The Jayhawks, No. 3 within the CBS Sports activities High 25 And 1, will probably be on the lookout for revenge once they play host to the No. 6 Bears
Kansas was, simply three weeks in the past, 5-3 within the Huge 12 and on a three-game shedding streak heading right into a SEC/Huge 12 Problem sport towards Kentucky inside Rupp Area. Immediately, Naismith Memorial Corridor of Fame coach Invoice Self was on the verge of presumably struggling the primary four-game shedding streak in his 20 years at KU, and the probability of successful at the very least a share of a seventeenth Huge 12 regular-season title appeared extra in jeopardy than it is usually been.
However now look.
The Jayhawks A) beat John Calipari’s Wildcats on the road to snap their three-game shedding streak three Saturdays in the past, B) are 5-1 since shedding 75-69 at Baylor final month and, C) are sitting atop the league standings — in a first-place tie with Texas and Baylor. That is among the many causes Saturday’s rematch between the Jayhawks and Bears — i.e, the game’s previous two nationwide champions — is arguably the weekend’s prime sport, as a result of solely the winner inside Allen Fieldhouse will stay in first with simply 4 regular-season contests remaining.
“The season has been flying by,” said Kansas star Jalen Wilson. “It seems like [just] yesterday, we misplaced three in a row. However we have been pulling out some good video games … and now we’re again proper within the place we need to be in.”
Kansas is No. 3 in Saturday morning’s up to date CBS Sports activities High 25 And 1 day by day school basketball rankings — behind solely No. 1 Houston and No. 2 Alabama. Baylor is No. 6. The Jayhawks and Bears are two of the 5 Huge 12 faculties within the prime 16 of the High 25 And 1. The others are No. 7 Texas, No. 15 Iowa State and No. 16 Kansas State.