Tale of the Tait

The Day After: A Cowboy crumble

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/18/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma-state/115189/ If you would have told me before Tuesday's KU basketball game in Stillwater, Oklahoma, that the third-ranked Jayhawks would leave OSU with a loss for the third year in a row, I definitely would have believed that could be possible. If you would have told me that the Jayhawks ...

Sooners' early stretch just one indication of Big 12's teeth

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/03/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/114855/ Only in the Big 12. Only in the Big 12 — in 2016 — can a team that just defended its home court against one of the hottest teams in the country on Saturday, head north on Monday night as the No. 1 ranked team in the nation and ...

The Day After: Toppling TCU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/14/kansas-basketball-v-tcu/115122/ Saturday's 70-63 victory over TCU at Allen Fieldhouse was just what this Kansas basketball team needed in so many different ways. The first and, in some ways most important, was that it served as a solid bounce-back from Tuesday's sluggish and sloppy loss at West Virginia. More than that, ...

Court-storming not exactly discouraged following WVU's win over No. 1 Kansas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/12/kansas-basketball-v-west-virginia/115010/ With the outcome long since decided and only the final margin yet to be determined, you could see the swell of West Virginia students preparing for the inevitable. With a little more than 2 minutes remaining in Tuesday's 74-63 beat-down of top-ranked Kansas, overjoyed Mountaineers fans readied for a ...

The Day After: No. 1 falls in the mountains of West Virginia

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/12/kansas-basketball-v-west-virginia/115011/ Tuesday's loss at West Virginia was as bad as just about any of the good moments that KU has enjoyed this season. Remember how good Kansas looked in holding off Oklahoma in one of the most epic games in years a couple of weeks ago? Well, yeah. The Jayhawks ...

The Day After: Surviving a scare in west Texas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/08/kansas-basketbal-v-texas-tech/114999/ In some ways, Saturday's 69-59 victory at Texas Tech by the Kansas basketball team might have been more impressive than the Jayhawks' triple-overtime win over Oklahoma last Monday. Why? Simple. It's easy to see how a team could get fired up for a home game on Big Monday against ...

KU-OU thriller was birthday gift, first-game experience for local woman

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/03/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/114876/ Every so often, the stars align, one's path becomes clear and a magical moment appears before them. For lifelong Kansas University basketball fan Jamie Taylor, that moment came Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The origin for Taylor attending what many people are openly calling the greatest game in Allen ...

KU-OU delivers 1.9 overnight rating; So what does that mean?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/03/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/114867/ According to ESPN, KU's 109-106, triple-overtime thriller over Oklahoma came back with an overnight rating of 1.9, making it the highest Big 12 Big Monday game on record since the network started keeping track in 2002. That certainly should come as no surprise given the fact that Monday's showdown ...

The Day After: Simply put, one of the best games in Allen Fieldhouse history

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/jan/03/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/114850/ If you're still buzzing about Monday night's triple-overtime thriller between No. 1 Kansas and No. 2 Oklahoma, you're definitely not alone. The Internet, literally every nook and cranny of it, is full of people talking about the Jayhawks' 109-106 victory over the Sooners for which both teams deserve a ...

Looking back at some recent KU-OU classics

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/19/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/108781/ So, yeah. Tonight's game between top-ranked Kansas and No. 2 Oklahoma is a pretty big game. Like, one of the biggest Allen Fieldhouse games in a number of years. Yeah, the Missouri win was huge and, sure, there have been a few others along the way. But very few ...

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