Sunday, December 18, 2011
Not Pretty in Kansas City. 71-58
My view for the game.
We aren't a very good team right now. This will be short, as you can look at any of the recaps over the last 2 weeks and get the general idea for how this game went. Once again, our offense was abysmal, our substitution patterns were incomprehensible, and we got our ass kicked.
Things were going fairly well early. We weren't scoring, but they were scoring even less, missing free throws and open jump shots that we were giving them by design. We had a 7 point lead at one point, but our inability to create anything offense had us doomed from the start.
Nick Jacobs started again and picked up the fouls that Green usually gets. Releford played well in the first half but tried to force too much at times and had some costly turnovers. K-State had the athletes to match up with Tony Mitchell, and while he had a couple of thunderous dunks, they were mostly inconsequential and after the game had been decided. We were outplayed and out coached tonight, by a team with equal AT BEST talent.
We are overrated, and until we figure out the rotation and get some form of an outside shot, we will have a very difficult time beating decent teams.
The arena was very nice, it had an NBA feel to it except for the seats being very cramped as our section seemed to consist of temporary seating that was admittedly well blended into the rest of the arena. They had a good crowd, it was a large arena and probably about 85% full, the only empty seats being in the upper part of the lower level behind the opposite basket. There were probably about 100 or so Alabama fans scattered throughout. Frankly, I was disappointed with the K-State fans based on past experiences with fans of Big 12 teams. We had a few people who went out of their way to be nice to us before and after the game, but we also endured many assclowns sitting behind us who talked trash the whole game. I'm no saint by any means, but repeatedly dropping "F Bombs" and calling us a "P*** (other word for vagina) basketball team, is uncalled for. Not to mention the homophobic slurs. Also, they are worse than Kentucky fans in their perception of the officiating. Apparently, the game was called uneven in our favor,even though over half of the fouls called went against us. This seems to be a common theme amongst little brother, agricultural schools (see Mississippi State and auburn). Screw the RPI ratings, I look forward to seeing Kansas beat their ass. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!
Up Next, another Big 12 little brother comes to Birmingham for a neutral site game that should favor us as far as crowd support goes. The Oklahoma State Cowboys, still butt hurt over not being selected for the BCS National Championship game in football because they couldn't beat lowly Iowa State, will come to the BJCC for a Wednesday night for an 8pm tipoff, highly motivated. If we don't get our head out of our ass, it could be another loss.