Big 12 Capsule: Kansas

The Jayhawks weren't picked first in the Big 12 this year, but they're the only remaining undefeated team. Read more below.


Record: 12-0

Strength: Overall Efficiency

The Jayhawks rank sixth in the country in adjusted offensive efficiency and second in adjusted defensive efficiency, a big part of the reason they're undefeated to-date. A big part of those numbers are the way the Jayhawks work for good shots and help to eliminate good shots for their opponents. Kansas shoots an amazing 59 percent on its two-point attempts and 40 percent on its three-point attempts, while opponents shoot just 42.1 on twos and 26.2 on threes.

Weakness: Free Throws

The Jayhawks are ranked in the top 100 in just about every category, but are ranked 257th in free throw percentage, making less than 65 percent of their attempts. Not surprisingly, they also receive relatively few points from the charity stripe, scoring just 18.8 of their points from there. Kansas also scores a slightly below average percent of points from behind the three-point line, a result of scoring nearly 57 percent of its points on two-point shots.

Star Player: Josh Selby, G

Selby has only played three games in a Jayhawk jersey, but he has already shown himself to be Kansas's most talented player. In the first two games, he averaged 19.5 points per contest and shot 8-12 from three-point range. One of those three-pointers was the game-winning shot against a tough USC team. He was more passive on Wednesday, but still showed an ability to get into the lane and make things happen. The scary part is that Selby will only get better with more experience.

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