KU MU Postgame

I'll not be wearing any Mizz-ubaz pants anytime soon. That was a thorough and complete, old-fashioned, wood-laying, back breaking whooping from the first minute until the 36th minute.

I thought our ball movement was very good throughout the game. We also did a great job keeping up the defensive pressure until the subs came in.

We held Mizzou without a fieldgoal for around 15 minutes in the second half.

Julian Wright had another monster game. He really just does everything.

I was very happy to see our guards start shooting a little better. That will be an important part of a run in March, I have a feeling.

I really really wish I would have remembered to lay a gentleman's wager on the game. I just plum forgot and KU -17.5 was the easiest money in town.

I sort of feel bad for Melvin Watkins and the Mizzou players, but I don't have an ounce of pity for any of the "professionals" associated with the Missouri Athletic Department.

This team is continuing to get better. We're maintaining our defensive intensity and we're getting good contribution off the bench. The announcers, I get the feeling, were very impressed with this team - they just seemed surprised by how good we were.

One last thing - did I see on the broadcast that KU's current FG % is on pace to be the third best since 1978? If so, that's incredible.

What a difference a month makes.

Postgame video with Brandon Rush and Bill Self here at Sportsline.

Looking at how the top 25 has fared so far, (with 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 and 19 losing), I think we have a very good chance of moving up to 18 or 19 this week. And a lot of people are starting to notice this team. You can bet that the hype machine will be in full effect to gear up for our ESPN game with UT a week from today. Heavens that will be a big game.