Best headline so far this morning is from the local guys, “KU cools heels.” Followed closely by the subhead, “Kansas beats tar out of UNC.” I’m sure sportswriters who cover Carolina all the time have used these before, but this was my first exposure to it.
We could hardly believe it. Those first fifteen minutes were pure agony. Kansas ended that run up 40–12, and Tiffany and I were horrified. All season we have had a way of blowing huge leads like that, of getting incredibly sloppy and nearly losing games. Of showing how terribly immature we can be. So a lead like that terrified us. And rightly so.
But unlike all those years at Iowa, when Steve Alford would take a bad situation, coach his guys, and make it worse, Bill Self is actually a good coach. He reset the game after UNC’s stunning comeback, and had the guys playing well again.
I admit that I have not seen Memphis play all year, but from what I read and hear, they can beat us. And maybe they even should beat us. Just like Carolina.
On the “We Hate Roy Williams” front, even after being beaten by his former team, he reportedly spent a while on the River Walk in San Antonio last night, posing for pictures with Kansas fans and even spending a little time at a Kansas-fested restaurant, chatting with any and all. If nothing else, that shows the idiocy of this supposed bitterness.
See you Monday night (or Tuesday morning, more like).