It’s time for Big 12 Basketball on Monday night – as the Oklahoma Sooners visit Phog Allen Fieldhouse to take on the Kansas Jayhawks. This is a huge game, but the game on Saturday for Kansas against Texas Tech is likely for the conference title. The Kansas Jayhawks lost at home to Texas Tech earlier in the season, so a win for the Red Raiders would make them ahead essentially two games in the conference standings. Kansas is 21-6 on the season and 10-4 in conference play. The Jayhawks beat West Virginia Saturday at home.
The Oklahoma Sooners are in a major free fall. The Sooners have dropped five straight games, and could be on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament. The Sooners are 16-10 on the season, and have won just 6 out of 16 games in conference play. The Kansas Jayhawks are -8.5 over the Oklahoma Sooners in Big 12 Basketball at Phog Allen Fieldhouse on Monday.
The Kansas Jayhawks went to the free throw line early and often in the win over West Virginia. The Jayhawks shot 35 free throws to the 2 by the Mountaineers. Kansas is scoring nearly 82 points per game, and allowing just over 70 points per game. Kansas is one of the top passing teams in all of College Basketball, as they are dishing out 17 assists per game.
The Jayhawks top scorer this season has been Devonte Graham with more than 17 points per game. Graham is the top assist man for the Jayhawks as well with more than 7 per game. The Jayhawks have five guys scoring double digits per game. Second on the roster in scoring is Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk with 15.3 per game.
Sooners Struggles is Real
The Oklahoma Sooners are in a major slump right now. The Sooners beat Kansas and Baylor, but since those wins have lost 6 out of 8 games, and their last 5 overall. The last loss for the Sooners was 77-66 to the Texas Longhorns. That was well below their 87.5 points per game, which ranks 2nd in all of College Basketball.
Trae Young has a chance to win the National Player of the Year award in College Basketball. The freshman is scoring 29 points per game. Young is also one of the top assists men in the league as well with 9.2. Christian James and Brady Manek are second and third on the team, with a combined 23.2 points per game.
Jayhawks Win; Sooners Cover
The Kansas Jayhawks are going to find another way to win this game. Kansas will then await for Texas Tech in the game on Saturday in Lubbock. That’s going to be a great College Basketball game. This should be a great game as well, and the Jayhawks have revenge on their minds. Look for Kansas to beat Oklahoma, but the Sooners keep it close. Bet Oklahoma +8.5 over Kansas on Monday.