With conference play underway in NCAA basketball, there is a game between two ranked opponents in the Big 12. These teams are the Kansas Jayhawks and the TCU Horned Frogs. According to the AP poll, both teams are ranked in the top 16 which should result in an extremely competitive basketball game. Last season, the Jayhawks won the only meeting on TCU’s home court. Now, TCU will be seeking revenge and will be looking for a quality win to add to its resume. Expect this game to be extremely competitive throughout as a result.
The Kansas Jayhawks entered the season with the hopes of being national championship contenders. However, the Jayhawks have struggled a bit in the early portion of the regular season. Kansas is currently 11-3 and is ranked tenth in the AP poll. Kansas has surprisingly lost all three games at home including a loss to Texas Tech in its last game. If Kansas loses this game, a conference title might be in jeopardy.
Kansas’s success is due to its extremely talented backcourt. Guards Devonte’ Graham and Lagerald Vick have been the leaders of this year’s team and also have boasted impressive stats thus far in the regular season. Graham is currently averaging 17.9 points per game along with 3.6 rebounds and 7.5 assists. Vick is averaging 16.3 points per game along with 6.1 rebounds per game. Both of them know what it takes to win these conference road games. Expect Graham and Vick to play well on Saturday.
TCU’s success is due to its high scoring offense. This season, the Horned Frogs average the 13th most points per game in all of college basketball with 87.1 points per game. Its scoring offense is due to its elite three point shooting and unselfish style of play. TCU is currently shooting over 41% from the three point line and the team ranks third in all of college basketball in assists per game. This combo makes TCU almost impossible to outscore which is what Kansas will have to do on Saturday if it wants to win this contest.
As for my prediction, I have to side with TCU. The Horned Frogs are the better offensive team and are in better form than the Jayhawks at this point in time. Kansas is coming into this game off of a loss and I do not think that their team is that good right now. I expect TCU to play well in front of its home crowd as the Horned Frogs sneak away with a victory.
Kansas vs. TCU: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Kansas vs. TCU
Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Start Time: 9:15 P.M. EST
Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena Fort Worth, Texas
How to Watch Kansas vs. TCU On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the game on the WatchESPN app.
You can download the WatchESPN app on Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, and the Windows Store. The Fox Sports Go app is also available on the following devices: Apple TV, Roku, Android TV and Fire TV.
How To Live Stream Kansas vs. TCU Online Without Cable Subscription
You can also live stream the game through Sling TV free trial. Just click on the Sling website and click “Watch Now 7 Days Free” for the free trial. Choose the Sling Orange package, which costs $20 per month and comes with ESPN, along with many other sports channels.