What we realized from No. 11 Kansas’ loss to Texas | NCAA Basketball


No. 11 Kansas continues to wrestle

The Jayhawks fell to Texas 73-63 on the Frank C. Erwin Jr. Middle on Tuesday. Kansas opened the season 15-2 however has since misplaced three of its final 4 video games.

Ahead Dylan Osetkowski led the way in which for Texas with 16 factors whereas Jaxson Hayes chipped in 13 factors and 9 rebounds. Freshman Ochai Agbaji tallied a career-high 24 factors for Kansas within the shedding effort.

Right here’s what we realized from the Jayhawks’ newest loss:

Kansas can’t overcome off recreation from Dedric Lawson

Kansas star Dedric Lawson struggled in opposition to Texas.

The Memphis switch, in his first season with Kansas, might be an All-American and is within the dialog for the Naismith Participant of the Yr award. However, he had a uncommon off recreation Tuesday, capturing simply 4-of-15 from the sector and ending with 13 factors, together with seven rebounds.

If the Jayhawks wish to get again on observe, they’ll want Lawson to rebound and carry their offense. He entered the matchup averaging 19.5 factors and 11.1 rebounds per recreation.

Udoka Azubuike’s loss continues to harm Kansas

The Jayhawks haven’t seemed the identical since beginning middle Udoka Azubuike suffered a season-ending hand harm earlier this month.

Azubuike is a strong rebounder and secondary scorer within the paint, which Kansas has not been in a position to change. He additionally offered safety across the rim.

Kansas is simply 4-Four since Azubuike — who will end 2018-19 averaging 13.Four factors and 6.eight rebounds in 9 appearances — was misplaced for the season.

Jayhawks’ Huge 12 streak in jeopardy

Kansas has received at the very least a share of the Huge 12 regular-season title for 14 straight years. However, that streak is in jeopardy this season.

The loss to Texas dropped the Jayhawks to 5-Three in convention play. They’re nonetheless in competition to complete on high of the standings however are actually tied for third with No. 16 Texas Tech. Kansas State and Baylor are tied for first with a 5-2 document.

Kansas will face Texas Tech on Saturday earlier than taking part in Kansas State on the highway subsequent Tuesday.

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