Wrestle: Kansas Jayhawks 12-1 (1-0) at Texas Tech Red Raiders 10-3 (0-1)
Where to watch: ESPN2
Cash desk: KU -4.5 O / U 138.5
The main story leading to this will be the health of some of the key players for the Red Raiders. As of this morning, all seven guys who were available for Tech vs. Iowa are going. As for the guys who missed the match, including Kevin McCullar, Mylik Wilson and TJ Shannon, they will decide the time of the game.
Hopefully a couple of those guys will be available when we welcome one of the best dogs in the Big-12 in the Kansas Jayhawks. The Jayhawks are 12-1 overall with a 1-0 record in the conference after defeating the Cowboys of Oklahoma State 74-63. They defeated the ever-tough Michigan State Spartans and lost their only loss to the insecure Dayton Flyers team on the buzzer.
The Jayhawks lead their strong trio as a guardian with Ochai Agbaji, Christian Braun and Remy Martin. They weren’t as dominant as I thought they would be at the start of the season, but they found a way to win 12 games so far, and it would be a tough challenge as always.
Texas Tech will be hoping to get back into the lineup at least some of the guys they missed. The boys who fought on Wednesday played an excellent defense and should be able to do it again with the home crowd behind them.
I’m looking forward to Davion Warren reducing turnover and making smarter ball games. The difference in Iowa State was the costly substitutions and how badly we shot on the free throw line. Although we ended up with fewer turns than the Cyclones, we were inadequate and tried to get back into the game.
I think if we have enough guys, we can play a great defense and do enough in the attack to do our job. We have guys who are able to guard more positions and will be able to use their smaller guards in the offensive. I expect the Red Raiders to win 72:68, with Adonis Arms being the guy to attack us.