March Madness is finally here folks. See where you can catch KU Basketball as they face off against the Austin Peay Governors
It’s that time of year again. College basketball fans rejoice as March Madness is officially underway. It’s only a matter of time before brackets are busted and the first Cinderella story of the tournament is revealed. Hopefully, the Jayhawks can avoid being the first team to lose to a 16-seed. It is St. Patrick’s day so hopefully there is no extra luck on the Governors’ side.
The Kanas Jayhawks more or less rolled through the Big 12 Tournament to earn both shares of the Big 12 championship. Now they’ll turn their attention to the National Tournament as March Madness gets underway.
The KU basketball team is a heavy favorite to win today’s game as they enter the contest favored by 26 points. It wouldn’t be surprising to see them move than cover the spread against a team that is 239th in the nation in points allowed. Meanwhile the Jayhawks are 16th in points scored.
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Who: Austin Peay Governors (18-17, 7-9)
Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
When: Thursday, March 17th at 3:00 P.M. Central
KU Basketball Live Stream: NCAA Live
The Kansas Jayhawks will look to build some momentum early on into the National Tournament. You can watch the KU basketball live stream on NCAA Live as the Jayhawks face the Austin Peay Governors during the second round of March Madness.
Austin Peay Governors Team Leaders
- Chris Horton – 18.9 points per game
- Chris Horton – 12.0 rebounds per game
- Khalil Davis – 2.8 assists per game
Kansas Jayhawks Team Leaders
- Perry Ellis – 16.7 points per game
- Landen Lucas – 6.3 rebounds per game
- Frank Mason III – 4.7 assists per game
The Governors find themselves in the tournament as a result of winning the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. Even with their bad record, those conference wins earned them a spot.
Kansas will need to contain Chris Horton who leads the Governors in both scoring and rebounds. They also have to keep an eye on Josh Robinson who himself is capable of putting up a lot of points.
What will likely be the Governors downfall is their defense. The Jayhawks are very good at getting points on the board, and a bad defense is only going to enhance their ability to score points in bunches.
Look for the KU basketball team to get out to a quick start against the Austin Peay Governors. It should be no contest, but anything can happen in a one-and-done format. The Governors hit 16 three-pointers in their tournament championship, so if they’re shooting lights out they could make a game of it.