Kansas may face biggest challenge of the season in Oscar Tshiebwe

The No. 9 Jayhawks (16-4, 5-3 Big 12) and Kentucky (14-6, 5-3 SEC) will face off in a / Challenge game tomorrow.  is looking for redemption.

comes to Lexington desperate as it looks to avoid its first four-game losing streak since the 1988-89 season. The undersized Jayhawks will be in for a battle with Oscar Tshiebwe, who is averaging 16.6 points and 13.9 rebounds this season.

“They got a really good player in Oscar,” KU forward Jalen Wilson said Thursday. “He gave us problems last year. So (we’re) just figuring out what it’s going to take to slow him down as much as we can.”

As for what learned from playing Tshiebwe last season?

“We’ve got to bring the physicality to him,” Wilson said. “He’s a beast in there. I think last year we weren’t as locked in what he was capable of doing, as far as taking over a game in the paint. He’s doing it all again this year.

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