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.

The incredible defense of Jeff Withey

The Jeff Withey scoring outburst ended in Saturday’s 83-50 win against Texas Tech. Withey made just one shot and he did finish with a solid line — nine points, eight rebounds and four blocks — but nothing compared to his three-game run that had the entire country buzzing. But...

Thoughts from Big Monday: A Bill Self Masterpiece, Spectacular first-shot defense, Withey Nation and Taylor Deserves your Respect

What transpired Monday night in Manhattan was 94 feet of torture. For those that love Roy Williams ball, it was must-miss theater. For Bill Self, Monday night’s 59-53 win was his idea of poetry in (disjointed) motion. Sure, Self loves the flow of his high-low offense. But he prefers,...

Psychoanalyzing the Hawks and looking forward to K-State

What in the name of James Naismith happened at halftime Saturday afternoon at the Fieldhouse? The Jayhawks were on pace for the greatest offensive game by any team in the country all season. No joke, KU scored 1.59 points per possession in the first half, and 1.54 points per...

Play the tall kid

Jeff Withey needs to play. Right now, after Withey scored 25 points in KU’s second smack down of Baylor, that might seem as obvious as saying Thomas Robinson hates rims. But think about it. What was the biggest difference between what happened Saturday night in Columbia and KU’s 68-54...

Feeble Bears

It’s the opinion of most media, fans and probably even coaches that Scott Drew is not a good coach. Some of that probably isn’t fair and gets blown out of proportion. Similar to how most think that Rick Barnes is a crummy coach. Both coaches do one thing really...

How it slipped away, what went right and what’s next for the Jayhawks

Thomas Robinson was near tears. Tyshawn Taylor too. They were the last two out of the locker room, taking nearly an hour to come out and answer the questions they didn’t want to answer. “I didn’t want to lose to them,” Robinson kept repeating. “I feel like I cost...

A Border War of contrasting styles

The analysis going into the Border War on Saturday is pretty elementary. Kansas plays two big men and three guards. Missouri plays four guards and one (sort of) big man. So how is one of KU’s big men going to guard one of Missouri’s guards, and how is one...

A Q&A with Troy Machir from Ballin’ is a Habit

I would be less jealous of Troy Machir and Rob Dauster if they both went home every night to supermodels. The two college basketball bloggers that run Ballinisahabit.net just finished a cross-country road trip, the sole purpose of which was to visit some of the nation’s best college basketball...

Learning from losses, amazing efficiency and getting Robinson right

“Losses are OK as long as you learn and get better from them. I think our Davidson loss probably helped us, at least for a month. We need the Iowa State loss to be a reminder of when we do things a certain way, we’re pretty good, and when...

A ‘pitiful’ and ‘soft’ performance in Ames

What’s amazing about the 72-64 loss to Iowa State on Saturday is that Kansas somehow led in the second half and even had a chance to win until the final few minutes. The Jayhawks were that lousy. Everything that needed to go wrong to leave Ames with a loss...