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.