Kansas basketball is heading into 2021 with these New Year’s resolutions.
Kansas basketball fans have always been treated to one of the more satisfying college basketball programs out there. The Jayhawks have a talented roster that has found quite a bit of success early on this season.
Kansas has put up impressive offensive numbers against tough opponents inside and outside of the Big 12, have started to find some consistency in their defense, and are finding young talent to be particularly effective on the court this year.
Regardless, nobody’s perfect and Kansas is no exception. Here are some resolutions for head coach Bill Self and his Jayhawks as we head into 2021.
Resolution No. 1 for Kansas Basketball: Winning close games on the road
While Covid-19 challenges will hinder any real crowd threat teams this year, it still has proven to make for close matchups on the road for the Jayhawks.
Kansas had a narrow victory in Lubbock, which did have a limited amount of fans in attendance. The issues Kansas seem to face on the road are primarily defensive. Kansas allowed more fouls at Texas Tech than they did at home in another tough matchup with the Mountaineers. The Jayhawks will need to ease up on some of the foul mistakes on the road, as this leads to easy points going against the KU defense.
In 2021, Kansas has two tough road tests in January. Both Oklahoma State and Baylor are hosting Kansas on the schedule and these will prove to be more true tests for the Jayhawks. Finding more success in conference play could go a long way for Bill Self by the time March rolls around.