The Kansas Jayhawks had a surprisingly easy win in their conference opener against Texas. Tonight, they welcome in the better than expected Texas Tech Red Raiders. Can the Jayhawks extend their 11-game conference home opener winning streak?
David: I'm strangely not all that concerned about this one. Kansas is looking more like Kansas, and I think Texas Tech’s metrics are the result of them feasting on a weak schedule. That's not to say we can take it for granted though. Tech plays legitimately good defense, and they get a lot of efficient shots close to the basket. As long as KU gives a good defensive effort and doesn't go ice cold, I think they'll get a comfortable win. Kansas 77, Texas Tech 67
dnoll5: I agree with David. Kansas gets to come back to Allen Fieldhouse and take on a surprise top-25 team. I think KU will be plenty motivated. I don’t think this game will be a “meat collar” type of game like some of the KU/Tech games of yesteryear, but I think KU will win rather easily. Kansas 88, Tech 68.
Fizzle406: I’m feeling good about this one. I think Kansas is getting things figured out and Texas Tech is still Texas Tech. I think this one will be be not as close as the final score indicates. Kansas 82, Texas Tech 73
Mike.Plank: After reading fetch’s preview, I’m not concerned about this as much as I was prior to the information I gleaned from it. However, it need to be noted that fetch’s last two predictions (losses to Stanford and Texas) were wrong. Despite that, I think fetch and the guys above are right. KU has never lost to Tech in Allen Fieldhouse and I don’t really see how the Red Raiders can do it other than KU goes 4-25 from deep while Tech goes 10-15. So I guess just cross your finger that doesn’t happen. Kansas 80, Tech 65.
Andy Mitts: Before the Texas game, I would have been really worried about this game. But Kansas has already lit up a team that is supposed to be better defensively than the Red Raiders, and this time they get to do it from the friendly confines of Allen Fieldhouse. Give me Svi as the leading scorer, and a double digit victory for the home team. Kansas 87, Texas Tech 74.