Friendly reminder Jayhawks fans, your Kansas City Chiefs are back-to-back Super Bowl champions! Meanwhile, our Kansas Jayhawks are terrible on the road as they fell to 1-5 in road games in Big 12 play.
Kevin McCullar missed his second straight game due to a bone bruise in his knee. Jamari McDowell also was unavailable. Dajuan Harris, who rolled his ankle toward the end of the last game started and played.
Texas Tech came out guns blazing, knocking down threes, and were 7-for-11 at one point in the first half. While their shooting cooled down in the second half, it didn't matter as the Jayhawks couldn't make a shot. KJ Adams, Hunter Dickinson, and Dajuan Harris combined to go 5-for-30. They all played terribly. Their language wasn't great throughout the game, and with just under six minutes to play, Bill Self got back-to-back technicals and got tossed from the game.
Texas Tech blew out the Jayhawks 79-50. With a road game on Saturday in Norman, it will be interesting to see what type of fire we come out with and if Kevin is available. This team has shown they can beat anyone and lose to anyone any given night. Resting Kevin to get him healthy for a tourney run is most likely the best scenario for us.
At this point, I do not see the Jayhawks rallying to get a share of the Big 12 title. At our best, we can beat anyone. At our worst, we could be ripe for a first-round NCAA tourney upset. Here is to hoping that we take a page out of the Chiefs playbook, looking beatable through the regular season and coming out and taking it in the postseason.
Kansas Basketball Player Ratings vs. Texas Tech
Tier 1: Big Jays
1. Johnny Furphy
Johnny was the only player that played well. He hustled on defense, attacked the glass, got out in transition, and tried to run. Johnny led the team in points, rebounds, and blocks. Furphy filled the stat sheet to the tune of 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one block, and one turnover.