Kansas basketball: 4 things to like about Puerto Rico trip, 4 causes for concern

Feb 18, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines center Hunter Dickinson (1) warms up before a game against the Michigan State Spartans at Crisler Center. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 18, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines center Hunter Dickinson (1) warms up before a game against the Michigan State Spartans at Crisler Center. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Kevin McCullar Jr. #15 of the Kansas Jayhawks (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Cause for Concern No. 4: Poor 3-point shooting

If you’ve read our other articles, this probably sounds like a broken record. But it’s true — this team will simply not be too good from 3-point range.

Timberlake and Morris are the X-factors for the Jayhawks’ shooting. Even so, either of them could have a cold spell on any given night, so other players will need to shoot it well when they do not.

A 13-of-31 (41.9%) outside shooting performance in game one was followed by 4-of-17 (23.5%) and 7-of-26 (26.9%) versus the Bahamian team. It’s one thing for a team to struggle from beyond the arc, but when you factor inconsistency into the equation, that immediately spells out NCAA Tournament upset. Kansas basketball will have to work on this as the year progresses.

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