After losing any game 72-40, you’d expect to have some time to heal your wounds. When you consider that the loss came against mighty top ranked Kentucky, you know it might take an extra day to recover.
Thankfully for Kansas, they’ll get plenty of time to gather themselves after Tuesday night’s humbling loss in Indianapolis. They won’t hit the floor until Monday night, when they host Rider in Allen Fieldhouse, a building that will be a sight for sore eyes.
Kansas suffered their worst loss under head coach Bill Self and totaled the fewest points since a loss to Missouri in 1982, which came pre-shot clock, pre-three point line. They also finished with the lowest number of assists in the Self era.
It was as shocking as it was dominant. After closing an early double-digit Wildcats lead, Kansas scored just 12 points in the second half on three field goals. The three field goals tied a low set just two years ago in a loss at TCU. For the night, the Jayhawks only made 11 of 56 attempts for the field, which was just under 20 percent.