Kansas basketball vs. Colorado: Analysis, odds, channel, and more

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Kansas basketball fans, here is everything you need to know about the Jayhawks’ matchup with #20 Colorado, including odds, channel, and more.

#2 Kansas basketball (6-1) vs. #20 Colorado (7-0) at a glance

Time: 6:00 PM (CT)

Place: Allen Fieldhouse – Lawrence, Kansas

Watch: ESPN2

Listen: FM- KKSW 105.9, or AM- KLWN 1320 (Lawrence Stations)

Line: Kansas -9.5 (Odds courtesy of The Action Network)

Last Meeting: 72-75 Colorado

All-Time Series: Kansas leads 115-33

Full Preview: Five things to know about KU’s matchup with CU

It feels like it’s been forever since Kansas basketball has played a game, but the Jayhawks are back in action tonight at home against #20 Colorado. The Buffaloes will be Kansas’ first ranked opponent since their loss in the season opener against Duke, but that doesn’t mean the Jayhawks have been playing lackluster teams.

As a matter of fact, Kansas basketball is playing one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country, at least according to kenpom.com. Their wins include now #19 Dayton, BYU, UNCG, and ETSU, who are all respectable.

While Colorado may be undefeated, they’ve played a far easier schedule thus far than Kansas. Pomeroy ranks the Buffaloes non-conference schedule at 213, which is in the bottom half of schools.

In their latest game, the Buffs were actually down at halftime to the mighty Loyola Marymount Lions. Still, Colorado rallied at halftime to pick up a 76-64 win at home. The Buffaloes shot an abysmal 41.5% from the field, and 33% from behind the three-point line.

Colorado also shot an incredible amount of free throws, going 25-of-33 on the night. Free throws accounted for nearly a third of Colorado’s points, which seems a little suspicious.

Despite Colorado being a top-twenty team, this is a game that Kansas basketball should have no problem winning. The Jayhawks are just better all-around, and it’d be surprising for Colorado to get their first true-road game win of the season against a #2 Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse.

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As we’ve seen more than a few times already this season, the better team on paper doesn’t always win. Kansas basketball has to give #20 Colorado their due respect and beat them on the floor just like they would any other team in the country.