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Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

Posted on: February 25, 2012 6:45 pm
Edited on: February 25, 2012 9:08 pm
 

By Jeff Goodman

LAWRENCE, Kan. - If this was it, the Border War sure went out in style. 

Kansas overcame a 19-point deficit and came back to beat Missouri, 87-86, in overtime, in one of the most thrilling regular-season contests college basketball has witnessed this season. 

The hype and the atmosphere for this one was off the charts. Both teams entered the game ranked in the top five in the country and there's no love lost between the two programs. Mizzou is headed to the SEC next season and there has been no shortage of speculation that these two will end the series that has spanned since 1907 and through 267 matchups. 

Game No. 267 ranks up there with the best of them. 

Tyshawn Taylor, who has been maligned through much of his four-year career in Lawrence, sank a pair of free throws with 8.3 seconds left in overtime to give Kansas a 87-86 lead. Missouri was unable to get a shot off on its final possession. 

It was Kansas' 90th victory at Allen Fieldhouse in its last 91 games.  

This wasn't just any ordinary victory for Bill Self and the Jayhawks. It was a victory against a rival -- and also extended the streak of claiming at least a share of the Big 12 regular-season title to eight consecutive years.  It was also revenge as Kansas blew a eight-point lead in Columbia a few weeks ago. 

With the Tigers losing at home against Kansas State this past week and Saturday against KU, the Jayhawks now sit two games in front of Missouri with two regular-season games left. 

Kansas will just need a win at Oklahoma State or a home win against Texas in order to win the Big 12 outright. 

Comments

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2012 9:07 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

This was an embarrassing outcome for the game of basketball - if you though NBA officials were compromised, the NCAA just topped them.



Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2012 8:56 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

KUKC: The reason Missouri joined the SEC was $money$, pure, simple and ugly truth.



Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2012 8:45 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

I personally do not want their stench in our house ever again. This is their ceremonial boot in the ass out of the Big 12, and if they want out, good riddance. Why play a ceremonial game for old times sake? I don't mind if the Texas teams decided this wasn't the place for them, but I'm not a fan of original Big 8 teams bailing out. Same for the other originals leaving, but hey, W. Virginia is right next door, so that makes sense...sheesh. Just what was Missouri missing, being in the Big 12? No ability to get past the Texas teams in Football? Its an elite conference with a mix of intensely tough teams, and a few you can tune up on. It is difficult to see their reason after all these years, but I guess shuffling is the fad.       
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Since: Feb 25, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 8:38 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

I'm not a fan of either of these teams, but I must say that that was one of the most one-sided refereed games I've seen.  I don't normally like to say that bad calls were the reason for the outcome of a game, but it is difficult to think that the outcome would not have been different if it had been at least somewhat evenly called.  Kind of sours my enthusiasm for NCAA basketball.



Since: Feb 21, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 8:24 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

Sounds like someone needs a diaper change.



Since: Mar 11, 2011
Posted on: February 25, 2012 8:20 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

he said a chance at 9. #kubb



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2012 8:16 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

I think many of you here should rewatch the game.The foul calling in the second half was pathetic and referees should should have there jobs on the line.If I had the power and money.I would start and investigation immediately.But that sounds like the poor loser in me.I think the title of this story says it all."REMARKABLE" COMEBACK.The reason it is remarkable is because of the foul calling of non-existent fouls.Thats what makes it so remarkable.
Thank you NCAA refs.You are the best!



Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2012 8:11 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

Yeah the poor officiating in the second half offset the bogus officiating and two bogus fouls on Robinson in the first half and the ENTIRE game in Missouri.

Kansas won slavers, suck it and die. SECond place bitches.



Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2012 7:38 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

Yeah. I recall some poor officiating in Columbia too. Let's call it even.



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2012 7:32 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

Really poor officiating in 2nd half.  


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