Kansas basketball: Three goals for the Jayhawks vs. Colorado

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As the Jayhawks will be facing the #20 Colorado Buffaloes this Saturday in Lawrence, here are three things Kansas basketball can work on.

After an incredible win against an up and coming Dayton squad that’s now ranked #19 in the nation, Kansas basketball will look to get another impressive win over a ranked opponent.

The Colorado Buffaloes are undefeated so far this season; however, they do have a matchup tonight at 9:00 PM against Loyola Marymount. It’s likely that the Buffs will still be undefeated when they come to Allen Fieldhouse to take on the Jayhawks.

Here are three things that Kansas basketball can look to improve on when they take on Colorado:

1. Kansas basketball can improve on free throw percentage

While the Jayhawks shot 71.4% from the line last week against Dayton, Kansas is only shooting 67.9% from the line on the season. According to kenpom.com, the Jayhawks rank number 229 in the country in free throw percentage, which is a huge liability. Kansas basketball has to get better from the line if they expect to make a deep run in March, and this Saturday against Colorado is a good opportunity to try and improve.

2. Kansas basketball can take more three-point shots

Last week against Dayton, the Jayhawks only attempted 11 three-pointers and made four of them. That number of attempts has to go up this season, and there’s one player that can really help. Isaiah Moss only attempted one field goal the entire game against Dayton, which is a problem. Yes, Devon Dotson and Udoka Azubuike took over, but the Jayhawks have to have a guy that can spread the floor.

3. Kansas basketball can work on the two big lineup

Despite head coach Bill Self switching to a primarily four-guard lineup, the Jayhawks have been starting two bigs and playing a two big lineup at times. While Kansas seems to have a good handle on playing with four guards, mixing in the two big lineup at times can help keep the opposing team off-balance, or it could become the primary offense if the opposition can’t stop it.

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This is an important resume-boosting game for Kansas basketball. Colorado has a chance to win the Pac-12 this season, so a win over the Buffaloes could prove quite valuable down the road.

The game is set to begin at 6:00 PM (CT) in Allen Fieldhouse this Saturday, and be broadcast on ESPN2.