THE GAME: Kansas Jayhawks (16-4, 7-0) Vs Texas Longhorns (16-4, 5-2)
THE PLACE: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
THE TIME: Saturday, February, 1st, 3:00 p.m. CST
THE NETWORK: ESPN
LIVE STREAM: ESPN.Go.com/watchespn
The Kansas Jayhawks play the Texas Longhorns on ESPN afternoon so if you are on the go or can’t be near your television, we have you covered. You can still catch the Kansas Jayhawks live stream as they take on the at ESPN.Go.com/watchespn. Today’s game is only available to customers of cable providers that offer WatchESPN. It is not on ESPN3.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. RARE ACCOMPLISHMENT: A couple of weeks ago, the Kansas Jayhawks accomplished something that had not been done in sixteen years, when the North Carolina Tar Heels beat four ranked teams in row. Kansas defeated Kansas State, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, and Baylor, all ranked at the time the Jayhawks beat them. If Texas can win today, they will match this rare feat with wins over Iowa State, Kansas State, Baylor, and Kansas.
2. ONE MORE PROVING GROUND: The game today should give Bill Self a nice idea just how far his team has come in the past few weeks. The Jayhawks have struggled to score at times against good defensive teams, and Texas qualifies as a good defensive team. If Kansas scores as they have been of late, or don’t shoot as well, but can still win in a hostile atmosphere, the Kansas coaches and fans should breathe even easier.
3. WIGGINS WATCH: It is getting to the point where we are all waiting to see what freshman Andrew Wiggins will do next. He is becoming more and more comfortable with his own skills, and Self’s expectations of him. He has dropped in 73 points in his last three games, plus he is hitting threes, and he is getting to the free throw line. He has 28 free throw attempts in the last three games, hitting 24 of them (85.7%). He is getting harder to stop, and the Jayhawks look so much better when he is playing as well as he is right now.