George Mason @ Kansas
Current Records: George Mason 7-5; Kansas 10-1
What to Know
The George Mason Patriots will take on the #6 Kansas Jayhawks at 5 p.m. ET Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. These two teams are strolling into their game after big wins in their previous games.
The Patriots took their matchup against the American Eagles last Tuesday by a conclusive 67-44 score. GMU's success was spearheaded by the efforts of guard Devon Cooper, who shot 5-for-7 from downtown and finished with 18 points, and guard Davonte Gaines, who had nine points in addition to five rebounds.
Meanwhile, the Nevada Wolf Pack typically have all the answers at home, but on Wednesday Kansas proved too difficult a challenge. Kansas ended the year with a bang, routing Nevada 88-61. It was another big night for Kansas' guard Christian Braun, who had 22 points.
The Patriots have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 19.50 point spread they are up against. They are currently three-for-three against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Their wins bumped GMU to 7-5 and the Jayhawks to 10-1. After both teams made easy work of their previous opponents, one of them is set up to suffer a discouraging change of fortune.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 5 p.m. ET
- Where: Allen Fieldhouse -- Lawrence, Kansas
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Jayhawks are a big 19.5-point favorite against the Patriots, 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 19.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.
Injury Report for Kansas
- Bobby Pettiford: Game-Time Decision (Abdomen)
- 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)