A week away from its most anticipated regular season game of the season against No. 1 Florida, Kansas is in desperate need of a bounceback of impressive proportions tonight against visiting Towson at Allen Fieldhouse.
Towson can boast one attribute tonight that the Jayhawks no longer can - an unblemished record. The 2-0 Tigers enter tonight's tilt with wins under their belts against Hartford and Samford, and one man largely responsible is senior guard Gary Neal. The 6-foot-4 dynamo is averaging 30.5 points per game through two contests, and that includes a 41-point bomb in the Tigers' last contest.
KU, 1-1 following last Wednesday's shocking home upset at the hands of Oral Roberts, could use someone stepping up in that fashion on the offensive end. The Jayhawks were sluggish against the Golden Eagles in the 78-71 defeat, and now begin a stretch in which they'll play four games in seven days, culminating with the Florida showdown in Las Vegas, Nev., next Saturday at 10 p.m.
A spark for KU could come from junior guard Jeremy Case, who led the Jayhawks on to the floor for warmups, suiting up for his first game of the season coming off of a groin injury.