It is March Madness! The two-seeded Kansas Jayhawks meet up with the 10-seeded Stanford Cardinal, from the Pac-12 Conference, in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
THE GAME: Kansas Jayhawks (25-9, 14-4) Vs Stanford Cardinal (22-12, 10-8)
THE PLACE: Scotttrade Center – St. Louis, Missouri
THE TIME: Sunday, March 23rd, 11:15 a.m. CDT
THE NETWORK: CBS
LIVE STREAM: NCAA.com
The Kansas Jayhawks play the Stanford Cardinal this afternoon, in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament on CBS so if you are on the go, or stuck at work, and can’t be near your television, we have you covered. You can still catch the Kansas Jayhawks live stream action as they take on the Cardinal at NCAA.com.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. GET NAADIR THARPE ON TRACK: Kansas point guard Naadir Tharpe continues his late season slump. He was a new kind of awful against Eastern Kentucky on Friday. He isn’t shooting very well, and he is turning the ball over. He committed 4 first half turnovers against the Colonels. Kansas will have a very hard time advancing very deep in this tournament if Tharpe can’t regain some confidence and begin playing better.
2. BALANCED CARDINAL: The Stanford Cardinal are a very balanced ball club with Chasson Randle leading the way, scoring 18.9 points a game. Dwight Powell (13.9), Anthony Brown (12.6), and Josh Huestis (11.3) all average double digits in points per game. Huestis leads the team with 8.2 rebounds a game. The Cardinal have several weapons, so the Jayhawks need to play excellent team defense, something they struggle with.
3. HUSTLE AND DEFENSE: When this team is hustling and playing defense, they are almost unstoppable. The problem is they come out unfocused quite often, and forget all they ever knew about playing defense. Heart, hustle, desire, focus, and defense – the Kansas Jayhawks have been inconsistent all season long in these areas. From here on, if these things aren’t present for the Jayhawks, their run will be a short one.