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Kentucky Wildcats Obliterate the Kansas Jayhawks, UK hands KU 4th worst Loss in KU History


Jack, you're fired.. Just kidding but Mr. Pessimistic was way off base last night as the Kentucky Wildcats showed the nation that they are clearly the team to beat in 2014-15. UK overpowered the Jayhawks in every conceivable way giving KU nothing, absolutely nothing. Not only was this a personal worst for Bill Self but it marks the worst defeat during his tenure at KU and the 4th worst loss in KU history, so there is a little lasting, stinging, history that will be associated with this loss, not just an L on the calendar.

The 4 worst losses in KU history are:

Nebraska won by 40 in 1900
Kentucky won by  37 in 1974
Oklahoma State by 33 in 2000
Kentucky by 32 in 2014

Amazingly the Jayhawks out rebounded the Cats on the offensive boards and the Wildcats only managed to out rebound Kansas, overall, by 5. The story of the night was Kansas' 19.6 shooting percentage, it was scary and it was ugly, not because Kansas can't shoot, because UK wouldn't allow them to shoot. UK blocked a total of 11 shots, 8 in the first half alone. Another big stat was UK's 6 turnovers, only 6. If UK can maintain that level of concentration night in and night out then its curtains for the rest of D1.

UK can still show improvement from the free throw line shooting 61% but I am not complaining.

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