The KU basketball team travels (no pun intended) this week to take on a struggling Oklahoma Sooners squad in Norman.
One of the reasons for the Sooners recent struggles is the injury to their leading scorer Jordan Woodard, who averaged 17.6 points a game over their first ten outings.
Oklahoma is only scoring 57 points a game in their three Big 12 games without Woodard. They are obviously missing his presence on the court. If he is unable to play Tuesday against the Jayhawks, it could be another long night for the Sooners.
KU BASKETBALL LIVE STREAM AND TV VITALS
- Who: Oklahoma Sooners (6-8, 0-3)
- Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman Oklahoma
- Tipoff Time: Tuesday, January 10, 8 PM (Central time)
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- KU Basketball Live Stream: WatchESPN
If you are on the go and have a subscription to ESPN, catch the KU basketball live stream on WatchESPN or the ESPN app as the Kansas Jayhawks face the Oklahoma Sooners on the road.
KANSAS JAYHAWKS SCORING LEADERS
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- Frank Mason III – 19.9
- Josh Jackson – 15.3
- Devonte’ Graham – 13.0
- Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk – 10.7
- Lagerald Vick – 8.7
- Landen Lucas – 7.4
The Jayhawks continue to be a guard-oriented basketball team, and that probably isn’t going to change. Luckily, the KU guards are very good.
The top five scorers are all perimeter players, but Landen Lucas is turning things around. Lagerald Vick won’t be a top scorer game in and game out, but he can throw up some solid numbers at any time. Lucas might be able to catch Vick in scoring with a few good games.
Kansas also turned up the defensive pressure last time out against Texas Tech, holding the Red Raiders to just 40.7 percent from the field and 68 points.
The Jayhawks need to keep up the defensive intensity against the Sooners, and if Oklahoma is still without Woodard, Kansas could come away with an easy win on the road.
The KU basketball team has started off the Big 12 season with of some the second tier teams. After this matchup with Oklahoma, the Jayhawks’ schedule gets a bit tougher.
This race could get very interesting as the Baylor Bears are the only team ahead of the Jayhawks in the national polls. Kansas will have to earn their 13th consecutive conference title!