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The Kansas Jayhawks have enjoyed plenty of success this season, being ranked in the top 25 all season, and as high as No. 1 early in the year. It's just that almost none of their success has come on the road.
After a loss in Manhattan, KS to the Kansas State Wildcats, the Jayhawks have now moved to 1-6 in true road games this season. Not only that, but they've allowed the in-state rival Wildcats to take over sole possession of first place in the Big 12 Conference, heading into Saturday's game at home against Oklahoma State.
Well Kansas state men’s basketball beat Kansas in Manhattan! This is the 6th loss on a true road game all year for Kansas! First time for Kansas state in almost 4 years! pic.twitter.com/qjGkL6nkCf— Scotty B (@Scotty_BU_King) February 6, 2019
Things won't be getting any easier for the Jayhawks, who have some key injuries and inexperience to overcome. Looking ahead on the schedule, Kansas has four true road games remaining, in addition to the neutral-site Big 12 Conference and NCAA tournaments.
Kansas' inability to win on the road has been concerning. Tonights loss in Manhattan drops the team to 1-6 on the road and 6-4 in conference play. Losing Doke and DeSouza hurts. Agbaji has done a good job filling the void but this team still has some glaring issues.— Tyler Henry (@TBHsports) February 6, 2019
And that's where the real trouble potentially lies – the postseason. If Kansas continues to struggle winning away from Allen Fieldhouse, how are they ever going to make a deep run in either tournament? Thinking about it realistically, perhaps the worst is behind the Jayhawks, and now they can learn from their past mistakes and win their next road game at TCU on Monday, Feb. 11.
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