Just like last week, we have a meaningless game for the Kansas Jayhawks against an Oklahoma State Cowboys team that needs this win to keep their chances at an NCAA Tournament berth alive. With the injury to Udoka Azubuike, do the Jayhawks make a legitimate effort to win this game, or do they treat it as a tune up to develop some of the bench guys?
Mike.Plank: Lol like I’m going to predict a win for Kansas in this situation. I’m sure they want to prove themselves against Oklahoma State, a team that has dominated them twice this year, but KU players know there more games left to play. Conversely, Oklahoma State is still pushing for an at-large berth in the Big Dance, and a third win over Kansas just might get it done. That, plus, OSU just seems to be a bad matchup for KU this year. Oklahoma State 75, Kansas 72.
David: Kansas has really struggled without Dok on the court this year. To make things worse, one big thing Oklahoma State did Saturday was pressure the backcourt away from the basket, really disrupting the flow of the offense. Azubuike only played 20 minutes due to foul trouble, and was limited to eight points. Oklahoma State won by 18. Now KU has to go up against the same team without Dok on the court at all. I’m not sure how this could possibly play out well. Oklahoma State 81, Kansas 70
dnoll5: Dream: Teahan, Young, De Sousa, Cunliffe, and the football player play for all 40 minutes. Oklahoma State 90, Kansas 40. Reality: real players play and Kansas still loses in the second pointless game of the week. Oklahoma State 90, Kansas 70.
Fizzle406: Dok or no Dok Kansas got this one. Newman gonna come up huge today. Kansas 82, OSU 68
Andy Mitts: It’s a win all around. Kansas gets out of the conference tournament without suffering an injury in a game, Silvio De Sousa gets some valuable experience before the real postseason starts, Oklahoma State gets another big win to push themselves into the field, the Big 12 sets a record for the highest percentage of their conference in the NCAA Tournament, and most importantly, my podcast pick of Oklahoma State survives another round to get closer to the Big 12 Tournament championship we all know they are going to win. Oklahoma State 85, Kansas 72.
Kyle_Davis21: Not a lot of confidence heading into this one, especially with the Doke injury news. I do think this stays fairly close, but it’s not the worst thing for the Jayhawks to get some rest and stay healthy before next week. I do think it stays relatively close. Oklahoma State 76, Kansas 70