Kansas Jayhawks‘ Andrew Wiggins did not disappoint in his first college basketball game. However, he wasn’t quite as impressive as Duke Blue Devils‘ Jabari Parker. For the record, Duke looked more impressive than Kansas and the Blue Devils will be the Jayhawks’ toughest opponent of the season.
Duke dropped 111 points on Davidson. Davidson could wind up winning the Southern Conference this year. Four Blue Devils scored 20 or more points. So although Parker stole the show, Rodney Hood, Rasheed Sulaimon and Quinn Cook all looked really good.
Duke looked like it was in midseason form and it was only the first game of the year. May I remind you that the Blue Devils lost their top three scorers from last season.
Kansas won and that is all that matters right now. The Jayhawks did not look like the best team in the nation and Wiggins did not look like the player of the year. The team did look good, though, and so did Wiggins. Kansas has a lot of potential and it showed at times against Louisiana-Monroe.
Duke looked much better than Kansas and the Jayhawks need to improve very, very quickly if they plan on beating the Blue Devils. I am sure we will get a close and exciting game no matter what… hopefully.
This matchup is one of the most anticipated games of the season. Two of the most storied teams in college hoops will be going head-to-head. Kansas and Duke are also ranked in the top five.
Both teams looked good in their season openers and both Wiggins and Parker showed their worth. However, Duke is a great basketball team right now and it will be Kansas’ toughest challenge of the season.