Howard Bison vs Kansas Jayhawks: Picks & Preview 3/16/2023

Howard Bison vs Kansas Jayhawks: Picks & Preview 3/16/2023

March 15, 2023



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On Thursday afternoon, the NCAA Tournament will kick off with a first-round matchup between the #1 seed in the West Region, Kansas Jayhawks, and the 16th-seeded Howard University Bison. Kansas had a strong season finishing in the top five overall and making it to the runner-up spot in the Big 12 Tournament, only to lose to Texas. Howard, on the other hand, won the MEAC Tournament and is coming off of five consecutive victories, including a thrilling 65-64 win against arch-rival Norfolk State.


The game will take place in Des Moines, IA, with a game time scheduled for 2:00 PM EST. Howard faces a challenging task against the defending national champions in their first-round matchup. The Bison are averaging 75.5 points per game and shooting 48% from the field, including 38% from 3pt range. Defensively, they allow 71.6 points per game, with their opponents shooting 44% from the field and 34% from beyond the arc. Howard is also averaging over 35 rebounds per game but has a turnover margin of -1.1 per game.


Let’s check the latest picks, NCAAB news, stats and NCAAB expert picks for Howard vs Kansas. We’ve plenty of NCAAB predictions for you to consider.


Kansas, who is hoping to end a recent string of failed defenses of the national title in the tournament, has one of the most well-rounded rosters in the country. They averaged 78 points per game while shooting nearly 48% from the field and 36% from 3pt range. On the defensive end, they allowed just 67 points per game, with their opponents shooting just 40% against them and only 29% from the field. Kansas is also pulling in nearly 38 rebounds per game, almost five more than their opposition. They have a turnover margin of just -.6 per game.


Kansas has won nine out of their last 11 games, including nine out of 11 against the spread, and defeated 14 tournament-bound teams this season. They had the #1 rated strength of schedule in the country and are on a 33-tournament appearance streak, the longest in the country. However, G Kevin McCullar Jr. is questionable with a back injury, having missed the final two games of the Big 12 tournament.


Howard Bison vs Kansas Jayhawks Game Information


  • Date: 03/16/2023
  • Time: 02:00 PM ET
  • Location: Wells Fargo Arena.
  • How to Watch Howard vs Kansas: ESPN2
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