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Kansas vs. Texas Free Pick – Odds & NCAA Basketball Predictions

Kansas vs Texas CBB Hoops Handicapping

The eighth-ranked Jayhawks arrive in the Lone Star State on Saturday afternoon seeking its eighth consecutive win, but first must get by Texas. who has won five in a row. [ad-4468020]

Date/Time: 4 p.m. EST, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
Venue: Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
Broadcast: ESPN
Spread: OFF
Over/Under: OFF
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Big 12 leaders Kansas (16-4) celebrated its 207th consecutive sellout at Allen Fieldhouse with a hard fought 92-81 win over No. 18 Iowa State on Wednesday.

Freshman Andrew Wiggins scored a season-high 29 points while Naadir Tharpe recorded his first double-double with 12 points and matched a career high with 12 assists for Kansas who remains unbeaten in conference play.

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The Jayhawks shot 51.6 percent from the field, and won the battle of the boards 38-28, while going 18-for-21 from the free throw line.

However, the defense was a little inconsistent, and allowed the Cyclones to finish 30-for-62 and 10-for-26 from 3-point range.

Meanwhile, the Longhorns (16-4) are sitting at third best in the conference after beating No. 23 Baylor 74-60 the last time out.
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Freshman Isaiah Taylor had a career-high 27 points, going 10-of-18 from the floor with three assists and three steals. Jonathan Holmes added 14 points and eight rebounds and Cameron Ridley had eight points and a career-high 14 rebounds for Texas who held the Bears to just 32 percent shooting on the night.

The Longhorns also did a good defensively on the perimeter, limiting the Bears, who entered the game leading Big 12 in 3-point shooting at 40.1 percent, to just 3-of-17 from beyond the arc.

Texas also dominated the paint, getting consecutive inside shots from Holmes, Ridley and Taylor who also outrebounded their opponents (43-40) for just the third time this season.

Free Pick

Kansas — Kansas leads the series all time with 18 wins and six losses to the Longhorns who last beat the Jayhawks in a 74-63 shocker at Allen Fieldhouse on Jan. 22, 2011.

Since then KU has won the past five including both meetings last season, which included a 73-47 blowout on Feb, 2, 2013 at home.

The Jayhawks are better in every category on paper, but will need to take better care of the ball after committing 14 turnover against Iowa State.

In the meantime, Texas capitalized on 13 Baylor turnovers, so Bill Self’s team cannot afford to give up free points if they want to walk away with a win here.

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