This week on Jayhawks Sports Report Hank and Nick talk a lot about the KU Oklahoma match-up that happened this weekend in Norman. The guys give us some highlights of Devonte’ Grahams best game while wearing a Jayhawk Uniform.
ESPN College Game Day also took place Saturday morning in Norman.
“These are two of the best teams in the country,” said ESPN College Game Day Host Rece Davis. “When you have two high-level teams like this, you’ve got a great opportunity to have a memorable game.”
The game may not have gone into three overtimes, but that does not mean it wasn’t battle to the end. Like most games the Jayhawks have encountered this season, giving their all for the whole 40 minutes of play is key to securing a win.
“I don’t think people realize how difficult of a conference this is, night in night out facing top 25 opponents with the best players in the country,” said Sophomore Guard Devonte’ Graham. “To have 11 straight conference championships is huge.”
Coach Bill Self says that the Big 12 conference has always been tough, but that they are just now gaining the recognition they deserve.
“It’s amazing to me, all of America is focused on the Big 12,” said Coach Bill Self during the postgame press conference. “I don’t know what the ESPN numbers will be but this will be the most watched game of the year.”
Coach Bill Self also noted that there have been so many good games in the conference this season, it has brought substantial national attention.
And with Devonte’s outstanding performance he garnered the Big 12 player of the week award for the first time in his career.
This win also jumped KU up to second in the AP top 25 poll and moved them up to a number one seed in Joe Lunardi’s new braketology.
The Jayhawks look to defend their second rank against OSU tonight in Allen Fieldhouse.
Other Jayhawk Sports in action this weekend include Women’s basketball, who dropped their 13th straight conference loss to K-State.
Also Softball took part in the Jacksonville Invitational where they won two of the five games. They started off the tournament with a loss to North Carolina State 3-1 and bounced back that night with a 9-0 victory over host team Jacksonville. Then on Saturday the Jayhawks be Coastal Carolina 5-1 before dropping the late game to UNC Greensboro 6-3. Finally on Sunday the Jayhawks dropped another to UNC Greensboro 12-8.
The next tournament for the Jayhawks is the Fresno State Kickoff next weekend in Fresno California.
And Track and Field did well despite being split up between the Tyson Invitational, and ISU Classic this last weekend.
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