Sunday, January 29, 2012

No Margin for Error

The loss at Iowa State was not shocking given how tough they played us at Lawrence, of course. But somehow I was expecting more. Self should have them amped up after that near-disaster vs. Royce and co. at home.

T-Rob and Withey had subpar games (the latter plagued by ridiculous calls, but that's what happens on the road). And because no consistent offensive contributor has emerged beyond TT and T-Rob, we suddenly looked very anemic on offense.

Credit to both EJ and Travis for continuing to play good D, but we really, really, really need one or both of those guys to start putting points on the board consistently. They've both proven they can do it, but intermittent greatness isn't going to be enough this year.

The other problem, of course, is Conor. TT and EJ have made it a point to get him the ball in position to hit 3s, but he isn't holding up his end of the bargain.

The good news: TT seems to have turned the corner (10 assists to 2 turnovers); also, Mizzou lost this week, so we're still ahead in conference. But we have two games vs. the Tigers yet to come in this gauntlet of a schedule, plus road games vs. Baylor and K-State. Our margin of error is dwindling.

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