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Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Predictions: Texas Tech Red Raiders

The crew is a bit shorthanded today as we tell you what is going to happen in today's game.

NCAA Basketball: Texas Christian at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas Jayhawks host the Texas Tech Red Raiders in today's matchup, trying to keep pace in the Big 12 race despite a lot of bad news that dropped on Friday. Can they overcome everything and hold serve at home?

Kyle_Davis21: On the surface, Tech would have to feel good coming into this game. Kansas’ offense has stalled, Marcus Garrett is injured, and Silvio is not coming back (I’d say the NCAA is basically a smoking monkey at a typewriter but I have more faith in the monkey). But that’s why Tech should be nervous. The Jayhawks have their backs against the wall, Self is going to be furious (and will likely take it out on the refs to get some calls), and AFH is surely to be loud and intimidating with fans filled with pent-up frustration (I’m almost as excited to see what jokes the students come up with). I think the combination of home-court advantage, #Motivation, and a new Self game plan leads to a close home win. Kansas 70, Texas Tech 66

Fizzle406: My prediction? PAIN.

Mike.Plank: I’m not an actual bettor, but I like to take a look at the odds and dream big. I’m a big believer that when the line doesn’t make sense, you just go with it - Vegas knows way more than I do. Such was the case last week vs Texas. A top-15 Kansas program, with three wins against the current top-10, was a three-point underdog to 11-9 Texas. KU played like crap and the ‘Horns won (and covered). Today, KU is somewhere between a 4 and 5-point favorite, which again, makes zero sense with the way they’ve been playing lately. Therefore, take the ‘Hawks. Kansas 65, Texas Tech 55.

dnoll5: I have no idea how KU pulls this out. Since the NCAA isn’t on KU’s side, I guess we’ll just have to rely on the guys who got us here- the refs. Eight against five gives KU the win, just like they have for the last 14 years. Kansas 66, Tech 61.

Andy Mitts: This is it for this team. It’s the last chance they have to show that they have what it takes to win the conference championship. There are only 5 players available that can be counted on to contribute even consistently, so it’s going take one of Charlie Moore, Mitch Lightfoot or David McCormack stepping up to give us something off the bench. It won’t be pretty, and we’ll probably look back and wonder how the hell it happened, but I’ll take the Jayhawks in a close one. Kansas 57, Texas Tech 53.

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