Oh, you can play without a true point guard. Sure you can. But this is what will happen:
Your offense will bounce up and down. For two weeks, you'll glide like a gazelle. The next two weeks, you'll waddle like a duck. You'll win at Ohio State. You'll lose at TCU. Your collective psyche will fishtail back and forth the way a Lincoln Town Car does on wet pavement.
You may stay on the road, but you'll never be able to consistently stay in your lane. There'll be nothing to lift you, nothing to center you, nothing to serve as your rock.
It's the one sin that always finds a way to catch up with you. Always.
Kansas is 19-3. A flawed 19-3. A remarkable 19-3. With the fifth-ranked Jayhawks' unfathomable 62-55 loss Wednesday at the hands of the Horned Frogs -- who had dropped their first eight Big 12 conference tilts by an average of 16 points -- Kansas fell to 7-2 in conference play.
Which is kind of incredible, really.
Especially when you consider that, in those nine conference games,...