[10:02 PM] #5 Kansas v. Georgia

What will be the GAME RESULT?

#5 Kansas: Wins By 15+ Points

Any Other Result


The line for this game is Kansas by 13.5 points.

Kansas hopes to have some energy left for another battle when they take on Georgia in the championship game of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic on Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo. The No. 6 Jayhawks traveled to Hawaii for their opener, all the way to New York for a victory over then-No. 1 Duke and to Lawrence, Kan., for their home opener Friday before knocking off UAB 83-63 in Monday’s tournament semifinals.

Senior guard Frank Mason III has been brilliant in the early going, scoring at least 18 in each game and averaging 22.3 while shooting better than 50 percent from the field and dishing out 5.5 assists per game. Jackson, expected to be one of the top freshmen in the nation, is averaging 14.3 points and junior guard Devonte Graham (14.5) has also contributed big numbers. The Jayhawks struggled from behind the 3-point arc coming into Monday’s contest, but Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk led the way by draining 4-of-5 as Kansas made 12 of their 27 attempts.

The Bulldogs gave up 10-of-24 from 3-point range, but played just enough defense at key times and controlled the boards as they have throughout the early part of the season (plus-10 margin average). Maten, a junior forward, is averaging 20.8 points and 8.5 rebounds while Frazier – a senior point guard – is the only other player scoring in double figures (18.8). Junior forward Derek Ogbeide (11 points, eight rebounds) and junior guard Juwan Parker (nine, 11), who missed all of last season with an Achilles injury, narrowly missed double-doubles Monday.

The Jayhawks have held their last two opponents under 40 percent shooting from the field after UAB drained 35.7 percent of its shots Monday.

The Bulldogs recorded at least 20 victories in three consecutive seasons, only the second time in the program’s history they have accomplished the feat.

The Jayhawks are making their third appearance in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic final, beating Saint Louis in 2012 and losing to Syracuse in 2008.


StreakSmarts Pick: Any Other Result

Confidence: 4/10

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