Podcast: Perfect Graham, Big 12 Race, & Sunflower Showdown Pt. II

Devonte Graham and Perry Ellis combined to score 43 points and miss only one shot for the Jayhawks as they returned to their winning ways against TCU. The turnaround is quick as they head to Manhattan for the Sunflower Showdown with Kansas State tonight.

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securedownloadDaniel Cunningham returns after a one-show absence as we drop the news that RockChalkBlog has been sold and re-launched. We recap KU’s victory over the TCU Horned Frogs, which was much closer than any of us thought it would be. Cliff Alexander looks completely lost defensively, and it seems to a pick-your-poison situation with the Kansas bigs right now. Would you rather allow half-a-million offensive rebounds or sixteen and-one’s every game? We break down what we think the minute distribution should be, as well as if Kelly Oubre’s inconsistency is a problem for the Jayhawks as they approach the tournament.

The summary around the national college basketball landscape continues to be the same: Kentucky is really good, Missouri is really bad, and collegiate basketball officiating is worse than ever before. Iowa State came through with a second consecutive tough road win to keep the pressure on KU, who leads the Big 12 by one game with four contests remaining.

One of the three of us is heading out to Manhattan for Big Monday, so we preview the Sunflower Showdown between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Kansas State Wildcats. A win for KU would essentially clinch a share of the Big 12 for the 11th straight year. K-State is in turmoil after losing back-to-back games by 14+ points, but is there cause to be uneasy for this one? Don’t pencil this one in the KU win column just yet – what does Kansas State have to do to pull the upset over the Jayhawks for the second consecutive year?

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Ryan Landreth

I'm a junior at MidAmerica Nazarene University. I own and write for Rock Chalk Blog, and I host the Inside the Paint podcast. I also write for Royals Review. I'm sports-obsessed. It happens.