After getting embarrassed by Texas Tech over the weekend, Kansas responded with an impressive win against Kansas State. With the Jayhawks still in the mix for the top record in the Big 12, it'll be important to take care of business on Saturday.
Kansas will face Oklahoma State on the road in another conference clash. The Cowboys have only three wins against conference opponents, and the team recently fell short in overtime against the Red Raiders.
While the Jayhawks have dealt with injuries throughout the year, it appears Bill Self is getting a complete rotation at the right time. Not only is Marcus Garrett back on the hardwood, but Mitch Lightfoot has suddenly become an asset off the bench.
If Kansas is going to win the regular season title in the Big 12, then it needs to win the three remaining games on the schedule. Kansas State and Texas tech will also have to lose at least one game during that span.
Fortunately for the Jayhawks, it appears ESPN is very high on their chances to defeat the Cowboys in Stillwater.
According to the BPI, Kansas has an 83.7 percent chance of winning the game this weekend.
Kansas defeated Oklahoma State by double digits in the first meeting, as Dedric Lawson and Ochai Agbaji combined to score 48 points.
As long as the Jayhawks keep Cameron McGriff and Lindy Waters from getting hot on the perimeter, they'll have an excellent opportunity to gain ground in the standings.