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QT: Kansas falls, Nevada protects + Impact Games

January 24, 2023 Leave a comment

QuickTakesKansas has dropped three straight Big 12 games.  The most eye-popping was Saturday’s lopsided home loss to TCU.  Regardless, the combined trio will likely drop KU from its top-line perch when the bracket updates.  Still, at 16-4 overall, and with the No. 1 overall strength of schedule (per the NET), the Jayhawks won’t fall too far ahead of this weekend’s trip to salivating Kentucky.  UK’s bubbly profile would look a bit less queasy by adding Kansas to its Tennessee tally.

Nevada protected its home court against New Mexico.  The question for the Wolfpack now is how they fare against the Mountain West’s top teams away from Reno.  Nevada’s three best NET victories (Boise State, New Mexico and Utah State) have all come at home.  The wins over Boise State and UNM are by a combined five points.  Nevada’s best non-conference notes are Sam Houston and Grand Canyon.  There’s still work to do. Read more…