The Kansas Jayhawks had to play a basketball game against the Iowas State Cyclones last night. Some coined it The Battle of Two Teams the Folks at Busting Brackets Really Like to Watch. Okay. Maybe nobody ever said that, but Kansas and the Fred Hoiberg led Cyclones are favorites of ours. Watching the game was like watching your two children fight in the UFC or fight over the remote — whichever one is more dangerous.
Sadly, there could only be one winner. For the sake of semantics and love for the Hoibergs, yes, it was the Kansas Jayhawks who came away the victor. However, the loss isn’t a “bad” loss per say, but it is a wee-bit troublesome considering Iowa State is the middle of losing four out of their last five games.
It should be noted, though, losing to a Kansas team who looked as good as any team in the country last night is not something that is going to shatter the core of everything Hoiberg is doing.
The story of last night’s game, outside of the outcome itself, was Andrew Wiggins going for a career high 29 points. It only took the heavily hyped freshman 16 shots (10 of 16 from the floor) to get that many buckets. He also scooped up seven rebounds in the win.
Is it a monumental step in the right direction? Who knows. A few more games at the sort of pace and Wiggins can find people once again clamoring for him to be the number one overall pick in the NBA Draft. If he were to go back to having just really solid numbers (and they are really, really solid), we might have to go back to the what’s wrong with Andrew Wiggins narrative (the answer is nothing).
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