KU-Houston 🔮 The Source Returns

Is this KU's biggest home game since 2012 Mizzou?

In this Hearings newsletter:

  1. Our massive NIL effort 👏

  2. The Source on KU-Houston 🔮

  3. KU football lands DBs coach 😯

Support The Hearings…by sending this to KU friends and fam.

Was this forwarded to you? Subscribe here.

EVERYTHING IN THIS NEWSLETTER IS BASED UPON WHAT I AM HEARING FROM PEOPLE I TRUST. PLEASE DO NOT MISTAKE THIS FOR FACT OR FOR ACTUAL JOURNALISM, WHICH HAS VERIFICATION STANDARDS THAT I HAVE NOT ADHERED TO. I DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT.

1) KUHearings Community Raises $32,782 for NIL 👏👏

The KUHearings Community continues to blow me away. In the days after Tuesday’s newsletter about KU football struggling with NIL, WE raised $32,782 together for the Jayhawks (based on email replies, DMs, and VIP texts).

I saw firsthand how all the pieces add up. YOU all are making a big difference. It’s not too late to contribute! If you donate, reply to this email or DM me with a screenshot, and I’ll add it to the tally. Let’s keep up the fight and hit $50K!

2) The Source on Kansas-Houston 🔮

Opening Line: Kansas is a 2.5-point underdog

Saturday Line (9:12am CT): Kansas is a 1.5-point underdog

If you’re new to this newsletter, there is a legendary figure in the KUHearings World. He goes by “The Source” and his pre-game analysis is absurdly accurate 🔮.

Here are his takes on today’s Kansas-Houston game.

You have to subscribe to read this content… but subscribing is free! Sign up 👇

  • The Source thinks this might be KU’s biggest home game since Missouri in 2012. He can’t remember a “KU can’t lose this home game vs. a top-five team” quite like this.

  • Houston is the most physical team in college hoops. It attacks ball screens on defense and their rotations are “elite.” This Source thinks KU runs a lot of short pick-and-roll with KJ Adams or Hunter Dickinson (maybe both).

    • The Source likes Adams to be the roll man, allowing Dickinson to sit next to the hoop in the ‘dunker spot on the baseline’ for easy touch looks around the rim.

      • The Source was concerned about Adams’ sometimes shaky, quick decision-making in the role.

      • Dickinson’s passing makes him an attractive option as a role man, but that means the Houston player defending Adams will leave him and clog the middle. A clogged lane is what Houston wants.

      • KU needs a big game out of Dickinson.. the kind it hasn’t seen since he put up 27 and 21 against Kentucky.

  • Houston also runs teams off the three-point line. It tries to make teams take hectic two-point shots or kick it back out and start all over again.

    • The key for KU is not hesitating from three. The Jayhawks can’t play scared. They need to take threes and not play into Houston’s style.

    • Dickinson will need to hit some early threes like he did against UConn to help spread the floor.

    • Elmarko Jackson and Nick Timberlake will also need to shoot their open three-point looks.

  • Houston’s offense isn’t amazing, but it moves the ball well and crashes the glass to steal extra possessions.

    • Kansas needs to rebound, rebound, stay out of foul trouble, and rebound.

  • This game is a big test for Johnny Furphy. He can’t get beat physically — or become a liability if he switches onto their stronger players (same with Dajuan Harris).

  • KU taking the fight to Houston early would help. Landing an early punch can make a huge difference. It’ll light up the crowd and get the team locked in on defense.

I loved this line from The Source, “Usually opponents have to play 40 minutes of perfect basketball to win in The Fieldhouse — but it’s gonna have to be Kansas playing a perfect game today.” And he thinks it happens.

The Source’s Prediction: Kansas 71, Houston 69.

3) Kelvin Sampson on KJ Adams 💪

Let’s hope he plays like it today ⬇️

KU Football Expected to Hire NFL DBs Coach

Kansas appears to have its replacement for DBs coach Jordan Peterson. I’m hoping to do more recon on McDonald in the coming days. On paper, it seems like an excellent hire for KU.

KU Hype Video 🔥

Oh yeah. It’s game day.

What'd you think of today's Hearing?

Click to vote ⬇️

Login or Subscribe to participate in polls.

Sign up for free to keep reading

This content is free, but you must be subscribed to The KU Hearings to continue reading.

Already a subscriber?Sign In.Not now

Join the conversation

or to participate.