- Ken Pomeroy
Entering Saturday night's big Florida-Kansas showdown, the biggest weakness either team has is the Jayhawks' inability to defend the 3-point shot.
This season, opponents have made 36.1 percent of their 3s (26-for-72) against KU, putting the Jayhawks 211th in the nation (as of games played Wednesday). This despite Kansas holding Tennessee State to a 5-for-24 performance in its most recent outing. That rate likely will come down some as the season goes on, but last season Kansas wasn't terribly good, either, allowing opponents to shoot 34.7 percent from beyond the arc (156th in the country).
On the other hand, Kansas led the nation last season in 2-point defense, allowing opponents to shoot just 38.4 percent from inside the arc.
Ken Pomeroy looks at the sudden increase in tempo this season and explores if we're seeing the start of a trend reversal.