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Kansas may face biggest challenge of the season in Oscar Tshiebwe

The undersized Kansas Jayhawks will be in for a battle with Oscar Tshiebwe, who is averaging 16.6 points and 13.9 rebounds this season.

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

Kansas 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 , 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 Kansas 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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