North Texas @ No. 4 Kansas
Current Records: North Texas 3-1; Kansas 4-0
What to Know
The #4 Kansas Jayhawks will take on the North Texas Mean Green at 2:30 p.m. ET Thursday at HP Field House. Both teams are sauntering into the matchup backed by comfortable wins in their prior games.
The Jayhawks made easy work of the Stony Brook Seawolves last week and carried off an 88-59 win. Among those leading the charge for Kansas was guard Ochai Agbaji, who had 25 points.
Meanwhile, everything went North Texas' way against the Texas-Arlington Mavericks last Thursday as they made off with a 64-36 victory.
Kansas is the favorite in this one, with an expected 14.5-point margin of victory. Those taking them against the spread are banking on an outcome similar to that of the team's contest last week, where they covered a 25.5-point spread.
The wins brought Kansas up to 4-0 and North Texas to 3-1. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Jayhawks rank 16th in college basketball when it comes to points per game, with 87.7 on average. But the Mean Green enter the matchup with only 52.7 points allowed per game on average, good for seventh best in college basketball. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 2:30 p.m. ET
- Where: HP Field House -- Kissimmee, Florida
- TV: ESPN
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Jayhawks are a big 14.5-point favorite against the Mean Green, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 14.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Injury Report for Kansas
- Cam Martin: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
- Dillon Wilhite: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
- Kyle Cuffe Jr.: Out for the Season (Undisclosed)