CU will meet No. 2 Kansas Saturday
The CU men’s basketball team is set to play No. 2 Kansas at home in Coors Events CenterCQ Saturday.
Kansas is coming off its first loss of the season, an 84-75 loss to Kansas State Wednesday.
CU head coach Jeff Bzdelik said he is not really concerned with what is going on with Kansas, however. The coach said he is more concerned with his team and how they play.
Bzdelik did note the Kansas players’ ability and team mentality.
“What impresses me about them is they combine great talent with how you should play the game,” Bzdelik said.
The Buffs have struggled finishing, and they have lost halftime leads in three of their last four games.
“We’ve been playing good basketball for 70 percent of the basketball game,” Bzdelik said. “We need to play a wire-to-wire game with everyone doing their job to have a chance to win.”
Senior guard Richard Roby said he believes that if the Buffs can stretch that 70 percent of a game Bzdelik mentioned into 40 minutes of good basketball, they will have a chance to win.
“(The Jayhawks) have four or five pros on the team,” Roby said. “But that’s why we play the game. The game isn’t decided before the ball is tossed up, so we have to go out there and play fearless.”
Kansas and Texas A&M are the only two Big 12 teams Roby has not been able to beat in his previous three years at Colorado.
Junior forward Jermyl Jackson-Wilson said that he is trying to prepare the same way he does for any game.
“I feel like they’re just another team,” Jackson-Wilson said. “The Big 12 is the Big 12. Everyone is going to be good.”
Jackson-Wilson sprained his meniscus against Iowa State on Tuesday, but he said he should be ready to play come Saturday. He is scheduled to have an MRI done on his left knee Friday.
The Jayhawks lead the all-time series against the Buffaloes 113-39, 36-26 in Boulder.
Kansas has won the last nine match-ups between the two teams, including a 75-46 defeat of the Buffaloes in Boulder last season.
Saturday’s game will be nationally televised on the ABC network.
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