What we learned – Kansas at Iowa State: Time to re-evaluate?

The Jayhawks were exposed on Saturday afternoon, getting blown out by Iowa State for their first loss of conference play.


It may be time for a re-evaluation of No. 5 Kansas, as Bill Self’s Jayhawks were blown out by the Iowa State Cyclones for their first loss in conference play. Turnovers, three-point shooting, and leadership are all being discussed as liabilities for this team, and we’re ready to talk about how fixable each glaring weakness truly is.

How much is Bill Self to blame for his team’s no-show in Ames? Has Quentin Grimes turned a corner? What can Dedric Lawson do to get back on track? We hear your questions, and we’re ready to break down some solutions for this team as they seek to win the Big 12 for a 15th year in a row.

The good news is that Kansas has a winnable next stretch of games, so the prospect of five straight wins is something that should get all Jayhawk fans to relax. Up next for KU is a home tilt against TCU, who enters Allen Fieldhouse having won nine games in a row. We break down keys to the matchup and discuss whether or not KU can get back on track.

Ryan Landreth

I’m a recent graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University. In addition to writing for Rock Chalk Blog, I host the Inside the Paint podcast that covers KU basketball, and I write for Royals Review in the summer. My grandma has had season tickets to Jayhawk basketball for 30 years, and I have the privilege of going to most games with her.