Five logical takeaways from Kansas Jayhawks basketball's brutal loss to BYU

Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball entered Tuesday night winning their previous 19 games in a row at Allen Fieldhouse. That streak was the third-longest active home winning streak in D-I behind only Houston and Drake. Unfortunately, that streak came to an end against the BYU Cougars as KU collapsed in the second half in what can only be described as a dreadful performance, ultimately losing 76-68.
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4. Furphy’s rough night has a small chance of actually benefiting KU in the long run

Ever since Bill Self added Johnny Furphy into the starting lineup, NBA scouts have been clambering over him as a potential lottery pick in the upcoming draft. On Tuesday night, over half of the NBA franchises had a scout in attendance to watch the Jayhawks face off with the Cougars to evaluate prospects like KU’s Furphy and Hunter Dickinson, as well as BYU’s Jaxon Robinson. Furphy having an awesome memorable night in front of all of these scouts would have been another stepping stone towards him improving his draft stock and increasing the likelihood that he would declare for the NBA draft after this college season.

Instead, Furphy shot 4/12 from the field and 0/5 on 3-pointers, resulting in just the third game in Big 12 play that he failed to hit a three. He did pull down 9 rebounds in the game, but Tuesday night was arguably his worst game in the last three weeks. While the immediate results of Kansas losing at home and Furphy not playing well is not fun, it could bode well for the Jayhawks if this nudges him in the direction of staying at KU for his sophomore season.