Although they’ve been easy to overlook given some of the storylines around the country this season, the Kansas Jayhawks are as much an NCAA Tournament contender as any juggernaut from the Big Ten, ACC or SEC. In fact, that relative anonymity makes the No. 5 force one of the most intriguing college basketball betting options available on the March Madness futures.
Led by standout freshman guard Ben McLemore, the Jayhawks have knocked off nearly every contender they’ve lined up against since a disappointing loss to the Michigan State Spartans back in early November.
An 18-game win streak from that point up until earlier this week had their NCAA oddsmakers reconsidering just who really is the favorite heading into the month of February. It won’t be long before March Madness odds take center stage and the top programs from conferences throughout the country tip off against one another.
This Saturday the Jayhawks will look to get back to their winning ways just in time for the final stretch of their Big 12 season. Can Kansas prove in a mid-season matchup with the Oklahoma Sooners that they’re one of the few capable of winning a national championship this spring?