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Kansas Jayhawks vs. Georgetown Hoyas: 3-Point Preview

Devonte Brooks previews this huge matchup between Georgetown and No.11 Kansas. What do the Hoyas need to do if they want to have a chance at winning this game? We'll try to answer.

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Will Georgetown have a similar offensive output?

Georgetown had a huge game on the offensive end last time around against Towson. The 3-ball played a huge role in the second half for the Hoyas because they started to run away in the game after knocking them down in bunches. In this game, it will be important they that do not turn the ball over because Kansas is a team that likes to force turnovers and run out in the open court at times. Georgetown shot 50 percent from behind the arc in that game, but that could be attributed to Towson's lackluster defense. Kansas has only gave up more than 70 points once this year and that was against juggernaut Kentucky. Georgetown is averaging 70.6 points per game, but against the the The 20 teams they have played so far, they have not fared well.

How will the defense defend Kansas?

This season so far, Georgetown has ran a mixture of man and zone defenses, and that has helped them in a lot of the victories. At times, however, the zone defense has been broken. With the Jayhawks coming in, expect a lot of pressure on the guards and a mixture of man and zone to continue. Georgetown is only allowing 61 points a game, and the defense will need to hold up and play the physical game with Kansas if they want to win.

Will Georgetown rebound the ball better?

Everyone knows how bad Georgetown is at rebounding. When Georgetown crashes the board, they are simply not doing a good job of boxing out. If the Hoyas do not box out in this game, adverse effects will take over because Kansas can take advantage of the small mistakes that a team will make and that has been one that Georgetown has done often this year. The whole team will need to crash the boards, not just Joshua Smith and Mikael Hopkins, so expect this to be a focal point throughout the contest.