It's the first home Big Monday of the season for the Kansas Jayhawks the Oklahoma State Cowboys are looking for a season sweep. Will the KU slide continue, or do they finally find a way to start building some momentum for the postseason? Our crew gets together to tell you what to expect.
Disagree with anything you see here? Leave your own prediction in the comments below!
Fizzle406: Jayhawks lose on Saturday, Chiefs lose on Sunday, and I predict the pattern will continue with another Jayhawk loss tonight. Player rankings to the theme of bad things happening in 3s. This losing streak, the Star Wars prequels, the Hangover trilogy. You’re welcome Dnoll. OSU 74, Kansas 69
Kyle_Davis21: One of these days, an average-shooting team is going to not have an on-fire night against the Jayhawks. The Cowboys shoot 34% from 3 on the year and don’t attempt many per game (OSU only put up 13 against Texas on Saturday). In the first meeting, Oklahoma State hit 9-21 from 3 against KU. I feel like the bad luck on threes has to end some time, and I think it starts to digress tonight. I’m also optimistic that Jalen Wilson is getting some confidence back, and I want to see Braun and the rest of the Jayhawks play with the same tenacity it showed at times on Saturday. Kansas 72, Oklahoma State 68
dnoll5: Thanks Fizzle! Anyway, I guess I do need to get back to doing the Player Ratings again and maybe this will provide such a spark. As for bad sports things happening recently, I guess I’m glad I watch a lot of European soccer because I’d be down in the dumps if not. I have no idea how this is going to go and will only offer hope. KU will win. Kansas 70, OSU 65.
David: I’m probably underrating OSU here, especially since they already beat us once, but I’m just not that worried about them in Allen Fieldhouse. I’m not expecting a blowout, and I think we’ll have some frustrating moments, but for whatever reason I don’t see a loss coming tonight. If it does though, I think we’ll have found out that this team doesn’t have a late season bounce in them. Kansas 74, Oklahoma State 70
Mike.Plank: Surprisingly, I’m with David on this. I know it doesn’t really matter much, but Oklahoma State doesn’t have much going for it historically in this matchup, particularly inside Allen Fieldhouse. The Cowboys have won there just 10 times in 59 tries. Additionally, who here knew that Bill Self has literally never lost a Big Monday game at home at Kansas? Dude is 32-0. Is Oklahoma State really going to break that streak? I don’t think so. Plus think about this - Kansas had a three point lead late in Stillwater a few weeks ago before melting down in the final 90 seconds. That isn’t happening again either. Kansas 81, Oklahoma State 74.
Andy Mitts: It’s weird that David and Mike are optimistic for this matchup while I’m definitely not. The Jayhawks still don’t give me any confidence that they can avoid a slow start, even at home. This is a weird season that has already seen a bunch of unusual things, and ending the undefeated Big Monday home record for Self wouldn’t be the weirdest. This slump is going to last as long as the 3-point shooters can’t get it together, and like Kansas Football, I’m done assuming things are getting better until I actually see evidence that it had already happened. Oklahoma State 82, Kansas 78.