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Hunter Dickinson Has CBB Fans Torn in Kansas’ Win vs. Missouri in ‘Border War’ Game | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

LAWRENCE, KANSAS - NOVEMBER 28:  Hunter Dickinson #1 of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts after scoring during the 2nd half of the game against the Eastern Illinois Panthers at Allen Fieldhouse on November 28, 2023 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Kansas basketball received its fifth straight sport Saturday night time because the No. 2 Jayhawks received previous Missouri 73-64 in a battle of the borders.

While Kansas picked up one other strong win so as to add to the resume, there was a sure side that had followers torn.

Jayhawks huge man Hunter Dickinson, who transferred to Kansas from Michigan forward of this season, had a shaky efficiency after wanting like a candidate for Player of the Year early this season.

He had simply 13 factors on the night time — down from his 20.1 factors per sport common. His off sport had followers debating whether or not he’s prepared for the depth of Kansas’ schedule.

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Hunter Dickinson CLEARLY not prepared for the Border War Intensity™️

Dickinson confronted main slack after his gradual begin. He solely tried two pictures in the primary half, which allowed Missouri to maintain issues shut early. Fans criticized his lack of aggression in such an intense sport.

As some followers have been important of Dickinson, others praised him for his work on the glass. He pulled down 16 rebounds on the sport and was a significant pressure for the Jayhawks on protection. Some followers argued that it was Dickinson’s lack of touches that contributed to a gradual offensive night time.

While followers have been divided on what to think about Dickinson’s efficiency, they’ll agree that it was an excellent win for Kansas, which improved to 9-1 on Saturday.

Fans might be in search of just a little bit extra manufacturing from Dickinson shifting ahead, however it was a optimistic signal that the Jayhawks have been nonetheless in a position to handle enterprise throughout an off night time from their star participant.