The Tigers suffered their worst loss at Mizzou Arena and gave up the most points since Kansas scored 92 in 2007. This was the worst home loss since 1957 when Wilt Chamberlain's Kansas defeated Mizzou 91-58. The only loss worse came against Iowa Pre-Flight when the Tigers lost 74-38, on Jan. 13, 1945 - the final season for the Navy's pilot school.
Kim Anderson after the loss:
"I would say I’m embarrassed. I think coming into the game we certainly felt good, after the way we played the other night against Auburn. But tonight, we didn’t respond very well early in the game. And I would be remiss if I didn’t give them credit. I thought they played great. They came out in the beginning and made shots. When we made a run, we got it back maybe to nine or something. They did a great job of coming back and controlling us offensively. So, the performance is unacceptable. Obviously, it starts with me. We’ve got a lot to work on. We will get back to work tomorrow."
"It wasn’t the margin. It’s the way we played. Now, obviously, the margin plays into it. I wouldn’t say it was lack of preparation on their part or our part. One of the things that we’ve had a problem with is getting punched in the mouth and not punching back early in games. That’s happened before, and we just didn’t respond. We did for a while, in spurts, but they would punch us again. If we were a prize fighter, we would have gotten knocked out. That’s why I’m embarrassed. But, they played well. You have to give Mike Anderson credit, you have to give their whole team credit. They played great. I’m sure when I go back and look at the video, I’ll see that some of those shots were contested and they made them. So, give them credit, criticize me."
But on the plus side, we got a shout out on the SEC Network!
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If the above happens, you're going into the summer with two would-be seniors, up to four would-be juniors, four would be sophomores and three or four freshmen. Of those players, only four would be newcomers. Which would be the fewest since Mike Anderson bolted in 2011 when Frank Haith didn't have time to put together a recruiting class, and ended up being a class of two summer transfers and a december transfer.
- 2015 (Anderson): 6 newcomers
- 2014 (Anderson): 6 newcomers
- 2013 (Haith): 8 newcomers
- 2012 (Haith): 8 newcomers
- 2011 (Haith): 3 newcomers
Mizzou would have... continuity. *gasp*
Anyway, Bill will have the Study Hall up tomorrow but yeesh, that was ugly.