This promises to definitely be one of the better matchups of the day as it features two ranked teams and the Big 12 title on the line for the Jayhawks. Kansas can clinch at least a share of the regular season title with a win at home to end its regular season. It would give Kansas its 16th win at Phog Allen this season.
How to watch Texas vs. Kansas Basketball
Game Matchup: #21 Texas (21-9, 10-7 Big 12, 4th in Big 12) vs. #6 Kansas (24-6, 13-4 Big 12, T-1st in Big 12)
Venue & Location: Phog Allen Fieldhouse (Lawrence, KS)
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN (Watch 7 days free with fuboTV)
Texas could use a win here to solidify itself as a top half Big 12 team and potentially move up a seed line for the NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns are pretty much guaranteed to be the fourth seed in the Big 12 Tournament so this game won’t affect that at all.
Odds and prediction
- Texas +6.5 (-110)
- Kansas -6.5 (-110)
- Texas +225
- Kansas -275
Total: Over/Under – 137.5 (-110)
Odds are via BetMGM.
Texas vs. Kansas Basketball Game Betting Preview
The Jayhawks have the highest scoring duo in the conference with Christian Braun and Ochai Agbaji combining for about 35 points a game. Agbaji has cemented himself as the Big 12 Player of the Year thanks to his efficiency shooting the ball despite being such a high usage player. The Jayhawks as a team average about 79 points per game and will be facing a Texas team that allows only 59 a game.
While the Longhorns are an excellent defensive team, they struggle to score. They score less than 69 points a game so if the Jayhawks are finding a groove on offense, it could be a long afternoon for Texas. The Longhorns make it tough on teams by not giving them easy assists or good looks on passes to get easy buckets so Kansas may go 1-on-1 more than it is used to in games.
For Kansas, Jalen Wilson has been playing much better than he did in the first half of the season. It’s allowed Agbaji and Braun to operate in more space and it’s even given David McCormack some extra space to work with in the paint as well. Grabbing a win at home to end the season should give Kansas a nice boost heading into the conference tournament.