The Kansas Jayhawks started off the season last Friday in familiar fashion by winning their home opener for the 39th straight time. KU beat Towson 100-54 with the help Thomas Robinson’s 18 points and 11 rebounds. Coming into the season Kansas’ biggest concern was their lack of depth. Newcomers Naadir Tharpe, Justin Wesley, and Kevin Young provided a spark off the bench the other night that gave Jayhawks fans a sigh of relief. While Towson is a very young team, I was still impressed with the way KU looked in their first official game of the season. Kansas played extremely hard on both ends of the court which is expected under Bill Self coached teams.
Tomorrow night Kansas faces Kentucky in New York City at Madison Square Garden. Kentucky is loaded this year with returning players and highly rated freshmen. This will be Bill Self’s first match-up against John Calipari since the National Title game in 2008 when Kansas defeated Memphis. This will be a good test to see where KU is at and how much better they need to get come march.
Another notable non conference opponent this year is Ohio State. The Buckeyes come to historic Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS on December 10th for a battle of the big men. Thomas Robinson vs Jared Sullinger is one of the most hyped match-ups of the season.
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