The No. 7 ranked Kansas Jayhawks visit WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia on Saturday for a Big 12 showdown with the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Jayhawks made a late stand to improve to 15-2 following an 80-78 win over Texas on Monday. Lagerald Vick led Kansas with 21 points, while Marcus Garrett scored 20 and the Jayhawks withstood a late rally by the Longhorns.
West Virginia fell to 8-9 on the season following its 98-67 loss on the road to TCU on Tuesday. The Mountaineers suffered their worst Big 12 loss since joining the conference seven years ago. The Mountaineers are 0-5 in conference play for the first time in 23 seasons. James Bolden led West Virginia in the loss with 15 points.
Dedric Lawson leads Kansas in scoring and rebounding and is third in assists with averages of 19.2 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Devon Dotson leads Kansas in assists with an average of 3.2 per game. Kansas is shooting 48.1% from the field and 35.5% from 3-point territory.
Sagaba Konate is the leader in scoring and rebounds with averages of 13.6 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. James Bolden leads the Mountaineers in assists with an average of 2.7 per game. West Virginia is shooting 42.0% from the field and 32.1% from 3-point territory.