Kansas at TCU College Hoops Odds, Final Score Predicition & TV CoverageJosh Bailey
The ninth ranked Kansas Jayhawks continue their two-game Lone Star State road swing when they face the TCU Horned Frogs on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m., live on ESPNU.
— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) January 27, 2015
The Jayhawks won their second consecutive game against a nationally ranked squad with a 75-62 win over the Longhorns at Texas Jan. 24. TCU is looking to snap a two-game losing streak after its 86-85 overtime loss at West Virginia, also on Jan. 24.
A Closer Look At The Kansas at TCU College Hoops Odds, My Final Score Predicition & TV Coverage
Matchup: No. 9 Kansas Jayhawks at TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Jan. 28, 2015
Start Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Stadium: Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center
TV Info: ESPN U
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Radio: Kansas Vs TCU
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The Kansas Jayhawks Will Beat the TCU Horned Frogs If
- Kansas handles TCU’s inside presence – The Horned Frogs shoot only 61.4% as a team from the free throw line. Kansas should be able to either put TCU on the line or prevent their big guys from getting the ball altogether. The Jayhawks did a good job of holding Jonathan Holmes, Texas’ big man, to only 14 points in a 75 to 62 road victory in their last.
- Kansas out rebounds TCU’s frontcourt – In that same game, Kansas held Holmes to 3 boards. The Jayhawks didn’t out rebound Texas but they were way closer, 34 to 36, than what the Longhorns needed to be in order to win the game. Kansas will have to rebound TCU in this matchup for a victory.
- Kansas forces TCU into bad shots – The Horned Frogs shoot 46% from the field because they’re usually taking shots in the paint. If Kansas can force TCU into taking shots either beyond the three-point line or bad shots in the paint, they’ll beat the Horned Frogs.
The TCU Horned Frogs Will Beat the Kansas Jayhawks If
- TCU is dominating inside – The Horned Frogs game is to play stout defense and dominate the paint. They had trouble doing that against Texas in an embarrassing 48 to 66 home loss, but Kansas doesn’t have as tough of an inside presence as Texas.
- TCU forces Kansas into a rough, slow-paced game – When TCU sets their defense, they’re tough to handle. The Horned Frogs allow teams to shoot 35.5% from the floor. That makes them an incredibly difficult team to deal with. Running with Kansas, who likes to push the pace, is probably not a good way for TCU to get its defense going.
- The Horned Frogs are hitting their free throws – TCU has to hit their free throws in order to have any shot at beating Kansas. The Jayhawks are terrific defensively, but since Coach Bill Self knows that TCU shoots less than 62% from the free throw line, he’s likely to mercilessly bang on TCU’s big men and put them on the free throw line. Hit your free throws, TCU…they’re free!
Bet On the TCU Horned Frogs to Beat the Kansas Jayhawks
By no means is TCU is a great team, but Kansas faces the Horned Frogs after beating their biggest rival in the conference this season after Iowa State, Texas, on the road. If the Horned Frogs can hit their free throws and get their inside game going, they could do enough to pull off the upset over the heavily favored Jayhawks.