It's the final chance for the Kansas Jayhawks to keep their Big 12 hopes alive, as they host the Kansas State Wildcats tonight. For a sneak peek at what's going to happen, we asked the crew to give us their predictions. Take a look at our, then give us your own in the comments.
dnoll5: It’s a tale of two teams for this season’s Jayhawks. So, I guess I’ll pick them to beat K-State at home and make the race semi-interesting. I’m just not sure that it will matter. But hey, other teams dropping games is the way to a title, so I might as well get on board the positivity train, because the negativity train sucks. Here’s some #analysis: Marcus Garrett should be able to handle Dean Wade from a defensive standpoint and KU should zone them all night. Kansas 65, K-State 55.
Fizzle406: I don’t think any outcome would really surprise me. But when in doubt I will always give the benefit of the doubt to AFH. Kansas 72, Kstate 65
Mike.Plank: I don’t care that K-State has only won 18 times in 66 tries in Allen Fieldhouse. Or that KU is unbeaten at home this year. Or that K-State hasn’t swept a season series from KU since the early 1980s. Or that KU hasn’t lost six or more conference games since 1988-89. None of those matter, and all of those are coming crashing down tonight. K-State just 40-balled a bad OkSt team that KU struggled to beat by 12, while the Jayhawks were a complete no-show in Lubbock in their biggest game of the conference season. KU held K-State scoreless for nine minutes in Manhattan earlier this year and still lost. K-State lost by one point in AFH last year, and two points the year before that. They won’t be intimidated. They’re ready. Only the refs can keep us from getting blown out in this one. Welcome to hell. K-State 82, Kansas 75.
David: Handing the Wildcats a huge beatdown would be a nice, cathartic win amidst a frustrating season, but everything would have to go just right for that to happen. What’s more likely is a close, hard fought contest in which Kansas is able to keep K-State at arm’s length down the stretch. Kansas 71, Kansas State 65
Kyle_Davis21: The Big 12 has been drunk this season, and it feels like we’re heading for a wild finish to the league race. Between that, and this game being played in AFH—with what should be a loud and frustrated fan base—I think Kansas does just enough to win. Kansas 72, K-State 68
Andy Mitts: I see that Mike is going against his own “trust the betting line” rule, as KU is currently a 4.5 favorite. I don’t think it’s possible to play as bad as they did against Texas Tech in two games in a row, and this team is backed up against a wall, something that Bill Self just somehow seems to be able to use to get the best out of his team. KJ Lawson goes off in limited minutes, and the Jayhawks live to fight another day. Kansas 81, Kansas State 73.