This was a game I wasn’t concerned about this week. Its UCF. We should destroy them right? Well this morning I looked at the 6.5 point line and suddenly had memories of 2015 TCU vs Kansas. The dreaded Topeka YMCA game.
This was an easy game for Kansas to overlook. Win tonight and Saturday and they’ll be the #1 team in the country. Well that didn’t happen. After leading by 16 at one point, Hunter Dickinson went to the bench and the Jayhawks pooped their pants and couldn’t recover.
The zone defense the Knights threw at the Jayhawks caught KU completely off guard. The Jayhawks racked up 18 turnovers and struggled to put the ball in the hoop in the second half.
Kevin McCullar led the Jayhawks with 16 points. Dickinson, who struggled to stay aggressive with 4 fouls, had 12 points.
Its only one game but flaws we have seen in this Kansas team were on display tonight. Inability to take care of the ball and lack of scoring lost the game for Kansas. Congrats to UCF. They deserved to win tonight.
Kansas will face #9 Oklahoma on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse.