Game 24: TCU at No. 10 Kansas – Preview and Prediction

After a bad home loss to Oklahoma State that led to Bill Self calling his guys out, everything suddenly seems a little uneasy in Lawrence.

A week ago, the Big 12 title seemed to be headed back to Lawrence for a 14th consecutive season, but with one bad loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday the Jayhawks are suddenly in the thick of a battle for first place in the league.

About TCU: TCU came into conference play as one of the stories of college basketball, as they rose to as high as No. 10 in the polls and entered Big 12 play undefeated. The Big 12 gauntlet has caught up to Jamie Dixon’s squad, as they are just 4-6 in league play. None of their losses have been blowouts, though. Two of them were in OT and five of them have been by five points or less. They did have one inexplicable loss to 8-15 Vanderbilt in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. TCU is a much better team than their 4-6 Big 12 record indicates. Expect another close one on Tuesday night.

Game Info and Notes:

  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 8:00 pm CT
  • Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kan.
  • ESPN2 or WatchESPN App
  • Kansas leads the all-time series 15-2
  • Kansas is 81-11 following a loss in the Bill Self era, which began in 2003- 04. Since 2013-14, KU is 31-3 following a loss.
  • There is a logjam at the top of the Big 12 standings. Kansas and Texas Tech are tied for first in the conference race with 7-3 league records, while West Virginia and Oklahoma are one game back at 6-4.
  • Kansas ranks ninth nationally in the RPI and is third in strength of schedule (through games of Feb. 3).
  • Senior G Devonte’ Graham is the only player in NCAA Division I averaging 17.0-plus points, 7.0-plus assists, 1.8-plus steals and fewer than 3.0
  • Redshirt-sophomore G Malik Newman is averaging 17.6 points in his last five games and has boosted his season average to 12.1 ppg.
  • With his 17 points against Oklahoma State (2/3), senior G Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk became the 60th player in Kansas history to score 1,000 points for his career. This year Mykhailiuk is shooting 46.7 percent from 3-point range. That figure ranks him second in the Big 12 and 13th in the NCAA (among those that average 2.5 or more makes per game). Mykhailiuk’s 3.5 3-pointers made per game are ninth nationally.
Horned Frogs to Watch

Vladimir Brodziansky – 6’11″ senior, forward

Brodziansky had a nice game against the Jayhawks in the initial meeting back in early January. In that matchup he went for 20 points, five rebounds and was perfect 10-10 from the free-throw line. Brodziansky is a little like Dean Wade from Kansas State in that he can play inside and out. Kansas doesn’t really have anyone to guard a guy like Brodziansky, so you can probably pencil him for 15-20 points.

Kenrich Williams – 6’7″ senior, forward

He did record a double-double in the first game between these two squads, but his impact on the game was pretty small. He was 3-7 from the field and 1-5 from beyond the arc. Kansas has always done a great job of limiting Williams over his career, as he’s only averaging 10.5 PPG in seven career games against KU. The biggest game he’s had against the Jayhawks was TCU’s win over KU in the Big 12 tournament last season when he scored 18 points. TCU is a better basketball team when Williams is playing well.

Desmond Bane – 6’5″ sophomore, guard

Bane has had to shoulder a bigger load since the injury to Jaylen Fisher. Over his last four games he’s averaging 13 points, including a 15 point output in an upset win over West Virginia. He’s also a threat from the outside, as he leads the team shooting 47% from the outside. Bane had 13 in the initial matchup with the Jayhawks

Prediction

Kansas 76 – TCU  70

Under Bill Self, the Jayhawks have been very good coming off a loss. I feel you’ll see some inspired play out of the Jayhawks in this one.

After the loss to OSU on Saturday, I can’t express this enough…Svi Mykhailiuk is the x-factor and needs to score the ball. If you look at KU’s losses this year (outside of the Oklahoma game), Svi has either been held in check or has had long stretches of doing nothing. Kansas needs him to shoot the ball well, because when he plays well Kansas is a much much better team.

I also like coach Self’s move to start Mitch Lightfoot. He definitely deserves it. He plays his tail off every time he’s in the game. Hopefully he can give the Jayhawks some much needed energy to start this one. Also, Self needs to do something to light a fire underneath Lagareld Vick, so hopefully this is it.

Bobby Norell

My name is Bobby Norell. I'm from a small town in northern Indiana. I recently graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Sport Communication. Even though my diploma says I'm a Hoosier, my love for the Jayhawks has never wavered. They'll always come No.1.

37 thoughts on “Game 24: TCU at No. 10 Kansas – Preview and Prediction

  • July 22, 2021 at 8:45 pm
    Permalink

    Generally I do not learn article on blogs,
    but I would like to say that this write-up very compelled me to check out and do
    it! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thank you, quite nice article.

  • July 22, 2021 at 8:55 pm
    Permalink

    I constantly spent mу half an hour to read thjѕ website’s сontеnt everyday along with a mug of coffee.

  • July 22, 2021 at 9:06 pm
    Permalink

    Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this information. Today bloggers
    publish only about gossips and internet and this is really frustrating.
    A good website with interesting content, that’s what I need.
    Thanks for keeping this website, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters?
    Can’t find it.

    Also visit my site Green Leaf Hills CBD Oil

  • July 22, 2021 at 10:28 pm
    Permalink

    Hi there, I think your site could possibly be having browser compatibility issues.
    Whenever I look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening
    in IE, it has some overlapping issues. I merely wanted
    to give you a quick heads up! Aside from that, excellent
    website!

