Preview: Colorado Buffaloes at Kansas Jay Hawks
This is our match preview for Colorado Buffaloes (21-12) @ Kansas Jay Hawks (30-2)
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Preview: In the Big 12 Semifinals, the upstart Colorado Buffaloes will take on the Kansas Jayhawks. Colorado has won two conference tournament games; over Iowa State and then an upset win over Kansas State. In the regular season, the Buffaloes downed Nebraska in the regular season finale, in a battle between two bubble teams.
Colorado went 8-8 in conference play; with tied them with Missouri. Alec Burks is the go to guy for the Buffaloes, as he scored 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. The Buffaloes have been to the NCAA tournament 10 times, while advancing to the Final Four twice.
For Kansas, a narrow win over Oklahoma State may have jumpstarted them a bit. After trailing at halftime, the Jayhawks allowed the Cowboys just 21 points in the second half.
Kansas led the country in assists per game, and also was the top shooting team in the nation. The Jayhawks were led in scoring and rebounding by the Morris twins. They scored nearly 31 points per game and also grabbed 15 rebounds per game.
The Jayhawks two losses on the season came at home to Texas, and on the road at Kansas State. The winner of this game will take on the winner of the game between Texas and Texas A+M for the Big 12 championship. These two teams played twice during the regular season, with the Jayhawks winning both.