The 8th ranked Kansas Jayhawks are looking to bounce back on Senior Night from their loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys with a win against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
THE GAME: Kansas Jayhawks (22-7, 13-3) Vs Texas Tech Red Raiders (13-16, 5-11)
THE PLACE: Allen Fieldhouse – Lawrence, Kansas
THE TIME: Wednesday, March 5th, 7:00 p.m. CST
THE NETWORK: Big 12 Network
LIVE STREAM: ESPN.Go.com/watchespn – ESPN 3
The Kansas Jayhawks play the Texas Tech Red Raiders this evening on the Big 12 Network so if you are out of area, or 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 Red Raiders on ESPN3 at ESPN.Go.com/watchespn.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. REPLACING JOEL EMBIID: Center Joel Embiid will miss the next two games, according to ESPN College Basketball Jeff Goodman. Perry Ellis will need to step up his game, and reserves Tarik Black, Jamari Traylor, and Landen Lucas will have to pick up the slack. While it will be difficult to match Embiid’s production, these reserves all offer some level of skill. Look for little used Landen Lucas to maybe make the biggest impact if Tarik Black gets into foul trouble early.
2. LIMIT TURNOVERS: The Jayhawks committed 22 turnovers Saturday against Oklahoma State in their loss. Naadir Tharpe and Andrew Wiggins each recorded six. It was the third time this season the Jayhawks have coughed it up 22 times or more in a single game. Championship contenders need to do better than that if they hope to remain contenders very long. Don’t be surprised if this issue ends their season on a bad note at some point.
3. FINISH AT THE RIM: Kansas does a good job driving to the basket, and getting to the foul line. What they do not do a good job is finishing those plays at the rim. It seems they get bumped or fouled, but seldom are strong enough, or aggressive enough, to get the ball in the hoop. It is as if they are just happy to draw the foul, and they are willing to take their chances on the foul line. The Kansas Jayhawks must be stronger at the basket, and get more of those balls to go through the net. If they can improve here, it should help them in the post season tournaments.