Joe Lunardi’s latest comments on the KU Basketball team have been, well, unfounded. In ESPN’s Tournament Challenge app, Joe Lunardi gives his latest thoughts on the Jayhawks.
Joe Lunardi should stay projecting the NCAA Tournament selections and stay away from the bracket projections because he is dead wrong. Opening the ESPN’s Tournament Challenge app, you will find a little bubble next to every tournament matchup.
Tapping on this little bubble would show fans a matchup preview as the app calls it, and it includes a video preview of every team. In Kansas’ team preview by Joe Lunardi, his comments are borderline monotone and very statistical.
This holds true for every video on the app. Not only are his comments very bland, but they lack common sense.
"“The Jayhawks are looking at a Sweet Sixteen matchup in Kansas City against Iowa State, the actual Big 12 tournament champions in a game in which the Cyclones would have their own considerable fan base. If and when that matchup occurs, I like the Cyclones. They’ve already beaten KU in Phog Allen Fieldhouse. Why not at the Sprint Center?” -Joe Lunardi, ESPN’s Tournament Challenge"
Yeah, why not?
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Well, even though I included the Cyclones as one of the teams the Jayhawks should avoid in the NCAA Tournament, that does not mean the Jayhawks lose.
My first issue with Joe Lunardi’s comments is his basic transitive statement that implies that the Jayhawks should lose since they already lost to the same team at home.
Hey, Lunardi! Iowa State needed to set a school record to make that win happen, in overtime no less!
No, I don’t think so.
Honestly, that is the only way they do win: living and dying by the three. Even if the Cyclones face the Jayhawks, which in my bracket predictions they do not, they will die by the three. Not to the Jayhawks, either, but to the Wolfpack in the first round.
This is just a frustrating take by a non-local analyst and Lunardi will soon see just how wrong he was with this statements.
Oh, and for what’s it worth, Lunardi predicted Gonzaga to win it all.
What do you think, KU basketball fans? Is Joe Lunardi off his rocker or what?