Baylor guard King McClure (3) comes up with a loose ball against Kansas guard Quentin Grimes (5), left, as Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot (44) trips over Baylor guard Mark Vital (11) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Men’s preview: Texas at No. 7 Kansas

Longhorns-Jayhawks meet on ESPN's 'Big Monday' matchup in Lawrence

Posted January 13th, 2019

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Texas at No. 7 Kansas

When: 8 p.m. Monday

Where: Allen Fieldhouse (capacity 16,300)

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TV/radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn

About the series: Kansas leads the all-time series 31-8. The Horns broke the Jayhawks’ 69-game home winning streak back in January 2011. It’s been mostly misery since. Kansas has won nine straight in this series, regardless of venue.

TEXAS (10-6, 2-2 Big 12)
No.Pos.PlayerClassHt.PPGRPG
2GMatt Coleman IIISoph.6-210.13.4*
55GElijah Mitrou-LongJr.6-17.53.3
12GKerwin Roach IISr.6-413.65.0
21FDylan OsetkowskiSr.6-99.58.0
10FJaxson HayesFr.6-1110.15.1
Coach: Shaka Smart (60-56, 4th year at Texas; 223-112, 10th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Longhorns: Players didn’t have much to say after Saturday’s loss to Texas Tech. Coach Shaka Smart even acknowledged, “We have to turn the page quickly. Thing about going into Kansas is you understand how hostile that environment is. You have to have leadership. Whether it’s one, two or three or four guys, this is what we’re about and this is how we’re going to be.” Trainers cleared F Jericho Sims (right ankle) to play against Texas Tech, but he played just two minutes. It’s unclear how long it could be before Sims gets extended minutes again. G Matt Coleman III has 19 assists and just three turnovers in four Big 12 games so far.

No. 7 KANSAS (14-2, 3-1 Big 12)
No.Pos.PlayerClassHt.PPGRPG
11GDevon DotsonFr.6-211.13.1*
0GMarcus GarrettSoph.6-55.83.5
5GQuentin GrimesFr.6-58.92.6
24GLagerald VickSr.6-514.84.0
1FDedric LawsonJr.6-919.310.8
Coach: Bill Self (461-98, 16th year at Kansas; 668-203, 26th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Jayhawks: If anyone doubts that Kansas is still Kansas, look at what the Jayhawks did Saturday in Waco. Baylor needed 10 minutes, 26 seconds to score its first field goal. During that opening stretch, the Jayhawks had six blocks and forced four turnovers. Then to close it out, Lagerald Vick hit six 3-pointers to close out a 73-68 win. Kansas had a 23-point lead at one point. Coach Bill Self praised the team’s effort for the first 36 minutes. “Then (we) just totally dominated the second half until we quit playing at the under-4 timeout,” Self told reporters. Dedric Lawson’s five steals against the Bears was a career high and most by a KU player this season.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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