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Old 03-30-2013, 12:40 AM   #6576
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Tough loss. Perhaps the toughest to deal with from a fan perspective since the UNI loss in 2010. This team wasn't anywhere near as good as that one and almost assuredly wouldn't have won a national championship anyway even if they had won tonight. But the way they gave the game away after completely dominating it for so long was pretty devastating. They did everything right for almost its entirety and then started playing not to lose with about five minutes left. We've seen this team have those stretches throughout the year when trying to close out games (and usually they ended up winning anyway). We saw it again tonight and the difference was Trey Burke was ready to take advantage of their mistakes.

I feel awful for EJ. He cared so much and did so much for this program (131 career wins, 4 B12 titles, a national finals appearance) over his time in Lawrence, so it's a shame that his KU legacy has to end like this. They rode with him for good or bad over the last two seasons (often to great success), but tonight we saw the bad.

Good season overall certainly, but the finish of this one will always leave a bitter taste. Most seasons do in the end, I suppose.
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