Kansas coach Bill Self keeps an eye on injured point guard Devon Dotson, during the second half of Saturday’s Big 12 game at Allen Fieldhouse. Baylor beat KU, 67-55. (Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/TNS)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Men’s preview: Texas vs. No. 6 Kansas

Kansas guard Devon Dotson considered a game-time decision with a left hip pointer injury

Posted January 17th, 2020


Texas vs. No. 6 Kansas

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540)


TV/radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn

About the series: Kansas leads the all-time series 33-9. The Horns beat the Jayhawks in Austin last season 73-63 when Kerwin Roach II closed it out by hitting six consecutive free throws. That snapped a 10-game losing streak in the series.

TEXAS (12-4 overall, 2-2 Big 12)
2GMatt Coleman IIIJr.6-212.14.4*
3GCourtney RameySoph.6-311.34.6
13GJase FebresJr.6-510.52.4
33FKamaka HepaSoph.6-93.41.7
20FJericho SimsJr.6-99.18.4
Coach: Shaka Smart (83-70, 5th year at Texas; 246-126, 11th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Longhorns: The suddenly high-flying Kamaka Hepa sure loved to watch those two dunks against Oklahoma State during film session. “I had one dunk all last season, so that was something different,” Hepa with a huge laugh on Friday. “It did feel good and was a little confidence booster.” Hepa’s dunk-a-thon was part of his career-high 15 points against OSU. Jase Febres also had a sore wrist after a wicked dunk. For UT’s two long-range threats to have success driving to the rim, that gets teammates’ attention. “When they’re being more dynamic, you just feed off that type of energy and it allows the team to play better,” Matt Coleman III said.

No. 6 KANSAS (13-3 overall, 3-1 Big 12)
4GIsaiah MossSr.6-58.31.9
0GMarcus GarrettJr.6-59.43.8
30GOchai AgbajiSoph.6-510.92.5*
33FDavid McCormackSoph.6-107.94.6
35CUdoka AzubuikeSr.7-012.89.3
Coach: Bill Self (486-109, 17th year at Kansas; 693-214, 27th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Jayhawks: Texas coaches sure noticed that Kansas guard Devon Dotson did not play in Tuesday’s game at Oklahoma. Coach Bill Self indicated they were going slow with Dotson’s recovery from a left hip pointer injury. On his Wednesday radio show, Self said, “It will be his call when he comes back.” His status against Texas is uncertain. Dotson averages 18 points and 4.4 assists per game. Senior Isaiah Moss started in Dotson’s place against OU and had 20 points with a career-high six made 3-pointers. The Jayhawks were smart to get out of Lawrence early Friday. Bad weather was predicted in the Kansas City area, so the team left at 9:30 a.m. and headed south.

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

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