The Kansas Jayhawks are back home to face the Oklahoma Sooners, who are riding a two game streak of impressive victories. Can they add to that with a win over KU at Allen Fieldhouse, solidifying their at-large resume?
Take a look at what our staff thinks, and then leave your own prediction in the comments below.
dnoll5: KU is throwing back their uniform set to the mid 1990’s and someone is going to tell me that they’re going to lose? Ok, no one is saying that. I hope everyone channels their inner Paul Pierce, and dominates OU with 15 consecutive points like my man Paul did that one time. Kansas 76, Oklahoma 56.
Kyle_Davis21: Oklahoma doesn’t turn it over much, which helps their chances in an environment like AFH. But the Sooners’ inability to crash the offensive glass combined with KU’s stout first-shot defense makes it hard to think OU can score enough to win. Plus...throw-back uniforms. Kansas 73, Oklahoma 60
David: At the risk of jinxing us, this is a game that I’m just not remotely concerned about. Oklahoma has no way to stop Dok, and while the Sooners have been playing better recently, they just don’t have any strengths that are set up tol take advantage of our weaknesses. I do think we’ll have a couple scoring lulls that will keep it from being a blowout, but unless OU gets sizzling from three, it should be a comfortable win. Kansas 70, Oklahoma 60
Fizzle406: Maybe I should be but I’m not worried about this game. Kansas is playing lights out lately, we’ll be rocking the throwbacks and Marcus Morris is having his jersey retired. We got this. Kansas 65, Oklahoma 55
Mike.Plank: Yeah I’m not too worried about this one either. OU just put up 90 points in Hilton, so hopefully they’ll be cooling down from that hot streak, and we can have a nice, comfy Saturday afternoon. Kansas 75, Oklahoma 62.
Andy Mitts: Like Fetch mentioned in his preview, this Oklahoma team had transformed themselves in conference play to be a 3-point shooting team, but so much of that is concentrated into Brady Manek. Kansas has the perimeter defenders to make it difficult, and the presence they have inside will help dominate on both ends of the floor. It’s expected to be a blowout for a reason. Kansas 76, Oklahoma 59.