Lincoln, Neb. Saturday, the Kansas University men’s basketball team escaped with a closer-than-expected three-point victory against Nebraska at Allen Fieldhouse.
Today, the Kansas women will try to complete KU’s weekend sweep when they tip off at 2 p.m. at Nebraska.
KU (14-2 overall, 1-1 Big 12) dropped its conference opener at home against Texas Tech, but bounced back Wednesday with a road victory against Colorado.
Nebraska (10-6, 0-2) enters on the heels of back-to-back losses to nationally ranked Oklahoma and Iowa State. Three Cornhuskers average double figures in scoring, including freshman Jordan Hooper at 15.3 points per game.
Kansas has owned several advantages over its opponents this season, but few have been as beneficial as the Jayhawks’ dominance at the free-throw line.
KU has gone to the line 402 times this year and made 270, 67.2 percent. KU’s opponents have been to the line just 245 times all season.
The Jayhawks are averaging 10 more trips to the free-throw line per contest than their opponents.
In this matchup, Kansas has the better numbers in 11 major categories. That includes points per game (77.8-69.1), points-against (58.5-61.5), field-goal percentage (49-42.2), rebounds (43.6-40.3) and turnovers (15.9-17.6).
Kansas owns a 48-30 edge in the all-time series, but coach Bonnie Henrickson’s squad will be looking for a little revenge today after being swept by the Cornhuskers last year.
Nebraska has won seven straight meetings against Kansas in Lincoln.
Today’s game will be shown on national television on FSN, available locally on cable channels 36 and 236.