beforehand, then i can understand your dilemma.
Posted 29 March 2013, 10:55 p.m.
dear 90s hawk,
i've been a "true ku" b-ball fan probably since you parents were pre-pubescent, so don't cop that attitude 'round here.
Posted 29 March 2013, 10:53 p.m.
this doesn't suck. this was expected. having to wait 6 months and a week or two until late night 2013 sucks. and i'll be nearly a year older. but i'm more optimistic abt next years squad right now than i was this time last year at our potential for this season.and that does not suck. at all.
Posted 29 March 2013, 10:42 p.m.
sorry, jimbo, but the point guard's play cannot be discounted completely for a team that wins over 30 games. ej was erratic in key games, and downright frustrating in many games, but he also contributed key assists and timely shooting on other games. and, let's not forget, his defense was damn good in many key victories this year.there is no way ku wins 20 games in regular season with anyone but ej at the point, warts and all.
Posted 29 March 2013, 10:35 p.m.
i'm sure their defense in the final 5 minutes had nothing to do with it. right.
Posted 29 March 2013, 10:29 p.m.
i refer to my original reply to this sub-thread:"ej was a big reason, but not the only one."if you want to build strawmen, then you should farm out your expertise wheat growers in the western counties where the wheat grows by the mile and crows are a nuisance.
Posted 29 March 2013, 10:27 p.m.
1 minute "you fool" with 5 minutes in regulation, if ku doesn't go ice cold from 3 feet out and layups, with zero--ZERO--offensive rebounds after easy misses, a missed free throw is inconsequential. there is no acceptable reason that ku lost a 10 point lead in the last 5 minutes that does not also include easy missed shots in the paint with no weak side defensive help on rebounds. none.go watch the replay, or look at the game flow at statsheet tomorrow and see that the offense missed easy scoring opportunities in droves while ej was on the bench.
Posted 29 March 2013, 10:20 p.m.
because he had 4 fouls
Posted 29 March 2013, 9:47 p.m.
if ku makes 1 more 3-foot shot, or bunny in the final five minutes, ej's turnovers or missed 1-1 isn't an issue. and as with ej's bone-headed plays, any of those missed shots is the difference in such a close finish
Posted 29 March 2013, 9:41 p.m.
with 10 minutes left in regulation? absolutely. but the final 5 was a trend that showed no ability to slow or reverse. and college b-ball is a 40 minute game.you should youtube illinois' amazing 16-point (or so) comeback vs arizona in the final few minutes of the tournament abt 10 yrs ago. takehome point: no lead is safe with 3 lights out perimeter shooters on the other team. ever.
Posted 29 March 2013, 9:37 p.m.