(No, Kansas beating Texas Tech is not an upset, but, sending off seniors can be a sad event, hence the post.)
Last night, Kansas celebrated their Senior Night by smashing the Texas Tech Raiders; sending their seniors off with a loud bang. Keeping with some of the great senior appreciation celebrations, Kansas acknowledged their five departing players with a pre-game ceremony designed to pull at the heart strings. After that, it was basketball destruction time.
And that’s just what the Jayhawks did to Texas Tech.
Led by senior Russell Robinson’s 15 points, Kansas completely rolled the Red Raiders to the tune of 109-51, the most points scored by a Jayhawks team in almost 200 games. Besides Robinson’s output, Bill Self got a very balanced attack from his team as eight players scored at least five points. While a Kansas victory was expected, I don’t think it was supposed to be this bad. Because of their performance, the Jayhawks have reentered the conversation in regards to number one seeds in the NCAA Tournament.
One thing’s for sure, if they continue to play like this, the selection committee will have a hard time not rewarding Kansas one of the four number one seeds… and teams will have a hard time keeping them out of the Final Four.
Ah, I love the smell of March in the morning. It’s college basketball’s time. Enjoy the embrace.