Who's Playing

Texas Southern @ Kansas

Regular Season Records: Texas Southern 19-12; Kansas 27-6

What to Know

The #3 Kansas Jayhawks and the Texas Southern Tigers are set to clash at 9:57 p.m. ET March 17 at Dickies Arena in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks earned a 114-71 win in their most recent matchup against Texas Southern in November of 2017.

Kansas netted a 74-65 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday. Kansas got double-digit scores from five players: forward David McCormack (18), guard Ochai Agbaji (16), guard Christian Braun (14), forward Jalen Wilson (12), and guard Remy Martin (12).

Meanwhile, Texas Southern earned some more postseason success in their contest on Tuesday. They were able to grind out a solid victory over the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders, winning 76-67. Texas Southern's guard Bryson Etienne was one of the most active players for the team, picking up 21 points in addition to five rebounds.

Kansas is the favorite in this one, with an expected 22-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a four-game streak of ATS wins.

Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Jayhawks enter the game with a 48.10% field goal percentage, good for 17th best in college basketball. But the Tigers have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 39.50%, which places them 21st in college basketball. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 9:57 p.m. ET
  • Where: Dickies Arena -- Fort Worth, Texas
  • TV: tru TV
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Jayhawks are a big 22-point favorite against the Tigers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Jayhawks as a 22.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Kansas won the only game these two teams have played in the last eight years.

  • Nov 21, 2017 - Kansas 114 vs. Texas Southern 71

Injury Report for Kansas

  • Mitch Lightfoot: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
  • Cam Martin: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
  • Dillon Wilhite: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
  • Bobby Pettiford: Out for the Season (Abdomen)
  • Kyle Cuffe Jr.: Out for the Season (Undisclosed)

Injury Report for Texas Southern

No Injury Information