The Kansas Jayhawks finally ended their losing streak when they destroyed the Kansas State Wildcats last night. With the win Kansas improves to 20-4 on the season while giving head coach Bill Self a chance to exhale. The three game skid put their 18 game winning steak in its shadow, making many experts feel that Kansas wasn’t exactly a good basketball team.
Overreaction is the norm in the world of 24/7 sports coverage. The idea of people calling for Self’s termination was something to itself. The idea of letting someone as successful as Self go is/was downright laughable. Still, people broke down Kansas’ losing streak to the point of nausea rather than allowing them to have a losing streak like most teams in the country tend to do.
However, not only did Self shut-up the critics, not only did they end their three game skid, we came away from their victory of the Wildcats with a Jeff Withey destruction of mankind video. Withey has been a beast all season and is quickly moving up NBA General Mangers’ draft boards. The 7 footer is averaging 13 points, 8 boards, and a manly four blocks a game. Although I don’t think anyone will remember those numbers after he leaves the program. Instead, they will fondly remember this moment:
Kansas is just fine and a good basketball team. While it is okay to think they aren’t an elite team(Which they aren’t), to think they are an awful team is insane. Critics better be careful, if you keep criticizing Kansas, Withey will come to your house and destroy you as well.
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