About: needisaymoore

C.J. Moore is the Lead College Basketball Writer at Bleacher Report. He is a University of Kansas grad and a basketball nerd. You can follow him on Twitter @cjmoore4.

Debunking the Myths of Sunspots

Since Saturday afternoon when KCTV5 failed to show the last 3 minutes, 27 seconds of the Border War, Station Manager Bobby Totsch has done everything in his power to deflect blame and make up excuses that he thought were too confusing to debunk. On Saturday night, Totsch posted a...

Hey, look Coach… We play defense now!

Let’s imagine two months ago you would have told me that in the regular season finale at Missouri, KU would play the entire second half without Josh Selby, would turn it over on 31.6 percent of its possessions, would shoot an effective field goal percentage of 45.5 percent, score...

KU wins with defense for a change

Bill Self was on Doug Gottlieb’s radio show on Monday and Gottlieb asked Self if his team had an area where it could improve. Self said first-shot defense. It’s not the first time Self has said this. He’s been preaching it for a while now. Yeah, the Jayhawk offense...

K-State’s turnaround a result of Martin’s willingness to change

Frank Martin might seem like one stubborn dude. The coach certainly does not tolerate mistakes or a lack of effort, as evidenced by the stare-downs and obscenity-laced sideline tirades. But with K-State’s recent resurgence, Martin has proved that maybe he’s not so stubborn, or at least he’s willing to...

Self Consistency

Every home game at Allen Fieldhouse, Bill Self is the last to emerge from the locker room. As the video board shows Self making his way through the tunnel, the crowd always gives a big cheer, Self blows into each hand right as he walks under the Northwest tunnel...

Jayhawks just fine without Tyshawn

Here’s when you know a team is good. When your starting point guard is suspended earlier in the day, his replacement is not allowed to start because he left an orthotic that goes in his shoe at his mom’s house and the replacement for the replacement hits 4 of...

What to do about Taylor

Tyshawn Taylor was suspended indefinitely today for violating team rules. There’s never a good time for something like this, as it’s another addition to “Tyshawn Taylor has gone and done something stupid again” list of indiscretions. But if there was a time in the conference schedule where KU could...

Self’s tighter rotation a smart change in philosophy

Earlier this season, I did a minutes’ distribution study in trying to figure out how Bill Self would handle his rotation when Josh Selby’s suspension ended. Before Selby joined the lineup, KU had had nine players averaging more than 15 minutes per game. For my research that I did...

Are the Jayhawks headed toward mediocrity?

I don’t follow recruiting that closely. I used to growing up, but eventually I got tired of the letdown. You follow a player for a couple years and you think he’s coming to your school, then on signing day, he picks up your school’s hat, then throws it behind...

Jayhawks play selfish, show Little patience in loss at K-State

One week ago against Missouri, Mario Little could not miss and he got a false sense of entitlement. On the first offensive possession Little played on Monday night against K-State, he jacked up a guarded 19-footer. Little does not deserve all of the blame for the 84-68 smacking K-State...