Kansas center too much for Missouri men's basketball team
Kansas' Cole Aldrich (45) blocks a shot by Missouri's Keith Ramsey during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, in Lawrence, Kan. Kansas won 84-65. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) By Charlie Riedel
LAWRENCE, Kan. — In the first half of Monday night’s game, the Jumbotron at Allen Fieldhouse flashed a picture of Cole Aldrich, causing the stadium to erupt in laughter.
Aldrich, the Kansas men’s basketball team's standout center, was covered in green body paint and wore a leafy outfit to depict the popular vegetable icon, the Jolly Green Giant. The costume, meant as a joke for Halloween, was also appropriate Monday. The Kansas Giant forced the Tigers to eat their vegetables … OK he didn’t do that, but he did overpower the Missouri forwards making 6-foot-9 Keith Ramsey look like a tiny toothpick. Aldrich was an insurmountable force the Tigers couldn't overcome in their 84-65 loss at Kansas.
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