Game Day Essentials:
No. 14 Indiana (8-2) at No. 8 Kansas (9-1)
- Tip Time: 12:00 p.m. Eastern
- Location: Allen Fieldhouse (16,300), Lawrence, Kan.
- Television: ESPN2 (Dave O’Brien, Dick Vitale)
- Stream: Watch ESPN
- IU Radio Network: IU Radio Network
- Point Spread: Kansas is a 5.5-point favorite
- KenPom Projected Score: No. 8 Kansas 73 No. 16 Indiana 68
- Series: Indiana leads 8-6. IU won last meeting 103-99 in OT on Nov. 11, 2016.
- Saturday will mark homecoming for suddenly hot IU basketball guard Tamar Bates
- Pay Heed: Indiana up against much more than just a really talented Kansas team
- Indiana’s series with Kansas has seen national titles, heartbreak and instant classics
- IU basketball looking for faster start in final major non-conference test at Kansas
- Watch: Kansas head coach Bill Self previews Indiana
- Watch: IU forward Race Thompson previews Kansas
- Watch: IU basketball coach Mike Woodson previews Kansas
Kansas’ Bill Self:
Bill Self was named the eighth head coach in KU basketball history on April 21, 2003.
In 19 seasons leading the program, he is 556-124 (81.8 percent), averaging 29.3 wins per year.
While at Kansas, Self has won two national championships, an NCAA record 14-straight regular-season Big 12 Conference titles, 16 overall, and nine league tournament championships.
He has guided KU to four Final Fours and nine Elite Eights. He has a record of 292-16 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse and has won as many league titles, 16, than has losses, 16, at home.
Prior to arriving at Kansas, Self was head coach at Oral Roberts, Tulsa and Illinois. Overall, he has a 763-229 (76.9 percent) record in 29 seasons as a head coach.
Kansas’ results and roster:
Kansas has had some close calls this season, but overall have good wins and just one loss against KenPom No. 3 Tennessee 64-50.
They defeated KenPom No. 13 Duke 69-64, No. 53 N.C. State 80-74 and No. 36 Wisconsin 69-68 in OT. All three games were on neutral courts.
The Jayhawks also won their last two games over Seton Hall 91-65, and Missouri 95-67.
Kansas’ 2022-23 KenPom Highlights:
Tempo – No. 128 (Offense No. 53 / Defense No. 212)
Offensive Efficiency – No. 14
- Kansas’ effective FG percentage of 54.4 percent is No. 45 nationally. They are No. 56 nationally in two-point percentage (54.1) and rank No. 71 in three-point percentage (36.7).
- The Jayhawks don’t get to the foul line much, as free throws account for just 28.7 percent of field goal attempts (No. 229). Furthermore, they don’t always capitalize when they get there, making just 66.9 percent of free throws (No. 280).
- Kansas relies heavily on two’s, with three-point attempts accounting for just 34.7 percent of field goal attempts, No. 253.
- Bill Self’s team likes to get everyone involved, as assists account for 62.4 percent of field goals made (No. 16).
- KU turns it over just 17.4 percent of the time (No. 87).
Defensive Efficiency – No. 10
- Kansas ranks No. 35 in overall opponent effective field goal percentage (44.8), including No. 47 in three-point percentage (29.2) and No. 57 in two-point percentage (45.5).
- The Jayhawks are fairly active defensively, turning opponents over on 21.7 percent of possessions (No. 62).
- Defensive rebounding is one of their weaknesses, as they allow teams to get offensive rebounds on 28.9 percent of possessions, No. 187.
- Forward Jalen Wilson takes 34 percent of the shots when he’s on the floor. That is the 15th highest rate in the country.
- Kevin McCullar’s 4.6 percent steal rate is the 41st highest in the country.
- Dajuan Harris’ 33.4 percent assist rate is the 34th highest in the country and his 4.2 percent steal rate is the 65th highest.
- KJ Adams’ 68.5 percent effective field goal percentage is the 27th highest in the country.
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