Before the Big 12 basketball seasons begins in 2019, No. 1 ranked Kansas basketball has one more big non-conference game. The Jayhawks are heading down to face No. 18 Arizona State in Tempe on Saturday.
KU moved to 10-0 on the season with an 89-53 win over South Dakota.
The Jayhawks got a huge lift from the bench in that one, not that Bill Self’s team needed a ton of help to dispose of the Coyotes.
Bench guard Charlie Moore led the team with 18 points, while freshman forward David McCormack chipped in 12.
The Sun Devils are off to an 8-2 start, led by Luguentz Dort, who averages 19.8 points per game for the Sun Devils.
ESPN’s Basketball Power Index has Kansas basketball as a solid, but not overwhelming, favorite to beat Arizona State in Tempe.
BPI has KU as a 56.1-percent chance to win.
There is no point spread for this one yet, per ESPN.
ASU is in the Top 20, but has lost two of three heading into this one, falling to No. 6 Nevada, and losing pretty bad at Vanderbilt on Monday.
The Sun Devils’ top win is over then-No. 15 Mississippi State. They recently knocked off Georgia in Athens.