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North Texas vs. Kansas Prediction and Preview for 11/25/2021

North Texas takes on Kansas on 11/25/2021 at 02:33 PM.

Hello friends, we have predictions for the North Texas-Kansas game. It is time to get rolling with our preview! North Texas has a record of 2-1 this season. Kansas is 3-0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

North Texas Team Defense Preview





Their defense is above average relative to other teams. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating. Want to score against this defense? They are not going to make it easy. If your movement without the ball and ball movement is not good, you will need to rely more heroic plays and challenging drives to the basket. Their ability to create live ball turnovers is above average.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. Scheduling and defensive approach are why opponents take so few three point shots against them on a relative basis. They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of the three point shots of their opposition. This is a decent interior defense or schemed defense that is able to force more mid-range shots. Blocked shots are not a part of their DNA. Likely a lack of size contributing to it. Their defensive rebounding is above average relative to other teams.

North Texas Team Offense Preview

You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 109.2, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. They tend to score a bit more off the dribble inside the perimeter than most. This is a smooth running offense and the players make good decisions on the floor. This typically goes hand-in-hand with strong shot selection and higher Field Goal percentages.

Their Effective Field Goal Rate is 0.503, which considered to be below average. Their True Shooting Percentage is 0.532 which considered to be below average. They attempt 0.483 of their shots from three point range. They take three point shots more than many in the country. They made 0.325 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. Getting to the Free Throw Line is a neutral part of the offensive mindset and approach. They made 0.672 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe. They successfully retrieved 34.5% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

Kansas Team Defense Preview

They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is. Want to score against this defense? They are not going to make it easy. If your movement without the ball and ball movement is not good, you will need to rely more heroic plays and challenging drives to the basket. This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. Scheduling and defensive approach are why opponents take so few three point shots against them on a relative basis. They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of the three point shots of their opposition. This is a decent interior defense or schemed defense that is able to force more mid-range shots. Their ability to block shots is above average. This is an elite level defensive rebounding team. Falling more than two standard deviations from the mean, this is impressive and indicative of a team that should have more on the horizon.

Kansas Team Offense Preview





Getting excited about an offensive efficiency of 122.3 is going a bit overboard with an above-average offense. And nothing more than that. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. Compared to the rest of the league, there is a sense of neutrality about ball movement to set up 2 point shots. This is a smooth running offense and the players make good decisions on the floor. This typically goes hand-in-hand with strong shot selection and higher Field Goal percentages.

Their Effective Field Goal Rate is 0.586, which considered to be above average. Their True Shooting Percentage is 0.608 which considered to be above average. They attempt 0.339 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in College Basketball. They made 0.385 of their shots from three point range. They are an above average three point shooting team. The Charity Stripe is not an emphasized part of the offense. They made 0.745 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team. They successfully retrieved 29.3% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

The North Texas Roster

The Players to Watch for North Texas

Rubin Jones 6-5 184 pound Guard

Rubin Jones sports a 4.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Rubin Jones attempted 0.619 of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.154 of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Rubin Jones shot 0.25 inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

Rubin Jones has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Mardrez McBride 6-2 178 pound Guard

Mardrez McBride has a 15.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Mardrez McBride attempted 0.625 of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.35 of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Mardrez McBride shot 0.5 inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Mardrez McBride is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Tylor Perry 5-11 182 pound Guard

Tylor Perry has a 36.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Tylor Perry this season has 0.593 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.563 of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Tylor Perry shot 0.636 inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Tylor Perry has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Thomas Bell 6-6 190 pound Forward

Thomas Bell sports a 22.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Thomas Bell this season has 0.452 of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.286 of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.529 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

Thomas Bell has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

JJ Murray 6-1 179 pound Guard

JJ Murray has a 15.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

JJ Murray this season has 0.643 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.333 of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. JJ Murray shot 0.6 inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

JJ Murray has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Abou Ousmane 6-10 250 pound Forward

Abou Ousmane has a 23.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Abou Ousmane attempted 0.0 of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made nan of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Abou Ousmane shot 0.542 inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

He is one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Abou Ousmane is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.





The Kansas Roster

The Players to Watch for Kansas

Ochai Agbaji 6-5 210 pound Guard

Ochai Agbaji has a 34.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Ochai Agbaji this season has 0.462 of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Ochai Agbaji shot 0.417 from long range this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Ochai Agbaji shot 0.714 inside the perimeter. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

This season, when shots were missed, Ochai Agbaji is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Ochai Agbaji is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Christian Braun 6-6 205 pound Guard

Christian Braun sports a 21.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Christian Braun this season has 0.273 of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.333 of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.688 of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Dajuan Harris 6-1 160 pound Guard

Dajuan Harris sports a 10.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Dajuan Harris attempted 0.25 of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.0 of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.5 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Remy Martin 6-0 175 pound Guard

Remy Martin sports a 14.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Remy Martin attempted 0.286 of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Remy Martin shot 0.333 from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.4 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Remy Martin opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. He is not a shot blocker. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

David McCormack 6-10 265 pound Forward

David McCormack has a 21.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

David McCormack this season has 0.0 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made nan of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.5 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

He is one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but David McCormack is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Bobby Pettiford 6-1 190 pound Guard

Bobby Pettiford sports a 19.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Bobby Pettiford attempted 0.125 of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.0 of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Bobby Pettiford shot 0.714 inside the perimeter. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

This season, when shots were missed, Bobby Pettiford is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Bobby Pettiford has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

North Texas vs. Kansas Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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