Bill Self was flipped his wig last night because of the Kansas performance, when the No. 5 Jayhawks lost to TCU, a team that was 0-8 in the Big XII and ranked outside the top 200 in pretty much every ranking of college teams. Kansas shot 29.5% from the field for the game, and only had 13 points, and 3 field goals, at half time.
The lack of a true point guard has been an issue for Kansas this year, but they had been surviving it. These numbers from Andy Glockner are stunning for a top ten team. In conference play, Elijah Johnson has just one more assist than turnovers, and is shooting 25 of 82 from the field. The other option, Naadir Tharpe, is even worse from the field, 14 of 64 in conference play. Johnson was scoreless last night until he hit two three pointers late in the game.
This marks the first time Kansas has lost consecutive games since 2006, a stretch of 264 games. The last time, though, Missouri was involved so it was far more understandable.
After the game, Bill Self was in a foul mood. He called this the worst Kansas team ever put on the floor, except for maybe one of Dr. Naismith’s early teams that lost to the Topeka YMCA. He then dragged Northern Illinois and their one field goal in the first half against Eastern Michigan into this as well. The Huskies can at least point to scoreboard and say their football team is better.
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