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Plenty of pain to go around as KU win streak ends

Posted on: January 22, 2011 6:25 pm
Edited on: January 22, 2011 8:47 pm
 
Thomas Robinson lost his mother FridayPosted by Eric Angevine

Last week, we marveled at how physically tough Seton Hall's Jeremy Hazell is, when he returned to the court just over two weeks after being shot in a robbery attempt. This week, we were stunned by the news that KU's Thomas Robinson lost his mother just hours before a home game against No. 10 Texas.

He played. He stayed in town and played. That's incredible mental toughness, especially when you add in the fact that two of Robinson's grandparents also passed away recently.

Robinson and his teammates may have been a little emotionally raw. Robinson committed four early fouls and had to sit out the entire second half. The Jayhawks struggled without his energetic presence in the second half, playing flat and blowing a 35-23 halftime lead as J'Covan Brown and Jordan Hamilton outhustled and outshot the Jayhawks to claim the Texas program's first-ever victory in Allen Field House, winning 74-63. KU's national-best 69 game home win streak came to an end, adding yet another dimension to the growing rivalry. Duke University currently holds the longest streak as a result, standing at 30 straight in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

In addition, the Kansas loss left Ohio State and San Diego State -- both 20-0 -- as the only unbeaten teams in men's DI basketball.

It was a chippy, ugly game. Rough play got out of hand, and technical fouls were assessed on Brown, Brady Morningstar, Josh Selby and Jordan Hamilton.

One intriguing development was Bill Self's decision to leave Selby in at point guard even after he had been involved in an altercation and some silly fouls. The freshman's shooting and passing were way off, and he was clearly rattled. It's entirely possible that Self placed more value on teaching his likely one-and-done lead guard a lesson that he hopes will pay dividends down the road in March than he did on a January win.

Regardless, Texas showed the type of physical toughness that could propel the team deep into the NCAA tournament this season. Hamilton led the Longhorns with 17 points and nine rebounds, and Texas' own freshman point, Cory Joseph, also had nine boards to go with his 11 points. No Jayhawk had more than six boards. UT's team defense kept KU's shooters off-balance and closed down the inside game in a historic win for the visitors.
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Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2011 12:21 am
 

Plenty of pain to go around as KU win streak ends

Join my new FB group if you support T-Rob!




Since: May 6, 2008
Posted on: January 23, 2011 1:49 pm
 

Plenty of pain to go around as KU win streak ends

bluegray213 is obviously NOT happy that Kansas lost.  Getting pretty defensive about 1 little cliche phrase.



Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2011 1:49 pm
 

Plenty of pain to go around as KU win streak ends

I only got to watch the second half but I was really impressed with Kansas.  Texas was throwing up all sorts of tough shots that somehow went in while Kansas missed open looks again and again.  Yet they still knew they could win this game and they played harder than I've seen all season during those final 4 minutes.  I would not want to face this team again this season. 


bluegray213
Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2011 11:52 am
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Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2011 9:18 am
 

Plenty of pain to go around as KU win streak ends

Don't Mess with Texas!!!



Since: Feb 3, 2010
Posted on: January 23, 2011 5:01 am
 

Plenty of pain to go around as KU win streak ends

We'll get better from this.  I am more worried about Thomas than I am this loss.  Good Job Texas, you beat us fair and square.  That is all you can ask for.




Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2011 4:46 am
 

Plenty of pain to go around as KU win streak ends

what pains me is this selby kid....i counted four points, two airballs and a missed dunk. Is this the type of play to expect from this 'wonder kid' against a good defensive team? he may want to consider his one and done




Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: January 23, 2011 1:15 am
 

Plenty of pain to go around as KU win streak ends

I'm sorry about T-Rob's mother dying. That's just sad.

It's also sad that Kansas was so soft in the second half.




Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2011 12:04 am
 

Plenty of pain to go around as KU win streak ends

A great win by the Longhorns.  They worked for it and deserved it.  I don't think my Jayhawks played too well but I have to credit to Texas for that.



Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Plenty of pain to go around as KU win streak ends

Domination in the 2nd half by our Horns, Ku is not playing their best, Still a Fantastic Win and will give this team Confidence going down the stretch.


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