Two weeks after nearly pulling off an upset at Allen Fieldhouse, the Oklahoma Sooners host the Kansas Jayhawks for a game that could have an enormous impact on their postseason fate.
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Oklahoma Sooners (8-4, 4-3 Big 12) vs. Kansas (10-4, 4-3 Big 12): 11 a.m. CT at the Lloyd Noble Center
Commentary: Rich Hollenberg and Fran Fraschilla
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Radio: Sooner Sports Radio Network (KRXO 107.7 FM The Franchise in Oklahoma City; KTBZ 1430 AM in Tulsa; Tune In Radio App) with Toby Rowland and Kevin Henry announcing
Line: Kansas -1 (as of 10:00 a.m. CT)
- The Jayhawks are No. 14 in KenPom’s team efficiency, sitting at No. 20 in adjusted offensive efficiency and No. 14 adjusted defensive efficiency.
- Since playing the Sooners, KU has dropped its last two games — a 75-70 loss at Oklahoma State and a 77-69 loss at No. 2 Baylor. Both losses are excusable, and the Jayhawks are not short on talent, but KU doesn’t have the stranglehold that it once had in this conference.
One Big Thing
- Very early Bracketology: ESPN’s Joe Lunardi and CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm currently have the Sooners as a No. 9 seed. Needless to say, a win over Kansas would go a long way, as OU needs to pick up a few wins in this brutal eight-game stretch. Seven of the games in this span are against current top-18 teams, and if OU pull something out in two or three of them, the team will be in a pretty decent spot. As mortal as Kansas appears to be right now, Saturday presents a real opportunity.
Oklahoma 67, Kansas 65