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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. 

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kooplemm
Since: Feb 26, 2012
Posted on: February 26, 2012 9:09 am
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Since: Nov 17, 2010
Posted on: February 26, 2012 4:04 am
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

I love that the resounding theme from Missouri fans after the game in Columbia was to stop blaming the refs and accept the loss, yet it seems to have changed. Oh well, they will get over it. After all, they ain't waitin anymore, to be champions......really catchy tune...



Since: Feb 25, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 10:47 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

A non-conference won't be the same.  So long Missouri, you will get lost in the SEC.



Since: Feb 25, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 10:43 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

Wow, I thought the refs were favoring Missouri! 



Since: Feb 25, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 10:41 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

IDIOT, there were plenty of bad calls, both ways!



Since: Feb 25, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 10:39 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

What the hell is wroing with CBS?  They insist on showing the entire country the UCLA-Arizona game.  But wait, when it is time for the KU-MU game to start they switch.  Great for folks in the midwest.  But wait again, they switch to some meaningless lopsided Big East game.  And KU and MU fans get totally screwed out of the first five minutes of their game of the century!  It is bad enough having to listen to the centurian Vern Lunquist, but at least if would get their heads out of their asses and send the right feed through we can turn down the audio and listen on the radio.  CBS, you suck really badly.  Are all your employees morons, or just the ones doing the college games?



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 10:09 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

I am a fan of neither team.  I work overseas and it was the only game on.  I caught the OT period.  College basketball is filled with phantom calls all over but I seriously believe that was the WORST call I have ever seen in my life.  10.2 seconds to go the Kansas point guard takes the inbound pass frantically runs the length of the court throws up a prayer lay-up that has a 1 in a million chances of going in and after releasing the ball he bumps into a Missouri defender and gets a foul.  WOW what a bailout win for Kansas.  Amazing call.  Amazing, Freaking, Amazing.  I cannot believe that the refs decided that wonderful game on the foul line.  What an insult to college basketball and to the school of Missouri.



Since: Mar 12, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 9:32 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

 must say that that was one of the most one-sided refereed games I've seen.
I agree those first two fouls on Thomas Robinson were the most phantom calls I've ever seen ... tied at the time he gets the second and MU goes on a run. Those refs were trying to steal it from the Jayhawks. On Tayshawns last drive, he was definitley pushed in the back ... don't know what all the complaining is about.



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2012 9:27 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

cant people just enjoy a great name and not try the blame game? there was a horrible charge call on Robinson in the first half. missouri didnt lose this one because of the refs- they let it slip away on their own. Just like KU did in the first matchup.

I'd like to see this continue as a best of 5.

I apologize to the Jayhawks for giving up down 19. Congrats on another conference title, and thomas Robinson is national player of the year.

only down-side is we're looking at another 1 seed.
After Northern Iowa and VCU, i dont think I can take a third in a row....but i never thought this team would be in this position. great job by Coach Self.




Since: Feb 25, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 9:21 pm
 

Kansas pulls remarkable comeback in Border War

It really doesn't matter what you think.  Game over move on . Why not watch some other sport if you don't enjoy basketball. Don't torture yourself any longer.  Try the Daytona 500 tomorrow why don't you.


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