Here’s a look at UW basketball’s next opponent: The No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks

The Jayhawks are averaging 91.9 points per game, which is second in the Big 12 and sixth nationally. They’re the only team in the country with five players averaging at least 11.9 points.

Scouting report: No. 2 Kansas.
Game info: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Sprint Center (18,972).

TV: ESPN2 (Rich Hollenberg & Fran Fraschilla).
Radio: KOMO 1000 AM and FM 97.7 (Tony Castricone and Jason Hamilton).

Record: 7-0.
Stats/schedule: Click here.
Game notes: Kansas and Washington.

Coach: Bill Self, 54, has a 630-193 (.765) record in his 25th season. In his 15th year with the Jayhawks, he has a ridiculous 82.8 winning percentage and a 423-88 record, which is the second-most wins among KU’s all-time eight coaches behind Phog Allen (590). Self began his coaching career at Oral Roberts (1993-97) where he compiled a 55-54 record. He spent three years (1997-2000) at Tulsa (74-27) and had a three-year stint (2000-03) at Illinois (78-24) before joining the Jayhawks in 2004. Self has led Kansas to 14 NCAA tournaments, nine Sweet 16s, seven Elite Eights, two Final Fours and a national championship in 2008. Despite his success, Self’s 2-5 mark in Elite Eight games is a sore spot among KU fans.

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Prediction: Kansas is the preseason Big 12 favorite for the sixth-consecutive year. The Jayhawks received all nine possible first-place votes from conference coaches.

Series: Kansas holds an 8-1 all-time record against Washington with the first meeting on March 17, 1953, a KU 79-53 win in the NCAA semifinals at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Last meeting: Then-No. 22 Jayhawks won 73-54 at Sprint Center on Nov. 24, 2008 in the semifinals of the CBE Classic..

Previous game: Kansas cruised to a 76-60 win in the HoopHall Miami Invitational on Saturday. The Jayhawks made 11 of 31 three-pointers. They held Syracuse to just five field goals and forced 12 turnovers in the first half.

Odds: N/A.


— G Devonte’ Graham (6-2, 185 pound, Sr.) received numerous national and Big 12 Player of the Week honors after back-to-back 35-point efforts against Toledo (Nov. 28) and Syracuse (Dec. 2). He entered last week averaging 12.0 points and now is third in the Big 12 with 18.6 points per game. Graham was named as the Big-12 Preseason Player of the Year. Last season he averaged 13.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists.

— G Sviatoslov Mykhailiuk (6-8, 205, Sr.) averages 17.1…

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