Here amid one of the world's weirdest sports countries, a limited study has revealed that citizens are chirpy and chatty toward certain university students at certain times while standoffish and unsure at other times, the whole variable based upon whether those students won or lost the previous evening at an erratic sport that once involved peach baskets.
He reported that after a win, "You go from everybody, 'Aw, hey Malik, how you doing, ' to".
Oklahoma State won't play another game before Selection Sunday but their RPI will move up and down through Sunday's games.
With 1:25 remaining in the first half of Thursday's game against Oklahoma State, and with Kansas' two big men - Mitch Lightfoot and Silvio De Sousa - each with two fouls, Jayhawks coach Bill Self looked down his bench and called for James Sosinski.
Kansas State won four of six to finish the regular season, and now should feel comfortable about an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament despite its pillow-soft non-conference schedule. The Cowboys trying to beat Kansas for a third time this year. But Boynton didn't address the challenge that comes with winning two games in fewer than 24 hours.
"The big fellow (Azubuike) is a key part to our team, but without him we can play a little faster and be a little scrappier", Newman said. "So, let's figure out how they can still not be any good even though we watched them play, and they were pretty good". Undoubtedly, the Cowboys are playing like an at-large-caliber team, but following their loss to Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals, they are facing steep odds to earn a bid. Only three - Bob Knight (2-2), Frank Haith (1-1) and Sean Sutton (1-1) - had gone.500 against Self.
Kansas State ranks 19th in steals per game (7.8) while Kansas ranks 94th (6.6).
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No. 8 Oklahoma State vs. The Jayhawks have a rebound margin of 0.3 and a turnover margin of 1.4.
Young got off to such a fast start this season that even at just 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, it appeared his offensive game could offset other concerns, such as his ability to guard on the ball and whether his slender frame could handle National Basketball Association punishment.
The Horned Frogs will head back to Fort Worth and await their NCAA Tournament destination. Baylor, Texas and Oklahoma were all considered bubble teams that will make the tournament. The Jayhawks will face No. 18 West Virginia (24-9), a 66-63 victor over No. 14 Texas Tech in Friday's other semifinal.
"We showed we can play without Doke", Svi Mykhailiuk said.
OSU outscored the Jayhawks 4-2 during Sosinski's quick time on the floor to end the half. Robinson contributed 16 points on 6-for-15 shooting, and he finished with seven turnovers - none more costly than the last.
Everyone seemed to agree that Azubuike's absence mandated enhanced concentration, in that unusual way that maybe coaches ought to keep out purposely at least one mainstay player per game. From there, it's just three wins to win the title.
"You know, so much has happened this year - so much success and so much media scrutiny - that it's going to be a tough decision", Rayford Young said. In practice before we started coming up here I told him to stop passing the ball. "Credit to them. But I don't think this is over for us". And if we can't run the play, then we can't score.'. I've got to come out and play harder. "I don't know what was going through my mind".