Reeling Jayhawks Host Road-Warrior Longhorns

The Kansas Jayhawks had a very bad week. They went 1-2 SU and 0-3 ATS, capped off by Monday’s disastrous 70-63 loss to the rival Kansas State Wildcats (+5.5 at home). The Jayhawks hope Allen Fieldhouse will be kinder to them when they host the Texas Longhorns this Saturday (5:00 PM ET, ESPN). Visiting Lawrence is never easy, and the Jayhawks (22-6 SU, 15-11-1 ATS) are undefeated at home this season at 13-0 SU. But the Longhorns (17-11 SU, 14-12 ATS) have been putting up a strong fight on the road; they’re 4-6 SU away from Frank Erwin Center, including a 61-57 victory over Kansas State (+1). When these two Big 12 cornerstones met in Austin last month, Kansas came away with the 75-62 win as a 3-point favorite. The Longhorns were ranked No. 17 at the time, and while they’ve completely dropped off the AP poll, Ken Pomeroy still has them pegged at No. 21 (No. 38 offense, No. 34 defense) in terms of efficiency. The Jayhawks, still No. 8 in the AP rankings for now, are No. 10 in efficiency (No. 12 offense, No. 28 defense) in Division I.