When the Kansas Jayhawks lost to the No. 21 San Diego State Aztecs a few games ago, the rumors started that the Jayhawks were going to struggle in Big 12 play, because the Big 12 may be the most difficult conference in college basketball. Kansas shut all of their critics up with an extremely convincing win over the No. 25 Kansas State Wildcats, 86-60.
Joel Embiid nearly had a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds, Andrew Wiggins had 22 points and Wayne Selden Jr. chipped in with 20 of his own in the Jayhawks romp over the No. 25 team in the nation. The win over Kansas State may have been Kansas’ most complete win all season long as almost every member of the Jayhawks showed off their talent.
The win will give the Jayhawks a lot of confidence as they move forward in Big 12 play. Kansas will now play three back-to-back teams that have all been ranked somewhere in the top 10 at some point this season, the Iowa State Cyclones, Baylor Bears and Oklahoma State Cowboys. Bill Self and company won’t have to win all of these games if they want a top four seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, but they will if they want a No. 1 seed in the Big Dance.
Kansas may have an 11-4 record, but they still are one of the most talented and dangerous team in all of college basketball. Expect big things from the Jayhawks as Big 12 play continues.