Top-ranked Kentucky destroyed Kansas, 72-40, and, really, it wasn’t as close as the final score suggests. A 32-point beatdown is not the ideal way for a college basketball powerhouse to get on the right track.
Jayhawks coach Bill Self was understandably distraught after the loss. After taking a big swig of water at his postgame press conference, he quipped that he’d rather be guzzling vodka.
It was a good line and a sentiment shared many times by coach Dennis Hopper in Hoosiers.