The Stanford Cardinal relish in beating higher ranked teams while the Kansas Jayhawks continue to perform without their top big man in the lineup. These two teams are more evenly matched than their rankings suggest.
Kansas faced Eastern Kentucky in the second round of the NCAA Tournament and were tested by a team ranked much lower than them at 15. They know all too well not to take a lower ranked team for granted, especially the likes of Stanford and their star scorer Chasson Randle.
The Jayhawks still don’t have the services of their top big man in Joel Embiid. As a result, Perry Ellis is being asked to step up his game alongside Andrew Wiggins and against Eastern Kentucky he did just that. Ellis notched 14 points but more importantly he secured 13 rebounds.
Stanford fell behind by 16 points early to New Mexico and had to battle back. They were trailing by three with nine minutes to play but found a way to pull out the victory by a final score of 58-53. They did so with Dwight Powell, their second-leading scorer, failing to hit a field goal.
Today’s game has an early tip-off of 11:15am local time that might effect the focus of each team in the first half. Kansas failed to hit a three-pointer in their previous game and that might come back to bite them against the Cardinal.
The Kansas Jayhawks and Stanford Cardinal will tip-off at 12:15pm EST from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The game is being televised on CBS Sports.
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