NCAA Men’s Basketball brings a big clash as the Kansas Jayhawks face the Oklahoma State Cowboys. This is their first meeting, with the second duel just a few weeks down the line. The Cowboys play the host tonight in this highly anticipated Big 12 clash.
The Jayhawks arrive after beating the other team from Oklahoma, the Sooners. It was just a 4-point win for them, and one would have expected them to do better. They started the year with a surprising loss against the Longhorns, but have won their 2 games since then.
Interestingly, the Cowboys are also coming into this game, after beating the other team from Kansas. the Wildcats. Their current record is 8-3 now, and all of those losses have come in their last 5 games.
So after beating the ‘other’ teams of their respective cities, the Cowboys and the Jayhawks will be battling hard to come away with a win tonight.
One of the reasons behind the Jayhawks’ success is their ability to keep their main players fit. 9 players have played 11 of their total 12 games, and this deep roster has been great so far.
Their lineup should be unchanged from previous games, so Christian Braun, Marcus Garrett, and Ochai Agbaji will start as their guards, while David McCormack and Jalen Wilson will start as the forwards.
The Cowboys have 4 injuries currently, but the only significant one is Ferron Flavors’ finger injury. He is questionable for the game and could end up missing out. Donovan Williams sat out in the previous game, and he has also been listed as questionable.
Their lineup will feature Avery Anderson, Bryce Williams, and Isaac Likekele as the guards, and Cade Cunnigham and Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe as their forwards.
While the Jayhawks have a number of stars to rely on, the Cowboys’ hope all fall on Cunningham. The #1 ranked prospect has lived up to the expectations so far but has an uphill task tonight.
The Cowboys need a big game from him, but unfortunately, it might not be enough as the Jayhawks have enough firepower to grab the win.