KU Jayhawks vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders: Starters


THE DETAILS

When/where: 8 p.m. Monday, United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas.

TV: ESPN.

Radio: WHB (810) in Kansas City; ESPN Wichita (92.3 FM) in Wichita.

PROBABLE STARTERS

P

No.

Kansas

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

C

1

Hunter Dickinson

7-2

Sr.

18.7

F

24

KJ Adams

6-7

Jr.

12.7

G

15

Kevin McCullar

6-7

Sr.

19.5

G

3

Dajuan Harris

6-2

Sr.

8.0

G

10

Johnny Furphy

6-9

Fr.

8.4

P

No.

Texas Tech

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

5

Darrion Williams

6-6

Soph.

8.9

F

22

Warren Washington

7-0

Sr.

10.3

G

2

Pop Isaacs

6-2

Soph.

17.6

G

6

Joe Toussaint

6-0

Sr.

12.5

G

24

Kerwin Walton

6-5

Sr.

8.1

About No. 4 Kansas (19-5, 7-4): KU, which has won four in a row and eight of the last nine meetings, leads the all-time series against Tech, 42-7 including a 13-4 mark in United Supermarkets Arena. KU has won three of the last four meetings in Lubbock. … Kansas is 75-23 on ESPN Big Monday, including 56-17 under coach Bill Self. … Self is 28-6 versus Tech… KU after defeating Baylor on Saturday improved to 120-18 under Self in the game following a loss. … Self is 791-242 all-time, including 584-136 at KU. He’s six wins from tying Phog Allen as KU’s all-time winningest coach. … Kansas has posted six wins against AP Top 25 teams. That is tied for the most in the country (with Purdue). … Kansas had 17 steals in Saturday’s 64-61 win over Baylor. The 17 steals are the most by Kansas in a conference game since Jan. 27, 2007 vs. Colorado (19). … Kansas is 122-55 in games decided by five points or less or overtime in the 21-year Self era. … Kansas forced Baylor into 21 turnovers, most in a game by a Kansas opponent this season. … Hunter Dickinson has scored in double figures in 23 of 24 games … Kansas is 31-2 when Dajuan Harris scores at least 10 points. … KJ Adams has scored in double figures in 11-straight contests. … Johnny Furphy’s six steals against Baylor were the most by a Kansas freshman since Xavier Henry had seven steals on Jan. 20, 2010 vs. Baylor. … Elmarko Jackson recorded a career-high four steals against BU. … Kansas is the only school in the Big 12 that has four different players lead in four different statistical categories — Kevin McCullar (scoring at 19.5 ppg), Hunter Dickinson (rebounding at 11.0 rpg), Dajuan Harris (assists at 6.6) and KJ Adams (field goal percentage at 63.8%).

About No. 23 Texas Tech: (17-6, 6-4): Texas Tech snapped a three-game losing streak by beating UCF, 66-59, Saturday in Lubbock. … Darrion Williams recorded his fifth double-double of the season and sixth of his career with team-highs of 13 points and 13 rebounds versus UCF. Seven-footer Warren Washington, who missed the game at No. 13 Baylor on Tuesday with illness, scored 10 points with 11 rebounds for his second double-double. … Pop Isaacs was limited to seven points vs. UCF, snapping a streak of 13 straight games in double figures. He had six assists and five rebounds. … UCF hit 5 of 24 3s versus Tech, which hit 7 of 21. … Texas Tech leads the Big 12 and is 16th nationally with a 77.9% mark at the free-throw line after going 13-for-15 in the win over UCF… Tech has shot over 80% at the line in 11 of 23 games. Tech has made 10 or more free throws in 21 of 23 games. … Tech has made nine or more 3s in 12 of 23 games after going 7-for-21 against UCF and 9-for-22 at Baylor last week … Tech is second in the Big 12 with 10 turnovers per game after committing 10 against UCF. The fewest turnovers this season was four in a win over Oklahoma State. Tech has had less than 10 turnovers in 10 games. … Tech has held two Big 12 opponents below 60 points (60-59 win over Kansas State and 66-59 win over UCF). …. Tech is 13-0 when holding opponents under 70 points. … The Red Raiders are 3-1 in games decided by five points or less. … Tech is 3-2 against ranked opponents this season with wins over Oklahoma, BYU and Texas. The losses came at Houston and at TCU. … First-year Red Raider coach Grant McCasland played at Baylor from 1995-99. He was assistant for Bears’ coach Scott Drew from 2011-16. He is currently in his 10th season as an NCAA head coach and has a 228-95 overall record with head coaching experience at Midwestern State, Arkansas State, and North Texas. He won the 2007 NJCAA National Championship in his first head coaching role leading Midland College.

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Gary Bedore covers KU basketball for The Kansas City Star. He has written about the Jayhawks since 1978 — during the Ted Owens, Larry Brown, Roy Williams and Bill Self eras. He has won the Kansas Sportswriter of the Year award and KPA writing awards.

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