The 5th ranked Kansas Jayhawks are working on strengthening their case for a number one seed, and they need an win on the road against a desperate Oklahoma State Cowboys team. The Cowboys are hosting the ESPN College Game Day crew so there will be lots of excitement in Stillwater.
THE GAME: Kansas Jayhawks (22-6, 13-2) Vs Oklahoma State Cowboys (18-10, 6-9)
THE PLACE: Gallagher-Iba Arena – Stillwater, Oklahoma
THE TIME: Saturday, March, 8:00 p.m. CST
THE NETWORK: ESPN
LIVE STREAM: ESPN.Go.com/watchespn
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THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. COWBOYS MUST WIN: Oklahoma State is backed into a corner. Despite an early season Top 5 appearance, the Cowboys are on the outside of the conversation about the NCAA Tournament, due to their recent 7-game losing streak. The Jayhawks better be ready for a scrap. They cannot afford to come out of the locker room flat. They must be ready to play tonight, and play hard. No team from the Big 12 has ever made the tournament with a losing record in conference. The Cowboys need to win out to have a shot.
2. NAADIR THARPE AND PERRY ELLIS: The two players with the most experience in the Kansas system must find a why to be more consistent on both ends of the court. They do not need to be the stars on this team but it is imperative they provide leadership and steady hands on the court. In most cases, when both Naadir Tharpe and Perry Ellis play well, so do the Jayhawks. They need good games tonight to beat a very dangerous opponent.
3. ANDREW WIGGINS AND JOEL EMBIID: This is the time of the year legends are made. Very little that happens over the next month can change the fact these two will be top 5 picks in the 2014 NBA Draft, but they can secure their legacy at one of the most prestigious basketball schools in the history of college basketball. If Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid can pick up their games, and lead the Jayhawks to the Final Four, and a national championship, their status as icons will be forever secured in the lore of Kansas basketball. March Madness starts tonight as Kansas needs to win out to get a number one seed.