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KUAD: Kansas hosts Texas Tech Pregame Notes
The Texas Tech men’s basketball team will carry a five-game winning streak and meet its fourth Top 5 opponent of the season versus No. 2 Kansas Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Tipoff is set for 11 a.m. CT, and the game will be televised by ESPN in addition to being available on www.WatchESPN.com and the Watch ESPN app. Mark Nealy and Miles Simon will serve as the announcing team.
TTAD: Pregame Notes
From his experience watching Tech face the Jayhawks, sophomore guard Justin Gray said the Allen Fieldhouse presents an overwhelming level of energy.
“It’s probably by far the most hostile environment I’ve ever been in,” Gray said. “It’s definitely going to be eye opening for some of the guys.”
“We have to rebound the ball and limit their second shots,” Smith said. “I believe in this team. Of any team I’ve had here in position to go in and win and compete in Allen Fieldhouse, it’s this one.”
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Self understands the significance of KU's road game against Baylor. If the Jayhawks win, they can wrap up at least a share of the Big 12 title with a home victory over Texas Tech on Saturday.
"We're in good shape, but we need to go play great on Tuesday," Self said. " Now, if you win on Tuesday, you obviously put yourself in a terrific position."
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After starting Big 12 play at 5-3, with three consecutive road losses, KU now has won six straight conference games — seven in a row overall (Kentucky) — and takes a two-game lead over three teams (Baylor, Oklahoma and West Virginia) with four games left in Big 12 play.
The Jayhawks really have hit their stride lately and appear to be playing with more confidence than they have all season. What’s more, it’s different guys stepping up at different times to help carry this team that is right on pace to be the top seed in the Big 12 tournament and likely a No. 1 seed — perhaps the overall top seed — in the Big Dance after that.
Saturday was Mason’s turn and the junior (who became the 58th Jayhawk to reach the 1,000-point plateau) looked a lot more like his old self than he had almost at any point this season, playing fast, finishing at the rim and looking unstoppable at times.
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