March 09, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Texas Longhorns guard Myck Kabongo (12) shoots during the second half of the game against the Missouri Tigers in the semifinal round of the 2012 Big 12 Tournament at the Sprint Center. Missouri won 81-67. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Basketball: Texas Game Preview


On Saturday afternoon, the 14th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks host the Texas Longhorns at 6:00 p.m. central time in Lawrence. The Kansas Jayhawks enter the game with a 20-4  onrecord overall and a 8-3 mark in Big 12 conference action. Texas is 11-13 overall after a big win in conference over Iowa State on Wednesday, earning them a third win in conference. Kansas earlier this season beat Texas on Jan. 19th, 64-59 in Austin.

Texas is led by guard Sheldon McClellan, who is averaging 14.5 points per game and about four boards. The guard scored 18 points in the win over Iowa State, to go along with eight rebounds. Myck Kabongo is back in action, and the Longhorns offense looked much sharper because of it. Kabongo was out with NCAA rules violations up until Wednesday’s game. The guard scored 13 in the win over the Cyclones, along with four rebounds and seven assists.

Kansas got back on track after a three-game slide with a rout of Kansas State on Wednesday. The Jayhawks were in control throughout the contest, jumping on the newly first-place Wildcats in the latest installment of the Sunflower Showdown. Freshman guard Ben McLemore led the way with 30 points in the game. Kansas will look to continue this on Saturday as former point guard Mario Chalmers gets his jersey retired by the university.

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