College Basketball and the Top Two Teams

The Memphis Tigers (19- 0) and the Kansas Jayhawks (20- 0) continue to win, leaving everyone to wonder if both these clubs will run the table and go undefeated. The Tigers most recent contest was against the Gonzaga Bulldogs and Memphis had no problem, winning 81- 73. In their latest game, the second-rated Jayhawks retired the Nebraska Cornhuskers 84- 79.

Perfect like the New England Patriots? Can either team do it? The possibility is there. But it’s a tough road to travel. Who might be either of these clubs’s nemesis?

If anyone might give Memphis a game, it’s the Tennessee Volunteers. The Vols, currently ranked number five, are 16- 2. However, they just lost to 8- 9 Kentucky 66- 72. One thing that means is that Tennessee will be looking for an upset they can call their own. Memphis is the perfect target. But the club’s victories have been overall comfortable.

Kansas sits atop the Big 12 and like the Tigers has been winning in an impressive manner and by solid margins. Kansas has two games left with nationally ranked team– #12 Texas (15- 3), who defeated Tennessee, and #16 Texas A&M (16- 4). Although the Longhorns got off to a solid start, going 11- 0, as of late they’re 4- 3, including a drubbing by Missouri 97- 84. Over their first 15 starts, the Aggies went 15- 1. However, they have lost their last three—to Texas Tech, Kansas State and Baylor. At this moment, they’re having a tough time with Oklahoma State. A big disadvantage for this team is their schedule. They play Texas twice prior to meeting Kansas on the final day of their regular season.

Looking for an upset? Maybe Tennessee. They knocked off three nationally rated teams by impressive margins over the last three weeks and took Gonzaga to the mat 82- 72.

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