With only two games remaining before conference play begins for the Kansas Jayhawks, the top team in the country will face its first true road test of the season on Saturday.
There’s no denying that Bill Self has Kansas thinking national championship this year, but defeating Arizona State won’t be an easy task this weekend. Although the Sun Devils lost their previous game against the Vanderbilt Commodores, this team has the offensive firepower to keep pace with the Jayhawks.
Arizona State currently owns an 8-2 record, as Luguentz Dort leads the team in scoring with 19.8 points per game. The other star to keep an eye out in this matchup will be Dedric Lawson, who is currently averaging 19.7 points and 11.1 rebounds per contest for Kansas.
"We'll learn some thing from this. We need to go play with a free mind. That would be our sole purpose. It will be a great test for our guys to play a team like this."@CoachBillSelf on facing Arizona State on the road this weekend #KUbball pic.twitter.com/0Bq6Svwo0T
— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) December 20, 2018
If the Jayhawks are going to remain perfect on the season, then senior guard Lagerald Vick will have to lead his young core through the hostile environment in Tempe.
On the contrary, Bobby Hurley send a huge statement to the rest of the Pac-12 by coaching Arizona State to an upset victory over the best team in college basketball.
Kansas and Arizona State will tip off at 9:00 p.m. ET tomorrow from the Wells Fargo Arena.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 with Dave Pasch and Bill Walton on the call.