With the Kansas’ 78-53 over UC Irvine last night and Michigan State’s Big 10 Conference opening road loss to Iowa, the Jayhawks have set themselves up to be the ranked #1 team in the nation next week.
What is amazing is that Kansas are winning a whole new way this season. The Jayhawks have been known historically to rely on getting high percentage shots, using angles well and reversing the basketball in head coach Bill Self’s Hi/Lo Motion Offense, is leading the nation in 3pt FG%, amongst other categories:
With the game shifting to more spacing and cutting, Self has adjusted his style to take advantage of the three point shot, epecially in transition.
This newfound versatility should allow Kansas to vie for another Final Four appearance and continue to attract top echelon recruits.
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