    Also visit my web blog … i1 sky777

  • July 23, 2021 at 12:33 am
    Permalink

    Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article.

    I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to learn extra of your useful info.
    Thanks for the post. I’ll definitely comeback.

    My site … Allura Fresh Review

  • July 23, 2021 at 1:11 am
    Permalink

    We stumbled over here by a different page and thought
    I should check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you.

    Look forward to going over your web page yet again.

    Here is my website Mili Tac Smartwatch

  • July 23, 2021 at 3:15 am
    Permalink

    Please let me know if you’re looking for a article author for your weblog.
    You have some really good posts and I feel I would be a good
    asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d love to write some material for your blog in exchange for a
    link back to mine. Please send me an email if interested.
    Many thanks!

    My webpage; Live casino Malaysia

  • July 23, 2021 at 6:11 am
    Permalink

    I was very pleased to uncover this website. I wanted to thank you for your
    time due to this wonderful read!! I definitely loved every bit
    of it and I have you book marked to look at new
    things on your site.

    Take a look at my web blog; Natural Alpha XL Pills

  • August 3, 2021 at 1:44 am
    Permalink

    Thanks for your own hard work on this site. Betty takes
    pleasure in making time for investigation and it’s really simple
    to grasp why. Almost all hear all relating to the powerful
    means you convey invaluable tips through this website and as well strongly encourage participation from website visitors about this subject matter and our daughter is
    always understanding so much. Take pleasure in the remaining
    portion of the new year. You have been performing a dazzling
    job.[X-N-E-W-L-I-N-S-P-I-N-X]I’m extremely inspired together with your writing talents and
    also with the structure on your weblog. Is this a
    paid topic or did you modify it yourself?
    Anyway stay up the nice quality writing, it’s uncommon to look a great weblog like this one
    nowadays.

    my webpage – Fiore Organics CBD Reviews

  • August 22, 2021 at 3:52 am
    Permalink

    Hi everyone, it’s my first go to see at this site, and post is in fact fruitful
    in favor of me, keep up posting these types of content.

    My webpage: True Keto 1800

  • August 28, 2021 at 8:55 pm
    Permalink

    Some genuinely howling work on behalf of the owner of this website, absolutely great content.

    Feel free to visit my web-site; Reginald

  • September 7, 2021 at 9:53 pm
    Permalink

    Hi there! I just wanted to ask if you ever
    have any issues with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I
    ended up losing several weeks of hard work due to no backup.
    Do you have any solutions to protect against hackers?

    My homepage – goldenanapa.ru

  • September 19, 2021 at 10:31 am
    Permalink

    Hello there, You have performed an incredible job.

    I’ll definitely digg it and in my view suggest to
    my friends. I’m confident they’ll be benefited from this site.

    My web site – Delia

  • September 21, 2021 at 3:04 am
    Permalink

    Hello, everything is going well here and ofcourse every one is sharing information, that’s actually excellent, keep
    up writing.

    Also visit my web blog … drug use

  • September 21, 2021 at 10:34 pm
    Permalink

    I do not even know how I finished up right here, however I assumed this submit was once great.

    I do not recognize who you’re however certainly you are going to a well-known blogger when you are not
    already. Cheers!

    my homepage … care tips

  • September 22, 2021 at 4:32 am
    Permalink

    Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to this web site before but after looking at many of the articles I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyhow, I’m certainly pleased I came across it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back frequently!

    Review my web page: skin care tips

  • September 25, 2021 at 4:42 am
    Permalink

    hey there and thank you for your information ?

    I have definitely picked up something new from right here.
    I did however expertise some technical points using this site, as I experienced to reload the site
    many times previous to I could get it to load correctly.
    I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK?

    Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will often affect
    your placement in google and can damage your high quality score
    if advertising and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I?m adding this RSS to my email
    and could look out for much more of your respective exciting content.

    Ensure that you update this again soon..

    my webpage :: stop fat gain

  • September 25, 2021 at 11:46 am
    Permalink

    I take pleasure in, cause I discovered exactly what I used to be taking a look for.
    You’ve ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a
    great day. Bye

    My web page purchase hemp

  • October 5, 2021 at 7:12 am
    Permalink

    I was just searching for this info for a
    while. After 6 hours of continuous Googleing, finally
    I got it in your web site. I wonder what is the lack of Google strategy that don’t rank this kind of informative websites in top of the
    list. Generally the top sites are full of garbage.

    Take a look at my website drug rehab centres

  • October 16, 2021 at 2:10 pm
    Permalink

    Hi there all, here every one is sharing these kinds
    of knowledge, therefore it’s nice to read this weblog, and I used to pay a quick visit this blog all the
    time.

    my web blog – great diet foods

  • October 20, 2021 at 6:29 am
    Permalink

    Hey there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok.
    I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

    My webpage … Minerva

  • October 23, 2021 at 2:47 pm
    Permalink

    Hello, all the time i used to check webpage posts here early in the daylight, as i love to find out more and more.

    Also visit my web page … lose weight fast

  • October 24, 2021 at 11:32 pm
    Permalink

    It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to this
    brilliant blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
    I look forward to fresh updates and will talk about this website
    with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

    My blog :: http://www.comptine.biz

Comments are closed.