Key No. 2 for Kansas Basketball: Staying hot from 3-point range
After a couple of abysmal showings from long-range in their preseason scrimmages, the Kansas basketball team kicked it up a notch last week. They shot 13-for-23 in their season opener (56.5%) and 10-for-26 on Friday (38.5%). That’s something they must continue against a team that is superior to any of the competition they’ve faced this year.
As I previously mentioned, KU should come across some open threes if the Wildcats decide to double-team Dickinson. Hitting the uncontested ones will be the primary key in this one (I’m looking at you, Dajuan Harris).
Kevin McCullar has showcased his new and improved jump shot, shooting 5-for-12 from deep after ending the 2022-23 season sub-30%. Australian phenom Johnny Furphy has also surprised fans with his jumper and currently ranks second on the team in 3-pointers made. We know that Coach Self won’t have players force outside shots, but buckets could be hard to come by and KU must utilize its snipers to come out victorious.