HP Field House in Orlando, FL or host a non-conference match up Thursday afternoon between the North Texas mean green and the number 4 ranked Kansas Jayhawks. North Texas is playing well to start the season coming into Thursday 2-1 on the year following a 31-point win against Utah Arlington. Defensively North Texas controlled the game holding the Mavericks 228.6% shooting from the floor and 10% from beyond the arc to score 36 total points including twelve points in the first half.
Offensively North Texas struggled against UT Arlington making only 35.2% of their shots and 31% from beyond the arc. Thomas Bell Let all scorers with 19 points on five of 10 from the floor in 23 minutes. Abou Ousmane added eleven points and seven rebounds, while Tylor Perry chipped in 12 points off the bench.
The Kansas Jayhawks come into Thursday rolling through the first part of the year with a 3-0 record following a 29 point win against Stony Brook. Offensively Kansas erupted against Stony Brook shooting 50% from the floor and 35.7% from beyond the arc to score 88 points.
The Kansas offense has been the number one strength of the team thus far this season averaging 87.7 points per game on 52.1% shooting from the floor. Ochai Agbaji Is by far the leading scorer for The Jayhawks averaging 26.3 points on 57.7% shooting. Christian Braun as a second best 10.7 points and a team leading 7.7 rebounds.