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ESPN's 2nd Half Prediction For No. 1 Kansas At No. 18 Arizona State

Kansas coach Bill Self looking furious on the sideline during a game.

LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 26: Head coach Bill Self of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts in the first half against the Villanova Wildcats during the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at KFC YUM! Center on March 26, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Kansas Jayhawks have their final major non-conference game tonight, down in Tempe against the No. 18 Arizona State Sun Devils.

So far, so good for Bill Self's team.

KU remains without big men Udoka Azubuike, who is recovering from an ankle injury, and Silvio De Sousa, whose eligibility is being looked into by the NCAA.

The team is undefeated, going with a four-guard lineup with Dedric Lawson in the middle. At the half tonight, the Jayhawks lead 39-31.

ESPN's Basketball Power Index gives the Kansas Jayhawks a very good chance of finishing this one off.

BPI has KU with an 81.4-percent win probability.

Kansas basketball's BPI projection for the second half at Arizona State.


Lawson has been dominant for the Jayhawks, leading all scorers with 18 points, and a game high eight rebounds.

Arizona State does have a 10-2 advantage in bench scoring against a KU team that has struggled with depth a bit.

The second half should be underway soon on ESPN2.