The loss was their first since Nov. 13 and the first in Big 12 conference action. In addition, Kansas Head Coach Bill Self’s team had won 18 straight games and 33 at home in Phog Allen Fieldhouse prior to Saturday.
Since the loss, Self has had to reaffirm his commitment to his senior starting point guard, Elijah Johnson, who struggled in the loss to the Cowboys.
However, here are five reasons according to the numbers that the Jayhawks will definitely win tonight.
1. TCU has lost eight straight games coming into this evening.
2. TCU is 0-8 in its first season in the Big 12 conference.
3. Kansas is 4-0 all-time against TCU.
4. Kansas has not loss consecutive games since Jan. 14 and Jan 16. in 2006, a 264 game span.
5. Kansas leads the Big 12 in field goal percentage defense at 35.4% and TCU ranks 344th scoring only 54.1 points per game and ranks 282nd shooting just 40.9% from the field.
Although TCU has the conferences second best scoring defense (58.5 points per game) and Kansas has been struggling as of late to get into an offensive rhythm, the numbers still favor the Jayhawks.
The Jayhawks have great senior leadership in Jeff Withey, Travis Releford, Kevin Young and Johnson and getting away from their home court may also be a blessing in disguise.
Being loose on the road may be just what the Jayhawks need to get back into championship form as they look to win yet another Big 12 title.
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