Could Kansas Jayhawks Go Undefeated in College Basketball?

By Taylor Sturm
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The Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Iona Gaels 86-66 in a game that saw a majority of Kansas’ bench get playing time. 15 total players got onto the court, but stars Perry Ellis, Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid led the team in scoring.

After the Jayhawks beat Iona to bring their record to 4-0 on top of already defeating the Duke Blue Devils this season, the college basketball world will start to wonder if Kansas’ freshman phenom, Wiggins, can lead the Jayhawks to an undefeated season.

In non-conference play, Kansas still plays the No. 16 Florida Gators and the No. 19 New Mexico Lobos. The Gators are an extremely good team that could beat Kansas if they can figure out their offense before the matchup on December 10. At the moment, however, Florida is struggling and the Jayhawks probably would win rather easily. The other ranked opponent on their schedule, New Mexico, is good but doesn’t have the talent to compete with Bill Self’s team.

The two biggest in-conference games for the Jayhawks this season will be the home and away matchups with the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Cowboys are ranked No. 7 in the country and have possibly the best player in the country in Marcus Smart. The games between these teams will be some of the best that this college basketball season has to offer.

Because of the difficulty of their schedule, an undefeated season may be just a dream for Kansas. However, if any team in the country is built to go undefeated this season, it’s the Jayhawks.

Taylor Sturm is an SEC Basketball Writer for Follow him on Twitter @TSturmRS or add him to your network on Google

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