THE VITAL INFORMATION FOR KANSAS JAYHAWKS LIVE STREAM VIEWING
THE GAME: Kansas Jayhawks (6-1) @ Colorada Buffaloes (8-1)
THE PLACE: Coors Event Center, Boulder Colorado
THE TIME: Saturday, December 7th, 2:15 p.m. CST
THE NETWORK: ESPN 2
LIVE STREAM: WatchESPN
The Kansas Jayhawks play on ESPN 2 on Saturday so if you are on the go or not near your television, we have you covered. You can still catch the Jayhawks live online at WatchESPN.
THREE THINGS TO WATCH
1- FRANK MASON: The freshman Frank Mason is getting the start over junior Naadir Tharpe at point guard Saturday against the Buffaloes. Mason started the first game of the season when Tharpe was serving a 1-game NCAA suspension for a minor infraction but hasn’t started since. Tharpe hasn’t been playing poorly as he has 30 assists to just 12 turnovers on the season, but Mason is proving to be the more explosive player. While Mason can get to the rim off the dribble, he has been inconsistent about finishing and has not learned to kick the ball out to the wings on occasion. This will come with experience. He also must recover from a series of mental mistakes at the end of the UTEP victory last week. He is an exciting player who is just going to get better.
2- SMOOTHER OFFENSE: Kansas really struggled to produce on offense last week in the Bahamas. Three teams brought three different philosophies into play trying to slow down the Jayhawks’ athletes. Kansas struggled in each to adjust, and get into their offensive sets. Head Coach Bill Self has had a week to iron out some issues. Maybe Mason’s insertion into the starting line-up was a solution Self came up with to have a smoother running offense.
3- WIGGINS WATCH: Kansas fans are still waiting for freshman Andrew Wiggins to start playing up to his hype, even a little bit. So far this season, Wiggins has underachieved as far as being a consistent positive contributor on both offense and defense. He evidently was slowed due to illness last week in the Bahamas; hopefully he is fully recovered now. Fans are treated to tiny glimpses of what could be with Wiggins but he seems reluctant to grab the spotlight. This is admirable in a team concept, but he needs to be more aggressive on both ends of the court. When he comes to that realization – watch out! The breakout game is coming. Will it be this one?