Kansas shoots poorly and still wins

16 November 2017 05:44:57 GMTPlus11

The Kansas Jayhawks shot a shockingly poor 35.3% from the field on Tuesday evening and yet still got the better of Kentucky.

They recorded a 65-61 triumph in the Champions Classic at the United Center in Chicago.

The Jayhawks, who rolled over the Tigers of Tennessee State in their season opener, really should have lost against any competent opponent, but No. 7 Kentucky turned the ball over 18 times to emphasize their own disjointed start to the campaign.

The Wildcats have incredible talent, but they are nowhere near a Top 20 team at this point in the season.

The NCAA Tournament seems likely to be a different matter, but an inability to mesh early is part and parcel of the one and done culture that head coach John Calipari has embraced.

At this point Kentucky is an upset waiting to happen every time they go on the court and while that talent will allow them to blow some teams out of the Arena, it will be instructive to see who takes advantage during the non-conference play.

Meanwhile Kansas heads home to the Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence to welcome in the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.

Ranked 4th by the AP it is apparent that just like the Wildcats, the Jayhawks have a lot of work to do and their current ranking is based on reputation and not performance.

Mike Daum was second in the nation in scoring for South Dakota State last season and dropped 30 on Alabama State on Tuesday.

The Duke Blue Devils are 3001.00 to win the NCAAB with Michigan State 3001.00 and Arizona priced at 3001.00.

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