3 OT Thriller….Absolutely!
Folks, I know a couple days ago I was talking Kansas City Chiefs Football…but little did I know that on that very night that I posted about the Chiefs….my Kansas Jayhawks and the Oklahoma Sooners would have one of the best basketball games…ever!
If you will look to the right of my Blog….you will see my featured video. You can see in 3 minutes what I watched in over 3 hours. Just click on it….it is amazing!!! Trust me! 😉
OR, you can click on this youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t5IG0e_HG8 Kansas Jayhawk/Oklahoma Sooner game
These two evenly matched teams….the Jayhawks are ranked #1 in the nation and the Sooners are ranked #2, played through a regulation game, plus 3 overtimes.
It was thrilling and exciting! And had we not won, it would have been very disappointing, but the Kansas Jayhawks prevailed and they did win.
I do have to give a shout out to one of the Sooners who had a record 46 points, Buddy Hield. He played some terrific basketball and was one of the reasons the Jayhawks had a difficult time putting the game away. Hield kept shooting 3’s from beyond the arc and literally carried his team on his back.
I was so proud of the Jayhawk team and to Coach Bill Self. The announcers/analysts kept saying that this game was one of the best and interesting games to watch all the way through. There are very few games one can say that about. It was exciting on both ends of the floor.
Do you remember from my previous posts on the Jayhawks ….that I have talked about the “chant” the fans make in the last minute or so of a winning game? It goes like this…..”Rock Chalk Jayhawk KaaaaaU!” and it is a bit haunting as commentators have said.
There was no chant during this game because it was sooooo close. Basically, it was which team made the winning basket in the last few seconds.
Yes, my friends…the game was that close.
The game lasted until after midnight (I am on Eastern time) and I was so wound up,…. that I could not go to sleep, which was why I was dragging a bit the next day. The Captain, on the other hand jumped out of bed bright and early and ready to start the day while I was trying to peer through the tiny squints of my eyes to see the clock, which I was sure said something like 3:00 a.m.
I really think the Jayhawks stand a good chance of going to the Final Four this year and who knows? Maybe they will win it all.
OK, I am just thinking out loud now….but wouldn’t it be wonderful if Kansas basketball, and Kansas City football followed in the footsteps of Kansas City baseball?
I can’t think of that now…..it is tooooooo exciting and I don’t want to count chickens before they are hatched.
Have a great day, my dear readers and I will continue to daydream!
Rock Chalk Jayhawk! KU!!