JACK’S SMACK | Jack Harry says it’s about time we go ahead and crown Kansas Big 12 champs once again.
Let's go ahead and give KU the crown now. There's no reason to wait for the final three games to play out.
They're not losing again until the NCAA Tournament.
Make it nine consecutive Big 12 titles either won or shared.
In some of those years, the Jayhawks were luckier than most Irishmen on St. Patrick's Day.
The Iowa State win was symbolic of the up and down season.
It was crazy last night. The exhilaration of a comeback, aided by a non- call, at the end of regulation.
A lucky break for KU. The Big 12 admitted the refs screwed up.
But still, it was unlike the first Iowa State game.
KU deserved this one.
Only one bad stat all night. 15 turnovers. But the fact they shot lights out erased most of the giveaways.
Elijah Johnson was spectacular, going off for 39 points.
I hated so see the showboating and the dunk at the end of the game, but he did apologize to the Iowa State coaching staff.
So KU gets two of the three remaining games at home.
Then the Jayhawks take up residence in their home away from home in Kansas City.
On paper, it's a perfect set up. Three games at Sprint Center in the Big 12 Tournament.
Look, if it plays out to script, KU would play five tournament games in a 10-day period in KC.
No other team in America will have that home court advantage.
You can bank it now, folks.
The Jayhawks are getting two home games at Sprint Center in the NCAA Tournament.
I have no problem with that. It's all about putting butts in the seats, and no one does it better around here than Kansas.
But somewhere, this preferential treatment must be checked.
Even if the Jayhawks win the Big 12 Tournament, it would be a travesty to reward them with a No. 1 seed after losing to TCU.
There is no way the selection committee could justify that one.
That's Jack's Smack.