basket I've seen made all year. Quite possibly some of the best evidence I've seen that Satan does exist.
And you didn't watch much of Burke this season. He hit several 3s from at least that distance.
of that caliber shoot around (granted when they're unguarded) it's common for a shooter of his caliber to make six or seven from that range - consistently. Put defense and make it a live game situation, I would guess that's a 30% shot for Burke.
The kid has game.
For KU fans, including me, it just happened to be one of the 3 out of 10 that he makes.
He's made that 30-footer routinely all year and he had a pretty good open look. Good player making a great shot, it's not like he banked it in. Wouldn't call it luck.
But as much as I wanted KU to win, I wanted Michigan to lose a lot more.
There is a point in almost every game when I think that the team in the lead can only lose if it donates the game to its opponent. It goes beyond mistakes, beyond the trailing team getting hot. The team with the lead has to give the game away.
Louisville did that in the 5OT game against the Irish - a missed front end of one and one immediately before Grant went off, Smith taking the ball to the basket instead of killing clock after Grant's second three pointer (even though he made the free throws when Auguste fouled him in the act), and another missed front end before Grant tied the game. Missed free throws happen, but Smith's lack of judgment with the clock was the donation. I remember sitting in the stands saying "Thank you" when he did it.
That was as bad as what Kansas did did last night. The Jayhawks blew the game when they were up by 10 and gave Michigan the next four points. That was the donation part of the equation.
The Kansas players and coaches have an extra tax deduction today.