It's the first of two back-to-back games for the Kansas Jayhawks against the Iowa State Cyclones. Is there any reason to think that Kansas might be in trouble in this game? Our crew gets together to tell you what to expect.
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David: Iowa State is not good, but they’ve kept some games against good competition weirdly close this year. That gives me some pause in predicting any type of blowout. They do allow a lot of easy baskets, but this KU team doesn’t seem especially capable of exploiting that. I won’t rule out a big margin of victory, but I guess I can’t say I expect one either. Kansas Jayhawks 77, Iowa State Hawkeyes 68
Kyle_Davis21: To David’s point, the last three losses for the Cyclones all came seven points or less, and ISU is 67 spots higher than K-State in KenPom, so this isn’t a normal 2-12 team. That being said, David McCormack should be able to continue his dominant streak and the Cyclones allow a ton of offensive rebounds, so it could be a good day for David, Jalen Wilson, and the like. Kansas 74, Iowa State 64.
Fizzle406: I think KU wins this one and goes on a little run where we get our hopes up for a couple weeks. Jayhawk 77, Hawkeyes 61
Brendan: Iowa State fights hard, as you guys have alluded to, but it’s frankly not a well coached or especially talented team. McCormack should be able to make a big impact, and I am going to remain optimistic that the Jayhawks can develop a little bit more of a consistent offensive rhythm against an inferior team. Kansas 78, Iowa State 63
Mike.Plank: I’m weirdly optimistic that we have a chance for a relatively easy win tonight. One question though: Can we impeach Jeff Long? Kansas 81, Iowa State 68.
Andy Mitts: This one is fairly simple: The Kansas Jayhawks, despite their flaws, are a good team, while the Iowa State Hawkeyes are not. Kansas 82, Iowa State 65