If you watched Kansas' thrilling, back-and-forth win over Duke Tuesday night, you might have felt that something was missing from Kansas' interior D. Although they got the W, Jabari Parker and other Duke players put up quite a few points.
And you'd be right to notice that: although the No. 5 Jayhawks are going to be very, very good this year, they're missing the strong interior presence of Jeff Withey, the 7-footer who averaged 3.9 blocks last year but moved on to the NBA this year.
Now, he's on the New Orleans Pelicans, where he's helped install that strong defensive interior -- OH NO
Of course, the dunker is Xavier Henry, who also starred for Kansas. They played together in Henry's lone season at Kansas.
Rock Chalk hate, y'all.