Originally Posted by KC_Connection
It's pretty obvious EJ played his ass off both yesterday and throughout his KU career. If anything yesterday, he cared too much and let the pressure get to him. But I'm not going to waste my time convincing the jackasses of this fanbase of his value to the team (which Self knew over the last two years) or not hating him over some mistakes on the court.
Well, Self called him out publically and said: "This team doesn't have a PG" I assume that's what you mean when you say Self knew his value. He's a natural 2 and Self played him at the PG because he was the best option. But he was not the ideal option. Missing on Smart changed the team. If we played Tharpe at PG all year, our record might've been a couple games worse perhaps but EJ didn't really drive us to many wins this year. Jeff, Travis and Ben did most of the heavy lifting.
You can't ignore the game last night. Not just the nut punch, but the 0-5 assist ratio and the total meltdown the last 3 minutes.