Current, former and future players react to KU’s win at Kentucky
photo by: Nick Krug
Bill Self will tell you his Kansas basketball team’s game at Kentucky Saturday night doesn’t mean as much as the Big 12 games against West Virginia and Baylor that bookend it. But the KU coach also realizes how important a showcase matchup such as KU versus UK is to fans and the people who follow college basketball closely.
As you might have guessed, when the Jayhawks toppled Kentucky Saturday night at Rupp Arena, it sent KU fans, and even some former and future players, into a frenzy on Twitter and other social media platforms.
Analysts and national journalists, too, had plenty of praise to send KU’s was following an impressive road victory.
Below are some of the highlight reactions to the Jayhawks’ win in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge, including some from the men who made it happen.
Huge Win tonight. Proud of my teammates. Rock Chalk!
Big win! Love this team and this school man!! Rock chalk!!
Like I said…RCJH
Good Win Team
Great win!!!! RockChalk Jayhawk #kubball
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) January 29, 2017
Rock chalk. Way to go in there and get that win
— Mario Chalmers (@mchalmers15) January 29, 2017
Well How about them damn Jayhawks hell of a games fellas!!!!!rcjh
— Sherron Collins (@SHERRONCOLLINS4) January 29, 2017
Frank mason best pg in college right now and yes I'm ready to argue
Rock Chalk. Jayhawk. KU. @KUHoops
— Scot Pollard (@ScotPollard31) January 29, 2017
Final 4? #KUCMB
— Cliff Alexander (@CAlexander) January 29, 2017
— Travis Releford (@T_2releFOUR) January 28, 2017
so hyped on this bus right now …but I have to be quiet because everyone is sleep….F it I'm waking everyone up..
I don't care what the gurus say Frank Mason is an NBA player.
— Seth Greenberg (@SethOnHoops) January 29, 2017
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) January 29, 2017
Super W for the Jayhawks over BBN. I will see KU Wed 9pm EST vs Baylor 4 1st in the @Big12 Conference Love the spirit in Jayhawk land
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) January 29, 2017
— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) January 29, 2017
Kansas has some absolute winners, man. Frank Mason & Devonte Graham make plays, and Josh Jackson is tremendous. Impressive response tonight.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) January 29, 2017
Early-departing crowd aside, that KU-UK game was really fun to watch, and inter-conference pairings in January are something we need to keep
— Luke Winn (@lukewinn) January 29, 2017
Wiggins more athletic, better shooter; Jackson better passer, tougher — and brings it more consistently IMO. https://t.co/begRBLZlj8
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) January 29, 2017
Helluva coaching job by Bill Self. Shorthanded, amid major distractions makes a simple but smart decision to go zone. Changes everything.
— Dana O'Neil (@DanaONeilWriter) January 29, 2017
— Sporting News College Basketball (@sn_ncaab) January 29, 2017
No. 2 Kansas is the 3rd visiting team to win an AP Top-5 matchup at Kentucky.
The other two teams made deep runs in the NCAA Tournament. pic.twitter.com/LzABZz23XW
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 29, 2017
Kansas is 16-4 vs Top-5 teams under Bill Self, the best record in the nation during that span (minimum 2 games vs top-5 teams)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 29, 2017