What we learned – TCU at Kansas: The arrival of Agbaji

It was a good week for the Jayhawks, as they picked up a top-25 win and moved up in the conference standings.


In one of the most unexpected twists of the season, Ochai Agbaji, fresh off his redshirt being dropped, starred in a 77-68 win for Kansas over TCU. Behind 31 points from Dedric Lawson, the offense had their best effort of conference play thus far, and the rest of the team was able to make enough plays to balance out another rough three-point shooting night.

There are plenty of questions we want answered, though. Will the team’s 25% mark from three-point range improve, and who are the guys to lean on to get that number to trend upwards? How much should we worry about the team defensively after they struggled to put TCU away? And what are the lineups that Bill Self should look to during the moments when the offense stalls?

Saturday is a big opportunity for Kansas, as the Jayhawks seek to grab a win against a team that has already handled Iowa State a loss this week. KU heads to Baylor in search of their first road victory of 2019. We break down keys to the game and the odds Kansas finally gets in the win column away from Allen Fieldhouse.

Ryan Landreth

I’m a recent graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University. In addition to writing for Rock Chalk Blog, I host the Inside the Paint podcast that covers KU basketball, and I write for Royals Review in the summer. My grandma has had season tickets to Jayhawk basketball for 30 years, and I have the privilege of going to most games with her.