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Which Jayhawk was most vital in the overtime period of KU’s 81-79 victory over Kansas State?

Response Percent Votes
Sherron Collins
63% 2098
Cole Aldrich
21% 721
Tyshawn Taylor
11% 369
2% 95
Total 3283


tjayhawk 8 years, 2 months ago

Sherron made the "shot" but Cole was in there for the entire overtime putting KU in a position to be able to win it. Cole is a presence player. He had 4 fouls going into overtime, didn't foul out and still played great defense. He definitely was my MVP.

68jayhawker 8 years, 2 months ago

cole's rebounding keep the team in the game.

1029 8 years, 2 months ago

Collins obviously. ...but honorable mention to Tyrel Reed for allowing KU to get to overtime in the first place... I'll assume that's who all the votes for "other" are for...

Warren6032 8 years, 2 months ago

You're comparing apples to oranges. Both Sherron and Cole are great. One is the best point guard-the other the best big man. KU would not have won without both these great winners.

Ken Lassman 8 years, 2 months ago

These kinds of questions are so silly. Which does a seed need more to grow into a tree: light, water, the right temperature, or protection from being run over?

The lack of any of these will kill a seedling--it takes them all to grow into a tree, and I daresay that if you asked any of the players if they could have done what they did without the light, water, temperature and protection from the other 4 guys out there, they'd just laugh.

Zachary Stoltenberg 8 years, 2 months ago

I love Cole and can never say he isn't a huge factor in our success, but Sherron is the heart and soul of the team. He's their leader, he played through injury, and he came through when he new his team needed him. That's why he's going to make millions. Mark my words, first round draft picks, both of them.

jaywalker 8 years, 2 months ago

Cole is the MVP of the conference slate to date. Period. Marcus and Sherron are phenomenal, and right now it looks like all three will be All Conference. But it's been Cole's emergence from his early season troubles that has the 'Hawks playing like they are right now. The paint has become his domain and he alters game plans, shots, and grants freedom on both ends for the rest of the team. He plays like this through the dance and the 'Hawks are head and shoulders above the rest of the country.

He had two incredibly stupid fouls last night: the step out on Pullen 40' out w/ a minute and half left in the first half, and the reach around late. Can't have those.

Kenn Woodard 8 years, 2 months ago

To Jaywalker: You pointed out that Cole made two incredbily stupid fouls in the game against K-State yet you think he is the MVP of the conference slate? I am a Jayhawk fan through and through, yet I wouldn't put Cole anywhere near being the MVP of the conference. It's obivious you haven't looked at the whole conference. Cole has just started to play good basketball. He may be dominant in the paint but that has just started to happen! While Kansas has beaten K-State you have to put Jacob Pullen in the MVP category! Sheron is certainly in that column. But Cole? Not hardly! Give him a few more games where he is dominant THEN we'll see. Right now, Cole is just starting to make his presence known!!!

jaywalker 8 years, 2 months ago

"You pointed out that Cole made two incredbily stupid fouls in the game against K-State yet you think he is the MVP of the conference slate?"

First of all, two dumb plays don't sum up a player's season. Got a grand says anyone you name has made two dumb plays as well. Second, I wasn't saying Cole was the deserving MVP of the conference for the season, but that he was the MVP of the 'Hawks since the conference schedule started. My writing might not have been clear on that point. Right now I'd lean toward Damion James as POY.

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