I just want to point out how hugely important a hot or cold shoot night can be.
- Wednesday night from 3, Texas shot 25% and Kansas shot 50%.
- Saturday night from 3, Texas shot 50% and Kansas shot 27%.
I realize that part of the reason teams have good and bad shooting nights is that their opponents give them open looks or get a lot of hands in their faces, but what if you ignore that for a minute and switch the words "Wednesday" and "Saturday?" Instead of
- A&M 46 - 43 Texas
- KU 75 - 54 Colorado
- Texas 80 - 55 KU
- Texas 55 - 46 A&M
- KU 60 - 54 Colorado
- KU 67 - 65 Texas or Texas 65 - 64 KU (depending on if you give KU 7/15 or 8/15 to make their "50%")
Now, this is a simplistic excercise that doesn't make sense in the real world. I am NOT saying that KU would have beat Texas if they played on a different night. I'm not saying KU didn't absolutely deserve to lose Saturday. I'm not saying KU should expect a 50% 3-pt-shooting night against anybody. I'm not saying anything. I'm just saying.