Kansas University rolls into Austin, Texas to face Texas University at 9:00 p.m tonight in what will be the game of the day! Both teams are having a great season and this will be a fun one to watch. Kansas is 19-3, 5-1 on the road this season. They are at the top of the standings in the Big 12 with an 8-1 record in conference. They face off against a tough Texas team who is 17-6, 14-1 at home. Texas is 4th in the Big 12 with a 6-4 record.
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Kansas (19-3) vs. Texas (17-6)
Kansas has been playing lights out winning 6 of their last 7 games due to one of the best offenses in the country. They hold quality wins over Michigan St., Oklahoma St., Iowa St. twice, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kansas St., Texas Tech, and Baylor. Since losing to Kentucky last week, they have strung two impressive blow out wins against tough competition. Kansas ranks 19th in the country in scoring 80.2 ppg, 26th in fg percentage (56.1%), and 69th in 3pt percentage (36%). In comparison to their offense, their defense has been inconsistent giving up 68 ppg. This has been a point of emphasis from Bill Self in the past two games. They have surrendered 61 points against Iowa St. and 59 points against Baylor.
Texas is 5-3 in their last 8 games. They hold quality wins over West Virginia, Kansas St., Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., TCU, Tennessee, and Iowa St. Despite having those quality wins, they have split the majority of those games this season. They are definitely beatable, especially if they are unable to score. Texas is the polar opposite of this Kansas team. They are one of the best defensive teams in the country. They are allowing 54.9 ppg and scoring 67.4 ppg.
- Texas is 1-4 ats in their last 5 games following a win
- Texas is 3-11 ats vs a team with a winning road record
- Road team is 12-3-1 ats in the last 16 matchups
Kansas ranks higher in: PPG, FG%, and Rebounding
Kansas’ offense will be too much for Texas to handle. They are pretty similar in the rebounding category and I give a slight edge to Kansas in offensive rebounding. I think Kansas will emphasise defense again in this one and clamp down on Texas, making it even more difficult for this Texas team to score. Kansas is a smart basketball team that will make good choices and take high percentage shots.