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Creighton @ Kansas

Regular Season Records: Creighton 23-11; Kansas 29-6

What to Know

The #3 Kansas Jayhawks and the Creighton Bluejays are set to clash at 2:40 p.m. ET March 19 at Dickies Arena in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Kansas earned a 73-72 win in their most recent contest against the Bluejays in December of 2020.

The Texas Southern Tigers typically have all the answers at home, but on Thursday Kansas proved too difficult a challenge. The Jayhawks put the hurt on Texas Southern with a sharp 83-56 win. Kansas got double-digit scores from five players: guard Remy Martin (15), guard Christian Braun (14), guard Dajuan Harris Jr. (12), guard Ochai Agbaji (11), and forward Jalen Wilson (11).

Meanwhile, Creighton earned some postseason bragging rights after a successful outing on Thursday. They narrowly escaped with a victory as the squad sidled past the San Diego State Aztecs 72-69. It was another big night for the Bluejays' center Ryan Kalkbrenner, who posted a double-double on 16 points and ten boards.

The Jayhawks are the favorite in this one, with an expected 12.5-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a five-game streak of ATS wins.

A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Kansas enters the game with a 48.20% field goal percentage, good for 14th best in college basketball. But the Bluejays have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 39.60%, which places them 21st in college basketball. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 2:40 p.m. ET
  • Where: Dickies Arena -- Fort Worth, Texas
  • TV: CBS
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Jayhawks are a big 12.5-point favorite against the Bluejays, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Jayhawks as a 9.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -120

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Series History

Kansas won the only game these two teams have played in the last eight years.

  • Dec 08, 2020 - Kansas 73 vs. Creighton 72

Injury Report for Kansas

  • Cam Martin: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
  • Dillon Wilhite: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
  • Bobby Pettiford: Out for the Season (Abdomen)
  • Kyle Cuffe Jr.: Out for the Season (Undisclosed)

Injury Report for Creighton

  • John Christofilis: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)
  • Ryan Kalkbrenner: Out for the Season (Knee)
  • Shereef Mitchell: Out (Undisclosed)
  • Ryan Nembhard: Out for the Season (Wrist)