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Five-minute Scout

Can KU break its two-point jump-shooting slump against Kansas State?

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/feb/13/230007/ **Team:** Kansas State **Record:** 15-2 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 44 3 Strengths ----------- • **Offensive rebounding:** The Frank Martin identity has not totally left the Wildcats, and that's most evident by their impressive offensive rebounding numbers. Kansas State grabs 40.8 percent of its missed shots, which ranks sixth nationally. ...

Texas' only hope for upset might be at free throw line

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2012/jan/21/ku-vs-texas/89336/ **Team:** Texas **Record:** 8-8 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 86 (All team statistics are from KenPom.com and only include numbers against Div. I competition.) 3 Strengths ----------- • **Interior defense:** Opponents have had problems scoring inside against Texas, shooting just 38.9 percent from two-point range this year (third nationally). Part ...

KU's interior defense will be tested against Baylor

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/jan/16/228315/ **Team:** Baylor **Record:** 11-4 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 29 3 Strengths ----------- • **Inside shooting:** Baylor is most efficient offensively inside, where it's made 53.4 percent of its two-point attempts (25th nationally). Part of the reason for this high success is that the Bears almost never have their shots ...

Texas Tech doesn't have the shooters to bomb away against KU

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/jan/11/228107/ **Team:** Texas Tech **Record:** 8-5 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 253 3 Strengths ----------- • **Forcing turnovers:** Texas Tech has done a great job of pressuring defensively, creating turnovers on 24.1 percent of opponents' possessions (31st nationally). The Red Raiders get most of those turnovers off steals, as 13.1 percent ...

Iowa State's turnovers will go a long way towards deciding outcome

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/jan/14/228255/ **Team:** Iowa State **Record:** 10-3 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 47 3 Strengths ----------- • **Rebounding:** Iowa State is the best rebounding team KU has faced this season. The Cyclones are an elite rebounding squad on both ends, pulling down 39.8 percent of their missed shots (14th nationally) and 74.7 ...

Temple ready to try its luck on the three-point wheel against KU

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/jan/06/247298/ **Team:** Temple **Record:** 10-2 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 64 3 Strengths ----------- • **Ball security:** Temple rarely turns it over, giving it away on just 16.6 percent of its possessions (18th nationally). The Owls also don't have it stolen often, as only 8.2 percent of their offensive possessions end ...

Expect a snail's pace offensively from American

Jesse Newell

**Team:** American **Record:** 4-8 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 282 3 Strengths ----------- • **Three-point shooting:** American is almost exactly NCAA average when it comes to taking three-pointers (33 percent of its shots are threes), but it is well above average when it comes to making them. The Eagles have made ...

Richmond looks a lot like a team KU just played

Jesse Newell

**Team:** Richmond **Record:** 9-2 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 66 http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/dec/18/246491/ 3 Strengths ----------- • **Shooting:** Much like Belmont, Richmond enters Allen Fieldhouse as one of the top shooting teams in the country. The Spiders rank 19th in effective field goal percentage and also are in the nation's top 50 in ...

Is Belmont the toughest team left on KU's home schedule?

Jesse Newell

**Team:** Belmont **Record:** 7-2 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 23 *(All KenPom stats/rankings current as of Friday, Dec. 14)* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Shooting:** Belmont has been a great shooting team inside and out so far, posting the 15th-best effective shooting percentage in the country. Despite being undersized, the Bruins attempt ...

Tad Boyle's offensive freedom a blessing and curse for Colorado

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/dec/07/245929/ **Team:** Colorado **Record:** 7-1 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 56 3 Strengths ----------- • **Getting to the free throw line:** The Buffaloes are averaging 29 free throws per game and also have the fourth-best free throw rate (a statistic used to measure how frequently a team gets to the line ...

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