College Basketball Live Blog - #10 Oklahoma State at #6 Kansas

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Hey there, y'all. Extrapolater here.

I'm going to break my liveblog cherry tonight, and AA assures me that you'll be gentle.

OK, he said no such thing.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to tonight's game. I love games like this - two powerhouse schools from the same conference, with oodles of the inbreeding that entails, going toe-to-toe. There's no way this matchup can live up to the expectations that the old Ostertag/Big Country duels used to generate, but I can guarantee a 100% reduction in the number of buckteeth and buzzcuts. And a much, much lower Body Mass Index.

OSU's key player is Junior Guard JamesOn Curry (right), who comes into this top-ten matchup averaging nearly 20 points per game. He's joined in the backcourt by the sophmore from Dallas, Byron EatOn. The well-traveled F/C Mario Boggan lights up the frontcourt with frequent double-doubles.

For Kansas, the big name is BrandOn Rush. The junior is kid brother to JaRon and Kareem, and fortunately for the Jayhawks, he shows much of the family slashing and shooting ability, and none of the tendency to get drunk, or play pro ball in Lithuania. If you've never watched Kansas play before, keep an eye on Julian Wright (left). He manhandled Florida and makes at least one jaw-dropping play per game.

Oh, and the incest I mentioned earlier? Kansas coach Bill Self played and assistant coached at OSU before he dragged himself up the coaching ladder the old-fashioned way, from Oral Roberts to Tulsa to Illinois to Kansas. In contrast, OSU rookie coach Sean Sutton inherited a plum job from his dad, Eddie, after playing and assistant coaching for him. Something just bugs me about this hereditary succession of head coaching gigs. It just kind of feels like a guy should have to prove himself to earn a job this good.

Final note - tonight's game is at Allen Fieldhouse, so the Jayhawks have an edge in that respect. All else is pretty damn equal.
Well, enough prattling on. I'll leave you be for an hour, and then we can get it (James)On!

Posted by Eric (Extra P.) at 7:15 PM

6 Comments:

Chaka Khan starting at center tonight for KU...

TJ said...
Jan 10, 2007, 9:05:00 PM  

Nice, one of the Okie State guys has a Willie Burton mask...

TJ said...
Jan 10, 2007, 9:18:00 PM  

Well, at least Cuse/Rutgers and Maryland/Miami are decent games right now...

Stop missing dunks Kansas

TJ said...
Jan 10, 2007, 9:43:00 PM  

apripos of nothing - who is this smoking new chick ESPN has covering NASCAR for sportscenter? AA - you heard it here first, she will challenge Erin Andrews for most F-able ESPN on-air employee...

Jan 10, 2007, 9:46:00 PM  

Huge wins for Georgia Tech and Marquette tonight. And Maryland looks terrible in the first half.

By the way, I hate Kia for that "Sound of Music" commercial...

TJ said...
Jan 10, 2007, 10:04:00 PM  

After giving Big 12 offenses some love, College Football News had no defenses from the conference among the top 10 in its national rankings. And Texas' No. 11 standing had probably more to do with new coordinator Will Muschamp than anything the Longhorns have done on the field in the past two years. Southern California was No. 1, with the Southeastern Conference placing four units in the top eight.
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george said...
Aug 25, 2008, 2:48:00 AM  

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