Despite all the doom and gloom in the wake of the Kentucky fiasco, Kansas is starting to round into shape, little by little, as expected. Bill Self’s squad got a huge boost to their growing momentum with Wednesday’s 75-70 road victory at Georgetown.
At 7-1, the Jayhawks saw a big performance from swingman Brannen Greene, who came off the bench to knocked down 19 points, while hitting five three pointers. As a team, Kansas connected on 10 of their 17 attempts from long distance.
Kansas showed resiliency, as a big early lead eroded in the second half by the hard charging Hoyas. However, the ability to hit shots both from the field and from the foul line late in the game, as well the ability to come up with stops when they needed them the most led to sealing the game.
The win was the second win of the week against a high quality opponent. Last Friday, Kansas overcame an 18 point deficit to knock off Florida at home. Saturday, they’ll face another tough foe, when they welcome 13th ranked Utah for their annual game at Kansas City’s Sprint Center.
Overall, it appears this is what Self was hoping to see beginning with their success over Thanksgiving week. Or another way to look at, is that it’s business as usual for Kansas basketball, as the month of December rolls on.