If it seems like the Kansas Jayhawks just played the Oklahoma Sooners, well, they just did! With the first game between these two teams just 2 weeks ago, it may not seem that much will change between these two teams. But I pulled the crew together to show you just how wrong you might be. Want to know what to expect from today's game? Read on!
Disagree with anything you see here? Leave your own prediction in the comments below!
Fizzle406: Fast Fact: the last time Bill Self lost 3 games in a row was in 1979 when he was in the 5th grade. After the 3rd loss, young Willy Self (he went by Willy at the time) called a players only meeting where he repeatedly called his teammates soft. They went on to beat the Orange team 24-14 in their next game. Kansas 77, Oklahoma 68
Kyle_Davis21: Unlike the Texas game, Kansas put up a fight against Baylor, which was nice to see, there were just too many boneheaded plays. Still, I think the Jayhawks do enough and are ramped up enough to get a win here. In the first meeting, KU only hit 6 threes and turned it over 16 times. I think those get cleaned up more in Norman. And I hope that Enaruna gets more playing time as it happens. Kansas 74, Oklahoma 66
David: This is the type of game where I’d expect a normal Bill Self team to respond and come out fighting after falling to 4-3 in Big 12 play against Baylor. But, unlike most Self teams, this one doesn’t have the talent to flip the switch and dominate a good team in order to answer the bell. With all that said, I think the Jayhawks can limit OU’s scoring opportunities, much like they did when they played two weeks ago. If they do that, and make some shots, they should win. Hopefully they’ll be allowed to shoot some threes, because Oklahoma doesn’t allow many easy looks inside the perimeter, which is the most troublesome aspect of this matchup. Kansas 68, Oklahoma 64
Mike.Plank: Seems like a pretty easy formula for this Kansas team: shoot more than 40% of their field goals from behind the arc and win (4-0), or don’t and struggle (6-4). Let’s hope Self has figured that out in the last 5 days. Kansas 75, Oklahoma 65.
Andy Mitts: To Mike’s point, the teams that have given Kansas the most trouble are ones that contest every shot beyond the arc or prevent tend from taking them. That is not Oklahoma. Christian Braun’s big game against Baylor has me thinking he has figured out his shooting issues, so he should have a huge day. Plus, Bill Self teams always seem to have one of those "Kill Everything" games just when I start to seriously doubt that this yeah can compete for the conference/national title, so this is the spot for that. Kansas 81, Oklahoma 67.