After two closer than expected results to open the conference season, the Kansas Jayhawks host a Texas Tech Red Raider team that just upset WVU at home. Can Kansas stop the visitors from notching a second big win in as many games? Let us know in the comments below, but first take a look at what our writing staff thinks.
Fizzle406: TT (also an abbreviation for Tyshawn Taylor who correctly dunked when given the opportunity) has been looking better this year than they have in years past. However, are they going to walk into the Phog and win? Nope. Kansas 76, Texas Tech 67
KU Grad 08: I’m not sure what to make of this game. Based on recent results, everything points to a tough, close game. Then again, we’ve seen Tech beat/scare the crap out of good teams in Lubbock before and often fail to take their show on the road. This has especially been true against Kansas. Seems like they’ve given us a lot of close ones in Lubbock vs getting thrashed in Lawrence. KU is in its annual Big 12 play funk (hopefully like last year, we get our shit together at the right time and get hot towards the end of the year) which will make this fairly close, but I think we will still make enough plays down the stretch to pull this one out. Kansas 80, Texas Tech 74.
dnoll5: I’m going to go with a KU win here. Although the recent results for Kansas have been a little disturbing, this is still KU playing at home, and this is still Texas Tech on the road. When it comes to the defense, I don’t think that KU will get it figured out for this game, but outscoring the Red Raiders should be pretty easy to do. Kansas 88, Tech 78.
mikeville: Despite the win at home in overtime against West Virginia, Tech is still an unknown. What we do know is that this game is gonna be all about Kansas. If KU continues to struggle, it seems like Tech is good enough to keep this game close. But if Kansas can get their defensive rotations figured out and get locked in, this could become a laugher quickly. It’s all Bill Self has talked about for two weeks now, and after giving up 80+ in back to back games (and nearly losing one of those in the process), well, I’m thinking we’ll see a fired up KU squad. Welcome back to Fieldhouse, Texas Tech. Here’s your meat necklace. Kansas 82, Texas Tech 66.
misterbrain: I wouldn't be too worried about this game, but I haven't really seen the improvement on defense that I was expecting by this point in the season. I still think Kansas wins this game at home, but it isn't going to be pretty. Kansas 87, Texas Tech 81.