The exciting part of the KU’s Sweet 16 rout of Richmond, apparently, was in the hallway leading up to the court before the game. Eagle columnist Bob Lutz had a great take on it in today’s paper, and here’s the video if you haven’t seen it already. They were jawing at each other the last couple of days, so it didn’t surprise me. Like Bob says … what in the world was the NCAA doing having them come through the same entrance?
Today at the Alamodome it’s closed practices for KU and VCU, followed by extended media sessions. Last night in the KU locker room, there wasn’t a lot of jubilation on the part of the Jayhawks. They thought they played well, maybe their most complete game of the year. But not a single one I talked to failed to mention Sunday’s game. That’s where the focus is.
My sidebar out of last night was on KU freshman Josh Selby getting back on track. He’s a huge wild card for KU, as both Tyrel Reed and Tyshawn Taylor pointed out, and if they can get that kind of production out of him then they’re tough to beat. I agree. And when I hear people talking about him leaving early to the NBA, I just shake my head. There’s no way he’s ready. But if he stays another year or two you could see someone who could do things offensively like Jimmer Fredette has done this year. He’s just so raw right now, and a little immature at times. Like last night, hitting two big 3s in the first half … that little bit of success took him out of his game. Would love to see him stay, but it’s hard to knock somebody for pursuing their dream.
Here’s a few more links from last night: