Before I go on record railing against the vast minority of a raucous college basketball fanbase let me say this - every team in every sport at every level has supporters that value the beating of traffic over the ever-so-slight chance of potentially witnessing history. Kansas is far from the only team with nonbelievers, it's just that their nonbelievers had way more reason to believe than almost every nonbeliever that didn't spend overtime of Game 6 during the 2013 NBA Finals desperately banging on the glass outside AmericanAirlines Arena.
Considering Bill Self's players weren't all dealing with their parents' imminent divorce, Dickie V. definitely took it a little far by going the "what about the poor kids!?" route, but that's because Dickie V. has made a career out of going over the top. The point remains that he couldn't be more correct in saying it was absurd for JayHawks fans to leave a 14 point game with that much time left. We are talking about a program that is able to claim ownership of this absolutely asinine piece of trivia...
If there is a team that should be trusted to summon their home court advantage when all seems lost then it's Kansas, and if there's a sport where all is never lost then it's college basketball. I can't even tell you that I think this thrilling victory was miraculous, because miracles are supposed to be few and far between and I saw at least two leads that were equally as absurd blown in last year's NCAA tournament. These are 18-22 year old kids with fragile minds that tend to turn to absolute mush with one turn of momentum. I didn't expect to see it against a team that goes by "Press Virginia", but we have seen this same scenario play out countless times. Instituting the full court press against young, inexperienced athletes is like sending a couple of tireless Jack Russells into a chicken coop. They start running around like they've had their heads cut off and they almost instantly get preyed upon because of it.
Statistically speaking, there's no place that an opponent is more likely to make laughably dumb decisions under pressure than in a building that serves as a source of intimidation for the team that calls it home. That building is called 'Allen Fieldhouse', and if you walked out of it with 2:43 on the clock after having lost faith in your team that has spent decades doing everything in their power to make you keep it then you're a goddamned fool. Probably a goddamned fool with kids that are insanely bitchy when they don't get enough sleep, but a goddamned fool that's going to wake up wishing they had slightly more grumpy children and a first hand memory of an amazing comeback.