The last of the daunting non-conference games is here for No. 14 Indiana. After an 89-75 loss against No. 9 Arizona, the Hoosiers travel to Lawrence this Saturday to take on No. 8 Kansas.
The 2022 national champions aren’t quite the team they were last year, but the Jayhawks still enter with a 9-1 record, having only lost to sixth-ranked Tennessee. Let’s take a look at why KU is so effective.
The big thing to know about this Jayhawks team is that they are much smaller than in previous years. Kansas’ starting center KJ Adams is only 6-foot-7. Because of its lack of height, Kansas plays a spread-out style.
Kansas typically likes to pull Adams (or another big man) out as a screener while spreading the rest of the team out along the perimeter. KU usually has four shooting threats on the floor. The Jayhawks do a wonderful job lifting opponents’ centers from the paint and opening the floor for a spread pick-and-roll. This leaves Kansas’ bigs with a ton of space to operate for easy layups.