The 8th ranked Kansas Jayhawks play host to the visiting Texas Longhorns, and Texas tries to get back in the race for a Big 12 regular season title. We have your TV and live stream info!
THE GAME: Kansas Jayhawks (20-6, 10-2) Vs Texas Longhorns (10-6, 9-4)
THE PLACE: Allen Fieldhouse – Lawrence, Kansas
THE TIME: Saturday, February, 22nd, 6:30 p.m. CST
THE NETWORK: ESPNU
LIVE STREAM: ESPN.Go.com/watchespn
The Kansas Jayhawks play the Texas Longhorns this evening on ESPNU 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 Longhorns at ESPN.Go.com/watchespn. This feature is only available those whose cable providers offer WatchESPN. It may be blacked in certain areas.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. STOP TAYLOR: Kansas must figure out a way to contain Texas’ big, athletic guard, Isaiah Taylor. He shredded the Jayhawks’ defense for 23 points in their previous match up. Andrew Wiggins and/or Wayne Selden, Jr. will probably have to guard him most of the game, but the Jayhawks can’t afford either to get into foul trouble trying to stop him. Kansas needs to take Taylor out of his comfort zone, and prevent him from driving into the lane, and off the foul line.
2. THARPE AND ELLIS: When these two play poorly, Kansas usually plays poorly. The Jayhawks can win a game now and then with these two having off games, like they did Tuesday against Texas Tech, but not against a quality opponent like Texas. Naadir Tharpe and Perry Ellis seem to be the Jayhawks most easily disrupted by big, physical play. These are two of Kansas’ most experience players, and the Jayhawks need them to be more consistent, not just against Texas, but heading into the post season tournaments.
3. AS ALWAYS – DEFENSE: Just when it seems like the Jayhawks figure out how to play defense, they falter again, like they did against the Red Raiders. They came out against Tech with no fire or desire on the defensive end, and they allowed Tech to dictate the pace of the game. The Kansas Jayhawks MUST play with more intensity, more consistently, if they have any hopes of going deep into the NCAA Tournament, especially on defense.