What did I tell you guys?
With another 90 plus point win – 3 in a row during NCAA Tournament – KU looks unstoppable. Who can beat them? Who can compete with their three headed hydra; Frank Mason, Devonte Graham and Josh Jackson.
Looks to me like maybe nobody.
Purdue was suppose to give KU all they could handle and perhaps end their run. Caleb Swanigan was too big and powerful to stop. He was the answer to Mason and Kansas too small defense.
Kansas stopped Caleb and Purdue cold, 98-66.
Yes Purdue looked great for 15 minutes in the first half, then they got waxed.
After leading Kansas for 15 minutes, the Jayhawks took a seven point lead into halftime and then wore out the Boilermakers in the second half and simply destroyed them.
Mason and Graham had 26 points each. Kansas rained threes all night and outran and out defended Purdue as well.
Seems like nobody can stay with Kansas an entire game.
A team once accused of having no bench, KU now has all they need.
Landen Lucas and Dwight Colby battled hard under the basket and Josh Jackson was all over the big guys all game long. In the end it was a mismatch with Kansas winning by better than 30 points.
Purdue wilted, was confused and seemed to quit in the second half.
Kansas will face a tired Oregon Saturday.
KU will be a huge favorite and barring injuries or some odd event, the Ducks have little chance of beating the Jayhawks. Oregon pulled out a last minute one point win over Michigan and they were spent.
Whereas Kansas at game’s end looked like they were ready to play a second game.
Kansas is even better than anyone (uh, besides me, maybe) thought they were or could be. It’s their tournament to lose now.
And as of today, all eyes on Kansas, the favorite to win it all.