[7:03 PM] Davidson v. #3 Kansas

What will be the GAME RESULT?

#3 Kansas: Wins By 15+ Points

Any Other Result


Kansas has defeated each of its last eight opponents by at least 11 points since beginning the campaign with a four-point overtime loss to No. 9 Indiana and a one-point win against No. 4 Duke. The Jayhawks rolled to their ninth straight victory last Saturday with an 89-72 win over Nebraska, blocking a season-high 12 shots against their former Big 12 rival.

Davidson has dropped two in a row after falling at No. 6 North Carolina on Dec. 7 but boast a pair of 20-point scorers in Jack Gibbs (24.3 points, fourth in Division I) and Peyton Aldridge (20 per game).

The Jayhawks received some good news earlier in the week when the battery charge against Carlton Bragg Jr. was dismissed, allowing the sophomore forward to rejoin the team after his indefinite suspension was lifted. Leading scorer Frank Mason III (20.5 points), who was named the Big 12 Player of the Week for the second time this season after averaging 24 points and six assists last week, ranks second in the league in scoring, third in 3-point percentage (54.8), fourth in assists (5.5) and 3-pointers per game (2.3) and sixth in field-goal percentage (58.7). Freshman Josh Jackson (14.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists) paced Kansas with a season-high five blocks against Nebraska and has 15 for the season – five more than any other guard in the Big 12.

Gibbs and Aldridge form the second-highest scoring duo in the country and each exceeded their season averages against the Tar Heels, as the former erupted for 30 points and the latter chipped in 22. Aldridge, who is only 26 points shy of becoming the 49th player in school history to reach 1,000 for his career, has as many 20-point games this season as Gibbs (five) and leads the team in rebounding (6.6) and minutes (34.3). Gibbs became the 15th player in program annals to surpass the 1,500-point plateau versus North Carolina and has topped 30 in two of his last three games; the senior guard has been held below 10 points only four times over his last 47 outings.

Davidson, which will wrap up a stretch in which it played seven of eight away from home Saturday, ranks fourth in Division I in free-throw percentage (80.7), while Kansas sits at 343rd (58.8).


StreakSmarts Pick: #3 Kansas: Wins By 15+ Points

Confidence: 5/10

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