The 8th ranked Kansas Jayhawks will revisit the site of one of their worst losses under Bill Self when they take on the TCU Horned Frogs.
THE GAME: Kansas Jayhawks (14-4, 4-0) Vs TCU Horned Frogs (9-9, 0-6)
THE PLACE: Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas
THE TIME: Saturday, January 25th, 8:00 p.m. CST
THE NETWORK: ESPNU
LIVE STREAM: ESPN.Go.com/watchespn
The Kansas Jayhawks play the TCU Horned Frogs on ESPNU Saturday so if you are on the go or can’t be near your television, we have you covered. You can still catch the Jayhawks and Cyclones live online at ESPN.Go.com/watchespn. Tonight’s game is only available to customers of cable providers that offer WatchESPN. It is not on ESPN3.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. HISTORY: The Jayhawks have played the most brutal schedule of any team in the nation, and it is not even close. TCU is the first team since maybe Louisiana-Monroe to open the season, that can be considered an easy opponent on paper. Kansas must come prepared to play so a repeat of last season’s fiasco does not occur Saturday night. The Jayhawks cannot take the Horned Frogs lightly, and they must go hard the whole game.
2. MAINTAIN DEFENSIVE FOCUS: Kansas has started to show some improvement on defense recently. TCU has had trouble scoring, ranking 299th the country, and they rank 313th in the nation in field goal percentage. The Horned Frogs have scored 50 points or less in 3 of their 6 Big 12 games. If Kansas can turn up the heat on the defensive end of the court, it may result in some easy baskets on the offensive end. This team has problems maintaining focus for 40 minutes. If they jump out early, it will be interesting to see how quickly they lose focus in this one.
3. BENCH: Because of the ghastly schedule Kansas has played, the bench has not seen as much action as in normal seasons. If Kansas can get an early, big lead, and can maintain their focus throughout, then maybe guys like Brannen Greene, Andrew White III, Conner Frankamp, and Landen Lucas can get a few more minutes. It would be nice to see the walk-ons get a chance to play a couple of minutes as well. On paper, Kansas should win this one big, but as last year proved, it doesn’t always work out that way.