I'll keep my commentary on the OSU loss more or less upbeat. Maybe our team has just been affected by the same doldrums that have silenced our bloggers lately?
It may seem weak to look for excuses, but watching the game Sat. in a loud bar I didn't get the news that DJ's cousin and Rod Stewart's brother had just been murdered. Although DJ played well, it's hard to fault the team for a lackluster performance.
(We did play well in the final 10 minutes, but it wasn't quite enough after we gave OSU so much confidence with our poor play in the first 3 quarters.)
Before I heard the tragic news, I had a lot of thoughts and theories as to why the 'Hawks have looked relatively anemic of late, but given the way that life sometimes intervenes, maybe we should write this one off and focus on the good:
We're still in line for a 2 seed, and still only a game back for the Big 12 title -- which would likely yield us a 1 seed after all. So I'm going to dispense with the negativity (if nothing else, just to avoid sounding like all the a-hole commenters on kusports.com) and hope that our guys can shake this one off as March approaches.
(That's not to say that the rest of you are barred from making negative comments. I'd settle for any kind of discussion at this point -- come on, people, it's crunch time!)