Missouri vs. Kansas – Women’s College Basketball Game Preview – March 20, 2023

The Kansas Jayhawks (20-11) will try to add another victory to a three-game winning streak at home when they host the Missouri Tigers (18-13) on Monday, March 20, 2023, at Allen Fieldhouse. Contest tips at 7:30 pm ET.

Taiyanna Jackson’s 21 points lifted Kansas to an 86-72 win over Western Kentucky on Friday in the team’s final outing.

Missouri beat Illinois State 61-51 in the team’s final outing on Thursday. Hayley Frank scored a team-leading 15 points in the win.

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Kansas team statistics

Kansas enters the game averaging 73.2 points per game, 11.3 more than the 61.9 Missouri surrenders per contest. The Jayhawks are 20-6 in games in which they have collected 62+ points.

This season, the Jayhawks are shooting 43.7 percent from the field while holding their opponents to a 37.4 percent clip. When Kansas shoots above its season average this year, the Jayhawks are 14-0.

Missouri team statistics

Missouri heads into the matchup averaging 65.2 points per game on the season, 1.2 more than the 64 Kansas gives out per game. The Tigers are 13-5 in games when they score at least 64 points.

The Tigers made 73.6 percent of their free throws as a team, second-best in the SEC. Frank knocks down 2.3 free throws per game to lead Missouri as he hits 85 percent of his attempts at the line.

Kansas players to watch

Zakiyah Franklin is Kansas’ leading scorer, averaging 15.6 points per game and leading passer with 3.2 assists per game. Jackson has 14.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 3.1 blocks for the Jayhawks, and Holly Kersgieter has 13.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and two steals per game.

Kersgieter is Kansas’ best shooter from beyond the arc. He leads the team in 3-pointers per game, knocking down 1.9 3-pointers per contest (making 31 percent of his attempts).

Player stats reflect 31 of 31 games this season.

Missouri players to watch

Frank is Missouri’s leading scorer, averaging 15.3 points per game. Sara-Rose Smith is the rebounding leader, notching 6.7 rebounds per game to go with 6.8 points, while Mama Dembele leads the Tigers with 3.1 assists per game as well as averaging 4.0 points per game.

Frank’s 2.4 three-pointers per contest make her the most prolific three-point shooter in Missouri. She makes 41 percent of her shots from center.

Player stats reflect 31 of 31 games this season.

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