Now that today's game is over let's start talking about KU. I feel the week off to prepare is going to do the Lobos a world of good. I just hope they don't come out flat in a hostile environment. I do feel that playing in Kansas City is a plus though considering that Fog Allen would be a 100x's more hostile. Also, Kansas has a very tough stretch of games. Lost today to CU on the road, turn around and play @ Florida in 3 days and then go to Kansas City for a "neutral" site game against a rested Lobos in 4 days. That's a hell of a 7 day stretch. If Florida beats KU I think they'll be fired up to get back in the win column against the Lobos but I'm not sure how well they'll respond being that they'll have no rest. Lobos definitely need to keep pounding it inside and test the KU bigs. If our inside out game is clicking and we play D like we did today I feel we win. Definitely like the shortened rotation Coach is implementing. Need Cullen, DD and Nick to keep giving quality minutes on both ends of the floor.
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I'm not sure what to make of KU. They beat Duke and their heralded freshman, Jabari Parker in impressive fashion. And then they have lost to very tough 'Nova and Colorado teams. They also won a bit of a squeaker against a UTEP team which was swept by the Aggies.
This will be a tough match up for the Lobos in what is jokingly being referred to as a "neutral court".
My niece is a graduate from Kansas and her and my sister and her husband bleed rock, chalk, Jayhawk and man, would I ever love to see them have to bow down to the wolf if the Lobos can pull this game out which I definitely think is possible.
I still remember when UNM and KU were both recruiting Phillip McDonald and the trash that their arrogant fans had to say about the Lobos. Hence I really want this one bad.
A mile high and louder than howl
Looking forward to the Kansas scouting report this week. Some media folks think this may the best team in the country, so it's a great chance to see how we stack up. I told my family that if we beat Kansas we end this stretch 5-0. Don't see how it happens any other way. My only concern is that if they lose to Florida and then we beat them that it'll be three losses in a row, they'll drop far in the polls and the result loses some of its luster. But I'll take the win and the ramifications however they come. It would still be a quality win come March, no matter where they're ranked!
Kendall needs to step it up. Kansas will gameplan against Cam and Alex, Kendall can't disappear. I said before that this stretch of games will determine KW's NBA hopes. Yesterday didn't help his cause. Kansas will be on a much larger scale. Hopefully he shows up.
No more cupcakes! Seriously, I'm giving up cupcakes.
Kendall had a great defensive game, those in the NBA I am sure are aware of that as well.
As long as he remains consistent this season the scouts will be intrigued. I say that but working your butt off for the combine does you wonders as well ask Tony Snel as his stock rose. Then again Bennett was hurt the entire time before the draft and goes #1 based on his athleticism and scoring range in college, but now he's not athletic enough for the Association and also out of shape. It's like people thinking Bhullar is getting drafted. Umm no he might get picked up as an experiment but he's not a basketball player with his weight in today's fast paced league. All I'm saying is everything is so unpredictable so any chance you can get to make a good impression is key.
Defense was great. But I'm talking about his future. He needs to be a consistent scorer. Especially against KU, Marquette and the conference's upper tier teams. From Cincy to Marquette on the schedule is his chance to prove on a national stage that he deserves to be considered a first rounder. Two weeks to really make a name for himself outside of the MWC.
To bring the thread back around. I think KU will give the Lobos more trouble in the interior than anyone they have faced thus far. Wiggins gets a ton of attention but Perry Ellis is a nice interior player. This will obviously be tough but will make it so much sweeter if the lobos win!
"We played a team that played better than anyone we've played to date. They beat us. I don't think we lost." -Steve Fisher
Thanks a lot Nick. You made me defend an aggie now I feel dirty. I'm out. I need a shower.
Okay deal and to be fair more than half the first rounders are a bust too
If Bhuhllar can continue to improve as he did from his freshman year , I would think that his upside is still to be reached. He definitely will receive some NBA attention. At 7'5", that's not very common at all, He may never be a stud in the NBA but he might be a very contributing player if he is able to get in better shape and improve on his shot making.
Then again... I could be wrong, but I'd put some donuts on it.
-- timvracer --
"As of Saturday night, it would appear the Mountain West Conference has two NCAA tournament-worthy teams. As long as they can find the remains of one of them."
Snell wasn't particularly consistent offensively in college either. What he was was a hard worker, teachable, and hard-nosed defensively. Kendall just needs to do what he is doing.
This game vs. Kansas is going to be so fun to watch. I can't wait to see who will Guard Andrew Wiggens, and I am excited to see the match up between Alex, and Cam vs. Perry Ellis, Joel Embiid. Their bigs are skilled but ours are too with a lot more strength. They recently bumped a Freshman to Starting PG so that tells me they are struggling to find true leadership.
Honestly, KU looks a lot more vulnerable than I thought they would. I recorded the Buff/Jayhawk game and watched it last night. CU has a nice team this year, but KU beat themselves a lot with flat out lazy defense. If we get the KU team that played against Colorado, I think we have a legit chance. Maybe not a great chance, but a chance. The difficulty, is that this will essentially be a road "neutral game," not the home game that CU had the luxury of playing.
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