Originally posted on Fox Sports Kansas City
By SEAN KEELER  |  Last updated 11/13/13
And here's the scary thing: This is supposed to be Kansas at its worst. This is a starting lineup of teenagers and strangers; five new faces, three of them freshmen. This is supposed to be when we cringe a little and cover our eyes on occasion and remind ourselves to be patient, when we reassure ourselves of the marathon to come. This is supposed to be when we tell the doubters how November basketball is written in ink but March -- March is etched in stone. Then KU 94, Duke 83 happens, and we say the hell with cringing and patience and marathons. On their first appearance on the Big Stage on Tuesday night, The Baby Jays played chicken with Coach K in Coach K's hometown, and the Blue Devils swerved into the ditch first. Oh, sure, the word was that something special was bound to happen, a greatness as inevitable as the sunrise. But conventional wisdom said it would start to crystalize in January and February. Maybe before Christmas, if the kids found a rhythm they could dance to. ...
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