What we learned – Kansas at Kansas State: How KU is still the Big 12 favorite

Now losers of four of their last six games, KU needs to figure some things out before 15 straight Big 12 titles go out the window.


For the first time in four years, Kansas State beat Kansas in a basketball game, and there are tons of takeaways we’re ready to discuss. The rivalry. The dunk. The turnovers. The lack of offense. We take the optimistic approach and claim that we both think the Jayhawks will wind up winning the Big 12 and be a force in March, but the questions are rightfully there.

KU next returns home to take on Oklahoma State, a team that beat the Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse last year. Both teams are short-handed, but we all believe that Kansas will win comfortably. We break down why and discuss keys to getting back on track, as well as why this upcoming week is among the most pivatol stretches for the Jayhawks in the rest of the year

NOTE: this podcast was recorded prior to the news that Lagerald Vick has taken a leave from Kansas for personal reasons.

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.