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Kansas Jayhawks vs. Michigan Wolverines Preview: Can the Wolverines Shoot Over the Kansas D?

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Kansas may need Josh Selby's sharpshooting to help exploit Michigan's zone defense.
Kansas may need Josh Selby's sharpshooting to help exploit Michigan's zone defense.

The Jayhawks are heading to Ann Arbor to play the Michigan Wolverines at 3:30 PM CST this Sunday on CBS.  Kansas has only played one other true road game this season, which was against Cal.  The good news for Jayhawk fans is that Cal is of the same caliber as Michigan.  The other good news is the Jayhawks are the second best three point field goal defensive team in nation, and Michigan relies very heavily on threes for their offense.  The Wolverines are eighth in the country in the ratio of threes to field goals (and the first BCS-conference team), so they take quite a few threes.

Barring a totally lights out performance from the Wolverines (which is very unlikely given Kansas' defensive strength), I’m not sure they have much of a chance against Bill Self’s squad.  Kansas is one of the deepest teams in the country, and almost everyone who plays is incredibly efficient.  I just don’t think John Beilein’s zone will be able to contain all of the Jayhawk offensive weapons. 

But a true road game is a true road game.  Kansas may have the depth and talent, but teams are constantly being surprised--especially on the road.