Arizona State Bedevils Kansas for Second Straight Year
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Name a favorite -- any favorite -- and prepare to hold your nose:
- Oregon? Ask Texas Southern how much they like Eugene.
- Arizona? There's hope, if they can just keep beating the posse.
- Washington? The most experienced team in the country needs a roadmap the moment they cross the halfcourt line.
When you dunk on your own basket, you have to curb your enthusiasm. pic.twitter.com/68UzgsMLcr— FOX College Hoops (@CBBonFOX) December 23, 2018
That kid's Huskies' material.
At least he knows how to get open.
For the second season in a row, yet.
Maybe it was the Sun Devils' hair-on-fire approach to their task that caught the Jayhawks napping. After all, how could Kansas think they'd be defeated by a team that ...
- Shot a measly 8-21 from beyond the arc,
- Went a putrid 20-32 from the stripe, and
- Pissed away 11 turnovers?
Kansas went 15-16 from the line, so the ASU student section's Curtain of Distraction wasn't a factor.
Then again, once the Jayhawks got caught up in the chaos, they turned the ball over a crazy 16 times.
Becoming the AP poll's No 1 club is like holding a hot potato this season:
- First, Gonzaga assumes the mantle by directly displacing Duke;
- Then, Tennessee upends the Zags with solid D and a torrent of treys;
- And now, the Jayhawks will be handing off the top spot to someone.
Odds are, it'll be the Dookies again after their methodical 69-58 destruction of Texas Tech.
Meanwhile, now the Sun Devils have given hope to their Pac-12 brethren that a few quality brownie points may be on offer to whomever beats them in league play.
It may be the only way the conference gets more than 2-3 invites to the Dance.