Keys to pulling off the upset:
-- Chuck and make a lot of 3s. Kansas' perimeter defense is so-so. We will have trouble scoring inside and running the tight flex, so we might as well let Rice, Raji and Roche throw up some 3s.
-- Limit turnovers. The Jayhawks are not ballhawks and won't apply the same pressure UMass did. As long as we play controlled, we should be ok.
-- Defensive rebounds. This will be up to Spears and Sanders. If they combine for 16+ boards, we'll be in good shape.
With this young team and this sort of opponent, I think we just have to hope they stay competitive. A win would be fantastic. A close loss would be something to build around. A blowout might be discouraging.
For those going, enjoy the rare non-conference treat and take pictures.