The Kansas Jayhawks are playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln for the final time -- as Big 12 opponents, at least. Nebraska is heading to the Big Ten at the end of the season so this will be the final time KU basketball heads to Lincoln in this capacity.
On paper, this game looks like a mismatch with Kansas having the ability to stream roll the Huskers. Unfortunately for KU, this Nebraska team has shown they can hang with the Jayhawks, who are the No. 2 team in the country. Kansas trailed Nebraska late in the second half on Jan. 15 when these two teams met but they were able to sneak past the Huskers, 63-60.
"I thought they played great defensively against us," said Tyrel Reed, who has played with a sore foot for the past month. "It was an extremely tough game. They weren't rattled by our fans or anything. They haven't lost a game at home and it's going to be a tough game regardless."
And that game was in Lawrence, where the Jayhawks are nearly unbeatable. Kansas is a 6.5 point favorite in Lincoln, where the Huskers are 14-0 this season.
Obviously one of the keys to this game is the Morris twins. Marcus and Markieff combined for 32 points and 14 boards the last time these two teams met and I imagine you'll get a similar performance out of them this time around as well.
I'm picking the Jayhawks to win but I know this will be one of their tougher games in the Big 12. Check out Rock Chalk Talk for more on the game. The game tips off at 3:00 p.m.