The Kansas Jayhawks take the show on the road, playing an Oklahoma Sooners team that has been struggling all year, especially after losing their star Jordan Woodard to injury. Can his return tonight lead to an Oklahoma upset? Let us know what you think in the comments after reading some wisdom from our writers.
mikeville: O-who? The Sooners have been nothing this year without Buddy Hield, and have been even worse with Jordan Woodard missing the last several games. This is the “easiest” part of the schedule coming up, with a roadie in Norman followed by a home game with Okie State. I look for the Jayhawks to keep practicing on this thing Bill Self calls “defense” - whatever that is. Kansas 85, Oklahoma 66
KU Grad 08: Not sure if Woodard will be back for this game. Without him, OU simply isn’t going to be able to score enough points to beat KU, regardless of where this game is being played. Even if he does play, KU is still the better team. Kansas 76, Oklahoma 61.
Fizzle406: This one is over before it even began. We could start Tyler Self and still win. We could let Jerrance Howard coach and still wi-
Lights cut out. “Ace of Spades” by Motorhead blares out of the loudspeakers.
Announcer: “That’s Buddy Hield’s music! I don’t believe it JR! Buddy Hield is walking into the ring right now!”
BH: “I’ve thought about this every night before I go to sleep and first thing when I wake up every morning. I’ve trained doubly hard for this game. You will rue the day Frank Mason leaned over the inbounds line. Vengeance will be mine!”
Buddy Hield will go for 45 but still come up short because that OU roster is thin this year. Kansas 86, Oklahoma 72
dnoll5: Kansas should be able to go into OU and take care of the Sooners. Shutting down this team completely will be a big boost for KU which heads into its toughest stretch of the season soon. Kansas 88, Oklahoma 68.
Andy: Tonight is the first “easy” game of the conference schedule. And by easy I simply mean that tonight’s opponent isn’t rated in the top 40 of KenPom. Of course, the game still is on the road in the Big 12 conference so anything could happen. I don’t think it will, as Kansas is talented enough to win going away. I’ll say that Landen Lucas has a big game, Carlton Bragg does enough to build some confidence and Frank Mason finally plays less than 28 minutes in a game. Kansas 95, Oklahoma 71