Kansas basketball destroyed Kansas City this afternoon and now they’ll look to keep things rolling against Villanova next week.
How about David McCormack? The sophomore scored a career-high 28 point en route to a 98-57 Kansas basketball win over the Kangaroos of Kansas City. McCormack also pulled down seven rebounds on the night, nearly securing the double-double in just 17 minutes.
While the game went good, many Kansas basketball fans were upset by the production quality of the ESPN+ broadcast, and understandably so. There were multiple instances of the broadcast cutting to a red screen in the middle of the game, as well as an audio issue where the sound would sporadically cut out.
Other than the broadcast issues, Kansas basketball fans should be happy with the performance.
The Jayhawks covered the spread by a large margin, and now they’ll look to take on Villanova next week in their first true road game of the season. The Wildcats are currently ranked #20 in the nation with two losses, but don’t let the 8-2 record fool you.
Both of Villanova’s losses came against ranked opponents (Baylor and Ohio State), and both were on the road or on a neutral court. The Wildcats won’t be a pushover like Colorado was, especially on the road.
Don’t look now, but Kansas basketball is on a nine-game winning streak. If the Jayhawks could extend that streak into conference play, Kansas would have a lot of momentum going into the Big 12 portion of the schedule.
Not only is Kansas in the midst of a streak, but they will likely be the number one team in the nation in the next AP Poll. Both #1 Louisville and #3 Maryland lost this week, so the only team that could challenge Kansas for the top spot is undefeated Ohio State.
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The #1 ranking though doesn’t matter right now though.
Kansas basketball has to stay focused on the here and now, and not look ahead. #1 teams have been getting beat left and right this season, and surely the Jayhawks don’t want to get added to the list.