The No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks will take on the Tarleton State Texans at 8 p.m. ET on Friday in Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas is 1-0 on the season, while Tarleton State is 0-1. The Jayhawks went 21-9 last season and finished second in the Big 12 during the regular season. Meanwhile, Tarleton State went 10-10 last season and finished seventh in the WAC.
The Jayhawks are favored by 26-points in the latest Kansas vs. Tarleton State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 134.5. Before entering any Tarleton State vs. Kansas picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Kansas vs. Tarleton State spread: Kansas -26
- Kansas vs. Tarleton State over-under: 134.5 points
What you need to know about Tarleton State
Tarleton State opened its second season as a Division I program with a 62-50 loss to Stanford on Tuesday. Montre Gipson (15 points) was the top scorer for Tarleton State and also contributed four assists and four rebounds. Gipson was Tarleton State's top scorer a season ago, averaging 15.3 points per game. He shot an impressive 54.9 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from the 3-point line.
Tahj Small also had 11 points and eight rebounds in 34 minutes off the bench. The Texans only got to the free-throw line three times in the game and sent Stanford to the charity stripe 22 times. With nobody in the rotation taller than 6-foot-6, Tarleton State will have to defend the perimeter aggressively to try to keep Kansas out of the lane.
What you need to know about Kansas
Meanwhile, Kansas strolled past the Michigan State Spartans with points to spare on Tuesday in the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden, taking the contest 87-74. Among those leading the charge for the Jayhawks was Ochai Agbaji, who had a game-high 29 points.
Transfer Remy Martin also had 15 points in his Kansas debut. Martin scored 1,754 points in four years with Arizona State and also averaged 3.9 assists per game. The fifth-year guard will have to continue to play a pivotal role as a scorer and distributor in the Kansas offense.
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