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Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Predictions: Oklahoma Sooners

The crew gets together to tell you what is going to happen tonight.

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The Kansas Jayhawks look to get back to winning tonight as they reached to Norman to take on the Oklahoma Sooners. After the Baylor game, what kind of team are we going to see?

Take a look at what our staff thinks below, then leave your own prediction in the comments.

Ed note: Most of these predictions were written before the news came out that Devon Dotson was going to miss tonight’s game.

Fizzle406: Kansas has looked rough on the road this year but after a tough loss at home I think they will be looking to bounce back. Kansas 76, OU 67

David: Unless Dotson is badly hobbled, I don’t see anything in this Oklahoma team that worries me too much. I think we’ll see a nice rebound from the Baylor loss, though probably not a blowout like we saw in Ames. Kansas 73, Oklahoma 64

dnoll5: Like the guys said above, I think KU rebounds for a win. The talent is there to win against anyone anywhere, and the fact that KU is still favored to win the Big XII after that beatdown at home is testament to the Kansas team and to what the rest of the league offers. Kansas 66, Oklahoma 55.

Mike.Plank: Hey David, what happened to Baylor’s zone last weekend, huh? You jerk. Anyway, I’ve yet to watch an OU game yet this season. Why would I? I know they got beat by Wichita State last month, and so by the transitive property of college basketball, knowing that KU is so much greater than WSU, I will say Kansas 85, Oklahoma 65.

Kyle_Davis21: If I’m an OU fan, I’m angry at Baylor for pissing Kansas off right before they come to face my team. Oklahoma doesn’t grab offensive rebounds (that has killed KU against WVU and Baylor) and isn’t great from 3-point range, which means if Kansas’ defense gets back to its suffocating self and OU only gets one shot down the floor each time, I’m not sure how Oklahoma scores enough to win. Kansas 71, Oklahoma 63

Andy Mitts: The recipe for an Oklahoma win is straightforward. With Dotson out, Marcus Garrett is going to be the primary ballhandler, with no proven backup. If Christian Braun or Ochai Agbaji can’t step up when Marcus needs a break, it could be a tough night for Kansas. But even with all that, it’s going to take Brady Manek going ballistic from 3 for the Jayhawks to go down tonight. Ultimately, Kansas should be too much inside, and the pressure of trying to keep up with force Oklahoma to stay jacking up poor attempts from beyond the arc. Kansas 74, Oklahoma 55