What we learned – Texas at Kansas: Conference Lagerald Vick!

It was closer than many expected, but Kansas survived Texas at home to move into a first-place tie in the Big 12.

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Kansas is in first place in the Big 12. In other news, the sun is hot.

The Jayhawks defeated Texas, 80-78, in an offensive classic at Allen Fieldhouse. The Big Monday battle propelled KU into first place in the league, as everything else around the conference broke in their favor throughout the week.

There are plenty of takeaways from the Jayhawks’ victory. Has Lagerald Vick really taken that step forward into being a dependable performer in Big 12 play? How important would getting Silvio De Sousa back be for the Jayhawks, and can we expect that to ever happen? Has this team turned a corner when it comes to three-point shooting? And is there anybody in this conference that can actually challenge Kansas in their quest to win a 15th straight Big 12 championship?

Up next for Kansas is a building that has been a house of horrors over the year: the West Virginia Coliseum in Morgantown. As KU goes for its second win in a row up there, the 0-5 Mountaineers prepare for a fight that should leave Jayhawk fans very nervous. We break down and predict the game to conclude the show.

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.