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What we learned – Kansas at Arizona State: Whose fault was that?

Kansas took its first loss of the year on Saturday night, falling to Arizona State after leading the entire night in Tempe. 
Playing with fire finally burned Kansas on Saturday, as they were clipped by Arizona State for their first loss of the year.


Kansas’ undefeated season came to a sudden end on Saturday night. After leading for the first 37 minutes, the Jayhawks went cold down the stretch and blew a winnable game in Tempe against Arizona State. We’re here to recap what went wrong in the loss, from officiating to bad execution.

Is Quentin Grimes the key to KU reaching its ceiling? Which frontcourt player should get the most minutes after Dedric Lawson? And what all-time classic Jayhawk loss did Saturday’s game remind us of? We’re all ready to break down the entire game from beginning to end.

Udoka Azubuike is expected back as KU takes on Eastern Michigan to close out nonconference play at Allen Fieldhouse. We recap a busy week of Big 12 basketball and preview the Jayhawks’ next opponent on a busy Inside the Paint podcast.

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.