Doug Gottlieb on the most fun game he ever played

Written by Kyle Porter
Photo Attribution: USATSI

Photo Attribution: USATSI

When we beat KU by 33 it was crazy.

Every guy got their car towed since GIA was a construction zone and there was some goof up and all of our cars were towed. Then Roy Williams literally stopped coaching. Coach told us to “take it easy” cause he had to return to Lawrence next year and we ran delay game most of the second half (delay game is akin to taking a knee a bit).

They literally could not stop us, nor could they score.[1. Desmond had 31 on 5-5 from three-point range. Joe Adkins had 18 on 4-7 shooting from three. As a team OSU was 9-13 from long distance.] It was a amazing.[1. Nobody on Kansas scored in double figures. They were 20-59 from the field. Hinrich and Collison combined for nine turnovers.]

I think Jeff Boschee fouled out on purpose. KU tried hack a me like Texas had when we blew them out, I made ’em against KU for the most part.[1. He did, 6-10 from the line, good for 12 points to go along with eight assists.]

Anyway Boschee got his 4th, then looked at the score board and promptly fouled again and said “f this”. It was beautiful. I could not hear right for a week and we all walked to Joe’s to watch the replay like a youth team cause we had no cars.

  • David Hudson

    Quotes from this game (courtesy of the Tulsa World):


    How bad was it? It was the worst loss for KU under Williams and the third worst in Kansas history.

    “They just totally manhandled us in every aspect of the game,” said Williams. “This was the worst feeling that I’ve ever had on the bench. I felt like I was useless.

    “They absolutely defeated us in every part of the game physically, mentally and coaching.”


    Mason gave fans and the half-dozen NBA scouts quite a show, scoring 31 points from a variety of angles. He hit the Jayhawks with an array of shots, dazzling them from beyond the 3-point arc along with his full arsenal of dunks.

    “That is the best we’ve played against anyone this year,” said Mason. “With that kind of game, we’re going to give a lot of people a hard time.

    “I was just jumping up and shooting it. I didn’t think about it. Just shoot it and knock it down.”


    “I told Roy (Williams, KU coach) that we played over our heads in that game,” said OSU coach Eddie Sutton. “When we play like that we can play with anybody in the country.

    “Desmond Mason just had a tremendous game. He showed why he is one of the best players in the country.”


    “It’s like a dream, beating Kansas by 33,” said OSU forward Brian Montonati. “I just hope somebody doesn’t pinch me and wake me up.”

    A dream? Mason was a nightmare for Kansas. The senior forward shot 5-of-5 from 3-point range and 10-of-14 from the field. Only two missed dunks kept him from besting his career-high of 32.

    “He is definitely, I think, one of the top 10 players in the country,” said KU forward Nick Bradford. “We gave him too many open looks. A guy who can score like that with open looks is going to kill us all day.”

    “Mason had a tremendous game,” said OSU coach Eddie Sutton. “I think he showed why he’s one of the best players in college basketball.”


    “Desmond led us tonight like he did against Texas,” OSU point guard Doug Gottlieb said. “When you are a great player and you play great in big games, that shows something about a person.

    “We had Adrian Peterson last year and Desmond Mason is doing the same thing this (year). If he didn’t impress the world tonight. . . . Desmond has just been Desmond, and his play has just been tremendous.”

  • Nate

    No joke – Gottlieb told me the Boschee story at Murphy’s after Bedlam 2011 with a beer in each hand. All time.

  • Carson Cunningham

    Top 2 loudest old GIA’s ever been. Along with Bedlam (95-96) when OSU housed Ryan Minor, led by 20+ the entire game.

  • Abam

    I was at this game sitting on the floor behind the KU bench in the “buffer” zone of athletics dept. employees between the KU fans and the OSU students. There was one loud-mouthed student that was yelling at the various Jayhawks when he realized he had riled two of their fans in particular – Eric Chenowith’s parents. Eric’s dad wasn’t quite as tall as he was but he was plenty big and I thought for sure he was going to come up into the stands and pound that guy. The OSUPD ended up having to intervene and basically instructed the kid to shut his mouth. It was definately a memorable game.