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Will KU limit turnovers against a passive Iowa State D?

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/jan/09/ku-basketball-v-iowa-state/95750/ **Team:** Iowa State **Record:** 19-8 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 35 *All statistics from KenPom.com unless otherwise noted* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Three-point shooting:** Iowa State jacks up a lot of threes (42.4 percent of shots are threes, 16th-highest split nationally), which makes its 37-percent accuracy from long range even ...

TCU has regressed since win over KU

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/feb/06/ku-vs-tcu/96232/ **Team:** TCU **Record:** 10-16 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 284 *All statistics from KenPom.com unless otherwise noted* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Getting to the free throw line:** TCU has the nation's 57th-best offensive free throw rate, averaging 19.8 free throws per game while playing one of the nation's slowest tempos. ...

Two factors key for KU against home favorite Oklahoma State

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/feb/02/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma-state/96157/ **Team:** Oklahoma State **Record:** 19-5 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 16 *All statistics from KenPom.com unless otherwise noted* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Turnovers:** Oklahoma State continues to thrive offensively and defensively because of turnovers, ranking first in Big 12 play in offensive turnover percentage and third in defensive turnover percentage. ...

Expect lots of free throws for KU against Texas

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/jan/21/228577/ **Team:** Texas **Record:** 11-13 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 91 *All statistics from KenPom.com unless otherwise noted* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Interior defense:** Texas is still one of the best teams in the nation when it comes to two-point defense. Though this area isn't as good as it was earlier ...

Will Kansas State be able to avoid turnovers in Allen Fieldhouse?

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/jan/22/ku-basketball-v-kansas-state/95976/ **Team:** Kansas State **Record:** 19-4 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 31 *All statistics from KenPom.com unless otherwise noted* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Turnovers:** Kansas State has been the Big 12's best team in offensive turnover percentage (16.6 percent) and third-best team in defensive turnover percentage (21.4 percent) during league play. ...

Winning turnover battle Oklahoma's best chance at upset

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/jan/26/ku-basketball-v-oklahoma/96046/ **Team:** Oklahoma **Record:** 14-7 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 57 *All statistics from KenPom.com unless otherwise noted* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Avoiding fouls:** Oklahoma enters Saturday's game as the top team in Big 12 play when it comes to defensive free throw rate, as opponents have averaged just 16 free ...

Slow pace, bad offense means TCU unlikely to hit 50 against KU

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/feb/05/248847/ **Team:** TCU **Record:** 9-12 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 278 *All statistics from KenPom.com unless otherwise noted* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Forcing turnovers:** TCU is a rare team that creates a lot of giveaways without getting many steals. Opponents turn it over on 22.1 percent of their possessions against the ...

Why Oklahoma State center Philip Jurick will play a big role in Saturday's game

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/jan/28/248392/ **Team:** Oklahoma State **Record:** 14-5 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 21 *All statistics from KenPom.com unless otherwise noted* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Interior defense:** The Cowboys have done a nice job of limiting opponents' easy shots, posting the nation's 16th-best two-point defense (41.2 percent). A big reason for that is ...

Will West Virginia be able to get to the free throw line against KU?

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/jan/28/248392/ **Team:** West Virginia **Record:** 9-10 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 107 *All statistics from KenPom.com* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Offensive rebounding:** Kansas has picked a nice year to be dominant on the defensive glass, as it faces yet another foe Monday that does a great job at hitting the offensive ...

Two dangerous scorers lead Oklahoma offense

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2012/feb/01/ku-vs-oklahoma/89689/ **Team:** Oklahoma **Record:** 13-4 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 53 3 Strengths ----------- • **Offensive rebounding:** Oklahoma has grabbed 35.5 percent of its missed shots, which ranks 67th nationally. The Sooners actually have upped that total in Big 12 play, posting a 37.3 percent offensive rebounding percentage, which is second-best ...

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