University of Kansas

California at No. 1 Kansas

PosCalifornia (6-3) HtYrPts Reb

F Jamal Boykin6-8Sr. 12.46.9

C Max Zhang7-3So. 4.33.8

G Patrick Christopher6-5Sr. 15.65.6

G Jorge Gutierrez6-3So. 6.8x-3.0

G Jerome Randle5-10Sr. 19.6x-5.1

Kansas (10-0)

F Marcus Morris6-8So. 11.15.8

C Cole Aldrich6-11Jr. 11.39.7

G Xavier Henry6-6Fr. 17.73.8

G Tyshawn Taylor6-3So. 6.1x-4.0

G Sherron Collins5-11Sr. 13.9x-4.2


California: The Golden Bears haven't played in the last 13 days after beating Pacific 79-54 on Dec. 9. California has lost three games this season, all to opponents ranked in the top 20 — Syracuse, Ohio State and New Mexico. The Golden Bears' strength of schedule currently ranks second in the nation and their Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) is 16th. California entered the season as the preseason favorite to win the Pac-10 title for the first time since 1993-94 thanks to the return of senior guards Jerome Randle and Patrick Christopher.

Kansas: The Jayhawks beat Michigan 75-64 on Saturday but left the game with a sour taste in their mouths because they were up by 21 in the first half and failed to put the Wolverines away. KU struggled with Michigan's 1-3-1 zone defense, turning the ball over 13 times in the final 24 minutes. The Jayhawks got another sterling performance from sophomore forward Marcus Morris, who had 23 points and 10 rebounds. KU is shooting 51.3 percent from the field compared to just 34.3 percent for its opponents.