5 Things Necessary For Kansas Jayhawks To Win The Big 12

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Kansas Jayhawks guard Wayne Selden, Jr. (1)

4- CONSISTENT GUARD PLAY:  Hopefully, this point will resolve itself with experience. So far, the three players who primarily handle the two guards spots have not played with any consistency at all. Naadir Tharpe, Wayne Selden, and Frank Mason have had games when their minutes have been severely cut due to poor play.

These are the players responsible for getting the offense to flow smoothly, for getting the ball into the big men, taking care of the basketball, hit open jumpers when open, and applying pressure defensively on the perimeter. None of these guys have been able to do any of these things on a regular basis, though all three have shown the ability to do these things in spurts.

As tough as Kansas’ schedule as been, it won’t get any easier in conference play. Twelve of the Big 12 games are against very quality opponents who are either in the top 15, or are receiving votes for the top 25. Even the weaker teams can be extremely tough on their home courts (TCU anyone?).

The worry here is Kansas will have lost too many games early in the conference schedule before the guards find their comfort zones.