Oklahoma vs. Kansas: Prediction, Live Stream, TV Info

The No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners will visit the No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks in the Allen Fieldhouse. Below is information for the Oklahoma vs. Kansas online live stream and TV broadcast, as well as prediction and game preview.

Oklahoma vs. Kansas Game Preview

Game Broadcast

Date: Monday, Jan. 4
Game Time: 9 p.m. ET
Venue: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kan.
Network: ESPN
Online Live Stream: Watch ESPN,  Kansas Radio Live Stream

Why You Need To Care

Let’s just take a moment to be thankful for conference play finally arriving. It seems like it’s taken forever to get to this point, but it’s already paying off.

The Big 12 gave us a great game between Iowa State and Oklahoma on Saturday, and the Sooners got a big performance from Buddy Hield and Ryan Spangler, who combined for 42 points and 17 rebounds against the Cyclones to improve to 12-0 on the season.

No. 2 Oklahoma will take the floor in the Allen Fieldhouse against the No. 1-ranked Kansas Jayhawks, who are coming off a 28-point win against Baylor, 102-74. Wayne Selden Jr led the way with 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting. Selden also hit on 5-of-6 from three, and he’ll help lead the charge against the Sooners.

Why Oklahoma Will Win

Hield has really blossomed into an elite scorer for the Sooners. He went 2-of-9 from behind the arc against Iowa State but still found the bottom of the net by attacking the basket. Spangler’s ability to stretch the floor and finish inside helped balance the attack, and that’s what Oklahoma will have to do against Kansas. Hield needs to be more efficient from three though. And Selden has to be kept in check for Oklahoma to stay unbeaten.

Why Kansas Will Win

Selden obviously needs to deliver from three-point range, but Devonte’ Graham and Perry Ellis have to be there to knock down shots when the Jayhawks make the extra pass like they love to do so much. Kansas has to force Oklahoma to the sideline and into some mistakes by taking away the middle of the floor. The Sooners turned the ball over just six times against Iowa State, and some defensive pressure from Graham and Frank Mason III can go a long way.

What’s Going To Happen?

This is going to be a back-and-forth battle. Hield will get to the rim like he does so well, and he’ll rack up at least 20 points, but the three-point shooting won’t be efficient enough to give Oklahoma a sizable lead. Spangler will get his double figures, too, but the Jayhawks will share the ball too well for the Sooners to rotate and close out. Kansas will get some big threes from Selden and Graham. Mason will be pesky on both ends of the floor, and Kansas will hand Oklahoma its first loss of the season.

Oklahoma vs. Kansas Prediction

Prediction: Kansas 84, Oklahoma 80

Line: Kansas -7.5, o/u: 158