2. March 2: Kansas basketball at Baylor
Like every other team on this list, Baylor has an entirely different team. LJ Cryer, Keyonte George, Adam Flagler, and Flo Thamba are out, while RayJ Dennis is in. Scott Drew and Co. will look to get back to their roots of being a defensive-oriented team after relying largely on outside shooting and scoring a year ago. A healthy Bears team could limit opposing teams’ scoring significantly, especially center Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua, who played just 12 games in 2022-23.
Kansas has struggled in Waco during the past few years, losing the three previous contests against Baylor on the road. Even though their starting lineup contains far less talent, BU’s depth and homecourt advantage should cause trouble for the Jayhawks.