KU Basketball: Where to Watch Kansas vs Kansas State

Kansas Jayhawks guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) - Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas Jayhawks guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) - Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /

The KU basketball team will look to maintain their strong play as they re-ignited the Sunflower Showdown with the Kansas State Wildcats.

The Kansas Jayhawks protected their home court against the K-State Wildcats but they can’t afford a letdown against their in-state rivals. The Jayhawks are in a two-way tie for fifth place in the Big 12 but just one game behind the leaders.

They cannot take a loss to K-State at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas is 4-0 at home but just 1-3 on the road. As tight as the conference is this season, with six of the ten teams within one game of each other, there is no room for a bad loss at home for any of these schools.

K-State is is four games back of the leaders at 2-6.

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Who: Kansas State Wildcats (13-8, 2-6)

Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas

When: Wednesday, February 3rd at 8:00 p.m. Central

Network: ESPN2

KU Basketball Live Stream: WatchESPN

Don’t miss a moment of action from the Sunflower Showdown. You can catch the KU basketball live stream on WatchESPN as they host the K-State Wildcats.

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The Jayhawks must make K-State work hard to score. The Wildcats struggle to hit shots as a habit. They shoot just 43 percent from the field (525 for 1,221), and only 28.6 percent from behind the arc (111 for 388).

If Kansas can put pressure on the Wildcats defensively, K-State may not be able to score enough to stay with the Jayhawks.

The KU basketball team is one of the highest scoring, best shooting teams in the country. They are 13th in the nation in scoring at 84 points a game, and 19th in shooting percentage, at 48.5 percent.

On paper, this is a big mismatch, but the Jayhawks are coming off a big win against Kentucky, and after their last big win, a month ago against Oklahoma, Kansas went into a funk. They cannot afford to do that again.

Against Kentucky, Wayne Selden, Jr was the star, scoring a career high points. Kansas needs this Wayne Selden going forward.

The Jayhawks need to get more consistent play from their guards, and they are still looking for a second big man to separate himself from the pack to play next to Perry Ellis. Building a strong lead so head coach Bill Self can give some playing time to freshmen Cheick Diallo and Carlton Bragg Jr.would be helpful.

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The Sunflower Showdown will have the Phog hopping but you can catch the KU basketball live stream action on WatchESPN if you are on the go! Rock Chalk, Jayhawks!