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calipari's the coach he shoulda called a time out to get everybody on the same page, foul collins! but in that situation there was sooo much pressure and everythings happening soooo fast with the adrenaline and everything can cloud the greatest of minds, calipari's a unbelievable coach that didn't do a good job down the stretch, im sure he's beating himself over the head more than anybody else is. Im kinda sick of hearing how memphis beat themselves and its this persons fault or caliparis fault. im gonna flip the subject here.
lets talk about how kansas almost let this one get away, lets face it kansas should have lost! i picked kansas too win myself because i believe they are MUCH more talented than memphis, BUT memphis has been playing the best basketball as a team than any other team in the nation. I think KU has more talent than any team in the nation.
kansas was the MUCH better team in the 1st half, they put dorsey, dozier in foul trouble and was killen it inside, calipari knew it was coming, the freakin whole nation knew KU was gonna pound it inside in the first half, and yet memphis couldn't stop it.
2nd half KU got away from it, they started running weaves with there 3 gaurd set, and there bigs were screening and switching up on the block, with the occasional p&r, memphis murdered them in the 2nd. KU shoulda lost!
so my question is this... why didn't bill self pound it more on the inside? he almost cost his team the game, im a firm believer in when it's not broken don't fix it! i have no idea why self ran the plays he did in the 2nd half, im assuming he thought memphis was goin to make adjustments and self thought he would capitalize assuming the perimeter will be open, bad bad move by self.
if i was self i would of ran it up and down the court, memphis can't keep up with KU, some of yall might think im crazy, but if you watched the first half not only were the bigs scoring at will inside the paint, they were running getting easy buckets in transition also, there are probably only two teams athletic enough to run with memphis and thats KU and tennesee. who does memhis have? rose, CDR, Dozier, and dorsey, and everybody else are role players, KU's frontline are disgusting arthur, jackson, kahn, alderidge (the freshman) you could very well see all four of these players in the league with the exception of maybe darnell jackson, i think sasha kahn will be a very very good pro actually and most of yall will prolly be like who? once he gets to the league, he'll be a 2nd round steal hope the bullies grab him, and then you got rush, russell, chalmers, collins, look at that lineup! thats possibly 6 nba'ers realistically, 8 very very good solid players, how can you not be blown away with that talent, on paper this KU team is the most talented college bball team ever that i've seen ON PAPER. KU should have ran it, theres no way memphis woulda kept up and it would have been a lobsided KU victory. Case in point bill self got lucky, didn't do a good coaching job, hell he still hasn't proved to me he's a good coach yet,but one hell of a recruiter. Self got really lucky with this one.