I’m just going to come out and say it: this is the best game we’ve had all college basketball season. Well, at least up to this point, because as everyone knows, March is a whole other story. Tonight gives us two of the best teams in the country going at one another, as the #2 Baylor Bears are traveling to Lawrence, Kansas to take on the #3 Kansas Jayhawks, and both teams are looking to make their cases for taking the #1 seed in March. Both teams are already viewed as national title contenders, and I expect them both to play like it tonight.
Baylor had a brief moment as the #1 team in the country, and by a brief moment, I mean that they lost the day of being ranked #1 for the first time in school history on the road to West Virginia by the score of 89-68, giving the Bears their only loss of the season. Other than that one blemish, Baylor has whooped on teams this year and has mostly done it on the defensive end, allowing teams to score 61.1 points a game, which is tied for seventh-best in the country. With five wins against Top 25 teams this year, Baylor has already solidified themselves as a national title contender going into March, and I really could see them cutting down the nets in March. I’m sure that would upset a lot of people with everything going on with the university’s football program at the moment, but I guess they’ll have to cross that bridge if or when the time comes.
Talk about a brutal three-game stretch. Three Top 20 teams in a row with their last two games being on the road, and now they get the #2 team in the country, that’s been the past week for your #3 Kansas Jayhawks. After getting beat up pretty good on the road by West Virginia, the Jayhawks got a very impressive win in Lexington last Saturday, as they came back from a five-point halftime deficit to defeat the #4 Kentucky Wildcats. Personally, I think Kansas giving up 6.5 points is a lot for people thinking about betting on this game, but I give the Jayhawks the edge tonight for the sole reason that they’re going to be playing in front of an absolutely rocking home crowd tonight, which I think goes a long way in college sports. I know where I’ll be tonight at 9:00 P.M. EST: glued in front of my television watching these teams go at one another. As Bart Scott once said, “CAN’T WAIT.”
Baylor Bears vs. Kansas Jayhawks Viewing Details
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time: 9:00 P.M. EST
Location: Allen Fieldhouse; Lawrence, Kansas
TV Channel: ESPN2
Live Stream (computer): WatchESPN
Live Stream (mobile): ESPN App
Spread: Kansas -6.5
How To Live Stream Baylor vs. Kansas Online
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