The Texas Longhorns will collide with the Kansas Jayhawks in a BIG 12 battle on Tuesday night. The Jayhawks enter this one with confidence after registering a home win over Texas Tech on Saturday for their 11th conference win.
The Longhorns had their two-game winning streak end in a home loss to West Virginia on Saturday. Texas posted an 84-59 road win over Kansas in the first meeting.
Kansas Defeats Texas Tech, Eyes Sixth Consecutive Win
The #17 Kansas Jayhawks are targeting a sixth consecutive victory in this one. Kansas is playing outstanding defense in their winning streak which continued in Saturday’s 67-61 home win over Texas Tech to cover the two-point spread. The Jayhawks have climbed into third place in the Big 12 with an 11-5 record. They have covered the spread in 10 of those 15 games.
Ochai Agbaji hasn’t been quite as effective in the offensive end recently, scoring double-digits in one out of his last three games. The junior guard will take several threes where he is shooting 38% on the season and is averaging 13.7 PPG. David McCormack is thriving, connecting on at least 50% of his field goals in four straight clashes. The junior forward has filed an average of 13 PPG and 6.1 RPG. Jalen Wilson is terrific defensively and continues to record a ton of double-doubles. The freshman forward is posting 12.7 PPG and 8 RPG.
The Jayhawks climbed six spots to #17 in the AP Top 25 this week and Ken Pomeroy has them at 23rd in his ratings. Kansas isn’t a high-scoring team and is averaging 73.7 points on the season, ranking them 124th in DI. They are allowing an average of 66 points, placing them 67th in the country.
Texas Squanders Big Lead in Fifth Conference Loss
The Texas Longhorns' inconsistent play has continued. They could not hold a 19 point lead in an 84-82 home loss to #13 West Virginia on Saturday in a clash that and Texas labeled as 2.5 point favorites. The Longhorns have only won three out of their last eight games overall to dip to 7-5 in Big 12 play. They have covered in only three of their 12 conference games.
Andrew Jones struggled in Saturday’s defeat but overall is having a productive season. The junior guard has netted at least 19 points in three out of his last four games and is sporting an average of 15.6 PPG on 41.7% shooting. Courtney Ramey accumulated 28 points in Saturday’s losing cause. The junior guard can shoot the three as he owns a 45.1% clip from beyond the arc and enters this one averaging 14.1 PPG. Matt Coleman III is a dazzling 17 for 20 from the field in his last three clashes. The senior guard has increased his season average to 13.1 PPG.
The Longhorns plummeted two spots to #17 in the AP top 25 rankings this week and are fortunate to be ranked that high, while Ken Pomeroy has Texas ranked 21st in DI. The Longhorns are scoring an average of 75.7 points on the year, placing them 82nd in the country. They are allowing an average of 68.5 points, landing them at 125th overall.
The Kansas Jayhawks are:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record.
The Texas Longhorns are:
- No Key Trends