KU basketball has dominated the Big 12 ever since Bill Self rolled into town. The first few games this season look to tilt towards Kansas’ way, but that usually is the case for this team. Let’s take a look at the first few Big 12 games for KU.
The Real Season Begins
Now that the non-conference schedule is out of the way, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty grind of the conference season.
KU basketball enters the conference slate sitting 11-1 and ranked third in the country. Looking at their schedule and focusing solely on margin of victory, you may be deluded into thinking they had a cupcake schedule.
Kansas was tested in more than one of its non-conference games. The Jayhawks played a few close games only to pull away at the end. The games against Georgia and Davidson at the Sprint Center immediately come to mind as games that don’t truly reflect the actual score.
KU basketball has a chance to jump out to a good record this season. The conference looks pretty with most of the teams above .500, but who did these other teams really play?
A factor that is in Kansas’ favor is the fact that they do not play any back to back conference road games during this stretch.
Kansas will not have to play Baylor in the first part of conference season. The fourth ranked Bears are currently 12-0. I think they will be the Jayhawks biggest challengers to title number 13.
Free throw shooting will be the second biggest challenger. The Jayhawks need to be much better from the stripe than they have been this season.
Let’s take a preview at the first ten days of the Big 12 season.