The Kansas Jayhawks and the Chaminade Silverswords meet in college basketball action from the Stan Sheriff Center on Monday night.
Kansas Improves To 3-0
The Kansas Jayhawks come into this one looking for a tournament opening win to add to their 89-84 win over Kentucky last time out. Hunter Dickinson leads the Jayhawks in scoring and rebounding, averaging a double-double per game with 22 PPG and 12.3 RPG while Kevin McCullar Jr. has 16.3 PPG with 7.7 RPG and 6.3 APG as well this season. K.J. Adams Jr. has 14 PPG with 4.7 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Kansas so far this year while Dajuan Harris Jr. leads the Jayhawks in assists with 7.3 APG this season. Elmarko Jackson’s also chipped in 5.7 APG as well on the year. As a team, Kansas is averaging 95.7 PPG on 57.7% shooting from the field, 43.3% from three and 77.4% from the foul line this season.
Chaminade Returns To Maui Invitational.
The Chaminade Silverswords make their return to the Maui Invitational for the first time since the 2021 season, where they finished in 8th place. Isaac Amaral-Artharee leads the Silverswords with 21.7 PPG while Jamir Thomas has 16.3 PPG and Ross Reeves has chipped in 10 PPG with 6 RPG and a team-high 6.7 APG to lead Chaminade in assists while rounding out the trio of double-digit scorers for Chaminade so far this season. Scott Ator also has a team-high 7.7 RPG for Chaminade this year to lead the Silverswords on the glass. As a team, Chaminade is averaging 79.3 PPG on 43.2% shooting from the field, 35.1% from three and 82.5% from the foul line this season.
I’m laying whatever number it is with Kansas. I expect it to be gigantic, but the problem is that Chaminade makes their appearance every other year and seldom do they actually hang around in these games. Last time the Silverswords faced Kansas, it was a 30-point Jayhawk win and while some may wonder if Kansas calls off the dogs out of respect, I think it’ll be too late for any sort of backdoor cover by the time they do. Give me Kansas big.