Kansas vs Boston U: Preview & Prediction

    
March 15th, 2011
(1) Kansas vs. (16) Boston University

Southwest Region - Tulsa

March 18 - 6:50 TBS
 

The Big 12 champion Jayhawks begin their march towards another Final Four in Tulsa, and they steadily improved their play throughout the Big 12 Tournament. But what to do when there isn't the motivation of getting revenge on a team that beat them earlier in the season (Texas)? There should be the motivation of last season, when #1 seeded Kansas went home in the second round. Boston University has compensated well for the loss of Jake O'Brien and in John Holland and Darryl Partin head coach Patrick Chambers has some solid pieces. But it likely won't be enough to deal with the deep Jayhawks, and the scary thing for Kansas is that Josh Selby has yet to go off as so many know he's capable of doing. The Morris twins and Thomas Robinson offer a great deal up front, but a trip to Houston may come down to how well their guards play.

 

CHN Team Capsules (w/ stats, records, and rankings):

Kansas

Boston U

 

Stars to Watch:

F Marcus Morris (Kansas)

F John Holland (BU)

 

Vegas Odds:

Kansas -23

 

Predictions:

RealTimeRPI: ?

KenPom: Kansas 82 - BU 60

CollegeHoops.net Betting Pick: Kansas

 

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