Rock, Choke, Jayhawk.
Another Kansas tradition put on the fast track under Bill Self is the Kansas tradition of losing to unheralded, unranked, and generally unworthy opponents who the highly ranked Jayhawks are supposed to defeat. This year, #3 Kansas didnt want to wait until January to lose to a crappy opponent, choosing instead to beat the rush and drop the second game of the young season to traditional basketball powerhouse Oral Roberts University.
Yes, THAT Oral Roberts University. The Mid-Continent Conference powerhouse program that, like Kansas, got run out of the NCAA tournament in the first round last year. Howd Oral pull that one off?
A desperation heave?
Last second heroics?
Nope. The Golden Eagles won in classic underdog style: three point bombs. Oral Roberts hit 11 21 trifectas, lead by G/F Marchello Vealy 7 8 shooting from long range. Kansas, in true Kansas style, couldnt respond and watched as the Eagles cruised to a 7 point victory.
As it turns out, being a McDonalds All American requires basketball skill, but absolutely no heart. But, uh nice recruiting season, Bill. Shame they got out-hustled by a team they shouldve driven into the ground like a railroad spike.