The Big 12 Coaches named KU’s Bill Self and Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg co-coaches of the year…
Yet here Missouri’s Frank Haith has his Tigers No. 5 in the nation with a team picked to finish fourth in the league. Not only that, they have a legit shot at a No. 1 seed in the Big Dance, as does Kansas. And he loses to Hoiberg?
How cool would that be if both KU and MU had one seeds?
That’s never happened because MU rarely has strong basketball unit. This is BY FAR their best team ever. I know they had a one seed in 1907 and got jacked, but this is still their best effort ever.
And the Big 12 gives their coach the bum’s rush. Why?
Oh, because MU’s leaving the Big 12. Like that’s Frank’s fault. Today even the Star named Haith Coach Of The Year.
Look, Self is always a great pick.
Many feel this was his best coaching year at Kansas. This was to be a rebuilding year and now they’re No. 3 in the nation and a lock for a one seed if they don’t lose in the tournament or lose their final game. Even then, they’ll still probably be a one seed.
KU has proved over the last 10 years they’re the most consistent "elite" team in America.
Eight straight Big 12 titles, a number one seed more than half the decade and one national title in 2008. MU has none of that. They have been a much better team the last couple seasons, yes. But at this point, that’s about it.
Yet for bringing MU some real national attention, a shot at the Final Four, a No. 5 ranking and maybe more Frank comes in fourth in the conference. Really?
He’s a favorite to win "National Coach of the Year," but in his own league he comes in third. How can that be?
Self is also in the running, and yes, as we have heard since football season Thomas Robinson is the favorite to win "Player Of The Year"
That’s great year for both programs.
First time KU and MU have really been this close in talent and it’s nice to see our local teams on top.
Because at this point, that’s about all we have to brag about.
Our other teams are all no shows, the Royals, Chiefs and K-State – well they did have a nice football season.
So now we’ll see if the Chiefs and Royals can step up.