January 14, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Ben McLemore (23) celebrates after scoring a three point shot in the second half of the game against the Baylor Bears at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won 61- 44. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Today, Texas tries to salvage this season by upsetting 4th ranked Kansas at the Drum. We talked to George Pike, Lead Editor of Throughthephog.com to answer a few questions.
1. Ben Mclemore, explain why he is so good?
McLemore is way behind his years. The guy has a knack for being in the right spot at the right time. He wants the ball in his hand, even though he is just a freshman. McLemore was expected to be a huge talent, though nobody expected he would lead the team in scoring, and be the go-to-guy down the stretch.
2. Kansas under Bill Self rarely has the top class but are in contention for a national title every year. What’s his secret?
Self is great at getting the most out of his players. With the great success of the last few seasons, his recruiting classes have gotten stronger, but before that Self was able to adapt game plays to the talents of his individual players.
I predict Kansas wins the game but it will be in contention until deep in the second half. The Jayhawks have too much going for them to lose vs Texas. Jeff Withey in the middle will dominate the unexperienced guys in the middle from Texas.
Raised in a sports family, Chris loves all sports including Hockey and Soccer. He is married and has a 4 year old son named Clayton. Chris loves to travel and spend time with family. Chris has focused his career on covering professional and collegiate sports around the Midwest and Southwest region. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisFlanaganUT.