Basketball looms, and you should all start getting ready for us to begin talking about it Real Soon Now. For the moment, be content with the fact that the Wildcats have played two games which don’t count, and have won them both.
Last night at Bramlage, behind 18 points and seven rebounds from Xavier Sneed — who Ken Corbitt discusses in the Capital-Journal — the Wildcats posted a 79-56 win over this year’s Kansas D-II sacrifice, ECAW’s beloved Fort Hays State Tigers. Dean Wade, Barry Brown, and Cartier Diarra all posted double figures as well; Kamau Stokes took the night off as he recovers from surgery to extract a tooth.
Hey, it’s a good excuse.
Kellis Robinett hands out his grades for Saturday’s pukefest, and to the surprise of nobody with a functioning brain stem, the defense flunked and the coaches barely got a passing grade.
See, it’s not just us.
Our man Shehan Jeyarajah at DieHards tabbed D.J. Reed as his Big 12 special teams player of the week, which, well, duh. D.J. should garner the Big 12’s official award later today.
Stan Unruh at Fansided’s Through the Phog blog says KU beat K-State everywhere but on the scoreboard, which tells me that Stan decided to take a bathroom break every time special teams were on the field. Here’s a tip, Stan: special teams are why you lost. Like, the entire reason. So KU didn’t beat K-State everywhere.
The men finished their fall season with a good Sunday -- second-best score on the day, shooting a +2 290 -- which helped ease the sting of a long Saturday at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. A 310-299 in Saturday’s first and second rounds had planted the Cats at 33 over, and their ultimate +35 finish was good for eighth place. At six-over, Ben Fernandez had the best score for K-State, finishing in a tie for 14th.
On the heels of her tournament win at the Maryb S. Kauth Invitational in San Antonio, in today’s Sports Extra Corbin McGuire talked with Connie Jaffrey about her desire to live in Wildcat lore alongside Christine Bouchard.