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Kansas Jayhawks – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2016

Kansas Jayhawks – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2016

Kansas Jayhawks (Overall: 27-4, Conf: 15-3)

Team Strengths

The Kansas Jayhawks are mostly young and hungry, but they also have their fair share of experienced players. Juniors Frank Mason III and Wayne Selden are there to lend plenty of firepower. Meanwhile, senior Perry Ellis anchors the team. Using their blend of experience and youthful energy, the Jayhawks have one of the best offenses in the nation (81.8 points per game, 16th). They also happen to have very good defense, limiting opponents to 67.8 points per game (82nd in the nation).

Team Weaknesses


It’s hard to find a weakness in Kansas. But if there’s one thing that could bite them in their backsides, it’s their subpar free throw shooting. The Jayhawks are ranked in the bottom half of the nation in free throw percentage (70 percent, 165th). They were heavily outscored in the free throw department (92-49) in their four losses this season. If the Jayhawks find themselves in a gritty and physical game filled with fouls, then they may not have the free throw shooting to consistently put points on the board.

Team Stats

Category Stat NCAA Rank
Points Per Game 81.8 16
Rebounds Per Game 37.9 88
Blocks Per Game 4.16 88
3-Point Percentage 42.9% 3
Free Throw Percentage 70% 165

Starting Lineup

Position Name PPG
F Landen Lucas 5.3
F Perry Ellis 16.5
G Frank Mason III 13.4
G Wayne Selden Jr. 13.4
G Devonte’ Graham 11.2

Writer’s Prediction

Kansas exits in the Final Four.




Written by Kevin

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