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This KU player should thrive against Michigan's defense, plus a Trey Burke quirk to watch out for

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/mar/28/ncaa-south-regional-practice-day/97481/ **Team:** Michigan **Record:** 28-7 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 8 *All statistics from KenPom.com unless otherwise noted.* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Ball security:** Michigan is the No. 1 team in the nation when it comes to offensive turnover percentage, giving it away on just 14.5 percent of its possessions. This ...

Three reasons I think North Carolina doesn't match up well with KU

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/mar/23/kansas-and-north-carolina-practice-day/97389/ **Team:** North Carolina **Record:** 25-10 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 25 *All statistics from KenPom.com unless otherwise noted.* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Ball security:** North Carolina has turned it over on just 17.3 percent of its possessions this year, which ranks 36th nationally. The Tar Heels actually have been even ...

Will KU 'run Western Kentucky off the line' Friday night?

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/mar/21/ncaa-practices-kansas-city/97331/ **Team:** Western Kentucky **Record:** 20-15 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 184 *All statistics from KenPom.com unless otherwise noted.* • For a refresher of Western Kentucky's strengths/weaknesses, check out the Five-minute Scout from March 17. 3 Numbers to Know ----------- **65.1 percent — The two-point percentage for WKU center Aleksejs Rostov.** ...

Western Kentucky has two of three traits that huge underdogs want

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/mar/17/251443/ **Team:** Western Kentucky **Record:** 20-15 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 183 *All statistics from KenPom.com unless otherwise noted* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Offensive rebounding:** Let's get the scary part out of the way for Kansas fans: ESPN's "Giant Killers" blog has identified three high-risk, high-reward characteristics that most NCAA Cinderellas ...

Grabbing defensive rebounds critical for KU against Kansas State

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/feb/11/kansas-basketball-v-kansas-state/96351/ **Team:** Kansas State **Record:** 27-6 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 27 *All statistics from KenPom.com unless otherwise noted.* • For a refresher of Kansas State's strengths/weaknesses, check out the Five-minute Scout from Feb. 11. 3 Numbers to Know ----------- **0.867 — The number of points per possession Kansas State's defense ...

Here's why Iowa State's offense is tough on Jeff Withey

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/feb/25/kansas-v-iowa-state-basketball/96825/ **Team:** Iowa State **Record:** 22-10 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 35 *All statistics from KenPom.com* • For a refresher of Iowa State's strengths/weaknesses, check out the Five-minute Scout from Feb. 25. 3 Numbers to Know ----------- • **1.157 — The number of points Iowa State scored per possession against Kansas ...

Don't be surprised if this KU senior has a big game against Texas Tech

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/mar/04/kansas-basketball-v-texas-tech-senior-night/97008/ **Team:** Texas Tech **Record:** 11-19 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 254 *All statistics from KenPom.com and are as of Thursday unless otherwise noted* • For a refresher of Texas Tech's strengths/weaknesses, check out the Five-minute Scout from March 4. 3 Numbers to Know ----------- • **27.8 — The Red Raiders' ...

Unlucky Baylor should play KU close

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/jan/14/ku-basketball-v-baylor/95886/ **Team:** Baylor **Record:** 17-13 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 53 *All statistics from KenPom.com unless otherwise noted* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Three-point defense:** It's been tough to shoot — much less make — threes against Baylor this year. Just 29.7 percent of the field goals taken against the Bears in ...

Will this be 'meat necklace' part two?

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/jan/12/ku-basketball-v-texas-tech/95825/ **Team:** Texas Tech **Record:** 10-17 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 249 *All statistics from KenPom.com unless otherwise noted* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Defensive pressure:** Texas Tech ranks fourth in Big 12 play in defensive steal percentage, swiping the ball away on 10.7 percent of its defensive possessions. The Red Raiders' ...

Bob Huggins' Mountaineers resemble Frank Martin's Wildcats

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/jan/28/ku-basketball-v-west-virginia/96078/ **Team:** West Virginia **Record:** 13-15 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 115 *All statistics from KenPom.com unless otherwise noted* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Offensive rebounding:** The three strengths I'm about to describe are going to sound a lot like Frank Martin's previous teams at Kansas State. Martin, obviously, was a disciple ...

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