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Cole Aldrich is sorely missed at Kansas

Problems in the pivot could hurt Jayhawks in showdowns such as Memphis matchup

Originally Published: December 7, 2010
By LaRue Cook | ESPN The Magazine
Cole AldrichRonald Martinez/Getty ImagesA sight for sore eyes for Kansas Jayhawks fans.

The Kansas Jayhawks miss Cole Aldrich.

That's been more than apparent over their last two games, watching Arizona sophomore forward Derrick Williams and UCLA freshman center Joshua Smith combine to score 44 points and grab 16 offensive rebounds. KU finally pulled away from the Wildcats, while the Bruins arguably should have had a chance in overtime to hand the Jayhawks their first loss of the season.

Now the question is, "Can the Memphis Tigers exploit the middle tonight at Madison Square Garden?" The short answer: No.