No. 4 Kansas @ Iona
Current Records: Kansas 4-1; Iona 6-1
What to Know
The #4 Kansas Jayhawks will square off against the Iona Gaels at 1 p.m. ET Sunday at HP Field House. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'
Kansas lost 74-73 to the Dayton Flyers this past Friday on a last-minute half-court bomb from Dayton's forward Mustapha Amzil as the clock expired. What made the defeat an especially bitter pill for the Jayhawks to swallow was that they had been favored by 16 points coming into the contest. A silver lining for them was the play of guard Christian Braun, who had 17 points and five assists in addition to eight boards.
Meanwhile, Iona came up short against the Belmont Bruins this past Friday, falling 72-65. Guard Elijah Joiner had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 34 minutes but putting up just seven points on 3-for-10 shooting.
This next game looks promising for Kansas, who are favored by a full 13.5 points. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
The losses put Kansas at 4-1 and the Gaels at 6-1. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Jayhawks enter the matchup with only 10.2 turnovers per game on average, good for 24th best in college basketball. Less enviably, Iona is 43rd worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 11.4 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against Iona.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: HP Field House -- Kissimmee, Florida
- TV: ESPN
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Jayhawks are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Gaels, 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 13.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Injury Report for IonaNo Injury Information
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)